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Domain Name Registrations were Free till 1995


Nobody really knew what the internet was capable of back then and this was a huge opportunity for people to own all kinds of do domain names. It was in 1995 that a company called Network Solutions was granted the rights to charge people for domain names. And it was expensive too: prices typically started at $100 per two years of registration.

As much as 30 per cent of this was a fee that went to the National Science Foundation to create an ‘Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund’. This fee was later reversed in 1997, bringing the charge down to $70 for two years

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92% of the World’s Currency is Digital


This means that most of the money you earn, transact with, use to buy goods/services and so on exists only on computers and hard drives. Only an estimated 8 per cent of currency globally is physical money.

All the black money piles come from within this 8 per cent. This is a fair estimate that economists seem to agree on though, not an exact figure. This low percentage seems absurd but when you stop to think, it makes sense considering that most large transactions are done electronically anyway.

Banks store electronically too and the 92 per cent includes all kinds of transactions done using credit/debit cards and wire transfers. Might be a good idea to revisit all those hacker movies where a nerdy computer hacker manages to siphon billions off in just a few minutes.

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QWERTY was Designed to Slow You Down


There are actually two theories to this. The first one starts to make sense when you look at manual typewriters. If someone typed too fast, the keys would jam. QWERTY placed common alphabets at a distance from each other and slowed typists down.

Another theory is that telegraph operators designed the QWERTY layout because it was easier (and faster) to decipher Morse code.

Either way, there was no reason to keep using the layout, but it stuck and there was resistance to change. You can actually change your keyboard layout to the faster Dvorak layout in the language settings (or just buy a new Dvorak keyboard).

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E-mail Existed Before The World Wide Web


You probably don’t even think before composing a one-line email message and sending it. But it wasn’t always so easy. There’s an interesting clip on YouTube: “How to send an Email – Database – 1984”. This was from a tech TV show called Database and the presenters demonstrated what it took to actually send an email back in those days.

You had to use a computer and a rotary telephone to connect to a service called Micronet. This was pre-WWW, so there were no URLs, just numbered webpages. For emails, the webpage number was 7776.

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Changing Fonts Can Save Printer Ink


That’s right, fonts are not created equal. People create different kinds of fonts for all kinds of reasons: to convey a message, for decoration, embellishment or as iconography.

The theory is, if you use a ‘lighter’ font (with a lighter stroke), you’ll use slightly less ink per page. Based on the assumption that you’re only printing with inkjet printers that use the old style cartridges (not ink tanks, and not toner-based laser printers), you’ll likely save 10 per cent ink by switching to one of the lighter fonts.

Of course, the flip side to this argument is that as a home consumer, you’ll never print enough volumes to actually see a benefit.

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SIP Trunking


We are a proud authorized dealer of SIPTRUNK.COM.

A $10,000 phone system can now be aquired for under $1,000. A small business can now get affordable monthly telephone services for $20 a line, compared to traditional telephone service providers charging $30-40 or more per line .

Wondering how your business can save money on communications costs? Of course cost savings is a good reason! This is an obvious one that most people gravitate towards, so let’s get it out of the way first. Helping our customers save money is an important value proposition of any SIP trunking service. We can assist you with reviewing and identifying areas of “soft” cost savings from your bill.

How do we bring telephone lines in to our phone system since there is no hardware?

With SIP trunking you can easily migrate to VoIP without replacing your PBX. There are many cases where your existing analog PBX is functioning properly and the only value Voice over IP brings is cost savings. In those instances, SIP trunking services can be paired with a VoIP gateway that interfaces with the PBX to allow for SIP calling.

Once you decide SIP trunking, we can offer you a wide variety of new services. From DIDs to outbound international calling. SIP trunking services can be customized in a number of different ways to virtually fit your needs.

We would simplify your deployments. With SIP trunking there is no need to physically install or provision a line. SIP trunk channels are provisioned virtually and are available almost instantly, eliminating the headaches associated with POTS lines. This saves you both time and money, plus greatly simplifies your installations and ongoing maintenance.

***Unlike traditional POTS and T1/PRI lines that require planning for peak at all times, SIP trunking offers on-demand scalability. You only pay for what you need, and enable excess capacity when and where needed. Best of all, you can plan for peak at the enterprise level, and not just by office location.

SIP Trunking is very stable and reliable. Rather than being at the mercy of local events such as power or circuit outages, SIP trunking can automatically be rerouted to other offices, mobile phones, or virtually anywhere based on your business rules to continue giving your business communication with your customers. For a seamless communication lin to your customers.

SIP Trunking is an efficient and cost effective way for your business to scale quickly without big capital expenses. We can assist you and your business with the opportunity to create (or enhance) a telephone system that may give your business a chance to produce and drive valuable recurring revenues.

Contact Us Today, don’t miss out on this business opportunity for your Free SIP Trunking Consultation.

CCP and Team Up!



Garrett Smith, Pitch + Pivot
716-322-3101 and Custom Computing Products Team Up to Provide SIP Trunking service

Custom Computing Products can now provide SIP trunking services to their customers

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Still Using Windows XP?

Are you still Using Windows XP?


Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP ended. That was over one year ago, yes that is correct over 12 months ago.

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