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For RIAs, it's very important to manage your data flow

I know, "data flow" sounds a little pretentious, and what the heck does it mean? The core of your business works between several key applications: a financial planning application, a portfolio management system, of course a CRM, and maybe…

Upgrading Postgres to the latest version on Centos 7 Server

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I recently upgraded postgres to the latest version and I think the steps can help someone else too. So here they are. This assumes Centos 7 server installed. First, take a backup of database First SSH into the server. Now connect to postgres: sudo…

Team 'X' Could Have Beaten These Warriors

First of all I want to start by saying I'm a Boston fan, I used to watch games in the 80's in Boston Garden from behind pillars, until the end of the first quarter when we'd identified better seating. That said, this Warriors team has been really…
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Step 1 For Studded Tires, Ride 25 Miles to Seat The Studs

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According to Peter White cycles, Nokian studded tires required riding for 25-30 miles on pavement to seat the studs because they have poor quality control. I bought a set of Schwalbe tires and they now have the same recommendation. Anyway,…
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Carbon Seatpost Failure

Carbon seatpost, nice and light right? That's kind of what I was thinking when I rode it. Until one day I grabbed my bike to lift it over a toy when I was on my way out of the garage. I heard a sound like ripping felt or wool, and the seat…

Can I Install Schwalbe Marathon Studded Tires As Tubeless?

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Since I just got my cyclocross bike with tubeless setup I wanted to mount some Schwalbe Marathon Winter Studded tires on the Stan's Alpha 340 ZTR rims as tubeless. The studded tires are a little heavier than normal tires and I was hoping for…

What Studded Tires to Buy for Cyclocross?

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Now that I have a nice cyclocross bike for my winter riding, the question comes up of studded tires. It didn't take much research to decide that I needed studded tires. From what I've read, there are no tires that will keep you upright without…

Winter Riding Preparations

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My road bike is great in the summer and fall but when winter comes I usually quit riding for a few months. A little south of Denver we get enough snow and ice to make riding on slick road tires treacherous. My commute is 13 miles each way on…

Campagnolo Veloce vs Shimano 105 My Preference

Having ridden Shimano components most of my biking life, I was excited to get my first Campagnolo-equipped ride. An Italian aluminum frame by DeBernardi, and Veloce components, this is not a high-end machine, but I don't generally do high-end…
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Cycling Clean Water Bottle Review

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The last water bottle I had was a camelback one with insulation, and double layer plastic. Between the layers were these little dimples. The dimples kept the two layers apart. Good idea right? But the bad part was the dimples were inside the…