Flickr Purging User Content Starting Today

Flickr logoStarting today (February 5th) the photo-sharing site Flickr will start deleting photos and videos from user accounts if they exceed 1,000 items and don’t pay for a “Pro” account (currently about $50 per year).

Flickr used to be owned by Yahoo but has more recently been acquired by SmugMug (a professional photo-sharing site). Under yahoo ownership, free accounts had access to 1TB of storage space for their photo and video data.

While there are a few exceptions to this 1,000 item limit, for most users of free accounts they won’t apply and anything beyond 1,000 items will be automatically purged.

While there are other cloud-based options like Google Drive etc it’s always a good idea to keep multiple backups of any important data (like your irreplaceable images!), both local and cloud-based. Contact us today to see how we can help back up your important data to be sure it’s safe!

 

Sources:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/04/flickr-1000-photo-limit-psa/

https://www.smugmug.com/together/

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Custom Built Computers

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Did you know we custom-build computers too?! While we’re very proud to say we’re an official Dell reseller and these are great, high-quality computers, we also recognize that some folks prefer something other than what a “stock” system might have to offer.

We can either build a system to your specifications or we can custom-design one specially for you based on your needs and wants and then build it! Not sure exactly what you’re looking for but you know you want something fast and awesome? Give us a shout!

Have an awesome case in mind along with a great new motherboard and graphics card that’s going to ensure you’re able to play the latest MMO or FPS at top resolutions and screen rates? Check!

Are you a video freelancer and needing to be able to edit efficiently in 4K while still dazzle your clients with an awesome-looking machine when they visit your office? Check!

Have a custom computer already but maybe it’s time to update it to give it a little more “pep”? We’ve got you covered!

Whatever your custom computer needs, contact us today to see how we can get you moving in the fast lane with the cool kids!

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New Hours — We’re Now Open Saturday’s

Open sign for new hoursHaving computer or other technology problems but really busy with work or kids so it’s hard to contact us through the week? For your convenience and to better serve you, we’re happy to announce that starting today we’re open Saturday’s from 9am – 2pm. So give us a call or stop by today and let us serve your technology needs!

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CatManDu Now Offers Local Technology Concierge Service In Amarillo

We’re proud to annouce that we’re now offering our Technology Concierge service. This exciting service let’s you connect directly with a local technology expert — your very own Technology Concierge who can assist you with any technology-related question or problem you may have!

Need a new router but don’t even know what a router is?! Contact your Technology Concierge — they can help with that!

Looking for a new Internet Service Provider because you’re tired of Netflix “buffering” while you’re trying to binge watch your favorite series? Don’t keep suffering! Contact us today to how a Technology Concierge can assist you.

Is your computer running slowly but you don’t want to take it to that “big box” store? Sign up today and let your Technology Concierge help you!

These are just a very few examples of how our Technology Concierges can help you with your technology-related questions or problems. Please check out our Technology Concierge website at cat-man-du.com, give us a call at 806-350-8324, or stop by us and see us in person at our physical location (that’s right: we’re “real” people and we’re local — we’re your friends and neighbors!) at:

8501 SW 34 Ave.
Amarillo, TX

We look forward to serving you!

 

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Merger Q & A

We sat down with former CEO of cat-man-du, Ray Wilson, and Prime Minister of Andrews & Associates, Tyler Andrews, to chat about the historic merger that is taking place between the two businesses.  Please take a few minutes of your time if you are a customer or just an interested friend or family to learn a little bit more about what all is taking place. We hope this video will put any of your worries to rest but if you have any questions after viewing the video please contact us and let us know!

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Partnering With Faith City Ministries

One of our most important goals here at camandu is to give back to the Amarillo, TX community through partnering with local charity organizations. One such charity is Faith City Ministries, an organization located downtown that provides food, clothing, spiritual ministry, furniture, household items, shelter, employment services, and recovery programs to the men, women, and children of our town.

Faith City Ministries was started in 1951 by Dick and Bea Hogan who began the mission after a call from God. Throughout the years, the mission has grown from a small rented building to Faith City Ministries as it is today. They have been serving downtown Amarillo for over 60 years through the generous donations of individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations. They have never been funded by the government and this is why we at catmandu feel it is so important to support them.

catmandu has partnered with Faith City for over 5 years and throughout that time we held coat and thermal drives every November. This year, however, Faith City actually had a surplus of coats and what they needed was first aid kits to distribute to the homeless. We held a first aid kit drive at our offices and were able to contribute some to their need.

But we’re only one business. We urge all other businesses in Amarillo to consider holding drives or raising money for Faith City or any local charitable organization.

To read more about Faith City Ministries or to donate and volunteer, you can visit their website.

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Coffee Matters

What do a boutique coffee roastery and a computer company have in common?

Meticulousness. Excellence. Commitment. Ethics.

cat-man-du is proud to carry Evocation Coffee, a local company who agrees with the cat-man-du philosophy that “everything matters.”

Evocation Coffee Roasters is a micro roastery & espresso bar located in Amarillo, TX. It is the work of husband and wife duo Roman and Amy Leal, who have dedicated their lives to the science of perfectly crafted coffee. The roastery began in 2009 and has since developed a loyal following of both everyday coffee lovers and small to large businesses and organizations.

Walking into Evocation is an experience in itself. At first glance, you’ll notice something different in the no-frills, modern interior and in the sleek machines used by the coffee roasters. This place is unlike other coffee shops. The culture shock you may experience is quickly put to rest by Roman, who greets you like a long time customer. Then, Roman will proceed to tell you about the coffee he is serving that day with passion and wisdom. He will spout off facts about the “tasting notes” (sometimes as strange as bubblegum, popcorn, or butterscotch) or where in the world the coffee was grown, or about the people who grew the coffee.

Then, your coffee will be brewed and no, it won’t come out of a huge, metal machine. Remember, Evocation is about the science of coffee. The creation of your individual cup of coffee looks like an experiment complete with Erlenmeyer flasks and strange glassware.

Once the water (at the precise temperature) melds with the painstakingly-roasted beans, your coffee is served to you in the flask atop a piece of gray slate. The entire process, from growing to roasting to serving to drinking has been well thought-out and designed.

When Evocation caught the eye of cat-man-du CEO and President, Ray Wilson, he decided it would be the only coffee he could serve to his customers in the three cat-man-du locations.

cat-man-du works in the same way as Evocation. We have a commitment to quality in every interaction that customers have with us. We strive to live ethically by giving back to the community through charity organizations and by protecting the environment through our Green initiative. We choose to do business with companies like Evocation Coffee Roasters because they are different and we hope that people choose to do business with us because we are different.

If we put this much attention and care into choosing the coffee we serve, imagine how much attention and care will go into how well we serve you.

“Everything matters.” Including coffee.

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It’s Back-To-School In Amarillo, Canyon & Dumas – 10% Off Labor On Computer Repair Services

It’s time to get your kids and yourself ready to head back to the classrooms and cat-man-du wants to help you out. It’s time to get those glitchy, slow, and infected computers running great for class. We know how expensive back-to-school is, so we are offering a limited time only discount for those heading back to school.

Our Amarillo, Canyon, and Dumas locations are offering 10% off labor ONLY to all college, high school, and even middle school students. College and high school students must provide school IDs and middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We are offering this discount through the end of September.

Schools:

Colleges: Amarillo College & WT

High Schools: Amarillo High, Caprock High, Palo Duro High, Tascosa High, Canyon High, Dumas High and Randall High

Middle Schools: Travis, Mann, Houston, Fannin, de Zavala, Crockett, Bowie, Bonham, Austin, Canyon, Dumas and Westover Park

Also, don’t forget that we offer every piece of technology that you or your student could possibly need to make this next year the most productive year possible. Whether you need a screaming fast Lenovo laptop, powerful desktop with tons of storage, a tablet for doing research, or even a new monitor, cat-man-du can get you set up.

Feel free to stop into one of our locations and see exactly what we can do to help get your year started off right.

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Amarillo 34th Street Construction Projected To Last Through January 2015 – Don’t Forget About Local Businesses

It’s summer-time in Amarillo and that means construction projects are taking place all over the city. One of the larger projects is the complete curb-to-curb renovation of 34th street between Coulter & Soncy. Of course there are pros and cons to construction projects of this scope.

First, 34th street has been needing work for some time and that’s understandable. But, the project will be interrupting the flow of traffic down one of the main traffic pipelines on the West side of the city. This project is a huge project and has been projected to last into January of 2015. There have been some local media outlets even suggesting that people avoid 34th street during this time.

The thing about this is, there are many local businesses that are along this route that rely on the patronage of people driving this route. cat-man-du is one of these businesses. We want to first say thank you to all of our customers who have ‘braved’ the construction up until this point. We will continue to be offering our award winning service as always. We also want to let our customers know that there is an alternate route to get to our Amarillo location during the construction. Less than a quarter mile South of 34th street on Soncy, there is a parking lot that leads directly to cat-man-du and McAlister’s Deli.

So, next time your headed to cat-man-du to drop off your computer for diagnostics/repairs, pick up your brand new laptop or tablet, or schedule a business networking/server project, you might want to consider this tiny detour to save you the headache of the 34th Street construction. See below for a map of the detour route.

Also, don’t forget to get entered to win a BRAND NEW Lenovo IdeaTab Tablet!

Detour Route To cat-man-du

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It’s cat-man-du’s 11 Year Anniversary AND We Want To Give YOU The Gift! Win A Lenovo Android Tablet

cat-man-du has been Amarillo’s go-to company for computer repair and business IT for the last 11 years and we want to thank you! So here’s what we’re doing. We’re giving away a brand new Lenovo tablet. Lenovo devices are known for being extremely durable, fast, and increasingly popular. Don’t miss your chance to walk away with this tablet!

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

IdeaTab S2110

CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A Processor (1.50GHz 512 KB

OS – Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Memory- 1 GB

How It Works:

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