Lost Art of Building Computers

Building a computer with your hands has become a 40-something tells a millennial as a story. Unless that millennial is a hardcore gamer and has really taken to the craft, the chances are good that they just purchased a their computers pre-built. I’ve recently had the opportunity to work on several computers in the last few weeks and it’s rekindled an interest in me that I had long forgotten about. An interest in getting my

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Exercise In Futility

sarcastic answer stupid question

Ok, here’s the thing. The world is full of stupid questions, eye-rollingly stupid questions. If people had an easily accessible brain in their head, perhaps the stupid questions wouldn’t flow like bourbon on Christmas Day. My entire life has been in search of the perfect balance of sarcasm that gets my point across but doesn’t insult the person it’s being fired against. I think I finally achieved that, just yesterday, during my daily lunchtime coffee

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Spiffing Up The Joint

A computer geeks paradise

So, I’ve been busy with the design of the site lately.  Doing a few things here, a few things there.  Although I’m never quite satisfied with static pages, I am at the point where the overall theme and design are going to remain largely unchanged.  I’m sure there will be additions of new features and functions along the way as I find neat things to add to my self-hosted site.  The freedom that self-hosting provides

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Migration complete

Migration was successful and all is where it should be.  So, there’s this cool feature where you can migrate all your followers from an old blog to a new blog.  I just did that, so you don’t need to re-follow if you were already following.  Not that it mattered, but if you already decided once to read what I’m writing about there wasn’t a need to go through having to do that again. There shouldn’t

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Off my game and cranky

I’ve soooooooo been off my game lately. Not that I’m complaining per say, but it’s starting to get a little ridiculous at this point. For the last several weeks I’ve consistently been thinking about technology and how it’s literally invaded the lives of everyone around me. I realized just how pervasive technology has been during the weekend teaching my daughter how to dial a phone number on a spare mobile phone we just activated for

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Tech only a President could love

I bet with a new Monday/Thursday schedule, and the touted “inauguration to end all inaugurations” now over, the first Monday post I make would be about that.  Well, I’m a geek, and an introvert, so I need time to process the circus from this past weekend. Given that all the attention has been on the inauguration, I was extremely happy to see an article published on the Presidents use of his smartphone late last week. 

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Self-imposed technology limits

I know I’m spending too much time writing and reading.  Having been here before in the past, I know that things like work, life and relationships start suffering in favor of writing and spending time reading articles.  With that said, I’ve decided to put some restrictions on myself to help alleviate any problems before they’re actually problems. Post Limits Starting this Thursday, I’m going to publish a post every Monday and Thursday.  Thursday’s post will

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Reluctantly got a new smartphone

I finally had enough of paying for a smart phone that slowly became obsolete as app development shifted from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile.  I wrote several times about HTC and Microsoft if you’re interested in hitting the archives.  I had made all the payments required to qualify for a “turn-in upgrade,” essentially meaning I gave them the phone back.  My original intent was to fight with AT&T and get out of my

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The Internet is ours

I literally just finished watching a documentary on Netflix called “Killswitch.”  The basic coverage was on Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden and how they took on the some of the most powerful interests in different areas.  Aaron was involved with copyright and Edward, well, we all know what he did.  I’m left thinking that I’ve not done enough despite talking about this for several years.  This past year was a global eye-opener for all of

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Comments or no comments

One of the blogs I follow recently went comment-less and the idea has merit. I don’t have a lot of followers despite having a 5-year-old blog and only recently did a handful (less than 10) become regular commenters. Most of the time I get likes and views, but generally no comments. With that, I’m going to go through the mental process of deciding if I keep comments on or turn them off across the board.

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