Love to hate smartphones

This isn't a new subject for me as I've written several times on both sides of the debate. I'm now, after switching to my cheap Lumia (Windows 10 Mobile) and then switching back to my equally cheap Galaxy Express (Android 6), at the point of ditching smartphones all together. These devices, with their screens bathing … Continue reading Love to hate smartphones

I'm so done with smartphones

While fighting with my mobile phone last night, I contemplated throwing it against the wall to make the insane frustration stop. Having paid for it off-contract though, I quickly put that action out of my head. This, you see, is my first mobile phone with Android as the operating system. Saying that I'm underwhelmed with … Continue reading I'm so done with smartphones

Privacy and security, a perpetrated myth

Post inspiration:  Yahoo, complying with U.S. intelligence directive, searched emails We're living in a scary time in regards to online data and how that data is kept secure and private. We put a lot of faith in the companies where we save our personal data without much thought about how its kept private and secure. … Continue reading Privacy and security, a perpetrated myth

Review of the Dart by FINsix

It's been a few weeks since I received my Dart after funding a kick starter about two years ago.  FINsix ran into some production and fabrication issues early on that affected their entire schedule, however now that I have it, things can't be better.  I've managed to ditch all my power bricks for the laptops I … Continue reading Review of the Dart by FINsix

Facebook, no more, finally gone

Ever since I deleted my Facebook account, I've found that I look at my phone so much less than I used to.  I was never really into Facebook or social media that much, but I did find that I became a lurker.  Someone who read everyone else's posts but rarely commented or posted anything on … Continue reading Facebook, no more, finally gone

Cutting the cord, 4 months on

It's been four months now that I decided to cut the cable cord and save some money on my path to minimalism.  Cable television, although convenient, was riddled with commercials and I really only watched about 10 channels out of the 270-ish available to me.  Having a DVR to record up to 6 shows at … Continue reading Cutting the cord, 4 months on

ITIL Training = Eyelid Olympics

My company decided that it was time for me to take ITIL Foundation training.  For those of you not in an IT field, this is essentially an industry best practice of standards on how to efficiently and effectively perform change in the IT organization.  I've been in the IT industry pretty much the last 17 … Continue reading ITIL Training = Eyelid Olympics

5 Reasons I Like Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Been a while since I wrote about technical stuff. Having been involved with the Windows 10 Insider Preview for a long time, and it being less than a week before the huge Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I'd cover some of my favorite features showing up in the next release. 1 - Start Menu The iconic … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Like Windows 10 Anniversary Update

iPhone got chewed

I've been increasingly frustrated with my daughters use of devices that run on electricity with a connection to the Internet. Her addiction to these devices is becoming quite concerning for me as I see her emulating my wife's use of the same type of devices. A recent conversation with my wife over the weekend consisted … Continue reading iPhone got chewed