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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Going Off the Grid

Watching a webinar recently on the Internet of Things (IoT), I had the idea to think through the idea of completely disconnecting off the grid and stopping your online electronic trail. I’ll admit that this is an extreme measure that most people would not attempt as it seems impossible. Many of life’s conveniences require a connected presence that in 2016, the majority of people wouldn’t even entertain to try. What follows is what my own mind

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Microsoft going all-in with Windows 10 strategy

It’s been a bit since I last posted something geeky, and this is a good subject to geek out on I think.  In the last few months, I’ve installed Windows 10 in my laptop (production release) and on my HTC One M8 (pre-production release) and I’m starting to see the strategy come together.  Microsoft has united everything from a small budget phone to a 102″ smart television with a common code core.  What this means

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Ponderance of future technology

I often find myself day dreaming about the future of computers and how this massive human experiment is going to play out over the next few decades.  I was well into my passion for technology when the Internet, as we know it today, became commercially available in 1992 and restriction-less (within open standard guidelines) in 1995.  There was a lot in those days that didn’t make sense and we were all sort of going on

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