Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Those Security Questions….

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

So I’m logging into my bank and you know it’s that time again; new password and 3 new security questions. I’m reading through the security questions and they are different every time they have to be reset. Mother’s maiden name, Spouse’s father’s name, what high school did you attend are all ones we’re used to […]

Thunderbird / Fedora Mail Issues

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Sometime Monday afternoon Thunderbird started having issues connecting to Office365 as well as Google. It would try to fetch or send a message and just sit there trying and never finish. Restarting the software did nothing but if I’d reboot the system it’d work for about 5 minutes then it’d hang up again. This was […]

Watchout for GSATA

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

So I have been slowing building up this nice 8 core system and have had no end of trouble getting it to boot some Linux distributions and specifically 64bit Linux of the Fedora and Mandriva varieties. Live disks would throw all kinds of errors and eventually dump to a commandline instead off X Windows. I […]

Jaylen Bledsoe, American Dream

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

So while all the pols and media are harping over how there’s no opportunity – how McDonalds and Walmart should pay a “living wage” regardless of the value of the work being performed – we have this story over in the UK about Jaylen Beldsoe who is a 15 year old high school student who […]

iPad Mini Faux-mercial

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I have one foot in each the Apple and the Google Android ecosystem. I love my iPad2 and I love my Moto RAZR HD MAXX. Were I buying a tablet today would it be another iPad? Probably not. After playing with a Nexus 7 today and using an iPad2 for a year now – I […]

Motorola Razor MAXX HD!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I’m not typically the fan boy type but I actually watched this afternoon’s Motorola even live. As of today the RAZOR HD and MAXX HD are officially coming and unofficially my next phone. My DROIDX has been a good phone but processor wise it’s just not keeping up anymore. We’ll see how long it takes […]

Database of Ruin

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Yesterday we received unsolicited Rx discount cards from an “alliance” I’d not heard of which a Google search pointed to a VC company. The appearance is it’s likely data mining thing since all of your personal info is transferred to the discount “benefit” company like they are your regular insurance carrier. That was enough info […]

Google Drive

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I use and DropBox each for different purposes. Now Google has launched Google Drive and I’m excited to get in and see if it will shift my use from either of the other services, or find it’s own niche in my kit.

7 Ways to Stop the Hate

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Between programmers / technology and the rest of the business that is.  PBS is not normally where I look for advise on greasing the inner cogs of the business machine so imagine my surprise to find 2 such pieces.  First is 7 Ways to Be the Programmer No One Hates aimed at programmers specifically but also […]

Toilet texting on the rise

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I would have posted this a few minutes ago but I had to grab my android phone and head for the john first.