Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Windows Server GUI On the Way Out

Friday, January 13th, 2012

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had Microsoft fanboys knock Un*x systems as outdated and archaic due to the lack of a GUI…  After years of this Microsoft Server GUI is officially on the way out. Go figure.

Looking Back on the Commodore 64

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

If you ever used Commodore machines then this look back at the Commodore 64 will offer a bit of nostalgia.

Windows 8 to include built-in Reset

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

For years Microsoft fanboys have challenged me when I state flatly that Microsoft Windows workstations need wiped and reloaded from bare metal about annually if you want to keep the performance you had when you first finished loading everything.  Yet what is Microsoft including in Windows 8 but built-in Reset, Refresh, and hard drive imaging functionality. […]

Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

We now have a Spammer in Chief…

End of Daylight Savings Time

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

In case you’re not paying attention this weekend marks the end of DST.  I only mention it for two reasons: We Hoosiers aren’t all that used to this musical clock thing and, if you use your iPhone for your alarm clock (you know who you are) might make sure you have a backup just in case.

Apple’s Jobs wasn’t hero in selfless way

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Some people are so stupid I wonder how they manage to tie their shoes in the morning.

Phone Scam

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Apparently there is a new phone scam going around. I just received a call from a woman who knew all my information (name, address, etc). She said she was from  IT Support something or other (Indian accent but understandable) and was calling to give my PC or laptop an “offline checkup” because their systems were […]

Union Workers sabotage Communications

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

While their communications union strikes Verizon reports 12 cases of sabotage in 4 states. May IBEW and the Communications Workers of America become synonymous with PATCO. I can dream can’t I?

Goodbye Toshiba

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

An LCD television should last more than 3 years. Our previous Toshiba tube television, an expensive “black stripe” model didn’t live to 9 years.  And a Toshiba DVD player that was almost twice the price of the average player lived all of 18 months. Yet I have a 22 year old Emerson VCR that still […]

How not to sell software

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I am always receiving calls from various vendors, publishers and manufactures trying to get me to hawk their wares.  Typically these are positive, even enjoyable experiences if a waste of time.