Technology

Well that was fast

I have a really nice older D-link WiFi router that has served well for years. When we moved last December, I got a speed bump in our internet service from 20MB/s to 125MB/s, quite a jump. I even bought a brand new cable modem that had more channels to bond (which just means lots more…

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Organizing the ones and zeros

I am trying out some new software and workflows and rather enjoying the process. I have switched from a haphazard way of storing information to Evernote (this link will take you to a referral page where you get a free month of Evernote Premium and I get points that will get me free Evernote). Actually,…

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We got a Tesla … and it’s all electric

I’ll start by ruining the suspense: we didn’t get one of the expensive-but-awesome electric cars. We did get a lamp, though. Last weekend, Sheri and I were out and about on a little adventure down in Colorado Springs. One of the places we stopped was the aptly-named Antique Gallery, Inc. Very friendly people. As we…

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Justified denial

I guess for some folks any level or irresponsibility can be justified if it has a plausible-sounding excuse. Actual quote from an email received by a colleague today: Our development environment is not version controlled for the sake of speed when developing/testing new features. I encourage him to reply with something along the lines of…

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Word processing and piano superstars

I use Linux at work. The window manager I use has a handy search function. I simply type the name of the program I want to use and a list of matches comes up. My preferred word processor is a part of the Free LibreOffice suite. It’s called “Writer”, so every time I need to…

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Something I agree with

Although getting rid of 16:9 laptops entirely is a bit much, I would really like to see 4:3 laptops available again. Let the marketplace decide! For TV’s, 16:9 is great. For computing devices (especially laptops and tablets) I loathe it.

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That was quick

I try to avoid being a technology geek, but I can’t. I have a solid state hard drive (super mega fast for the non-techno-geeks) in my home desktop machine. Windows 7 boots in about 15 seconds flat. It was amazing the first time I saw it and it’s still amazing. My work laptop is just…

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I’m quite backed up

I have been a firm believer in redundant computer hardware for years. I have my important data on RAID 1 (which is two mirrored drives so that if one fails, there is another drive with intact data). It’s a bit expensive, since you pay twice for storage, but after some close calls, I have realized…

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