Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hacker space north?

Tracy is going to hate me for this but here goes. We need a hacker space in our town and I’m hoping we get enough interest and maybe we can get a full time space and maybe sponsors so we … Continue reading

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Two phones are better than one!

I carry one phone with me all the time, but at times I carry a second, but apparently there are people who carry two all the time. Their reasons vary from the humdrum; one for work one for personal, or … Continue reading

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Really fast IP over power!

IP over power has been coming for a while and I knew it would be revolutionary but this is, like, wow. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, utility EPB has introduced its new service to its customers at speeds that really impress, 1 … Continue reading

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Fixing a dead Laptop

I often have people ask me to help with a dead computer. So here is what I do to get one back running. The symptoms are: it powers on, but just sits there, power light on but no noise, no … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday MacGyver!

Richard Dean Anderson, the guy who played MacGyver is 61 today. One of my teen heroes, I watched every episode if possible, and a big influence on my tech-geekiness I try to emulate this man at all times. That explains … Continue reading

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Questionable Content

http://questionablecontent.net Coffee of Doom, AnthroPCs (I want one) and funny as well. Don’t ask, just read it (Probably not something to share with anyone under 16.) and while you’re at it http://xkcd.com it’s better than Dilbert, really.

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China still rife with software piracy

Lots of reports today that Steve Balmer “noted the serious IP piracy problems that currently exist in China.” Balmer says that only 1 in 10 copies of Microsoft software used in China is purchased. Why do we trade with them … Continue reading

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Hey feature phone are smart phones too!

So you own a phone but it’s not one of the “smart phones” like the iPhone or an Android phone (and Windows Mobile.) No you own a Nokia or LG or Sony Ericsson and you know what although called feature … Continue reading

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Stuxnet Again?

I am not sure why but this worm keeps coming back into the news. Months ago we knew that this was an Israeli/US worm. We knew that it was aimed at the Iranian nuclear industry and we knew that both … Continue reading

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Types of computer users

OK, showing my bias here but also trying hard to understand people from the computers point of view. I am going to make a few (who knows how many) different views of computer users. Lets start off with users by … Continue reading

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