Monthly Archives: November 2015

Building a monster personal computer

Just a few days back I wrote “Purchasing a personal computer in the new millennium” which is how to get the absolute best computer by paying with a bit of elbow grease. If not elbow grease then perhaps a small … Continue reading

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IOGEAR 2×4 USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch

Share up to four USB devices between two computers. The unique feature of this particular switch is that the actual switch is the placement of the button.  The button for switching the peripherals is on the end of a long … Continue reading

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about really simple syndication – RSS

Some web sites, like news sites, are lucky enough to have quite a few new articles every day.  It is easy to go back to those sites every day as you know there will be new articles.  This isn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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ROCCAT SIRU pitch black mouse pad review

At 340 x 250 mm this is a large mouse pad advertised as a gaming mouse pad. Selling points Optimized gaming surface Non-Slip backing Easy to Clean Optimum size Top Notch compatibility Knife-edge thin Knife edge thin is no joke.  … Continue reading

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i am NOT paranoid

As the saying goes “Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean that they are not out to get you” Just when you thought that companies were content to track us with cookies, tracking cookies, web beacons or website trackers they … Continue reading

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Purchasing a personal computer in the new millennium

It is easier to let your fingers do the shopping for a new personal computer now than at any time in history.  You can purchase everything you like from one of the various online retailers, find a nearby location selling … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence or better profiling

Not that long ago, I was looking for a new job and was using Google mail to send out my resume.  It was late and I was trying to get everything done so I could make dinner.  In my haste … Continue reading

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Becoming a developer, then and now

Back in the ancient days of computers, the 80’s, it was possible get free and open source software, but it was a bit more work.  To do so you might have used your modem to connect to bulletin board systems … Continue reading

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pigs get fat but hogs get slaughtered

The evening started a bit different than normal.  My wife came home from her meeting early with a rather odd announcement.  It seems that the secretary could not get any ink cartridges for the printer.  The office supply chain that … Continue reading

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life lessons at a young age

I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang.  To my surprise it wasn’t my phone conference but actually the school of my eldest.  The secretary was reporting that the wallet had been turned in and that my child should come … Continue reading

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