Author Archives: DocDock

Whose fault is it anyway

I guess I never really believed that a lot of the news organizations were being overtly “liberal” with an agenda.  It seemed to me that any individual writer(s) may have a personal opinion and that is perhaps why he wrote the … Continue reading

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Just making it – a new cube

Some time back, I had a fair amount lot of free time.  I spent the time working with a friend in the evenings to create my own LED cube from scratch.  It was actually quite a bit of fun, the electronics … Continue reading

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Smartphone maintence

Some things are really glamorous. New Shiny smart phones New Computers Fancy New Development methodologies Heck, just about anything that is not only new to you but brand new on the market is pretty cool. However, there can be things … Continue reading

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Excessive tracking and yet probably ineffective

I was reading an article on Arstechnica about tracking inbound cars in without a warrent or individualized suspicion.[1] To me this seems a bit ridiculous and overbearing.  I am rather curious what you need to be doing that both looks … Continue reading

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Roses are red, forests are green …

“I was with the president of Finland and he said: ‘We have, much different, we are a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation. And they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and … Continue reading

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more fun with datatables

I actually don’t get a chance to do much GUI development but I did get a short stint on a project that used datatables.  It is actually fascinating just how much of a facelift this does give your standard HTML.  … Continue reading

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Internet of things

Now is a truly amazing time to be involved with computers and computing in general. With the networking moving from computers to smart phones to everything else we might finally see some pretty smart houses of the future today. So … Continue reading

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safe computing – passwords

Have you ever done something despite the knowledge that it isn’t really safe?  This generic sentence could be anything from jaywalking to unprotected sex. In my case, the situation is perhaps a both more mundane and a 21st century problem.  I do … Continue reading

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Chasing the little green lock

I wanted for the longest time to both convert this blog from http to https. Computers are ever more powerful and my site is pretty simple – it should not have been a big deal.  Not only that but with the … Continue reading

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ripping compact discs to audio files

Perhaps it is not necessary for another article about how to convert cd’s to a format that can be used on our mp3 or ogg music players.  I have used k3b program for extracting ogg files in the past. I … Continue reading

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