Category: Computers

  • Asus Wifi Router AiMesh Odyssey

    This post was rattling around in my head before the current stay-at-home situation arose. Somehow, it never found its way to my fingers, until now. This will be a typical techie post by me, in that it will be long, rambling/meandering, and likely bore the people who used to mostly read my music […]

  • With Friends Like This…

    With friends like this, who needs family? Yesterday, I entered a weekly contest that Amazon.com runs. This week’s prize is a Kindle 3G. It’s only the second time I’ve entered an Amazon contest. After entering, I was offered the opportunity to update my Facebook status. It was optional. Even though spreading the word […]

  • Proposal to Allow Rooting Android

    Rooting is the process of gaining low-level control of your cell phone’s operating system (I’m only going to discuss Android in this post). It voids your warranty (presumably both from your carrier and the phone manufacturer). That’s fine, perhaps it even should. Still, carriers and phone companies try to actively stop you from […]

  • Breaking Social Networking Interconnections

    Many (most?) people post updates to multiple Social Networks. Rather than hand-picking which networks get which updates, most of the multi-network types (nearly all?) post the identical update to all networks, simultaneously, automatically. There are many ways to do that, including services specifically meant to accomplish that (Ping.fm, FriendFeed, etc.), or multi-protocol clients […]

  • NginX and WordPress OpenID Plugin

    I normally have super powers when it comes to persevering through annoying technical problems. On rare occasions, Kryptonite appears out of nowhere and strips me of those powers. This blog is powered by WordPress.org software. I use a variety of plugins to make my life a bit easier. One of my favorites is […]

  • Droid Rocks

    For those who don’t like to read, I’ll start with my bottom line, then give lots of details: I love the Droid, it’s one of the best devices I’ve ever owned, and I’m a gadget freak! A little background before I begin what will inevitably be a very long post. I’m a geek, […]

  • No GLEE Here

    Now that the regular TV season is over, I’m a little more attuned to potential new shows to watch, particularly during the summer. I really like Jane Lynch a lot, in particular her turns on Two and Half Men (one of my favorite comedies). So, when I saw a commercial for a new […]

  • PeopleBrowsr Boggles the Mind

    Twitter is a phenomenon. It’s one of the hottest topics in the media now, not just the tech media. Most non-Twitterers roll their eyes when someone tries to explain what they’re missing. Many first-time users abandon it pretty quickly too. I’ve been using Twitter consistently for over two years. In my opinion, there […]

  • Twitter for Business Webinar

    I rarely accept invitations for Webinars (online seminars). I know Twitter reasonably well, having used the service regularly for over two years. Why then did I attend a Twitter for Business Webinar this past Thursday? Two reasons: I knew one of the primary presenters for a number of years, so I had reason […]

  • Gaining Leverage

    This post will cover a few related topics. They’re all about TV shows. We probably watch too much TV, and I make no apologies for it. We lead reasonably intense lives and watching TV shows works wonderfully to help us escape and unwind. I have more forgiving tastes than Lois (meaning, I would […]