Tag: 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 […]

  • Email Spam Coordination Across Different Services?

    Surprise! It’s been 1,743 days since my last post. This isn’t a music post, so even if you are momentarily pleased to see a new one pop up in your feed, you’ll likely be disappointed by this “techie” one… Disclaimer: this is 100% speculation on my part, I have done zero research to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Self-Service Pain

    It’s extremely easy to cause yourself a lot of pain while performing maintenance on your computer. Here are two sure-fire steps: Do something really stupid, while being aware that you are doing so! Compound the error by being macho, and wanting to fix it manually! Voila! You will have no one to blame […]

  • VirtualBox Multiboot USB

    Yesterday, I wrote about paying for free software. At the very end of that post, I highlighted a program called Macrium Reflect. That program can automatically create a Linux-based Rescue CD (in order to restore a previously saved image to a damaged or new hard drive). On their site, they have a good […]

  • Cable Woes Resolved

    On December 13th I wrote about my long-standing cable Internet woes. At the end of that note, I mentioned that I would update everyone if my solution worked. Today is the first day that we are back in the apartment, and I can now report that we’ve had zero drops in the past […]

  • Vista speech recognition

    I’ve been fascinated by speech recognition for a very long time.  I used a program called Simon on a NeXT computer back in 1992. I have toyed with every version of Dragon Naturally Speaking since v2 (now owned by Nuance). I keep upgrading my copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking (through v9, I haven’t […]

  • Cable Internet Woes

    A long time ago (I can’t remember when), we had a stable, reliable connection in the apartment (provided by Time Warner Cable). It was never super fast on the download (when it was stable, it was roughly 3Mpbs downstream). It was always pokey on the upstream (used to be roughly 360Kpbs). Now, it’s […]