While I’m not trying to sound boastful here, I consider myself extremely technically proficient. I’ve been playing with computers for, literally, as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have a computer of my very own by the time I was in middle school, and even started on Linux about that same [...]
Last night my mother complains to me that “nothing is working” which eventually gets translated to “the internet is down”. I show up to begin my standard diagnostic work. I don’t believe that it’s my Mother’s doing, because I long ago trained her to click “No” to everything – even if she ends up in [...]
Recently Lauren and I attended an open house for a Datacenter/Hosting Company. Since it was an open house, there was no set schedule other than the event starting at 4 PM. I mention this because we showed up within a few minutes of the start time at a point in which there was basically no [...]
I’m a little confused about all the current fuss over the iPad 3 (sorry… “The New iPad”) and its love of warm temperatures. An electronic device is warm – this is astonishing? Really, It’s all Consumer Reports fault for being… antiquated.
Tomorrow is SOPA protest day, a lot of sites (like Reddit, Wikipedia, etc) are going dark. I’m putting my 2 cents in and supporting the SOPA protest (since SOPA is evil, and so is any SOPA supporter) and that means the blog is going dark for tomorrow. We’ll be back Thursday with a real post.
Yesterday, news came out that GoDaddy supports the “Stop Online Piracy Act” aka SOPA aka The-Stupidest-god-damn-way-to-destroy-the-internet-congress-has-ever-come-up-with. SOPA is bad; it’ll break the internet; it’ll destroy free speech; it’ll kill due process… and generally give the megacorps the authority to do whatever the hell they want to whomever the hell they want. So, SOPA is bad [...]
Last year, I went to SNAFU Con and found it to be fun and worth the price of admission, which is why I went ahead and prepaid for this year’s con, with the assumption that the date would be the same (weekend toward the end of October). Well, the date changed and it was actually [...]