Category Archives: Tech

Gen­er­al Tech­ni­cal arti­cles. We assume you know stuff.

I Have NOT Been Slashdotted

The rumors of my being slash­dot­ted are great­ly exag­ger­at­ed — or at least per­pet­u­at­ed in denial by me.  Imag­ine my sur­prise when I noticed this arti­cle on Slash­dot.  It men­tions a “tech writer” named “David Gilbert.”  This might be one … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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FSF/GNU Petition against UEFI Secure Boot

The folks over at GNU have a peti­tion up regard­ing UEFI Secure Boot.  Before those of you who don’t read my com­put­er tech­ni­cal arti­cles flip away: con­sid­er that this is very impor­tant and that I will try to min­i­mize the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Part 2

Before return­ing to the steps for the repair, this bit could be effec­tive­ly sub­ti­tled, “Repair failed, Pause for Christ­mas.”  At the very last step of the re-assem­bly, we stripped a fit­ting, so we’ll be re-remov­ing the Steer­ing Gear and re-installing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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LED Corncob FAIL.

I have final­ly exhaust­ed my sup­ply of incan­des­cent light bulbs and thus decid­ed to buy an LED corn­cob light.  I live in Canada and for the major­i­ty of the year, the heat from a light bulb is not wast­ed.  In … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee — Part 1

Of course some­thing­has to go wrong with the truck in the few days before Christ­mas.  This is the first of two arti­cles that will deal with the replace­ment of the Steer­ing Gear in my 2000 Jeep Grand Chero­kee.  Here we’re … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Windows 8 Concerns

Win­dows 8 con­cerns me great­ly.  It’s not that it’s the next thing that Microsoft wants to shove down our throats: I suc­cess­ful­ly avoid­ed DOS, ear­ly Win­dows and Vis­ta.  That may seem like an odd list, but Microsoft cre­at­ed a fair­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A lonely, unopened package of CD-R

I was busy doing some­thing com­plete­ly unre­lat­ed today when I noticed that I had a pack­age of CD-R which was still shrink-wrapped in it’s orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing.  It struck me that I prob­a­bly hadn’t bought CD or DVD media in the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Netgear Gigabit Ethernet Switch: GS716Tv2

With two neg­a­tive posts in a row out of my sys­tem, let’s have some good news — which is to fore­shad­ow: I like the switch.
With my SRW2008 dying an igno­min­ious death, I start­ed out research­ing new switch­es with the hope … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Cisco né Linksys Managed Switch SRW2008

For some time, my home net­work has been suck­ing and with that suck­ing, has been real­ly hard to diag­nose.  I final­ly (this week­end) fig­ured out it was the Linksys né Cis­co 8 port giga­bit switch; the SRW2008 that I had … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Get Off My Desktop!

I have said sev­er­al times here that it is impor­tant to own your own tech and to be mind­ful of that own­er­ship.  I have also agreed here with oth­ers that the com­ing bat­tle is over con­trol of your devices: be … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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