Category Archives: Tech

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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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