Category: Tech

A working geek's point of view.

My Life In Tech: Staying Up Way Too Late

Checkmate in Fall

It’s midnight and I’m reading about SEO plugins for WordPress.  I’m testing one now.  I’m going to be upset with myself in the morning. Here’s a nice picture. Hope the weather holds.  

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My Life In Tech: WiFi Troubleshooting

Cat

Although most of my work is with Windows machines, I often help customers and friends with Macs, tablets, and phones.  Troubleshooting is troubleshooting no matter what the problem: You have to start at one end or the other, but never in the middle.  So when asked about a problem with an Android phone the other …

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Merry Christmas To All

We’ve been live streaming our Christmas tree since before it was called “live streaming.”  Back in the days of “webcasting” it was a hassle.  In these modern times, all it takes is some duct tape, a few cable ties, and converting an old wireless WRT54G router to a switch to make a hard wired connection …

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My Life In Tech: Why I Need Wi-Fi Smoke Alarms

Nest smoke + C02 Alarm

The people in charge of nagging us about testing our home smoke alarms don’t need to nag me.  In addition to testing the smoke alarm twice a year when we change the clocks, I conduct frequent unscheduled tests. When we moved into this house, there was a smoke alarm in the hallway outside the doors …

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My Life In Tech: Why I Won’t Buy Seagate Hard Drives

Dead Seagate Hard Drive

When hard drives fail, all is not always lost.  Sometimes you can recover that data and put it on a working drive. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of Seagate hard drives fail.  I haven’t seen the same thing with Western Digital hard drives.  I won’t recommend Seagate drives, internal or external, to customers.  …

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