Category: Tech

A working geek's point of view.

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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My Life In Tech: The Chitka Incident

RogueKiller fixed the Hosts file

A good customer recommended me to her sister-in-law because her sister-in-law needed some help finding her way around Windows 7.  My customer said, “I live just around the corner.  When you’re through there, would you come over and take a look at my computer.  I’m having some issues.” No problem.  I know better than to …

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My Life In Tech: How Many Geeks Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

Warhol's Light Bulbs

One night as I was doing the wash I flipped the light switch for the light in the laundry room.  Big flash of light, then darkness. The light fixture in the laundry room is a globe that I have to stand on a ladder to remove before I can change the light bulb. Three things …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It’s that time of year again.  That time of year when we wrestle technology to the ground and live stream our Christmas tree.  This year is our 16th year.  We were doing this back in the last century, when it was called “webcasting.” Here is our tree.  As Eric puts it, “as always, the best …

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My Life In Tech: Just Shoot Me

PDF User Manual

The last couple of week have been hectic, and the last few days have been long ones.  The economy must be improving.  People are buying computers, tablets, and routers.  And it looks like this is a great time for people to catch up on the maintenance they’ve deferred for eight or nine months.  The good …

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