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October 1, 2019

New LinkedIn Learning Course

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I’m happy to announce yet another programming course for the LinkedIn Learning Library: Exploring C Libraries.
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September 12, 2019

eReal Estate

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Of all the frustrating things that confound a consumer the most, the two biggest headaches have to be buying a car and selling/buying real estate. Where the online economy has made inroads with traditional businesses such as vacation rentals, taxis, online stock trading, and banking, buying and car and toiling over real estate transactions remain mired in the past.
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July 14, 2019

Android Tablets RIP

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Reflecting on the past 10 years, I bought a lot of Android tablets: Galaxy Tabs, Nexus tablets, Pixels, even a few oddballs I forgot the names. And now, beyond Samsung and a few others, I would offer the sun is setting on the Android tablet.
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May 24, 2019

NUC Me

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Intel’s Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, is pretty darn cool. It’s something I thought about years ago, when I wrote that given you don’t always need a new mouse, monitor, or keyboard. A computer system upgrade involves pretty much the console. And the console on a NUC is pretty dern small.
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May 21, 2019

The 5G Cellular Standard: Meh

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The tech world is abuzz with the new 5G standard, which seems to be taking its time. As I recall, 4G was hot on the tail of 3G. The 5G standard must be something super special if it’s taken so long to implement, but is 5G really going to knock your socks off?
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December 28, 2018

PorchCam 2018 Year-In-Review

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This past year, my PorchCam snapped over 2,100 images. I review every one and pluck out those that have something notable in them. Because nothing exciting ever happens in my neighborhood, I really had to search to finally come up with 15 images that are marginally interesting.
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December 26, 2018

2018 Year In Review

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The blog has slowed, which is fine by me as blogs are fading from the web scene. Still, I occasionally feel compelled to write something, such as my annual review of my terrible predictions for the tech industry. How did I do?
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September 6, 2018

Brush Up On Your Tech, Weekly

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Another one of my online training courses has gone public. This one is a bit different from the other courses I’ve done: It’s a weekly course.
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August 31, 2018

The Roku Media Caster

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I cut the cable almost three years ago in 2015. I don’t regret it, but the cut required that I rely upon streaming devices and screencasters to sate my visual entertainment desires. Key among these devices was my Nexus Player. Just last month, it died.
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August 7, 2018

WiFi Hardware Update

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The wifi network in my home and office wasn’t old, not by technology standards. I used Apple hardware, but I was never happy with the results of the network I’d cobbled together.
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