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May 18, 2015

Porchcam Woes

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Curse the upgrade!

I swear, after so many years in the illogical computer business, I have a damn fine reason to be wary of software upgrades: Sometimes upgrades are the worst possible things you can do.

May 15, 2015

The Last Version of Windows

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Windows Logo

It’s official. Windows 10 will be the last, final, ultimate version of Windows. You’ll never see Windows 11 or Windows Optimus Prime or — even if Google’s immortality project is successful — Windows 3000.

May 13, 2015

Drawing v. Painting

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To accomplish my graphical needs I use two programs: Photoshop and Illustrator. One is a painting program the other is a drawing. What’s the difference?

May 11, 2015

The Next Evolution

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Maybe no civilization has ever conquered space because each planet grows to a point where it invents the Internet, then cell phones, and then the place goes dark.

May 8, 2015

Those Hideous Colors

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The original IBM PC features two graphics options: monochrome, which was just text, and CGA. Most people opted for monochrome, which was fine for business purposes. For CGA, you had to purchase the Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) for an extra $600. Oh, and you had to buy a color monitor; a 15-inch model would set you back another $800.

May 6, 2015

Do Not Disturb Mode

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Some Android phones, specifically those from Samsung, sport a nifty tool called Do Not Disturb mode. This feature should be mandatory on all phones.

May 4, 2015

Numeric Keypad: On or Off

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It’s an endless debate: whether to keep Num Lock on or Num Lock off. This is an issue with which I’ve struggled for decades.

May 1, 2015

Dumb Pipes

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I freely confess glee any time I encounter a new high tech term. This week’s term is dumb pipe.

April 29, 2015

The PC Industry: Yawn

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The PC hardware industry is boring today, almost catatonic. Only about four or five major PC manufacturers are left: Dell, Lenovo, Acer, HP and Compaq. Things weren’t always so tranquil.

April 27, 2015

Nexus 7 R.I.P.

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It’s been a good run, dating back to 2013, but the Nexus 7 tablet has been officially discontinued by Google.

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