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October 30, 2017

My New Laptop

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Laptops. I have laptops. I have a baby laptop I picked up at Costco because it was $199. I have an IBM Thinkpad, which now runs Ubuntu Linux. And laptops dwell in the boneyard. But recently, the Ubuntu Thinkpad has been my go-to laptop, though it doesn’t run Microsoft Word (of course).

October 26, 2017

What’s Up, Google?

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It’s been awhile since I looked up Google’s zeitgeist, or “Google Trends” as it’s officially known. Here’s what’s going on.

October 24, 2017

Wamblog Update: Bugs Fixed

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The process of updating this site to SSL or https has taken its toll. Primarily for readers, the commenting feature was disabled. I have fixed that issue.

October 23, 2017

Chuck Norris, the HTML Color

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A story appeared on StackOverflow about how Chuck Norris’ name is an HTML color. It’s funny because, well, Chuck Norris his own superhuman meme. But it’s also true because of the way HTML interprets color names.

October 19, 2017

The PorchCam Lived!

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I can’t believe that the hardware survived the horrid winter of 2016/17. It was brutal. Yet, of all the PorchCam hardware I’ve owned over the years, this model held up beautifully. As of last week, it’s still working.

October 16, 2017

Chrome and Web Security

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Back in August, I wrote how I updated Wambooli to https, the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) URL. This move was done to avoid a warning that Google informed me would appear in the Chrome browser. Well, here it is in mid-October, just when Chrome is supposed to display the warning. So where it is?

October 12, 2017

The Hunt for a Useful 21:9 Monitor

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As people keep setting two widescreen monitors side-by-side as a common computer configuration, the question arises: Why not just make one, big, wide, monitor?

October 9, 2017

Location Technology and Security

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A while back, someone panicked. They realized that all their mobile device’s photos had a GEO-TAG, or location data, merged with the image. The concern was regarding kids: If you took a photo of your kids at the playground, a pervert could save the photo, extract the location data, then be able to find your kids. Creepy, but accurate.

October 5, 2017

The Folding Galaxy Tab

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Samsung is all aglow over the potential for a folding LED screen, coming to a Galactic mobile device perhaps as early as next year. Whatever.

October 2, 2017

Android Oreo Thoughts

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Back in the old days, major software releases were a big deal, not an annual PR event.

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