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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.

September 28, 2017

Android’s ‘Check For Updates’ Button Works for Reals

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It was once a joke. That CHECK FOR UPDATES button lurked deep in the Settings app on an Android phone or tablet. You’d tap the button and . . . [suspense] . . . nothing. The device would say, “Oh! I checked for an update. Alas, one is not available.”

It was a lie!

September 25, 2017

Add Some RAM

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The best, easiest, and cheapest upgrade you can make to any computer is to add more memory. The process isn’t that difficult, yet the benefits are seen immediately: Programs run better and everything goes more smoothly, thanks to all that roomy RAM.

September 21, 2017

Ten Hours Without Internet

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When I upgraded my Internet recently, I received a new modem. It was flakey, so I exchanged it. We’ve had good service since then and I’m quite pleased. Now when the modem goes from three happy lights to one sad and one blinking light, I know it’s the cable service and not the device to blame.

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