July 29, 2010


Filed under: News — admin @ 3:57 pm

Who didn’t see this coming? From the article:

Invent the newest gadget and the porn industry will find a way to cash in.

It’s called Facetime on the iPhone. There are more than just faces to see, apparently.

July 28, 2010

Backup Stuff, Part I

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I often rail on and on about backing up your computer — and for good reason — but it’s about time I explained a bit about what is being backed up and why.

July 27, 2010

The war against useless anti-virus software

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:09 pm

Bad things all around: The software is phoney. It generates false alerts. They charge people for it. And most folks are either too embarrassed or too ignorant to stop the charges.

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July 26, 2010

Sexist retro Apple II advertisement

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:52 am

Ignore the cheesiness of this antique computer ad and ask yourself this question: Why is the woman in the kitchen?

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My Computer Asploded!

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A long time ago, way back when I built my first PC, I experienced something that I have since wrote about will never happen. My computer blew up. Literally.

July 24, 2010

When can’t fix the iPhone, laugh at it

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:28 am

Here is a clever and funny solution to the iPhone 4’s “grip of death” problem.

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July 23, 2010

Buying a New PC, Part II

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The key to buying anything is to know what you want it to do. You buy a car for transportation. You buy food for sustinance. You buy a PC for ______? Fill in the blank and you’re already on your way to finding the perfect computer just for you.

July 22, 2010

Will Apple put ads into its OS X operating system?

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:19 am

Apply has applied for a patent to put advertising — obnoxious and in-your-face ads — into its operating systems. I’ve been using Apple stuff for over 20 years now. If they follow through with this, then I am instantly a former Apple user, swear-to-God.

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July 21, 2010

Buying a New PC, Part I

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

If you want the latest, fastest computer and money is no object, then this blog post isn’t for you. Similarly, if you’re content with walking into a big box store and getting a computer that comes in a big box, then this blog post isn’t for you either.

July 20, 2010

A shorter, simpler password

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:16 am

True, it’s a pain to concoct a password that’s 14 characters long, a mixture of upper and lower case, non-consecutive digits, and weirdo symbols. Apparently it’s also not really necessary.

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