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April 12, 2010

Someone Is Wrong On The Internet!

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There is something about that anonymous jerk on the Internet (you know the guy I’m talking about) that compels some people to reply.
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April 9, 2010

Plan 9 From Bell Labs

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Yes, it’s named after one of the worst films of all time, Plan 9 From Outer Space. But Plan 9 From Bell Labs isn’t a film, nor is it fiction, nor is it awful. Nope, it’s an operating system that shuns all current operating system paradigms.
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April 7, 2010

Desktop History

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What is the desktop?
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April 5, 2010

The Ever-Evolving LCD Monitor

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I bought my first LCD monitor about 12 years ago. It was a 15-inch Panasonic that did only 1024-by-768 resolution. It cost me $1050.
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April 2, 2010

It’s April Fools Again

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Once again the computer world is subject to a series of April Fools jokes, many of which I feel are cruel and obnoxious. Time for my annual round-up of what’s just plain stupid out there, and a reminder of why I dislike this type of practical joke.
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March 31, 2010

RGBY – Oh, My! Part II

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After all these years using and programming computers with the RGB color scheme, the geniuses at Sharp toss in another color. What will the computing world do?
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March 29, 2010

RGBY – Oh, My! Part I

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It feels like a Twilight Zone opening: There is a fourth color, beyond that known to computers. That color, is yellow.
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March 26, 2010

The Coming Windows XP Panic

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Windows XP has hung on far too long. Someday soon, the panic will set in.
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March 24, 2010

Internet Connection Hell

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For the past several days, I’ve had buku problems with my high-speed Internet connection. It’s been very frustrating. Not only the connection issues, but dealing with the tech support jungle.
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March 22, 2010

I’m Peeved at Western Digital

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I was once a fan, a huge fan of Western Digital’s My Book line of external hard drives. I wrote about them in my books. I’ve praised them on this blog. Never again.
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