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Welcome!

Welcome! I thought about starting this blog with just a simple Hello World but this is becoming very cliche in tech anymore. I think in fact my first website written in HTML in 1996...

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New Year’s Tech Resolutions

Now that 2019 is upon us I thought I would list a couple of tech resolutions to make for the coming year. If I write them down.. maybe I will get to them, and...

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Headed towards the Open Edge

Recently Microsoft made a huge announcement regarding its built-in browser in Windows 10. No not Internet Explorer, the other, younger more attractive one: Edge. The browser we know as Edge is changing in a...

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Thinking Smartly About Homes

As I have previously mentioned this last year we purchased a new home and as such there have been certain upgrades we’ve done, wanted to do, and were done out of necessity. With such...

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Sys Admin Day 2018!

Today is the 19th Annual System Admin Day! Thank you to all the Sys Admins out there for all your hard work. Keep up the good fight! Or is it more keep up with...

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Upgrading the Wi-Fi

For Wi-Fi access at home, I have always used Netgear products. For the last 15 or so years, upgrading whenever it made sense to. This last year we moved into a different house where...

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Spectre & Meltdown

As I hope everyone has heard this last week a couple major CPU vulnerabilities were discovered and fixes have started to rollout. There is a lot of information out there and some of it...

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Windows 10 Gets Creative

This last week Microsoft “finalized” the Creator’s Update, aka 1703, for Windows 10. The build has now been flighted to all of Microsoft’s Insider rings and will undergo further Cumulative Updates as it releases...

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The Great Phone Adventure Part III

In Part I of this series I discussed my fondness for the Windows Phone platform and being all but forced to move on from it. In Part II I discussed my spin with the...

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Review

On Aug 2nd Microsoft released its biggest update to Windows 10 yet. While they have been issuing update rollups and the 1511 Update last fall- this update is their first major one. You might...