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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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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...

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Listen to the Music

My music collection is an absolute mess. As technology has matured, and devices multiplied my music collection has grown but it also has lost bits and pieces along the way. I grew up with...

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My Picks – June 2016

My Picks – June 2016 I wanted to start a series showing some of my picks of products that I recommend or use myself. These products range from hardware to software to services. I...

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Windows 10: Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 was launched beginning in July of 2015, with many, many Insider Builds (preview builds for those registered to receive them) released along the way. It is the most publicly tested version of...