From the category archives:


Still here… somewhere…

February 23, 2011 Computing

I’m sitting in a local Starbucks, for coffee and Wi-Fi access.  A lot has happened since my last update, which I hope to blog about again.  The holidays came and went, we sold our house and bought a new one and are now trying to do some important repairs updates before we move in.  I […]

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August 24, 2010 Computing

Today has been scarred into my memory. When I came home today, my wife reminded me that she couldn’t print anything from her computer.  The printer (which happens to be an HP C6150, one of those “all-in-one” printers) is fairly new, maybe a year or two old. So off I go into the basement, with […]

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Delicious Links

August 13, 2010 Computing

Here’s a quick list of links that I gathered at my Delicious account this week.  If you’re not already using Delicious, you should at least know about it — it’s a great tool for cataloging all the links that you collect.  Extensions exist for Internet Exploder and Firefox, which add buttons to your browser’s toolbar, […]

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Remember to Reseat

July 20, 2010 Computing

This is one of those lessons that I hate having to relearn, but it’s a valuable one.  You can take this one to the bank. Remember to reseat your system’s cables, drives and any other connections that can be disconnected. When you’ve checked all your event logs and the technical problem is clearly hardware-related, but […]

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The Near Future of Memory

July 15, 2010 Computing

HP’s memristors are in the news again as they announce that they will be moving into production devices soon. The development of memristors was first suggested in 1971 by IEEE Fellow and nonlinear-circuit-theory pioneer Leon Chua, of the University of California, Berkeley, when he theorized the existence of a fourth basic integrated circuits element called […]

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Free Telephone Service from Google Voice

July 1, 2010 Computing

Until now, Google Voice was only available “by invitation.”  However, it has now been released for use by the general public:  (Click here to go straight to the features page.)  In this article I will go over some of the major features of Google Voice, as well as a quick description of how it […]

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