Category Archives: Computers

Null Pointer Gifted to Chief TWiT

My good friend Nate McIntyre visited TWiT this Sunday and gave Leo Laporte a copy of my book. I hope he gets a chance to read it or at least pass it on to other folks who would like it. Here it is on the Chief TWiT’s desk. How cool is that?    

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Android Ham Apps

My kids are studying for their Technician Class Ham license this summer. So I thought I’d upload a few fun Ham apps on the Droid. These are the ones I’ve found useful. Pop up your Market and enter these titles: 1. Ham Radio Study – Flash card like study tool with all the current test […]

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The Social Network

I finally got around to watching The Social Network last night. As a geek who works in the tech industry, I have all kinds of opinions about Facebook and most of them are negative. I don’t like how they handle security and my general impression is that the company could care less about getting security […]

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Google vs Apple

Who will win, Monopoly or Diversity? Just look at the PC vs Mac and then look at iPhone vs Android phones to see that eventually, Android tablets will outsell iPads. Personally, I’m a Google Fanboy. I dislike Microsoft and Apple equally. Always have. Give me Linux or give me death. Free markets over controlled markets. […]

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Ubuntu Annoyances

I have some things I’d like to bring to the attention of the Ubuntu developers. Some of these things are Gnome related and some of them are not. 1. When I have  a network drive shortcut, please don’t clutter my desktop with an icon. No other OS does this. It’s fine for jump drives and […]

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Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know that Ubuntu has decided to steer away from Gnome Shell and go on their own for a desktop shell called Unity. I’m not going to debate whether that was a good decision. Progress marches on and all that.  I use Ubuntu and so I will have […]

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Ubuntu 10.10

I successfully updated two Linux boxes today to the latest Ubuntu release. An HP Mini 100 and an old Pentium 2 desktop home brew. Both computers handled the update wirelessly and flawlessly. I’ve made no secret over the years that my preferred operating system is Linux. For the past five years now I’ve been a […]

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I’ve been road testing an HP Mini 100 this past week. A friend of mine owns it and is looking to unload it. I’ve been using it to see if I could live with it. Sort of test driving it. I like the fact that he has put Ubuntu latest full edition on it. I […]

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