Category Archives: Technology

I Made a Thing – RetroPie

Behold, my Rapsberry Pi 4 running RetroPie. Raspberry Pi has been around for nearly 10 years now. It’s a tiny computer the size of a business card. This one is quad core, 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, HDMI, and 64GB … Continue reading

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What have you left behind?

It’s astonishing the sheer mountain of stuff that my Dad has left behind. I’m a packrat, like him. I tend to keep things which I really do not need as there’s a little voice in my head that says “wait, … Continue reading

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2021

So I’m back on Facebook after roughly two months clear of the platform. This time around, I’m only connecting with people I know and chat with on a regular basis… People I’ve no need to mute or unfriend. Previously I … Continue reading

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Be aware of social engineering!

Social Engineering: the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. Every couple of weeks I get a panic call a friend that their computer has been hacked. Normally … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Internets

6 Months ago, before Covid, I visited my ISP’s website and saw that they were offering 400Mbps of bandwidth for $50 a month for life. Great deal! At that point I’d been paying over $100/m for 200Mbps of bandwidth. I … Continue reading

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Communication is Key

So this past Tuesday, Hurricane Isaias tore through my area. Torrential rain, then some ridiculously high winds did a ton of damage. I lost power around 2:30pm on Tuesday, 10 minutes later I lost Internet. Lately, outages in my town … Continue reading

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This is why people pirate software.

Buying games on a Console system isn’t that difficult, but generally unless I find some deal online, I’m locked into the pricing. On a PC? There are many more options. For instance tonight after beating Gears 5 (available for “free” … Continue reading

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