Monthly Archives: March 2013

28 mar

The Windows 8 Media PC with a New SSD

***, Electronics, Entertainment, Hacking, Hardware, Home Projects, Internet, Internet Explorer, Media, Microsoft, Netflix, News, Windows

If you have been following this week, you have heard about my tragic Western Digital Drive failing. Lol, I am just kidding, these things happen all the time, and my Media PC got a good and solid 3 years out … Continue reading

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28 mar

I am a Loyal Customer – Thank You

***,, User Experience

Wow, Thank You You have shocked and surprised me once again! Another reason I shop Amazon Prime exclusively. I bought a dual clip paper holder for my office setup that would be flexible and that I could move around … Continue reading

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27 mar

The Real Deal with Machine Performance in IT

***, Companies, Databases, Electronics, Hardware, Rants

I have done contract work at many places and it seems that a common theme exists. Save pennies, take them from the hardware, the workstations, the servers, the lunch breaks, the travel, and the vacation. But so many people get … Continue reading

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27 mar

Clear 4G Home, Office, and On-the-Go Internet

***, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Electronics, Hardware, Internet

When I bought my ZyWall USG router, I bought it specifically because it had load balancing and fail-over options for my internet connections. If my primary internet connection goes down, it’s no big deal because I have my secondary internet … Continue reading

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26 mar

Western Digital Drives Crashing in Less than 5 Years

***, Companies, Electronics, Hardware, Intel, News

My last RAID set did not live up to all of my expectations. Maybe there wasn’t enough cooling, maybe it was the selection of the drives. But when compared to my Seagate RAID set, my Western Digital RAID set had … Continue reading

25 mar

The End of Moore’s Law? Or The End of an Age?

***, Entertainment, History, News

Moore’s Law simply states that a computer’s power doubles every 18 months. The law first coined by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore in a 1965 paper he published. The processing power of circuits has been exponentially growing since 1958, and that trend … Continue reading

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25 mar

Facebook Innovates Monetization via Gifts

***, Facebook, Internet, News

I gave my first Facebook gift today. My brother’s fiancé had a birthday today and Facebook asked me if I would like to send a gift, actually a Starbucks eGift. The wonders of Facebook and the apparent value seen by … Continue reading

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25 mar

Overuse of the Term: Software Architect!

***, Architecture, Clusters, Design, OS, PHP, Programming, Rants

The term “Software Architect” has been widely blown up over the past 10 to 15 years in the job market. But lately it has widely spread to the small business market, almost out of control. I would say, more times … Continue reading

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24 mar

Silicon Valley vs NoVA Dulles Technology Corridor (Netplex)

***,, Apple, Companies, eBay, Google, Government, History, Intel, Internet, Microsoft, News, Verizon

Silicon Valley is an extremely well known location for technology, startups, and the dominant tech firms in the world. Google, Apple, Stanford University, Cisco, eBay, HP, Intel, Yahoo!, Adobe, AMD, Intuit, Juniper, Nvidia, Oracle, Western Digital, and so many more … Continue reading

23 mar

Intel’s Pentium Chip Turns 20

***, Electronics, Hardware, Intel, News

If you did not realize, Intel’s Pentium chip has now turned 20 years old. What may seem so young, has gray hairs stemming from it’s core as the oldest chip around. It’s innovative strategy to hit third party PC’s and … Continue reading

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