If you have no idea what Usenet is, you can skip the rest of this blog posting. Twenty-eight moderated newsgroups, four of them in the “Big 8”, died today. Or, more accurately, they died at some point prior to August 13 and they were buried today. Some background info for those of you who may… Read More »
I renewed CrashPlan less than two months ago. Given CrashPlan’s refusal to refund my renewal fee now that they’re shutting down and have therefore broken their home backup service, I’ve no choice but to dispute the renewal charge with the credit card company.
I attended “SecureWorld Boston” for two days last week. Overall, it was a disappointment. I attended primarily for the educational opportunities, but the extended track I chose was less useful than I’d hoped, and I didn’t find the other presentations I attended particularly compelling. Overall, not worth my time. There was, of course, a big… Read More »
I’m getting rid of books. Let me know if you want any of these.
“Most people lie a lot—roughly two to three times during a ten-minute conversation, studies show.” If you find that claim hard to believe, your bullshit detector is in good working order!
GE apparently thinks it’s a good idea to sell at least five different universal remote controls with the same model number. Not only that, but the instructions for programming the different remotes are different, and the instructions for one won’t work for the others. As a result, when you try to search online for the manual… Read More »
My wife and I recently vacationed at Mohican State Park in Perrysville, Ohio. we stayed at the Lodge, which I recommend, and spent our time walking, hiking, and exploring the area. I enjoyed getting to see the Pleasant Hill Dam close up. We saw eagles (including juvenile bald eagles), hawks, vultures, woodchucks, deer, prairie-dogs, dragonflies,… Read More »
If there’s one thing we can learn about Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker from his conduct following our recent snowstorms and public transit woes, it’s that he believes in fantasy management.
I searched high and low unsuccessfully for instructions on how to set the link speed and/or duplex on one of the ports of an ASUS router (in my case, the RT-N66U, though I think other ASUS routers behave similarly). Once I had already figured out the answer on my own, I was able to find… Read More »
I’ll give BBYO credit for one thing: they’re nothing if not consistent. Readers of my blog may recall my tale of woe of my many attempts over many months to get BBYO to stop spamming my wife. The spam finally stopped, but I’m sorry to say that I have now been attempting for more than… Read More »