I've always used iTunes to manage my sharing and remote playing of my media library within my home. As you no doubt know, iTunes sucks at sharing/streaming media. I used iTunes because it was the path of least resistance despite all the verbal abuse I've hurled at it...it's bloated, slow, crashes etc...but that's a whole different article.... … Continue reading Multimedia Library Server
I understand, having a background in IT, programming and development and other complex systems, that complex systems are, well, complex. I also understand where Windows came from. From version 1.x on the good old IBM PS/2 model 25. Yeah, I had one. One of the first "all in one" computers with, gasp, VGA.... I also … Continue reading Oh Windows, why dost thou hate me so?
I try to keep my rants to a minimum but dear God in heaven this has me mad. My side business is vinyl decal cutting and window clings. We use software and hardware from a variety of vendors but one vendor who I SHALL name here has screwed the pooch with their latest software update. Usually software … Continue reading Silhouette America, inc. You Suck (now with less suck)
Just for fun and, well, a learning experience I have SSL'd my site. Why? Why not. Every good Infrastructure Engineer/Manager should know how and now I do. It was much simpler than I thought. If you need a good, simple SSL certificate that will cost you nothing I recommend http://www.startssl.com They offer a simple Class … Continue reading Holy SSL Batman…
I wish to God Almighty I was making this up. I have NEVER in my 20+ years as a network/infrastructure engineer said this to a customer. I haven’t even considered it. It was always a joke you told colleges but never, ever said with any honesty to a customer. Time Warner said the following: “Solar … Continue reading Time Warner. If you’re not laughing yet you will be.
They're everywhere. I hate the logo and everything that goes with it, the cookies, the scripts, the tracking etc etc. It was nice in the beginning but they're out of control. What to do....what to do. Block them and do it creatively. There are LOTS of solutions for blocking them and their scripts and cookies. … Continue reading I really hate facebook
Most people have a smart phone, a laptop or desktop and many are getting tablets. Brands, versions, "ecosystems" and connectivity options abound. Some people choose to stay with one brand for all their devices. Take Apple for example. Apple can supply you with your phone, laptop, desktop and tablet. Going this route gives you incredible … Continue reading My Data Sharing
Back in the 90s (and today) I listen to some songs on repeat for hours. I used to use a WAV file editor to selectively cut and paste my favorite parts of techno songs together to extend them from 5 minutes to 25+ minutes. It was mostly simple because they're repetitive but it did take … Continue reading Infinite Songs…
Ever wanted your own search engine? Want to contribute to a search engine? Check out YaCy. It's an open source peer search engine. You can index your office intranet and shares or the internet at large. Or do both. Very cool.