Multimedia Library Server

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

Oh Windows, why dost thou hate me so?

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?

Silhouette America, inc. You Suck (now with less suck)

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)

Time Warner. If you’re not laughing yet you will be.

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.