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.

My Data Sharing

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