A few weeks ago, I made a life-changing decision and I’ve been dealing with the implications the past few days. That decision? I ordered a new desktop computer, and I’ve been slogging through the process of attempting to re-create my decades-long work processes on it. If that sounds overly dramatic, you need to understand that… Continue reading The Gazette Has a New Member of the Publishing Team!
If you follow me on Instagram, feel free to skip this post…unless you want to read about the context of some of the images I’ve posted over the past several months. And if you don’t follow me, I must remind you that I’m a very sensitive fellow and my feelings are easily bruised. As my… Continue reading A Baker’s Dozen of Instagram Images
You don’t really need to be a certified geek to appreciation the implications of a three terabyte hard drive priced under $300. That’s about a 50% increase over the previous maximum capacity, and enough storage to hold over 400,000 songs. Or you could store a hundred Blu-Ray movies (at 30 gigabytes each). Unfortunately, many computers… Continue reading Seagate Announces 1st 3TB Hard Drive
My new MacBook Pro was delivered last Thursday, April 8th. Apple announced its new MacBook Pro lineup today, meaning that I got to use the new computer for almost five days before it became obsolete. OK, that’s a little dramatic. In reality, Apple didn’t do much to the 13″ model (which is what I ordered)… Continue reading My Usual Great Timing
My new computer monitor arrived late yesterday via FedEx (and, by the way, I’d like to know why our neighborhood seems to be The. Very. Last. Destination. for FedEx deliveries) and I immediately neglected plans to do some much-needed housekeeping in order to get it connected and configured. It’s a 24″ Dell* display, and it… Continue reading The Evolution of Resolution (or, Getting A Big Honkin’ Monitor)
Update: I’m been taken to task for unfairly maligning Windows 7, the final version of which is far superior to the beta version depicted below. In the final version, Hitler’s mustache also jiggles. Via xkcd:
I can remember when an 80 megabyte hard drive was an extravagant, four-figure upgrade to a computer. I remember being blown away in 1998 when I learned that Microsoft’s TerraServer project contained one terabyte of data. Today, I’ve got three terabytes (that’s ~3,000 gigabytes) of storage scattered among a handful of internal and external drives,… Continue reading Stalking the wily petabyte
A security expert provides 10 tips for passwords. How many of them do you regularly ignore?
You’ve heard of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? This is way cooler, especially if you’re a Mac person.