I recently upgraded the hard drives in my home desktop and encountered a minor stumbling block that I thought I’d share with you all. BACKGROUND My desktop PC is setup with 3 hard drives. The boot drive is a 1TB drive (C:). I then have two 1.5TB drives (E: and F:) which serve as the […]
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If you have a gun and are planning to carry concealed, do yourself a favor and get a Kholster. They are very comfortable and well constructed. The customer service is also top-notch. This Memorial Day weekend, all Kholsters are $40 shipped.
I started using Prosper.com in late 2008. The hope was to find an investing platform that would pay a better return than the paltry 2.5% I get at my local credit union. Unfortunately, peer-to-peer lending has failed me via Prosper.com. The notes I currently hold through Prosper once closed, will not be re-opened for a […]
Microsoft has never met a gigabyte of storage space it didn’t like for underlying operating system needs. As hard drive capacities have increased, this has gotten worse. While I normally wouldn’t care, the introduction of solid state drives have changed the game. Now costs for storage space have gone back up and limits have contracted.
For those of you who use OneNote, life is getting good. Recently, Microsoft released mobile versions of OneNote for the iPhone & iPad. Today, Microsoft released an Android version. Microsoft is pitching their web apps as a great and free solution to having your data everywhere. I’ve tried their web apps multiple times and can’t […]
After driving my newly acquired Civic for a few months, the time came to replace the wiper blades. I typically do this twice a year on my vehicles. It usually entails picking up a set of Anco replacement blades and swapping them out. I recalled seeing, while researching my Civic purchase, that most stock replacement wipers didn’t fit the […]
I complained before about the awfulness of the new tab page in Google Chrome.
I’ve been using Calgoo Connect to sync my Work Exchange Calendar with Google Calendar for some time. Though a resource hog, Calgoo Connect has worked until lately. Now the website seems to be down and syncing has stopped.
Google is the provider for most of the services I use. I use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader and a bunch of other services they provide. Chrome has become my go to browser lately. Recently, they have been making some interface changes. Some good. Some bad.
By all accounts I shouldn’t be writing this. Even almost 16 hours later, I am still struggling to believe the comeback(s) that the 2011 Cardinals pulled off in Game 6 of the World Series. The Texas Rangers should have woken up hung over from their post-game celebration. They had the Cardinals on the ropes multiple […]