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I have always maintained that the best version of Windows was Windows XP and it has gone down hill from there for a long time. One of the worst things about Windows which made me move all my personal computing to Apple was that I lost all my personal data and could not recover it.

I was one of the people who got a $250 Video Card (at the time) for work use because that was what Microsoft recommended for Windows Vista. I still remember the horrible, horrible days of Vista followed by Windows 7 — which was only slightly…


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My Amazing Dell Precision 5820 Desktop

I am writing this article because so many people use PCs for work. If you can, you should configure it at-least in RAID 5 so you can work with a reasonable expectation of not being disrupted by hardware failure.

I don’t use RAID at home (Macs backup and restore great) — but I have it configured in all my work PCs (even the Dell Precision 7xxx laptop). …


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Lots of companies make PCs today. And this article is written specifically for the thousands of developers who use a Windows Development Environment for working. Many of you may not have the $$$$ to spend on the best experience, so I am trying to provide the best guidelines on what to get based on years of my own research on this topic.

Let us make somethings clear at the very beginning:

  • I know the new generation loves to use thin and light laptops for coding, but note that I have definitively found that even very old desktops are much, much…


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I am writing this article as a continuation of my previous article:

Things sure seem to be getting better — there is no doubt about that. Everyone seems to want the schools to reopen. But, it looks like a lot of people still do not understand the true ramifications of opening up “everything” as well as even getting a vaccine.

The Truth about getting Vaccinated

Let us get one thing straight: you should get the vaccine as soon as possible. But there are some things which you need to know which has not been widely disseminated yet:

You also need to get the rest of…


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The future may not be as bleak as the title of this article says, but we will really only know for sure after the presidential elections of 2024.

Feb 12, 2021

It is hard for the senators in Washington to really understand what the vast majority of people all over America are feeling while watching the second impeachment trial.

What should Republican Senators do? Will voting to impeach the former president doom the party? Should they stand together and “fight back” and stop the impeachment?

None of these are easy questions to answer. It is probably easy to chicken out and just vote…


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The abandoned iPod is the perfect personification of the rot at Apple

I wrote this article about Apple while I was writing this story:

I would like to take a moment to shame Apple because of our collective high expectations for the company. I am not an Apple hater — in fact, I admire many of the products of this company. I prefer Macs over Windows PCs, I like iOS over Android.

I don’t necessarily think newer is better. My values don’t change just because a lot of people are banging their pots and pans and claiming that the next shiny thing is the best thing which has ever happened. I can…


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There is a myth out there that which has to do with streaming and Hifi. Basically, it says that the best way to listen to a streaming service in high fidelity is with a dedicated Hifi streaming device like one of the below:

These are all products which I have extensively researched online and watched hundreds of reviews on youtube. The reason why someone would want to look into Hifi streaming at all is because if you are among the 10% of people who pay the ridiculously high fee of $19.95 …


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A beautiful laptop PC running horrible Windows

For a long time, I have believed that the Windows ecosystem has been completely stagnant. This is why I eventually migrated to using Macs whenever I could, and today even for my office purposes I use a Macbook. It is just more stable and just works. This should not be remarkable, but considering windows laptops struggle even with waking up from sleep, there is a reason why Windows is on the decline.

I realized about ~15 years ago that programs not built by Microsoft suck on the Windows platform. Since then, 99.99% …


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I read this book recently and I agree with the GOP that we should not be trying to “force one size fits all” down everyone’s throat:

There are some really, really unhappy things mentioned in this book as well:

What can you do when:

  • You waited an entire year and put in thousands of ideas from the GOP into the bill, and yet not one of them will vote for you?
  • You bring everyone to the table and ask them what you can do to satisfy them, and they say effectively say “nothing, not matter what you do, I will…

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This article is a continuation of my previous articles on networking:

There are somethings we have always assumed as reasonable. One of those things is that when we buy into a technology like CAT 5e, it gives us a reasonable level of performance which is “not too bad” compared to later standards like CAT 6, the controversial CAT 7 or even CAT 8.

I have been shocked to see massive improvements all over my network (not just locally) when I have started to upgrade just one Ethernet cable connecting the port on my walls to the devices or switches in…

#hope

“If you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, do something about it. Say something. Do something.” — Rep. John Lewis

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