TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo

TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo I’m spoiled. I buy some piece of tech, I expect it to work, no muss, no fuss. I’ve been doing this long enough to remember how hard it used to be to get anything done to the point where I’m now often unprepared for what to do when tech things don’t work. I posted in my social media feed … Continue reading TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo

Remembering Why I Quit Windows Eight Years Ago

DailyRandomShit for 2016-07-30 Remembering Why I Quit Windows Eight Years Ago I tried to upgrade my copy of Windows ahead of the end of the free offer and failed horribly. I had a copy of Windows running using VMware Fusion on my 2012 MacBook Pro. I had an OEM copy of Windows 7 previously installed, but it failed to run and wouldn’t install, leaving me … Continue reading Remembering Why I Quit Windows Eight Years Ago

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

Part 1 – 2015-11-03 I think I got bored over the summer and decided that I wanted to go from the relatively inexpensive WordPress.com to the extremely customizable “self-hosted” version of WordPress (the version used by WP gurus and whole businesses built on supporting/creating these sites…). Since then I’ve “duplicated” the main blog, though there were about 1,000 posts that didn’t seem to make the … Continue reading It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty. Protect your women and children, the bad people on the Internet are at it again. Yes, that’s right, those pesky network newsies are the bad people who have taken the bad actions of other bad people and then pointed the finger of blame in all the wrong directions. Let’s hear it for Network News FUD … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty

Et Tu, iPhoto?

For as long as I can remember I was the guy with the camera. As a result I have a lot of boxes of photos (yes, physical prints), photo albums and gigabytes of image spread out over several personal and shared media servers. I’ve been wrestling with my collection for some time and had previously been a strong believer in the iLife/iPhoto process mostly because … Continue reading Et Tu, iPhoto?

Tweaking Tech & The How Much Is Your Time Worth

I have a co-worker whom I tease endlessly because when he switched from iPhone to a Samsung phone, he always seemed to be spending his time tweaking the device to do the things his iPhone used to do. He is happier having a much larger screen for less money. And I’m all about having choices and competition between tech vendors, but the question cannot really … Continue reading Tweaking Tech & The How Much Is Your Time Worth

Lightening the Load

This past week when I went into the office I left the ranks of the computer-backpack downtrodden. Over a year ago, back when I was ill, I had to carry everything in a bag because I needed both hands to support myself with my walker. It was bad enough to have to use a bag just to carry a water bottle or anything, but going … Continue reading Lightening the Load