Parental Control is out of hand

Parental control services, devices, and software have gotten out of hand. Yes, I said it. Let’s talk about it. Now, I am specifically talking about controls that monitor and forcefully control activities. Many of these devices and services prey on FUD (Fear,...

Shop Local has some flaws

While I understand the idea behind Shop Local (and support it), I think the saying has some flaws. There are many small online merchants that are part of your local community. By shopping local, you are not supporting them. And if everyone follows this mentality they...

Apple sued over dust covers – SMH

This is the most ridiculous lawsuit claiming Apple is hiding the fact they do not include a dust filter for Mac air intakes. Cleaning dust in your computer is your responsibility as an owner and it should be done every few months depending on the environment.Adding a...

New WiFi naming scheme

Since the inception of modern day wireless networks, we have used the IEEE given name. Now, thanks to the WiFi-Alliance we have a new naming scheme. 802.11-Wi-Fi 0 2.4GHz Only 802.11a-Wi-Fi 1 5GHz Only 802.11b-Wi-Fi 2 2.4GHz Only 802.11g-Wi-Fi 3 2.4GHz Only...

Speedtest.net App Cookie

Fun little hidden fun by the Ookla developers. If you have an iPhone, download the SpeedTest.net app by Ookla. Open the app and hold your finger on the Go button for a while. Wait. Seriously just wait. If you wait you will find out where the name Ookla came from and...

Coffee Facts

In honor of National Coffee Day, here are a few facts about coffee. Water is the most important ingredient. Bad water equals bad coffee.The darker the roast the less caffeine. The bitter taste does not indicate the caffeine content.Making a great cup of coffee is...