Hobbies

DRIVEing Me Crazy

My main computer has a strange malady. It’s running Windows 10 OS. It’s an old machine with an Asus M4A78T-E mother board. I just installed the newest BIOS for it – dated 2012/1/31, from five years ago. It was one of my attempts to fix my system problem. Making sure everything is the latest edition. I intended to update the C: drive to one terabyte from its present 500GB. My plan was to trade out...

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3D Printing, Not for Everyone

I am amazed by the number of people attempting 3D printing. It’s a wonder, and a curse. Or perhaps I should say causes a lot of wondering, curses and cursing. I am afraid that because of the reduction of cost, 3D printers are a popular holiday purchase. Many will be in the hands of totally inept owners who expect a plug-and-play experience. Plug and play (P&P) may be possible on some brand-new units, but in...

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On The Surface

I have the opportunity to use a Microsoft Surface 3 (S3) tablet computer. My son Steven has shared one with me that was given to him for business construction site use. However, the IT group refused to support the Surface tablet and it was not allowed to use the company VPN connections. I think because it was the first WIN10 PC they had seen and didn’t like the constant auto updates that are out of...

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Tablet Wars

The company for whom I have been working, is going to supply me with an iPad so I can assist with review their new product, which is a Service Book application running on iPad. It is the project for which I was hired and have been involved. Now I will be able to see it in action. Much desired for my understanding of what I am doing. I am not sure what they will provide...

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