Over the Xmas holidays I discovered that a local Goodwill had converted into a Salvation Army thrift store. I love places like that. During Christmas the selection was amazing. I didn’t need or buy anything but had fun looking over all the fake trees, wreaths, lights and Santas. I also noticed a substantial electronics section […]Read More Even MORE vintage audio geekiness
Spent the last day or so trying to restore my best computer after a ‘fresh’ install of Windows 10. Turns out it wasn’t a fresh install at all, with lots of HD space gobbled up by crap and old files. Now I can’t get the computer to run anything but Ubuntu, which is fun but […]Read More Baffling Windows 10/7 upgrade/downgrade
Back in the day, people used to walk downtown or go to malls and “window shop.” It was a good way to kill time, see what’s out there, and not break the bank because generally, you didn’t buy anything, you just looked. Today I searched and the appropriate term for doing the same thing is, […]Read More Nice Chillout App
This is an old laptop with only 512mb RAM and a mobile Sempron processor. For the most part, it was a pretty crummy laptop. About a week after the one-year warranty expired, the hinge broke that holds the screen to the body. When I got a new laptop, I put this old laptop to rest. […]Read More My Decapitated Laptop
Since returning to Win 10 I’ve been exploring Cortana and Edge. I guess the older I get, the more I like to get more done with less effort. It’s called being organized. Also, using whatever tech helps to make life fun and easier. So far Chrome is still my main browser. But Edge is creeping […]Read More Edge is getting sharper – Cortana more appealing
Funny. Not too long after writing about Windows 7 I got bored with my computer and upgraded to Windows 10. I was able to do this for free because I took advantage of the free upgrade when it first came out. Even though I reverted to Win 7, you can go back to Win 10 […]Read More I switched to Windows 10 and for the most part, I like it
Going through the charts for 1998 I’m having a tough time finding a song for Reelin’ in the Years. I do not think any of the songs are all that great. I’m considering posting one as my most respected for that year but it never was a fav. More like something you’d hear while shopping […]Read More 4FUN HITS – Who Are You by The Who
If you’re like me you have a love/hate relationship with your touchscreen device. Take my tablet. For starters, it’s a Lenovo so I’m not sure if the screen is quite as repsonsive as say, a Samsung or iPad. But it works, has 2 gb RAM, which is pretty good, and I love the android OS […]Read More My latest very inexpensive Amazon purchase!
I haven’t tested out android wireless cams yet but for our old iPad2 and iPhone there are two free apps that I’m quite impressed with. First, EpoCam Viewer is popular and seems reliable. But the free version has almost no options. You’re set at 640 by 480 resolution, and can’t choose image quality. Also no […]Read More Turn your phone or tablet into a wireless webcam = cool!
Last night… late last night I was pleased as punch with Google Chrome Remote Desktop. But this morning, with the host laptop upstairs and perhaps more Google or local server traffic (not sure which), there was a significant lag which rendered it practically useless. Switching to the free Team Viewer, which I’m trying right now […]Read More Maybe I spoke too soon – Team Viewer seems better than Google Chrome Remote