Unfortunately, my computer hard drive crashed last week, so blog posts have been hard to come by. My replacement drive arrived the other day, and my talented man has spent many hours getting my computer up and running again. There’s still some work to be done, but I just wanted to say a big “I… Read More My Favorite Superhero
Sindel Technology Solutions has now officially morphed into Green Loop IT Solutions. Stephen’s wardrobe has been updated with the addition of some sleek Green Loop polos. The company recently moved offices, so now Stephen has a bit of a longer drive, but that’s okay since we’re so thankful he’s still toiling away as one of… Read More Are You in the Loop?
Friends regularly ask me how Stephen likes his new job. In short, it’s a great fit for him! As you might remember, he began his job as Field Engineer for Sindel Technology Solutions on January 4th. Sindel is a computer consulting firm began by a husband and wife team, for whom it is named—Sindy and… Read More The Field Engineer
On January 4th Stephen began his new job as Field Engineer for Sindel Technology Solutions. While it was a joy for him to work at Americus Logistics under his boss, Robert (a fellow Christian and a deacon at a sister ministry here in the West Valley), we are thankful for this new position that will… Read More A New Job for a New Year
Several weeks ago, I got accepted to Google’s new collaborative communication tool, Google Wave. Since then, despite watching the instructional videos and having several friends with accounts, I’ve hardly used it, mostly for want of ideas of useful things to do with it. Apparently this has been a widespread issue, so the Google Wave team… Read More The Founding Fathers are on Google Wave!
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, so here’s a picture of me with my birthday present, from my wife: It’s a binary clock (actually, it’s BCD, but who’s counting?). Extra credit for anyone who can figure out what time this picture was taken (post in the comments).
If you’ve ever wanted a free/open-source software package with similar features to an expensive commercial program but didn’t have the time or energy to look, Open Source Alternative is a great resource. Dozens of popular commercial programs are indexed by category and searchable. Each commercial software entry is accompanied by one or more open-source projects… Read More Open Source Alternatives
Oy. Apparently it’s a really bad idea[ZDNet.com] to use GMail (or any other cookie-session based web service, for that matter) on a public or unsecured wi-fi hotspot. For GMail, logging in using https://www.gmail.com/ should head off this particular vulnerability, but unfortunately GMail doesn’t use secure http (i.e. https) by default. A word to the wise:… Read More Unsecured wi-fi + Gmail = Bad News
With our vacation coming up tomorrow, I happened across a couple of interesting Wired.com articles on air travel. The first one discusses how it took a team of MIT grads to decipher airline airfare schemes. Sort of. This would explain a lot: “the problem of finding the cheapest airfare from point A to point B… Read More Air travel links
I’ve posted most of the salvageable components from my dead laptop on ebay. You can see those parts and a few other items I’m selling here. I’ll be adding a few more items over the next several days, including a couple of HDDs and my Olympus C-720UZ camera. If you’re interested check it out.