Category Archives: Technology

Bucky Roberts and TheNewBoston.org

One of my personal goals is to teach myself how to program in java. After falling asleep while reading tutorials, I clicked on youtube and then found Bucky Robert’s java tutorials. They are good. After going through the first 18, … Continue reading

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HDD vs SDD

Since I’ve been working with virtual machines lately, my tiny Solid State Drive is filled up.  This was easily remedied by adding a traditional Hard Disk Drive.  I was surprised at how much difference there is between these two devices … Continue reading

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Trick to Activate Windows XP

I work with a WinXP virtual machine quite a bit, and recently made some changes to the memory settings.  Do this too many times and then it complains that you need to reactivate it!  Here is a neat workaround that … Continue reading

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Recording Video with Good Synced Audio from Webcam

One of the little joys of using Linux is that sometimes you have to play with the switches and wires to make things work right.  For some reason, it takes a small miracle to record decent video via a webcam. … Continue reading

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I Was Utterly Wrong – Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs

If I’m wrong so often, what other misconceptions do I have? This is a GREAT TED talk by Mike Rowe, describing the epiphany he had while castrating sheep, OSHA, and the multi-front war waged against skilled labor jobs in the USA. … Continue reading

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CFLs are NOT better than Incandescent Bulbs!

Saying that CFLs are better than traditional light bulbs is one of the biggest scams and lies of the day! If you want to get all technical and factual about why compact florescent lights are NOT better than incadescent light … Continue reading

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Hardware Virtualization

    I’m a big fan of open source software, especially the GNU/Linux system, and I’ve been using it at home on my main computer for years now.  I’ve found excellent alternatives to (almost) every piece of software I used … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming | Fox News. “In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?” … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Theory and Myths

Original Article:  Info/Law » Cybersecurity Theory and Myths. Snippets from the article: Cybersecurity Myths: Cyber terrorism: it does not exist. There are no – repeat, zero – documented incidents of cyber-terrorism. Supply chain exploits: again, there’s simply no evidence that China, … Continue reading

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Soil Cube Winner

I just received word that I am the winner of a free soil cube tool.  I’ve been hearing about this tool from multiple sources, and of course I’ve wanted to try it out to see how it works.  The contest … Continue reading

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