TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo I’m spoiled. I buy some piece of tech, I expect it to work, no muss, no fuss. I’ve been doing this long enough to remember how hard it used to be to get anything … Continue reading TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo
Damn, my old Drobo FireWire/USB backup drive died today. Anticipating my summer travels, I had already switched to little Seagate portable USB3 drives… still feel sad and a little concerned whether I had moved everything onto other drives… 😕 Comments: Continue reading Daily Random Sh*t: Drobo Death
DailyRandomShit for 2016-07-30 Remembering Why I Quit Windows Eight Years Ago I tried to upgrade my copy of Windows ahead of the end of the free offer and failed horribly. I had a copy of Windows running using VMware Fusion … Continue reading Remembering Why I Quit Windows Eight Years Ago
Part 1 – 2015-11-03 I think I got bored over the summer and decided that I wanted to go from the relatively inexpensive WordPress.com to the extremely customizable “self-hosted” version of WordPress (the version used by WP gurus and whole businesses built on supporting/creating these sites…). Since then I’ve “duplicated” the main blog, though there were about 1,000 posts that didn’t seem to make the transfer successfully (requiring some ongoing hand-coding/manual transferring of the missing posts…). I created a blog specifically for my podcast, jbb’s final thoughts (instead of it being just a category on the main blog). I’ve attempted … Continue reading It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015
JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty. Protect your women and children, the bad people on the Internet are at it again. Yes, that’s right, those pesky network newsies are the bad people who have taken the … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty
For as long as I can remember I was the guy with the camera. As a result I have a lot of boxes of photos (yes, physical prints), photo albums and gigabytes of image spread out over several personal and … Continue reading Et Tu, iPhoto?
I have a co-worker whom I tease endlessly because when he switched from iPhone to a Samsung phone, he always seemed to be spending his time tweaking the device to do the things his iPhone used to do. He is … Continue reading Tweaking Tech & The How Much Is Your Time Worth
This past week when I went into the office I left the ranks of the computer-backpack downtrodden. Over a year ago, back when I was ill, I had to carry everything in a bag because I needed both hands to … Continue reading Lightening the Load
I’ve been shopping at Costco going back to the days when it was called Price Club, which is all to say that I’ve been trained to enjoy fun discoveries, but then be okay with their short lifespan and impermanence. Which … Continue reading Adios RockMelt Browser
I bought this Motorola S10HD Bluetooth headset in 2011, but didn’t get into really using it until the past five or so months (primarily because I wasn’t impressed with how clumsy the pairing was). So now I only use them … Continue reading What’s the Life-Expectancy of Bluetooth Headsets?
At this past district tech meeting (10/12) the director told a story about a neighboring district’s network going down for two-weeks, referring to it as a “career ending” situation that our district will never have to face because of the … Continue reading When It’s More Important to Have Shiny Tools Than To Use Them