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Spock Was Wrong: In Tech it is Easier to Create than to Destroy 2021/4/5 8:17 PM
I assume most of you didn't already know this, so I'm going to clarify it up front. One of my favorite sci-fi trilogies is comprised of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Obviously the
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Once Woke, Brain Broke: A Tale Of Echo Chambers 2021/5/4 5:22 PM
A lot of my regular readers have probably already seen the title of this post and recoiled in either shock or horror, perhaps a bit of both. But the truth is, while I have spent a lot of time pointing out and pushing back against the sins of the so-calle
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Windows 11 Announced: A Legacy OS Gives Consumers The Middle Finger 2021/6/25 9:57 PM
As some of you may have heard, yesterday Microsoft announced the upcoming release of Windows 11. As an early build had leaked last week and Microsoft had dropped a number of hints this did not shock anybody in particular. What was rather shocking was how
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The Rise of Ryzen 2021/7/20 12:39 PM
So anybody who is even remotely paying attention to processors knows that Intel is in some really deep shit. Back in 2014 they were essentially riding high above all of the competition and nobody could even come close to challenging their vice like grip o
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Now Thats One Bad Apple 2021/8/14 2:20 PM
As some of you know, I had tentative plans to switch from my DeGoogled LineageOS / Android phone (some variation of which I have been using since 2016) over to an iPhone just as soon as they managed to rid their devices of that garish notch. Thankfully, t
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Fun, Franchises and ReMastered Classic Games 2021/10/6 2:35 PM
So long time readers will remember that about four years back, I posted a diatribe entitled "Repeat after me: Games are supposed to be fun" that basically railed against the realization that a lot of the new games floating around weren't actuall
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How Not To Switch To Linux With Your Hosts Linus and Luke 2021/10/30 2:13 PM
So over the last few weeks Linus and Luke over at LTT / FloatPlane have been teasing us with tales of their so-called Linux Challenge. The basic premise being that whichever of them can switch from Windows to Linux on their daily driver home PCs, wins th
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With A Linux Shell Comes Great Power... And Great Responsibility 2021/11/11 4:25 PM
So here we are, living in a world where Linus Tech Tips has released its first Linux challenge video. Of course while it all seemed like good fun to most people, a lot of negative and some positive consequences came out of that video. The purpose of this
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Linus Tech Tips, The Time Has Come To Say Sayonara 2021/11/23 10:12 PM
So part two of the LTT Linux Challenge video series just hit and I gotta say: I'm done. After watching Linus slander Linux because of things that are totally out of control of Linux or were the result of his own obvious half-assery, I no longer have any i
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Year End Musings - 2021 Edition 2021/12/30 3:18 PM
I'll be honest: it's been tough deciding what to write for my last blog post of 2021. Not because this year hasn't been eventful, but rather because in true douche bag writer style, I couldn't come up with any kind of theme to tie all the things I wanted
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The Great Social Media Retreat 2022/1/30 9:58 PM
A few weeks ago I changed my life on a whim. I deleted my Reddit and Twitter accounts. To be fair, I have deleted my Twitter account before, so perhaps that one isn't a big deal. My Reddit account on the other hand was practically a prized possession.
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Scam Review: Big Tech Bullshit 2022/2/16 12:06 AM
This is a post that I will probably come to regret writing and publishing in the future. The reason for that is simple. This post is going to make a lot of former, current and potentially future co-workers feel like idiots. That's because the topic for
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Finally... some Peace and Quiet 2022/3/16 3:25 PM
So ya'll have been following me on my hardware journey for awhile now and you have probably noticed that I keep focusing on different facets of the hardware experience. Well today I have some good news: I have finally found the exact combination of fact
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Pop! Goes the Distro And Fiber Internet For The Win 2022/4/26 8:42 PM
Some weeks it sure seems like things are always changing, doesn't it? Well these past few weeks have definitely felt that way for me. Just when I think things in my tech landscape are solidifying to the point where I won't have any more material for tec
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Proof of Life: I Still Have Something to Say 2022/6/22 2:17 PM
So its been a few months since I have posted anything here and the reason why is simple: I just haven't been feeling all that chatty lately. Now you might be thinking, "Has Jay finally run out of tech things to talk about?" and let me assure yo
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Sometimes The Only Winning Move Is To Not Play At All 2022/6/29 3:28 PM
Although this is mostly a tech blog, from time to time I have used this platform to share my political opinion. I don't know if any of my readers really care one way or another, but today I'm going to talk about politics a bit. So if you don't want to h
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Hasta La Vista Android 2022/8/4 12:48 AM
Well two and a half weeks ago I finally put on my big boy pants and took Annette down to the local Apple Store... and bought two iPhones. That decision came about because of years of accumulated frustration with Android, Google and Android OEMs. If you w
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All Hail the Tech Magicians and their Cantrips 2022/9/7 3:33 PM
Before I launch into this month's diatribe I want to offer my readers a word of warning: I've been feeling very pessimistic about tech in general as of late and this piece will expose a large portion of that to my audience. If you are already depressed
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The Siren Song of Set It and Forget It 2022/9/28 2:27 PM
The point of today's post, or diatribe if you prefer, is to push back against the notion that once you have a piece of tech integrated into a workflow, you are pretty much good to go barring any sort of critical failure. Sadly a lot of people believe thi
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