Month: April 2015

  • Administrative note: User Accounts

    If you register here for a user account, please use it to comment immediately. If you do not comment immediately (in a non-spammy way – I use Akismet), I will delete your account.

  • Reporting Issues – Geek-as-a-Trade series

    Tesco Tech Support Advisor

    One of the geeky intersections I have in personal and professional geekery is that of reporting issues. Sometimes this is with an online shop or app or web service. Sometimes it’s with a network provider, or a cell phone service provider. Sometimes I have to report to a professional IT Networking team. Other times I’m […]

  • Philosophy and Introduction – Geek-as-a-Trade series

    I’ve been a geek all my life. My work, my play, my housekeeping all involve geeking at some level. While plenty of geeks involve geekery in all parts of life, hereĀ is how I think I differ from most geeks especially at work and what’s important and valuable about that difference: I write stuff down and […]

  • Mirror

    It wasn’t until I’d been sharpening knives for more than 40 years that I figured out that the sharpest knife has the most reflective mirror finish on the bevel on both sides of the edge.

  • WordPress, Security, Hacking, Recovering from a Hack, and General Discussion

    Sounds like another round of WordPress blog hackings are making the rounds. I had my two WordPress blogs hacked by script 4 or 5 years ago. Here are some things to think about and consider if you own and/or maintain a WordPress blog.

  • Home Networking 2 – WiFi versus hard lines

    Here we discuss network design from the point of view of WiFi versus hard line links within the household.

  • Home Networking 1

    I recently upgraded my home network by buying, configuring and installing a hobbyists’ “performance” router, the Edge Router LITE from Ubiquiti. This after years of sticking with crappy consumer line Netgear products after getting royally screwed by Linksys (just as it was getting acquired by Cisco). This article is about acquiring, setting up and finally […]