Category: Technology

Redundancy FTW

I’ve had a Drobo running since 2015 up in my closet dutifully keeping data spinning on the five drives inside of it. Yesterday, while I was dealing with all the crap from my accident, I looked at the Drobo and it had a red...

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Apple Watch – Series 4

I already wrote on Friday that I picked up the new iPhone XS from the Apple Store. While there I checked out the new S4 Apple Watch. I didn’t pre-order it so of course, they had none for me to purchase. I had a Series 2...

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New Phone Day

Today I picked up the new iPhone XS. If I wasn’t on a plan when I give my phone to Ennie every year, I don’t think that this phone is really worth the upgrade. Objectively is it a better phone? Yes, it is. It feels...

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Effective Antipatterns

My team has an “Effective Java Book Club” where we go over the book “Effective Java (3rd edition)” a few items at a time every couple of weeks. This is from Item 34 of that book. Whatever you do,...

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WiFi Switcheroo

I’ve been having some issues with the Apple AirPort WiFi hubs that I’ve had working for ages here at the Burgyán compound… random drop-outs and stuff like that. I’ve had to reboot the network a couple of...

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Printing scare

I turned on my printer yesterday to print out a photo for Jackie and I was presented with something like this: Before that, it was giving me errors about the print head. Of course if I needed a new print head that would be a...

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Speed

I couple weeks ago I got a new computer. It’s a beast. I’ve been running some videos through them lately, both personal and for work, and I can say that OMG this is amazing. My previous computer, which wasn’t...

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Principle of least surprise

I spend a lot of time complaining about technology and when things don’t work. Today is different. I just spent maybe a day or so rewriting a library that read in ion and converted them to some objects. Ion is a JSON-like...

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