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VPN – What does it really do?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology No Comment

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably noticed that Netflix in Canada is kind of sucky relative to Netflix in the USA.  Or perhaps you’ve hit a video link on some web site only to be told that the content is not available in your country.  Geography-based content rules are *REALLY* annoying… doubly […]

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It’s the new year! Are you ready?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology

The holidays are over and we’re in the long lull of drudgery until Family Day (or whatever it’s called where you are) in February.  Now’s the time to do a bit of administration to keep all your technological stuff in good order.  Here are six things to consider: Change your WiFi password(s) – If you don’t have […]

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Stop With These Open Concept Office Spaces

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

I’m wondering when we can all stop with these open concept, bullshit office spaces… cubicles with low walls, no privacy, limited space for personalization. Here’s some facts… Open slave pits, er collaborative work areas, do NOT foster collaboration, largely because most people’s work isn’t collaborative. The overwhelming majority of office workers work on their stack […]

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Things I don’t want

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Today, I noticed I had some Skype message notifications in my Windows Notification area.  This mildly pisses me off because I don’t run Skype all the time and thus feel there is no valid reason to be receiving Skype messages.  Microsoft, apparently, feels otherwise. Since they’d been there for a while, I figured it was […]

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