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2019 Computer Buying Guide

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology No Comment

Christmas isn’t that far off, and that idiocy that is the Canadian version of the US idiosyncracy that is “Black Friday” is even closer.  This means that prices are starting to creep up so that sales look better on on the greed fests at the end of November and December. It also means that people […]

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VPN – What does it really do?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

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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