When twitter started it’s impending collapse right after Elon Musk took over, I like many jumped over to Mastodon, or more specifically to the mstdn.socialhttps://mstdn.social server. By now, anyone even vaguely interested knows “Mastodon” isn’t a thing, it’s not a … Continue reading Mastodon: Enter At Your Own Risk!
We are approaching the fourth major marketing blitz in two months. It’s never ending. First, it’s “Thanksgiving”, then in short order after the Thanksgiving marketing blitz, the “Black Friday” blitz starts. Just as Black Friday comes to an end followed … Continue reading Try An e-mail Detox
With the clock ticking on Windows-10 end-of-service/support and having had a pretty good experience with Windows-11, when Dell SupportAssist prompted me to trade-in I thought I’d have a look. I have 5x Small Form Factor (SFF) Windows-10 devices, 1x laptop … Continue reading Do Better Dell
I’ve not been a big Mastodon user so far. In so much as the “twitterverse” is looking for an escape vehicle as new CEO Musk seems to thrash form one wild idea to anotherGift link: Opinion Users can leave before … Continue reading Mastodon <> Twitter
Thinking about doing “AI”? – I gave GPT-3 a turn, it works well on generic questions, like “what is the value of public art”. “Public art can be a great addition to any community. It can add beauty and interest, … Continue reading Giving “AI” a spin
Remember when a fishing trip meant long days sat with your Dad, miles from anywhere, staring at a pond with a few cold ones and your Dad telling you not to drink the beer too fast? Nope, my Dad didn’t … Continue reading Let’s Go Phishing…
Americans have no idea how backward their financial systems are. Charles Arthur (author and commentator) via The Overspill No. 1618 Yesterday evening I went through the usual dance at a restaurant in my home town of #louisvilleco . You ask … Continue reading CHASE Backwards Banking
If something seems too good to be true The old idiom is certainly true when it comes to #instagram When @duckduckgo sent out this tweet and my reaction is this isn’t the half of it. If #facebook was only used … Continue reading Instagram Scams
I just wrote this up on my aging tech’ blog. If you need a small system with Windows to perform lightweight tasks, you might consider re-using one of the thousands of used, decommissioned corporate computers available on ebay. If your … Continue reading Need a cheap but useful Windows computer?
US Internet continues to be a problem, especially for small businesses, it’s a total ripoff. First up you have to deal with the sales charlatans, reading from a script, clueless about the technology. Todays first email included this classic: “I wanted to clear something up before processing the order. The quote was is for 50M which is 50 megabit not megabyte as I had stated earlier. “ CenturyLink VAR. Typically though, retail/consumer internet is sold as Mb(megabits), while it’s uncommon for commercial internet to be sold as MB(megabytes), it can be. After all, they sell you on a different class of … Continue reading Do you want bytes with that?