I haven’t written as many entries as I would have liked over the past couple of months due to some big projects in regards to this blog. After many months I finally finished yesterday evening. The project was to go through each post – all 1,825 of them- and do the following: 1. update all…… Continue reading Blog and computer updates
Over two and a half decades being a computer and internet enthusiast there have been times when a major problem has suddenly happened. Sometimes it was forgotten passwords, others it was losing decades of data etc. Yesterday I had one of those issues and although it may seem minor to non computer/internet geeks it was…… Continue reading Internet Crisis!
I’ve lost count of all the computer issues I’ve had over the past three decades. They tend to pop up every two years or so, mostly due to the relentless assault of updates and upgrades. When computers break most people just lost all their data then went out and bought a new computer. The cloud…… Continue reading Computer Issues
*Note. This post started out as a regular journal entry but then ended up a home networking post. The time is 6:09 AM on Saturday December 21st, 2019. I always wake up early, usually around 3:30, 4:00 AM. When I do the decision has to be made if I should actually get out of bed…… Continue reading Smart Home Networking
I’ve always enjoyed technology and have often been a first adopter before new tech really goes mainstream. As I’ve gotten older my enthusiasm for always learning new things has waned a bit. I think this is because I have so much more technology in my life and technology is improving and changing at such a…… Continue reading Google Home
Well, what started out as simply desire to use my old Nokia RAZR to limit the influence of social media, tracking and all the invasive aspects of the internet has become one of privacy and reducing the influence of the internet in my life. As I mentioned previously, I wasn’t really enjoying the internet anymore. …… Continue reading State of the Internet – Third post
Privacy and the amount of information companies such as Facebook and Google have on their users has been brought to the forefront with the Cambridge Analytica debacle. This has been a catalyst for me to reevaluate how I use the internet and where I want to go from here. Frankly, I’m bored with the internet. …… Continue reading The Internet in 2018 – My Thoughts
I’ve spent the last few days encrypting everything. We’ve had a lot of home break-ins recently in our little seaside hamlet and it made me realize how vulnerable all our data was to thieves. With all the security, firewalls, passcodes and so on I never really thought much about having our physical devices stolen out…… Continue reading Encryption, Synology and External Disks