Desk Setup, January 2021

There’s a metaphor out there that you should write about it if you say, are asked, or explain something more than three times. Since we’ve started OpenShift.tv, I cannot count how many times folks ask about my setup. I’ve wanted to write this article since last October. But, things hadn’t stabilized. For example, I’ve broken about half a dozen mic arms since May 2020 (of ALL price ranges). I also knew I would be moving operations from our unfinished basement up two stories to our guest bedroom (now my office)....

January 31, 2021 · 8 min · Chris Short
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'Tis the Season of Family Tech Support

It’s the most wonderful time of year! When everyone gets together with family or friends they haven’t seen in who knows how long. Of course, the topic of Trump, social media, and burnt gravy stories will come up. But, my personal favorite topic is, “I have this issue with PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY XYZ. Please help me!” Luckily, despite having not worked on anything other than Mac and Linux the past seven years, I don’t get too many wild questions from family....

November 20, 2018 · 7 min · Chris Short

T-Mobile Sidekick II Review

This is a comprehensive review of the T-Mobile Sidekick II. I wanted to push this review out a lot quicker but I figured that a thorough testing and experience with the Sidekick II was necessary. After spending a year with the original color Sidekick I think I’ll be able to write up a very good review. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   On Tuesday, my Sidekick II came and like a gleeful school boy I dropped my SIM card in it and plugged in it to charge....

September 23, 2004 · 12 min · Chris Short

My HP Pavilion zv5260us Laptop

I finally did it. I bought a laptop before I headed out to California. Not so much for the trip to California but for another PC in the house and some more horsepower (a lot more horsepower). I’m not a gamer but I can always use a powerful processor. I picked up the HP Pavilion zv5260us. Here are the specs of the system: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor 512 MB of DDR SDRAM 80 Gigabyte 4200 RPM Hard Disk Drive 15....

August 17, 2004 · 2 min · Chris Short