'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. [Read More]

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. Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again. Your subscription has been successful. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

Moving to Linux - Hardware Compatibility

The first step when preparing for the move to Linux is to make sure that your hardware is compatible. It requires a great deal of research when you get very specific (as I did). For example, I have a Logitech QuickCam Express and I wanted to make sure it would work with the latest Linux kernel. Well initially one would say, “Well it’s USB 1.1 it should work in Linux, no problem. [Read More]