The Christmas tree at Eastridge Mall in San Jose/Silicon Valley, CA, on Sunday, 12/12/2021, from four different directions (north, east, south, and up). Music is “Jingle Bells” by Kevin MacLeod. Happy holidays!
CompTIA is now offering a $50 US beta exam (XK0-005) for their Linux+ certification. Regular exam price is $380 US. You can scheduled the beta exam from now through Friday, February 18, 2022. The results won’t be official until the exam releases in June 2022.
I scheduled my online exam for the last day to give myself two months of studying time. I got the “CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide: Exam XK0-004” by Ted Jordan. I should pass since I used Linux since the late 1990s.
I misidentified the G.Skill memory kit on the ECS KAM1-I AM1 mini-ITX motherboard in my last tech video. I said it was 8GB 1600MHz DDR3. It wasn’t. While editing that video, I added on-screen text that it was 4GB 1333MHz DDR3.
Why did I say 8GB 1600MHz DDR3?
I have a Patriot memory kit with those specs inside my old AM3 system that gathered dust for the last three years. That memory kit is now installed on the AM1 motherboard for my next tech video.
I replaced the words “stand up philosopher” with “content creator” in the famous quote from Mel Brook’s “History of The World, Part I” movie. His definition is now my motto towards making YouTube videos.
Broke out the Star Wars Stormtrooper a bit early to celebrate the holidays in FortNite (Chapter 2/Season 8). The holidays and winter wonderland doesn’t start until the next season on December 5, 2021. Stormtrooper is wearing a snowman backpack and doing the snow globe emote.
The Rolling Stones and Boston Dynamics reenacted the “Start Me Up” music video with the Spot robots. Some people may recall that “Start Me Up” was the them song that launched Windows 95 on August 24, 1995. Microsoft paid the Rolling Stones $3M US to license the song and perform at the launch event. This parody video recreates an ending that too many Windows users are well familiar with.
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk of “Star Trek: TOS”), became the oldest person at 90 years old to go into space aboard the second human Blue Origin flight on Wednesday, 10/13/2021. This montage video features scenes from the flight and inside the capsule, and the song, “Rocket Man” by Elton John, that Shatner performed at the Science Fiction Film Awards on January 20, 1978.
On Friday, September 24, 2021, UPS delivered my Apple iPad mini 6 to the Amazon Hub at my gated community. Except for one small problem: “This Hub is temporarily unavailable” error message on the control panel. Here how to fix that error message.Read more “How to Fix Amazon Hub Not Available Error Message #SHORTS”
One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.
One of the worse smells that I’ve ever dealt with while working at a local hospital was replacing a PC inside a maternity room. The nurse told me the room was ready. It wasn’t. I walked inside and it smelled like a slaughterhouse. It was that bad.