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.
When I took the CompTIA PenTest+ beta exam in late June, I had to switch out the editing PC for the test PC. The test PC had a clean install of Windows 10 that allowed the exam software to find the microphone and the webcam. Since I had so many USB cables coming off the editing PC, I had to sort out which cables were keyboard, mouse, and webcam. I was also running out of USB ports in the back. I’m going to install and troubleshoot the Orico USB 3.0 add-in card to add more ports and reorganize my USB cables.Read more “Installing and Troubleshooting Orico USB 3.0 Add-In Card”
Silicon with Adam Savage is three weeks away. Taking place at the San Jose Convention Center on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29, 2021. Tickets are still available for virtual or in-person attendance. What can you expect from attending SiliCon with Adam Savage in person?Read more “In-Person Expectations For SiliCon With Adam Savage”
On February 24, 2021, Fry’s Electronics shut down after nearly 36 years. Including the Webster, TX, store (outside of Houston) that had a full-sized mockup of the International Space Station (ISS). This short video is a montage of pictures taken from inside the store.
System admins had a busy month pushing out the latest Microsoft Windows patches for the PrintNightmare exploit. Meanwhile, HP advertised their new HP Wolf Security for work from home printers. That raises an interesting question. Does your home printer need security software against cyberattacks?Read more “Does Your Work From Home Printer Need Security Software?”
The be quiet! ultimate screwdriver is a must have tool for any PC builder. Designed for hard to reach mounting screws on air coolers. Available for $90 USD. For a limited time, includes the Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler for free (requires a big ass case).
NOTE: This short video is a parody ad. When you buy the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler, the screwdriver is included. Considering how useful the screwdriver is after installing the air cooler, it’s more valuable than the air cooler itself.
Chef Tom Colicchio demonstrates his simple recipe for roasted sweet garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival 2019. Peeled garlic on foil, a lot of sugar, a little bit of water, in a 300-degree oven for 45 minutes. Sugar turns into liquid and cooks garlic all the way through. Nice and sweet. Check out the original video.
Last month I looked at the be quiet Pure Rock Slim 2 air cooler for $25 USD. A viewer requested that I do a review of the Deep Cool Gammaxx 400 V2 air cooler that was also available for $25 USD. I didn’t like that model because the LED fan would have gone straight to the trash. The closest I ever came to having an LED fan was installing the Phanteks Halo Lux RGB fan frames. I got the Deep Cool Gammaxx 400S air cooler with a silent, non-LED, non-PWM fan for $27 USD. Which budget cooler was better?Read more “Deep Cool Gammaxx 400S Air Cooler for $27 USD”
Former president Donald Trump announced his class-action lawsuit against Big Tech. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube banned his accounts after inciting the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit calls for:
- Declaring Big Tech as “a state actor” for infringing on Trump’s First Amendment right.
- Declaring Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as unconstitutional.
- The reinstatement of Trump’s banned accounts.
- And unspecified punitive damages.
Here’s why the Trump Big Tech lawsuit will fail.Read more “Why The Trump Big Tech Lawsuit Will Fail”