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Getting the extra hour of sleep on Sunday is nice, but the end of Daylight Savings Time really doesn’t hit me until I drive home from work in the dark. This year, I was actually very good and purchased some 9 volt batteries and replaced the battery in a smoke detector (after I stole its […]

Last night I think I figured out why our network speed was so slow. I hooked my laptop directly up to the cable modem and it worked just fine. This indicated that the problem was on my network. Since I see two other wireless access points (one humorously named “notyournetwork” and the other “Only Our […]

The last couple of days, our internet connection has been dead slow. It has been dial-up slow. When I get some time, I’m going to do some troubleshooting and make sure it isn’t my network and then I’m going to call Cox. Since backups are pretty fast and the slowdown is affecting all of our […]

My brother Steve has a good eye for the unusual and always travels with a camera. He just got some photos of the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz which was being tested near Las Vegas. Often cars are tested in desert conditions before being sold. I have seen several on I-15 north of Vegas or on the […]

Traffic Spike

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Using the excellent Google Analytics tool, I can see the large spike in traffic from the announcement of Hot Wife’s pregnancy. We sent about 120 emails out to folks for our announcement so to see a spike of about 200 visitors was pretty exciting. Also, the map of viewers is pretty interesting as well: I’m […]

Powermax, an Apple Reseller, has a great teardown series of photos of the new Mac Pro. It would be interesting to have shots on how the side of the case opens. In any case, the Mac Pro is a great looking piece of hardware. Having heat sinks on the RAM is pretty crazy.

I got my MacBook Pro back from warranty repair at the Apple Store. They replaced the motherboard to fix the whining noise and replaced the battery to fix the battery swelling problem that was causing power cuts and affecting the trackpad button. The machine is much quieter and seems to be running cooler as well. […]

Apple has announced a recall of batteries for the Macbook Pro. I guess I am not the only one with the problem.


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I’m going to be offline for a while as my MacBook Pro is going to be in the shop. I’ve had many Macs over the years and have found them to be very reliable. However, this computer has had a few problems probably due to the fact that I got a very early machine (in […]