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First PC Build (Part 1)
A couple of months ago I made the decision to build myself a new computer. The intended use is gaming and for using the last real version of Photoshop. I was motivated by the poor state of console gaming and a simple desire to do something I haven’t done before – build a PC from the ground up. I’ve been using PCs for more than two decades. I’ve replaced a component hear and there, but for the last 10 years or so I’ve only used laptops. Therefore, this article will be written from the perspective ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:20 AM

Restarting a Surface Pro 2
Last Friday I encountered a problem resuming from sleep with my brand new Surface Pro 2. Of course this happened as I was getting everything ready to leave and catch a flight. I had just put the Surface to sleep and realized I needed to get some information first. I tried to resume and nothing. After some basic troubleshooting I called Microsoft technical support. Their technical support walked me through a few things including holding the power button down for longer then is normal to hard reset ......

Posted On Monday, December 9, 2013 2:03 PM

My First Netduino Go Project
Earlier I wrote that I got a Netduino Go Starter kit for Christmas. I've worked with it from time to time. This is a little late posting, because I finished my first project in February. I thought I'd share it here and perhaps I might get some ideas for future projects.You get several things with the starter kit including an RGB LED, button, and potentiometer. I put these together as an RGB flasher. The concept is simple. The LED flashes with color changes on an interval. The button starts and stops ......

Posted On Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:34 AM

Why I’m Not Buying a Surface Tablet
I’ve been anticipating the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet since it was first announced. Unfortunately, I was let down and had to wait longer when the release announcement for the RT was made. It meant several more months to wait for the Surface Pro which would run the applications I need and want to run. I need a computer and not just a toy. An Apple iPad would be sufficient if a toy was what I wanted. At that time not buying a Surface wasn’t a consideration. But, doubt crept in over time ......

Posted On Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:16 PM

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