Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

According to the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) website, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D) is poised to eliminate $200 million from the Public Library Fund over the next two years. The CML dives right in with the threat – if you allow them to be de-funded and refuse to act, they’ll be… closing branches, halting new […]

The Wonders of Cell Phone Tethering

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

In my spare time I do a lot of volunteer work and one of the organizations I volunteer with holds it’s meetings in an office building that is as close as I’ve found to a WiFi dead zone.  There are three wireless networks available and all of them are secured (two of them are 2-Wire […]

“Stop Opening Chats! It’s Annoying!”

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

A few weeks ago Microsoft (MS) released Windows Live Wave 3 to public Beta. It didn’t take long for a few of the people on my contact list to start complaining. Here’s how the conversation started this morning: 10/9/2008 8:55:04 AM Stop opening windows on my desktop!! As it turns out, I most frequently get […]

Don’t Overlook Media Center Capabilities

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Sometime before Vista went RTM, I took advantage of a sale at a local retailer and picked up an ATI DV Wonder HDTV Tuner Card. It was supposedly one of the last tuner cards that didn’t support the “broadcast flag”. It’s been a while and I don’t remember the details, plus, it was a bit […]

Installing ATI Remote Wonder Plus (Vista)

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This weekend I spent some time getting familiar with Windows Media Center. An ATI Remote Wonder Plus came with my tuner card, so I plugged it in. Vista automatically installed the software and said the device was "”ready to use”, but the remote still wasn’t working, so the next day I looked into the issue […]

Christian Concerns with the Libertarian Party?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

A friend of mine pointed out a post on a political forum, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to clarify a few points that the original author seemed to overlook: However, the core problem with libertarianism is that the philosophy refuses to acknowledge that our rights come God (like the Declaration of Independence states). […]

Studies: CO2 output must cease altogether – Washington Post-

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Everybody hold your breath.  Warmists conclude that a radical approach is the only way to force nature to our whims. This sort of thing is the pinnacle of arrogance.  First, it assumes that Earths climate at the moment is perfect.  Second, it assumes that humans (who never make mistakes) should devote endless resources to the […]

Cons of Bureaucratic Infrastructure Maintenance

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

From an article circulated amongst my family members: Oberstar said the discovery of the Ohio bridge problem and its similarity to what happened in Minneapolis should renew concerns about the nation’s bridges. He said it underscores the need for a bill he’s sponsored that would increase the number of bridge inspectors around the country, as […]

Back Doors?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Of course we can’t eliminate the possibility of an elaborate government disinformation plot, but stories like this seem to indicate that encrypted data security is alive and well.  Here’s the meat: For more than a year, the government has been unable to view drive Z. A government computer forensics expert testified that it is “nearly […]

ZD’s Berlind: Mailbox Providers Responsible for Spam Solution

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

In a recent article on the Spam problem and one mans ideas to fix it, ZD Net contributor David Berlind advocated an unimaginative approach to solving the problem. We have to go back to square-one on e-mail and rebuild the entire system. Who is in a position to do this? Basically, all it would take […]

Experimenting with Skype and Ron Paul

Monday, July 9th, 2007

A few days ago I was informed that imeem would be discontinuing it’s encrypted chat client so I started using Skype as my IM client for encrypted conversations, file transfers, etc.  It has a few other interesting features that I figured I’d try out. One of the features is the ability to host a "Public […]