Archive for the 'Geek Stuff' Category

Time Travel

May 5th, 2017

Time Travel It’s one of my favorite topics in Science Fiction and there have been lots of treatments in literature, movies and television. Lots of them are silly, but several are very, very good, at least in my opinion. Netflix’s Travelers, Continuum, Twelve Monkeys (the book, the movie and the TV show)The Time Machine, Millennium, […]

How John Ringo Ruined My Zombie Apocalypse

May 2nd, 2016

I have a zombie problem, a serious one. No, the dead are not walking up to my porch, pounding on the back door to get inside for a screaming snack. Those are just socialist wanna-be’s trying to get at any extra cash I may have stashed away. The zombie problem I have is more cerebral […]

Windows 8

September 15th, 2011

Well, I’ve decided I ought to get more into the habit of blogging again and I’ve been handed a perfect opportunity in the form of the Windows 8 Developers’ Preview release. Now I’m not one of those who has to jump on every new thing that comes along, but since starting my current job I’ve […]

The Last Weekend

January 29th, 2010

This is my last weekend of unemployment- the new job begins Monday, February 1st. What does that mean? It means No cell phone, no Blackberry, no worries about being yanked out of bed at 3:00 AM because a customer  did something “that shouldn’t have affected anything!” And believe me when I say that is the […]

Humble pie

August 14th, 2008

I’m a Windows Administrator by profession and there’s always a healthy, if sometimes strident, level of competition with the UNIX side of the house. Recently we had a 2003 server go black on us. The server was up and functioning, but any attempt to RDP or logon to the console was met with a black […]

Some geek action

July 29th, 2007

I’ve been busy for a bit, so little posting is the result. Built my new computer- Athlon X2 64 5300, 2GB DDR2 800 with a Gigabyte GeForce 8500 GT 512MB PCIe graphics card.  The thing screams under XP 32-bit, but I’ve noticed the drivers from the Gigabyte motherboard leave a bit to be desired. Reports […]