Monthly Archives: November 2009

Black Friday? Hardly!

Maybe the rest of the country celebrated Black Friday today, but here at our house, it was white and brown Friday. We painted the eaves of the house. Which is to say, I painted it, mostly, because it was too … Continue reading

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Upgrading the home network

I just finished replacing my Linksys WRT-54G wireless router with a Linksys-by-Cisco WRT-160N wireless router. Q: why a new router? Wasn’t the old one working? Yes. But I have a project that will require a WRT-54G — yes, it involves … Continue reading

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Dell Post-Sales Support

Man, Dell really has dissatisfied this customer. I’ve documented some of this on Twitter, but the gist is that I bought a refurb display and it arrived missing a cable. The packaging didn’t include any bill of materials, nor a … Continue reading

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Healthcare at a Crossroads

I got a mailer “News … about changes to your healthcare benefits” from the people who do that stuff for me. In it was this amusing statement: The idea of change may not be particularly welcome at this moment, when … Continue reading

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MacBook Optical Audio Port

I’ve had a strange problem occur with my new MacBook: it fails to recognize when my headphones are in the audio port. The result is that the sound continues to come out of the laptop speakers. This has only happened … Continue reading

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