Tag: Technology

Windows ‘Aero Snap’: Maximizing Tech Idiocy for Windows

Windows ‘Aero Snap’: Maximizing Tech Idiocy for Windows

This is the third in a series of posts that I am writing about the tech industry geniuses, through their endless benevolence and brilliance, giving their end users “features” that do nothing to improve the user experience. Contrarily, these “features” get in the way of productivity and, many times, cost users precious time as we…

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Hard Drive ‘Auto SpinDown’: Another Garbage Feature that Cannot Be Disabled

Hard Drive ‘Auto SpinDown’: Another Garbage Feature that Cannot Be Disabled

Some time ago, I bought a new Toshiba, 5-terabyte external hard drive for storage purposes. It operates via USB and is plug and play. It has performed very well, except for one thing. After a certain number of minutes of not using it, the drive quits spinning and goes to sleep. Then, if I want…

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Taking the Show on the Road

Taking the Show on the Road

I have long wanted to be equipped to easily do Govern America from any location, and on short notice. My intention is to be able to have a couple of bags of studio equipment that I can grab and go. Think of a “bug out” bag, only for remote radio broadcasting. Originally, I thought I…

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Content Management Platforms

Content Management Platforms

I was a latecomer to the world of content management systems. I used to always hand-code everything with a text editor and would spend hours trying to figure out why my cascading style sheets, javascript, CGI and perl scripts wouldn’t do exactly what I wanted them to do. I’d bang on them, get frustrated, give…

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