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Wowie Zowie. An SSD really kicks it

Every once in a while I treat myself to a new toy.  This time it was a Solid State Drive, SSD, or a computer disk with no moving parts based on flash memory technology.  I replaced the existing 120 GB regular drive in my 5-year-old Toshiba laptop with the SSD, created a partition on it,…

AirPrint is Slick

I’m getting to like AirPrint, a protocol which allows iTOYs such as iPADs, iPHONEs, and certain iPODs to print directly to a networked printer without having a clumsy printing App.  We use it in our house with all of the above.  Just yesterday I was at a customer’s house who was having a hard time…

Wired is Always Better

Many of my customers have heard me opine that if at all possible at least one connection to their router should be hard-wired Ethernet over UTP, Unshielded Twisted Pair.  Many of the reasons for this are given in this excellent Wall Street Journal article.  This is the main reason why I went to the trouble…