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2023

Hello World (Again!)
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Personal Hello World JamStack Hugo Gatsby Philosophy
I am Back!!! After unfathomably long hiatus - the World and I have changed much! Hope you are ready for even Crazier writing from me! As you notice, the site is vastly improved!

2015

Duplicate MAC address on Cable Modem – The Fight Goes On
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Communications FCC Internet
TLDR: Arris/Motorola SurfBoard Cable Modems (and perhaps others) are constantly showing up with Duplicate MAC Addresses, even though each manufacturer must only make Single device with same address. Looks like it is time for another fiasco/fight with Comcast for us, something that has become at least annual affair.
My Advice for Dealing with Anxiety (Social, Disorder or Otherwise)
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Anxiety Self Help
Featured Art: By Destiny Blue on DeviantArt Overview> Overview # First, a quick primer to anxiety itself – it is actually an important human feature which evolution perfected over many millennia.
Biggest Microsoft Security Lapse in Recent History – Skype’s achilles heel
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Consumerism Microsoft InfoSec Skype
Yet again I come to you with rant, but this time seems like the reason is Microsoft’s huge lapse in basic Skype account security. Probably like mst of you, I have created my Skype account Many years ago.

2014

SteamBurglar Malware – Theft in the Digital Age
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Malware InfoSec
Featured Photo: By Ed Hardie on Unsplash My son started screaming few hours back, scaring us half to death. Apparently he reacted this way to what seemed like a virus infecting his computer, after he ignored all long standing advice from me and clicked on nasty link from another Steam user sent via chat.

2013

The Zeitgeist Movie Series – My Take
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Economics Money Review Utopia
Let me open by saying that these movies are a classic definition of Propaganda. They follow the tried and true model of massaging real facts to their own needs, and using strategic omissions or worse.

2012

Tivo Disaster – If it Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It?
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Consumerism HDTV Tivo
It is really basic premise, and I didn’t even invent it. Alas I have to warn other potential Tivo customers, after giving company many chances to make things right and a month of monumental efforts (mostly mine).
The ‘final’ Frontier in Java
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Java Programming
Introduction> Introduction # Although this post came about primarily to help my son learn Java, it still amazes me how many professional developers do not understand this basic premise in Java (Programming Language) even after working with it for Years.
Finding Life’s Riches
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Philosophy InfoSec Internet
EDITOR NOTE: Recovered from Draft, so Old but Newish Post! While I walk this Earth like (most) of you, I have set myself a goal of Life Long Learning. Perhaps this is one of the reason I find computers so fascinating, as it is a never ending universe that we are constantly creating.
How to Print To your iPhone or Android Phone
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Consumerism Free Technology Deal
Yes, this is not a typo – printing To your iPhone, I know it sounds weird! It is actually very handy, saves plenty of trees and makes “printouts” easier to carry around and find in the future.
Getting Rickrolled by Rick in BrowserQuest
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FireFox Programming Weekend Fun
This one is definitely filed away under Weekend Fun! Kudos to Mozilla foundation, though a bit sad that it doesn’t play on iPad (and some other browsers) yet. The brilliance of the BrowserQuest is not just in it’s grand fun gameplay, but also that it is truly and completely open-source!
Zen and the Art of iOS
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Apple iOS iPad iPhone Technology UX Philosophy
Today I want to reflect on Zen of iOS and overall Apple philosophy. But first, there’s a disturbance in the force that I must deal with. My overall tranquility has been compromised, and by Apple Genius Bar employees, no less.
The Adventures of the Me-2 Ship
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Android Innovation RIM
This famous ship sailed the seven seas for years and years. It rode the waves up and down, and often seemed like it will capsize, but it managed to survive.
Solved: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2
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Microsoft Technology Windows
My son and I went through rather painful ordeal with this Event 11 that Windows quietly generates. It took us few weeks to fully work out why Windows suddenly started hanging, misbehaving or even crashing with blue screen.

2011

11/11/11 And Our Binary Future
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Numerology Project
Just had to post today, such a special day in history of the World. I entertained a plan to a day off, but ended up working harder than ever. And now – it’s 11.
My Sandbox! (aka: Liability Fiasco)
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Apple Consumerism Mac InfoSec
It is that time again – time to decide how much credit we should allot to our users, versus how much we should “protect the user from him/her self”. Ah, the eternal dilemma – but wait, Apple to the rescue?
Turning Point – Steve Jobs Book Purchase
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Consumerism Future Technology
Short post – more of a call to arms, to discuss burning point for many people today. That is, What Platform to choose to purchase this iconic Steve Jobs biography eBook.
Annual eBay Bashing – or Mini How-To for Large Software Base
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Consumerism eBay
I fondly call my wife lately Commodity Investor, as she loves to scout out best deals on eBay. In fact, I would easily bet that we are in their top 10% of customers list, and let’s just leave it at that.
The (prison) state of social
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Social
Sitting in Starbucks, where I seldom go, and reflecting on my nearly ended "night on the town". With many activities going on today, I ended up in Downtown Atlanta all alone with 3 hours to burn.
GeekGasm 2011 (aka: Dragon*Con)
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DragonCon Entertainment
I managed to get out to Dragon*Con this year, but it ended up short and unpleasant experience. Granted, my planning was poor (read: non-existent). After repeatedly asking my family about it in the past few weeks, I got a very clear and solid NO from all other family members.