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First a recap, very briefly. I needed a new laptop at the same time I was suffering from FOMO around my friends playing PC games together. So after a few sidetracks that didn’t pan out, I decided to blow the budget and bought a gaming laptop. My last update was […]

So after my semi-failed experiment in streaming games from my old machine upstairs to the entertainment center downstairs I thought I was done with PC gaming once again. Then I had to buy a laptop. See, “my” laptop was actually provided by the company I worked for. They got bought […]

For most of my gaming life I was a computer gamer as opposed to a console gamer. The first system I owned that could play games was an Atari 400 which I got in 1980 or so, and the first console I bought was a Turbografx-16 in 1989. For a […]

I just this morning realized that a recent update to the blog caused comments to stop working. If you’ve tried to comment recently and your comment didn’t show up, I apologize. It wasn’t intentional, and it should be fixed now.

This week Microsoft is holding its annual Build developer conference. Yesterday was the Windows Keynote and as has been true for the past few years, there was a segment on Hololens, Microsoft’s augmented reality headset. What was different about this year is that Microsoft has broadened its horizons some. While […]

Geek talk warning. Another frustrating tech problem stopped me dead in my tracks today. This time it was virtual machines managed by Vagrant.

I’m old enough to remember the first moon landing. What a time that was. Every kid wanted to be an astronaut. We drank Tang and ate Space Sticks and anything that was freeze dried. We built plastic models of the lunar module. It was the start of a bold new […]

Looking for a Linux guru to help me get a laptop’s Suspend function to work!

Vera Rubin died last month, and her obituary in the NY Times is a fascinating read, not just because of the great work she did in identifying the mysteries of dark matter in the universe, but because of the obstacles she had to overcome in order to even be given […]

This week I offended some ancient technology demi-god somehow, and I paid the price. It all started Wednesday when folks were talking about LOTRO. I was wondering if my old characters still existed so I fired up Steam and installed the game. When it finished installing through Steam I fired […]