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Four months with Circle guarding my Internet connection

Several months ago, I posted the unboxing photos and an overview of Circle, an Internet safety device that I ordered to protect my family at home.   I fully expected to be able to post a full review in just a few weeks, but I found that it took a bit longer to really test Circle with […]

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Unboxing Circle, an Internet safety device for your home

Meet Circle.  Circle is a new take on the age old parental controls for your home’s internet connection.  Circle is a small box that joins your home wireless network or that plus into your home’s wired network and becomes the enforcer for all of your traffic. Unboxing Photos   Technical Details Circle does not replace […]

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Cleaning up my structured wiring panel

My wife and I built our home about 5 years ago.  Unlike many people I know, I don’t have a long list of things I would do differently in my house.  We put a lot of thought and effort into our design and took about 3 years examining plans before we found on that worked […]

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Struggling with margin and technical debt

If left unchecked, its only a matter of time before every administrator becomes overwhelmed by technical debt.  It may be just months on a new job for a lazy admin or it may be several years for someone whose actively trying to manage their task list, but at a certain point, its bound to happen.   My […]

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Preserving and protecting old (and new) photos

Quite a while ago, I began trying to scan old family photos and preserve them.  Some were in pretty rough shape and took a while to restore and fill in blemishes to the prints.  Most were in very good shape, though, so I was able to go through some of my family’s oldest photos and […]

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What are your mobile apps telling about you?

I found a very interesting article today linked from the Wall Street Journal.  The Journal did a set of tests on popular iPhone and Android apps to find out what personal information is being collected and sent back to the developer or third party companies about you, sometimes without your consent.  The info-graphic is pretty […]

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Neglect…

Well, its a new quarter and I feel a big obligation to post something to the blog.  I cannot believe it has been three months since my last post.  I have several irons in the fire, but on the work front, I am glad to report that the vSphere upgrade has been completed and we […]

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Update shortages

Sorry for the update shortages.  I have had a tough week with the death of a great-aunt last week.  I hope to be back online posting daily from here on out.

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USAA – the model of customer service

In light of HP’s crap support yesterday, today I thought I’d relay something more positive towards a company I admire. This time its not Apple. Its USAA – the United States Automobile Association. USAA is a bank/insurance/financial company which is a member’s only corporation serving active and former members of the armed forces and their […]

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