I’m not Gandalf or Magneto

The truth behind the “I’m Gandalf and Magneto” & “Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Blade Runner” T-shirts… You may have seen these pictures over the last few days on the Internet… But you realize they are not real?  If not, then you might want to see the history of these shirts….  They first started as […]

What is a Port Number & Common Ports

What Is a Port Number? To the uninitiated or the otherwise-gifted computer user, technical geek-speak can be rather frustrating and aggravating. When instructions are filled with such things as “port,” “TCP,” “UDP,” and other acronyms or technical terminology, the user feels more isolated and rarely finds a solution or comprehension. Fortunately, comprehension is just moments […]

What missing from Internet TV?

Internet TV is threatening to turn cable TV’s subscription model on its head with on demand programming and rentals, but there is a key component that’s missing: content discovery. There is still no better way to find out what’s on than to flip through channels. Apple TV, the Boxee Box, Google TV, Hulu, Roku, and […]

Uninstalling Norton Antivirus & related Security Products

One major issue that I have seen is that Norton Antivirus & Security Products don’t always uninstall cleanly. Often, in the past, they have left the computer unable to connect properly to the internet, or having odd symptoms… What I have found is using the custom Norton Uninstall Utility, works cleanly, and is often faster […]

Backup? Why I want to forward…

Someone stole John Boldt’s laptop out of the trunk of his car. Nothing really newsworthy about that. But according to a CTV Calgary article, that laptop contained the University of Calgary grad student’s nearly-completed master’s thesis, as well as his research and notes. “It’s so many years of my life just thrown away,” Boldt told CTV. “The computer can be replaced. It’s […]

Ios 4.1 released (Build 8B117)

Apple has on schedule released iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and second and third generation iPod touch. The update carries the build number 8B117 which is the same build delivered to developers last week. Apple has a page detailing all the major changes in iOS 4.1 which includes a proximity sensor fix, […]