Musings about things related to technology.
As part of trying to make my home office more efficient, I purchased some Bush and Souder Computer desks. I was very happy with both products.
One problem I was running into during assembly was getting the special screws for the cams to screw in straight and not cause the laminate to flake. I made a simple tool from a piece of 1×2 scrap. I simply drilled a hole slightly larger than the screw. I could insert the screw and then use my power drill (Use power tools for this at your own risk as it could damage the desk). The tool kept the screw nice and straight and got it started perfectly almost every time. Continue reading
I came across an interesting app. You simply put in the address where you were born (or any other address) and it will show a video with google streets and google earth data integrated into it.
The caveat is that the address you submit needs to be one that has google earth/streets data. Continue reading
I came across an interesting video about inkjet printers.
The essence is that the printer wastes ink to keep the nozzles clean. The waste ink goes into a container that will eventually fill up. It appears that the container is not readily accessible. Continue reading
I used 411.com, anywho.com and similar services for a number of years. You simply typed in a phone number into the reverse phone search and it would provide the listing information if the number was listed.
This was handy for those odd calls on the caller id that didn’t have a name attached. Continue reading
I read a couple of weeks ago that Bill Gates wants to expand where we will find Windows… ie in your car and other places….
That is interesting… I’m sitting here in a Starbucks and was doing a little bit of blogging. Nothing, special.. I had just highlighted some text and got a BSOD Blue Screen of Death and a forced reboot. Fortunately, I try to never have a lot of unsaved data. Continue reading