For those who run a Plex Media Server, you know that one of the weakest points of having a Plex server is not having statistics baked into the application. You don’t have information about how many users you’re serving up how many streams, how many transcodes and what are the peak hours of the day. The information you really want to know if you’re running a Plex server for more than just a few people.
Mar 19 2018
Mar 07 2018
Over the past year or so, I’ve been getting into using the Google Home (assistant). It’s nice to be able to turn lights on, ask general questions and set appointments just by talking.
But one of the most disappointing things about the Google Home habitat is the ancillary devices/switches. A lot of them are fairly expensive. Running around $40 per socket or device. From my view, it’s excessive.
May 11 2017
This morning (5/11/2017), in the Senate intelligence meeting, the committee asked the leaders of our respective intelligence communities if using Kaspersky antivirus software was a good idea. None of those individuals endorsed using Kaspersky antivirus software to secure the computers. Kaspersky antivirus software is based in Moscow, Russia and has been recently mentioned/associated with the Russia spy effort in the United States.
May 06 2017
Since the time of me being able to download and install Dragon Professional Individual version 15, I’ve had continuous problems with using the software with Skype for Business version 15.0.4900. one of the advertising points of Dragon Professional Individual version 15 was that it was compatible with Skype for Business; version 13 and 14 were not. Version 15 was supposed return that functionality, but I have yet to see it.
Over the past couple of months, at least since late September 2016, I’ve been trying to work with Nuance support on a resolution. So far, nothing.
Apr 23 2017
In a time where everything is stored on solid-state drives, USB drives, SD cards and microSD cards, people tend to forget that the storage options can fail. Pictures and videos can be deleted by accident or they can become corrupted and you can lose them altogether. You would think that the respective operating systems would have this ability for recovery if something goes wrong, but most operating systems don’t have a robust ‘data recovery’ option built-in. Users are left to their own resources to find a good solution.
While there are a lot of options out there for data recovery wizards EaseUS has been in the data recovery business for a while and has a very good reputation, and thankfully they offer a free utility to cover data that’s been deleted, formatted or lost from most storage devices.
Mar 30 2017
This is a quick post about something I found on Amazon.com. So, first I was looking for a car charger that would fix my problem where I use my GPS on my phone and unfortunately, my car charger would not charge my phone fast enough so as I’m using my GPS, my phone is also dying.
Previously, I purchased an inverter, but I found that the inverter was a little bit noisy and it took up more space that I wanted to offer.
On Amazon there was a car charger from GNCB that boasted about ‘blazing charge times, reporting that it’s compatible with USB-powered 5 V devices. The price to Amazon was only about 10 bucks and with free shipping, I thought it was an easy deal.
Feb 09 2017
I don’t normally write stories about stuff like this, but it’s becoming strangely apparent that artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, and how it affects the human worker needs to be addressed; we need to talk about it.
I’ve been seeing a lot of stories about robotics, artificial intelligence and automation in general. The combination of those three factors are very strong indications that the human worker is not going to be able to contribute to the manufacturing world of the future.