Earlier this year I decided to string up some security cameras on the house. Like many projects, this one took on a life of its own.
I decided to share my experiences after playing around with several different cameras, network setups and software packages. Maybe you can glean some nuggets of wisdom? Or maybe you’ll just find comic relief in my haphazard abuse of the English language? Let’s find out…
Chapter 1: Wired or Wireless?
Axis Communications design cameras with industrial-strength features and provide free software that makes for a simple setup using a secure interface to view online.
Continue reading My IP Camera Lessons
So it appears the fox-guarding-the-henhouse approach to regulation continues.
For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient fact that his proposal had attracted…
via The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed — TechCrunch
Alphabet is reportedly mulling a $1B investment in Lyft
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The first real step towards a world of Jonny Quest rocket planes traversing the globe.
SpaceX has succeeded in re-launching one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the first time ever, an undertaking that saw the first ever reflight of an entire orbital class rocket ever, by anyone. The achievement is a key ingredient in SpaceX’s long-term business plan for making rocket launches more affordable and accessible to corporate and…
via SpaceX successfully re-launches an orbital Falcon 9 rocket for the first time — TechCrunch
We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. Read More
via Laying a trap for self-driving cars — TechCrunch
Did you ever wonder if the term “Love-Hate Relationship” existed before computers?
I think it probably did. But I’m guessing it’s used a great deal more today.
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I’ve been a fan of Chromebooks for years. They’re a great computer choice for so many people. Did you know Chrome OS is now the second most prolific operating system on the planet?
Now a couple of new models from Samsung have upped the game. Read my take on these new game-changers on Design Gadget…
The latest from Samsung hopes to boost the Chromebook beyond entry-level status.
via Chromebooks Go Pro — Design Gadget
If all goes as planned this blog will be coming to you directly from WordPress.com.
Big whoop, right?
Continue reading Moved
For years word processing aficionados have complained that Google Docs doesn’t support columns.
Well your wait is finally over!
Continue reading Columnista, Rejoice!
Windows 10 has some great features. Virtual desktops, integrated VPN, wireless displays, a browser that works, etc.
But you may not have noticed the included panoramic desktop wallpaper images. Users with multi-screen displays will discover that an extended desktop no longer means a repeated background image. Extending your desktop to another monitor will show a full panorama image. Continue reading Wallpaper Your World