Please stop posting pics with black bands at the top and bottom…

Look you’ve got to stop posting these pics on Facebook–the ones with the black bands at the top and the bottom. (This also applies to Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and any other place smart phone pics are accepted.) Apparently you learned how to take a screen capture with your phone, but you didn’t learn how to […]

Logging in Automatically and Other Windows 8.1 Tweaks

I run Windows 8.1 as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion.  I let the host operating system take care of security, specifically: Require login at boot and wake from sleep Screensaver enabled after 5 minutes Require password at screensaver Start screensaver hot corner If I lock my host OS, then you can’t get to the […]

Keeping All Your Files Synced Across All Your Cloud Storage Providers

I’ve been checking out a number of cloud storage providers–quite a few actually–all together around a dozen. It is easy to say that not all cloud storage services are created equal. Not all have sync utilities. Not all have clients for both Apple OSX and Windows or for both iOS and Android. Not all clients […]

VMworld 2012 Takeaways, Day 4

The Thursday keynote at VMworld generally highlights some inspirational technologies and their creators, generally not at all related to virtualization. In the 2012 Thursday keynote, Genius Machines, the speakers talked about autonomous algorithms that run the world, humanoid robots, and self-driving cars… In short, we are closer to the robot wars than ever. Kevin Slavin […]

Some Unsolicited Advice about Posting a lot of Pictures on Facebook

Recently while checking Facebook, I saw that a friend had added 200 new photos to a gallery. I had to say something. So I messaged him with some unsolicited advice. I realized that there are others out there who need to hear this message so I am republishing it here as an open letter: Dear Friend, I wouldn’t […]

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