Perhaps the most frustrating part of using the Apple Smart Cover with the 7th Gen iPad is that the keyboard just randomly stops working from time to time with no real rhyme or reason as to why. After lots of searching around and not getting anywhere I finally found a solution that works like a…

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So this is the greatest thing I have read in ages; for those too lazy to click a person having lots of problems with Comcast took it upon themselves to create a python script that ran a speed test and if certain conditions were met would send a tweet to Comcast complaining about not getting…

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So I just started a new job and its made me realize a few things. First is that I was at the previous gig for far too long, just over 4 years to be precise. That is an awful long time now that I actually sit down and think about it, four years of driving…

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https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/computercop-dangerous-internet-safety-software-hundreds-police-agencies The fact that the police are distributing this software is absurd (most of them barely know how to use a computer beyond basic web surfing) but the fact that they are pissing away our money on it is the real salt in the wound. I really hope anybody who reads this takes a moment…

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So I recently started the process of applying for a home loan to buy a house and during the process I was asked to produce tax documents from the past 3 or 4 years. The past 3 years weren’t much of a problem till I got to the last year I filed using TurboTax’s website…

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So I came into work today and my inbox had a wonderful little gift; a co-worker had made changes to some of my code that was considered production without providing me a log of what changes he made, just a general not of what sub-folder might contain changes that were naturally NOT included in the git repository.…

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I don’t even know what to say anymore, its beyond disgusting that these people are willing to let their rights be stripped away all for a perceived benefit that has yet to truly bear fruit.  Previously I considered the death of the US to coincide with the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care act (hint: raping of…

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I’ve been telling people for literally years now that the NSA monitors every single piece of communication in the US and people just looked at me like I was crazy; looks like its time for them to eat some  crow!.  I would love to say I feel vindicated to finally have proof to hold up to…

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“You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all times, because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off,” he said. “You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should.” Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/cia-gus-hunt-big-data_n_2917842.html That is a quote from the chief technical officer for the Central Intelligence…

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So at work we have to set a batch of goals ever year that we work towards achieving, however this year it seems they are actually going to make us do this.  We have to accomplish these goals under penalty of losing our bonuses.  Two of my goals are going to drive me nuts, the…

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