Monthly Archives: September 2013

Windows 8.1 (desktop) + 16 days..

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Apart from issues that have been around even when running Windows 7, I can’t say that Windows 8.1 has given me much grief at all. The resident browser is Internet Explorer 11, and apart from adding eight websites to the compatibility list, it hasn’t given me much grief either. One piece of hardware which used… Continue reading Windows 8.1 (desktop) + 16 days..

SSDs give no warning..

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(There is a link to the article that spawned this posting at the very end.) I will start off with a quote.. “Linus Torvalds found out the hard way that solid-state drives (SSDs) aren’t invincible — and when they do fail, they can die without warning and at inconvenient times.” A paragraph lower, Linus explains… Continue reading SSDs give no warning..

Why smartwatches are not a good idea..

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is the reason. Let me explain.. I was walking through my local Target store yesterday and came across one of these on a shelf priced at $9.99. In Tim Hortons, they cost around $1.50. So why the price hike? I will tell you. Many Canadians can’t make a step in front unless they… Continue reading Why smartwatches are not a good idea..