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Time with a Surface Pro

I have had the opportunity to test a MS Surface Pro for a few days. I will detail my experiences herein
I have had the opportunity to play with a MicroSoft Surface Pro tablet device. I am not benefitting from writing this (other than you reading this post and from ad revenue generat… http://hstuff.net/blog/surface-pro-review/

Windows 8 review

Testing Windows 8 has led to some interesting results.
I have been using MS Windows 8 on my work laptop for about 2 months now. Prior to testing I had read many reviews and had a somewhat biased opinion against it. For the sake of ope… http://hstuff.net/blog/windows-8-review/

Diaspora

Diaspora, can it overpower facebook?
I recently ran across some information about a program called Diaspora. It touts itself to be to Facebook what Kazaa was to Napster. In other words, instead of all your Facebook p… http://hstuff.net/blog/diaspora/

24-hr Clock Widget

I have searched for a good 24-hr desktop clock gadget. However, I have not found any that are just the way I like.
I like things the way I like them. I won't apologize for my tastes and make no excuse for them either. I like GNU/Linux, I like satellites and space exploration, I like walking in… http://hstuff.net/blog/24-hr-clock-widget/

My Browser Goes to Eleven

I have been using the Opera web browser for over a year. It has many features that I like in a browser. If I recall correctly, it was the first browser to start using tabs, grouping tabs, a minimal bar, private browsing and speed dial. In other words, it …
I have been using the Opera web browser for over a year. It has many features that I like in a browser. If I recall correctly, it was the first browser to start using tabs, groupi… http://hstuff.net/blog/browser-eleven/

The future of WebOs

It would be nice to have a viable alternative to Android and iOS.
Google has decided to buy the phone division of Motorolla. I do have some history with Motorolla. I am a ham radio operator, what can I say? They have also decided to make the lat… http://hstuff.net/blog/future-webos/

Red Hat 6

I waited a long time for Red Hat to release it's version 6. I have been a Red Hat user on and off for a long time. Yes, I mean Red Hat and not Fedora. I had access to it via my employer. I had 5.2, then .3, etc on a dual boot machine with the dasturdly bu…
I waited a long time for Red Hat to release it's version 6. I have been a Red Hat user on and off for a long time. Yes, I mean Red Hat and not Fedora. I had access to it via my em… http://hstuff.net/blog/red-hat-6/

Shuttle

I think it is amazing that NASA's space shuttle has been able to fly a long as it has. Given that it was designed in the late 1970's when computer memory was nonexistent (by today's measurements in GB) and they have to use tape drives. It is truly a tribu…
I think it is amazing that NASA's space shuttle has been able to fly a long as it has. Given that it was designed in the late 1970's when computer memory was nonexistent (by today… http://hstuff.net/blog/shuttle/

The Cloud

DropBox, Mozy, Carbonite, the cloud vs SpiderOak. What does Spider Oak have that the other guys don't have? User side encryption as well as true cross platform GUI's.
There is a large movement by companies like Apple, MS, Google, DropBox etc, etc to push users to move their files to "the cloud". They claim that this is an excellent idea; you ca… http://hstuff.net/blog/the-cloud/

Fall of a titan

I do not like Skype; I never have and never will. I was introduced to Skype some years ago (early 2005) by a friend who insisted that it was pronounced like "skippy". I tried unsuccessfully to convince him otherwise. I thought it was interesting technolo…
I do not like Skype; I never have and never will. I was introduced to Skype some years ago (early 2005) by a friend who insisted that it was pronounced like "skippy". I tried u… http://hstuff.net/blog/fall-of-a-titan/

Web hosting

I have had my own website for some time, since '95, which was probably before most people even knew what a website was.I did have help from others of my ilk who had already been having a blast with html. I started as a college freshman because my univers…
I have had my own website for some time, since '95, which was probably before most people even knew what a website was.I did have help from others of my ilk who had already been h… http://hstuff.net/blog/web-hosting/

Password recovery

I acquired two surplus computers about four years ago. One is 1.2 GHz with 764 MB of RAM and a 20GB hdd, Not much but sufficient to run sshd, sambad, and apached. It was my host for backups of my main system. I had  intended it to serve webpages for this …
I acquired two surplus computers about four years ago. One is 1.2 GHz with 764 MB of RAM and a 20GB hdd, Not much but sufficient to run sshd, sambad, and apached. It was my host f… http://hstuff.net/blog/password-recovery/

XP and Red Hat

I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5.5 and XP. Many things have changed since I became a GNU/Linux fan. Some th…
I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5… http://hstuff.net/blog/xp-and-red-hat/

Concrete5 vs ModX

I have made a switch to using Concrete5 instead of ModX as the content management behind this website. First, I have no affiliation (nor stock) with either, so my opinion is not pulled one way or the other from pressures unseen to you. I found that the dr…
I have made a switch to using Concrete5 instead of ModX as the content management behind this website. First, I have no affiliation (nor stock) with either, so my opinion is not p… http://hstuff.net/blog/concrete5-vs-modx/

Speedcrunch

I like math. I also like to use calculators; I don't mean for stuff like adding a few entries in my checkbook. I like entering in polynomials and other such fun equations into calculators. The fastest method is using reverse polish notation. That is reall…
I like math. I also like to use calculators; I don't mean for stuff like adding a few entries in my checkbook. I like entering in polynomials and other such fun equations into cal… http://hstuff.net/blog/speedcrunch/

MacPup

I have been trying to get a Linux distrobution to run from a USB thumb drive. I tried ArchLinux and it worked but not terribly well. I would most like to run the enlightenment desktop E17. I ran into MacPup which is a spin off of puppy linux which runs…
I have been trying to get a Linux distrobution to run from a USB thumb drive. I tried ArchLinux and it worked but not terribly well. I would most like to run the enlightenment d… http://hstuff.net/blog/macpup/

Knoppix

Ocassionally, I have need to fix a computer from various maladies (aka bugs). In my toolbox of tricks is the Knoppix CD. This is a Linux distrobution that boots and runs entirely from CD. It has a nice resource of tools such as a root terminal, gparted…
Ocassionally, I have need to fix a computer from various maladies (aka bugs). In my toolbox of tricks is the Knoppix CD. This is a Linux distrobution that boots and runs entirel… http://hstuff.net/blog/knoppix/

Arch on USB stick

Another distro I like to use is ArchLinux. It is a rolling release distro that used to have very good package checking. That dropped off for a while and so I did not keep up with it. I wanted to try it again so downloaded the most recent snap shot ISO …
Another distro I like to use is ArchLinux. It is a rolling release distro that used to have very good package checking. That dropped off for a while and so I did not keep up wit… http://hstuff.net/blog/arch-on-usb-stick/

Command Line

I grew up with DOS and in college learned the unix command line on an old VAX system. Consequently, I am a Huge fan of the command line. Anything that can be done at all in GNU/Linux can be done from the command line. It is also usually faster than usi…
I grew up with DOS and in college learned the unix command line on an old VAX system. Consequently, I am a Huge fan of the command line. Anything that can be done at all in GNU/… http://hstuff.net/blog/command-line/

Freedom

I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as in freedom. In other words, it is something we all need to work on. In orde…
I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as … http://hstuff.net/blog/freedom/

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