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Jul 11 2017

The Computer Chronicles – Word Processing (1983)

When computers as we think of them today (microcomputers, as the terminology of the day would name them) were introduced, one of the most critical uses of them, and certainly the one most people took to the easiest, was typing out documents. Be it something for a business, a letter to a friend, writing the …

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Oct 05 2016

New Posts Are Coming, But First: A Windows 2000 Machine

Hello awesome readers! Today I had a few articles planned, but I got delayed by a wonderful little project today, that being a computer from 2002 that I picked up for all of 10 dollars, and it works fine. Well, it works fine from a machine standpoint. However, the machine, as it was, needed work. …

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Sep 07 2016

The Ghosts of the Hardware Hacking Scene

Something I failed to dive into during my article last night on the short lived nature of hardware hacking scenes was the fact that so much of the software that is written for these systems, once modded, seems to disappear over time, becoming harder and harder to download and try out as each month passes. …

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Sep 07 2016

The Fleeting Lives of Hardware Hacking Scenes

I spent Tuesday this week reading old posts on hackmii.com, a Wii homebrew website, learning everything I could about the history of the Wii homebrew scene (at least, what is documented on that site) and trying to understand what I can about how the Nintendo Wii actually works. I’m a big fan of the actual …

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Aug 07 2015

Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 was released to the public on July 29th, 2015. In the first 24 hours, it was reported to have been installed by 14 million users, which is an impressive initial adoption rate. Of course, that morning, I saw many friends online discussion their own upgrades, their computers prompting them that morning that the …

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Oct 04 2013

Review: System Mechanic 12

System Mechanic 12 is a computer maintenance solution produced by iolo technologies, ltd.   System Maintenance software is quite a full market, with options in both the paid and freeware categories. Just how does System Mechanic stand up? How does it fare on a production machine as crazy as my desktop? I was actually emailed by …

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Jan 15 2013

Windows 8: No Limits?

Over two months after the release of Windows 8, the tech community seems as divided on it as the day it was released. There are those who love it, and those who hate it. The most common complaints seems to be “It was made for touch screens, you need one or it’s terrible” or something …

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Dec 02 2011

Living With Microsoft Security Essentials: Day 4

Microsoft Security Essentials result scan

Again, another uneventful day.  Just the way I would like them to be, as far as antivirus software is concerned.  I have preformed a quick scan on Lilith, which only took about 4 minutes, or less, with nice results: So, according to quick scan, my system is clean, and it took under 4 minutes to …

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Dec 01 2011

Living With Microsoft Security Essentials: Day 3

Well, day 3 has gone well enough. Still no alerts or any odd behavours: MSE simply plays well with everything. I decided to preform a definition database upgrade: That took about 5 minutes to download. Nowhere near as long as the original database download, but still long considering the short time Avira took to do …

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Nov 30 2011

Living With Microsoft Security Essentials: Day 2

Day two has been pretty uneventful. MSE has not detected any threats (Neither did Avira, as I avoid the nastier parts of the internet), and has been VERY unobtrusive. I have yet to have any virus definition updates, but will try an update tonight. I would imagine the definition update would be rather small in …

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