Invited Back!

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Last fall, Caroline Dunn and I had the opportunity to present the world of “Alexa” to Dr. Benn Konsynski‘s Appcology class at Emory University.  We showed first our homemade Raspberry Pi-based Echo.  We then showed our first Skill.  Well, we’re…

I Want it NOW!!!

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Recently published on the SPI blog:  https://blog.spi.com/i-want-it-now/ The following headline was recently seen in the LA Times: “A second Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is coming.” That’s right. The company that killed the bookstore is opening its second bookstore. Some estimate that…

Still Going Strong

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Right now I’m writing this post on my “Mid 2007” Mac Mini with a Core 2 Duo processor. This Mac Mini sits in an armoire desk located in our living room and is used daily. I purchased this Mac in…

Move To Android

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I recently decided that my Blackberry just didn’t provide what I needed anymore.  Yes, it made phone calls.  It also received mail and allowed me to compose outbound mail.  The Facebook app worked.  So did the Twitter app.  Battery life…

I’ve Got a Time Machine

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Actually, I have many Time Machines.  Time Machine is a feature of Mac OS X starting with Leopard (10.5). For those not familiar with versioning for MacOS, OS X (or 10) is the current OS.  The current “dot” release is…

What Do I Do With My iPad?

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2 weeks now and I absolutely love it.  This past Friday evening, I started out having a call using Skype (I have a SkypeIn number and a world subscription).  The iPad has speakers and a microphone built in.  I didn’t…

A Better Receiver I Didn’t Want To Have to Buy

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For the past month or so we’ve noticed our home theater receiver was clicking a lot when we switched inputs.  I suspected there may be a short.  Finally the clicking reached maximum irritation.  So, I had to purchase a new…

New Networking Gear. The Same, Only Better

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I recently bought new networking gear for my home.  Not too exciting.  But, I have less gear and better coverage.  I did have an Apple Extreme Base Stations (802.11g) with 3 Apple Remote Base Stations (also 802.11g).  I ran all…
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