I meant to buy a UPS for my computer when I moved into my house. I never got around to it. With the new computer build, I had to get one before I started using it. I guess SSD drives can fail or get damaged if they suddenly lose power. Power loss doesn’t happen too Continue Reading
Building A Computer – The Optical Drive
You need an optical drive to install software. I haven’t found a need to burn any Blu-ray discs to date, but Blu-ray burners are cheap. So, I got a Blu-ray burner.
ASUS Blu-ray Burner
I bought the ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner Drive with Disc Encryption – Black – Retail Box. It does Blu-ray Continue Reading
Guided Access/Kid Mode on iOS Devices
Sometimes my child bangs on the table with a spoon at a restaurant. Sometimes she screams when she’s not getting what she wants. Sometimes I’m pretty hungry and I just want to eat. Having an upset kid while you’re out can be tough. The ideal solutions don’t always work or aren’t always practical.
I’m not Continue Reading
Building A Computer – The Hard Drive
These days, if you want a computer to run fast, you need more than the latest and greatest processor. You need a solid state hard drive. SSD is where it’s at.
SSD availability has grown and pricing has shrunk since being introduced into mainstream use a few years ago. This has made it possible for Continue Reading
Building A Computer – The Graphics Card
I was a little torn when I had to decide on what kind of graphics card to get. The latest and greatest wasn’t really an option mostly because they run more than $500 a piece. Not something I really wanted to dump a whole bunch of money into, especially since I don’t have the time Continue Reading
Building A Computer – The Operating System
I’m not going to get into the Mac versus PC debate, but I’m a PC kind of guy. I grew up with them, I can fix them, and I can do all sorts of stuff on them. That said, Microsoft hasn’t always produced winners with their pervasive Windows operating system. Remember Vista? Good God that Continue Reading