eKey software bugs

Let me get this out of the way. I am a Real Estate Agent and I show houses. There, I said it. Now what’s this I’m complaining about? iBox BTH We use these lockboxes (the photo is of the older non-BT version of the lockbox) commonly on houses to give access to other agents and… Continue Reading

SwissGear Computer Backpack slouching

SwissGear Computer Backpack slouching

I bought this SwissGear Computer Backpack to use as my daily backpack. It took a lot of investigating and trying to accommodate my needs. I wanted to be able to fit the following: 16″ laptop Work files and brochures DSLR camera with 2 lenses Assorted gear I was using the Lowepro Compudaypack for about 8… Continue Reading

3D Printers – My Rigidbot Review

3D Printers – My Rigidbot Review

I was looking at purchasing a 3D printer for our household for a few reasons. Reason 1: I wanted to be able to create parts from scratch. Reason 2: I want to be able to bring this to my kids schools and lead a class or two about 3d printers. I purchased a 3D printer… Continue Reading

Belkin Router issue

Think you bought a router? Was it a Belkin? Well, the outage on 10/7/2014 proves that you really don’t own the router that you purchased. For some mysterious reason, ALL belkin routers in several countries stopped working suddenly. Apparently these Belkin routers ping a server somewhere in belkin land somewhere. If it receives no response,… Continue Reading

Very slow core i7 cpu

My Dell Precision laptop with a Core i7-4700qm processor suddenly got very slow. We’re talking extremely slow. When I pull up task manager, I notice that the CPU is running at 0.35Ghz, and it won’t get any faster. What’s going on? I tried rebooting the computer (actually shutting it down), and I tried putting it… Continue Reading

Windows 8.1 Server Busy Problem

Windows 8.1 Server Busy Problem

This problem is so weird. The only time I’ve come across it so far is in lightroom. That’s because when I’m exporting photos, I’m creating directories to export them to. So my normal workflow is to process the photos in lightroom, then use the export feature. This brings me to a standard “select folder” dialog… Continue Reading

Paint Brushes

Paint Brushes

There are so many paint brushes, how do you choose?  I’ve tried the cheap Home Depot brushes that come in a 5 pack for $10. I’ve tried the foam brushes. I’ve tried the medium priced brushes. I’ve tried the upscale brushes such as Purdy and Wooster. I’ve tried many many brushes over the years, and I’ve… Continue Reading