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

Windows 7 Wireless Networking Bug

Windows 7 Wireless Networking Bug

Windows 7 Wireless Networking Bug There is a bug in Windows 7 that doesn’t allow the wireless networking to connect to anything once in a while. What happens is that when you wake the computer up from sleep, it doesn’t connect to the wireless network. It can show different statuses and none of them may… Continue Reading

Life with the M4800

Introduction I’ve had the Dell Precision M4800 for about a month now and thought I’d update you on how it is going, and what I like and dislike. It’s been a rock solid machine so far and it has been easy enough to transition to. I’ve had a few problems, but they are mostly resolved… Continue Reading

Blue Yeti Pro Mic Review

Blue Yeti Pro Mic Review

I own the Yeti AND the Yeti Pro. Yes both microphones. Why? They serve different purposes. If you want to read the Yeti review, you can find it here: http://techiefather.com/reviews/yeti-blue-mic-review Yeti Pro – How it differs How does the Yeti Pro differ from the Yeti? The main difference is the interfaces that the Pro has. The… Continue Reading

I Sing Goodnight

Over the past week, the Orsa Youth Choir from Sweden was here in town. I spent a bit of time with them over the course of a few days, and one night they sang this lovely song. I posted it on Youtube and wanted to find the history behind the song. I asked one of the… Continue Reading

Ikea’s statement on GMO’s

Ikea’s statement on GMO’s

I was at the Big Blue And Yellow store recently, Ikea. I stumbled upon an interesting idea, Elderflower syrup. Actually they have 4 syrups: Blueberry, Elderflower, Lingonberry, and Rhubarb syrups. They look interesting especially since we make our own carbonated fizzy drinks. We could easily add one of these syrups to our carbonated water to make… Continue Reading