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

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