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Installing My Own Internet Cable Modem and Router

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If you are a cable modem customer in the US, in many cases your ISP company has provided you with the equipment to connect to the Internet and most likely you are paying a monthly equipment fee for that privilege. In many cases you can buy and use your own equipment and save the monthly — Continue reading Β»

Migrating To Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare

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When I started this site decades ago, I followed the usual path at that time to launch sites, shared hosting. There were many vendors to choose from but nothing like the quantity and diversity of what’s available today. I registered the domain, settled on a small vendor for $5/month, got my cPanel and terminal login — Continue reading Β»

Amazon FireTV

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So we have wireless-ready TVs, wireless-ready DVD players, Roku, Chromecast, game consoles, and who knows how many other devices attached to our TVs. Now here comes Amazon with its amazingly innovative Fire TV that does incredible things such as, wait a second, stream videos to your TV just like any other device. Why again do — Continue reading Β»

My EPUB Journey - A Sort of EPUB Primer

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With the proliferation of the mobile devices, books have morphed into digital versions and are increasingly viewed in their digital rather then paper formats. To that end there are several popular formats for e- books. PDF, the well-established type from Adobe has been around for many years and still widely used for digital books, but — Continue reading Β»

iUniverse, eBooks, and Copyright

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back in June 2012 I received an email from iUniverse regarding my book, Financial Markets For The Rest Of Us. In that email iUniverse, my book's publisher, proudly exclaimed that they have converted my book to the EPUB format and have submitted it to multiple sites. Here's an excerpt: We are glad to inform you — Continue reading Β»

Apple Hitting Lows

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Apple shares hit a 52-week nearing $400/share today, even below some of the price points from when Steve Jobs was alive. The news surrounding AppleΒ isn'tΒ very rosy. iPhone continues to lose market share to Google's Android, iTunes is losing market share to Amazon, and the PC/laptop markets are shrinking in general dragging Apple down along the — Continue reading Β»

Tech and sexism

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When I first read this story I thought the woman in the story was a self-serving, over-reacting simpleton. I still think she is, based on her own account of the events that led to her infantile reaction. So this woman overheard two guys at a tech conference make jokes about forking and dongles, both tech — Continue reading Β»

Amazon’s .book domain grab

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I'm not sure why anyone would see any reason behind Amazon's move to hoard a bunch of gTLDs (global top level domains), other than pure greed. In a recent open letter (PDF) to ICANN, Association of American Publishers rightfully opposed granting Amazon the control of the .book gTLD. It states: In short, Amazon makes clear — Continue reading Β»

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