How Important Is The Future?

I bought a Craftsman screwdriver back many years ago. It came with a lifetime guarantee. Honestly, given the situation with Sears, I don’t know if anyone would honor that guarantee anymore. I don’t care. It’s just a screwdriver and it gets the job done. I bought a Nikon camera many years ago. There was something…

Windows Ate My Homework

Ugh. Every now and then… My workstation PC is an HP Z420 running Windows 10 loaded with disks and a hefty GPU for video editing. I run DaVinci Resolve for that purpose and, in the past, this video editing program refused to render a particular video type. I could edit and get it to the…

C’mon Microsoft, It’s Time – MSLinux

With recent installments of Windows 10 Updates, we’re seeing more and more integration of the Linux operating system. It’s part of WSL and WSL2 (for those systems with hypervisor in the BIOS, or some such requirement). I’m a fan of Linux and find it joyful to update. I just run a couple commands and, BOOM,…

My Aging, Ailing Ears

OK, I’m at that age where Covid-19 is really scary. But, sheltered at home and keeping away from people when I do my daily health-walks keeps me safe. One of the problems being “older” isn’t just that I’m so much smarter (hahaha), but I can’t hear stuff. I need hearing aides.

TV, Or Not To TV…

I remember the early days in Worcester, MA. My family had a B&W TV set that was always not working for one reason or another. When I was old enough to wander beyond our immediate neighborhood, I discovered a TV shop that had a tube tester. I saw someone using it and realized that I…

What's In A Name

A number of years ago, I acquired the domain name, rcdanek.us. Why? When I found out you could get a .us domain I thought it was a neat thing to do. So, I did that and kept it for a few years. Then, I realized I wasn’t really using the domain name so I let…

Power To The…Planet?

Update: 20200322 It’s been a while and things have changed. I still use my Chromebook, but far less often. My workstations and many other computers in my home have moved around. The new workstations is more powerful and I use it as a workstations (doing photo/video projects). The older workstation was a pretty good PC…

What’s Wrong With Browsers?

So, over the few weeks, I’ve gone through making several browsers my default. Why? Well, one at a time they seem to have failed me. I don’t know why. First off, I had been using Vivaldi. I used it for months. Many of them. Then, on the latest and greatest, it started acting up. Seriously.…

My Mac Mini Minus MacOS

I had been having a love/hate relationship with my Mac Mini. Actually, it was my wife’s Mac Mini first; I bought it for her in 2011-ish. She always complained about how slow it was. She complained about how slow her PC was before that, so I don’t know if it was her or the computers.…

My Xfinity 1 Box – Ugh

I read with excitement a few months back  about how Roku and Comcast were working to move the Xfinity TV interface over to the Roku video streaming box. We already have both of these in our bedroom, and I was thinking we’d get another when the Xfinity TV app is finally ported for the media…