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Jul 22 2019

@CpgeekDeals on twitter!

For the past week or so I’ve been doing some research into tech deals and where to find them, how to suss them out, etc. and thought about how to get them out to my fellow geeks out there, and figured that twitter had a good following with integrated opportunity for sharing and conversation so last night I soft-launched @CpgeekDeals with a few awesome deals I was able to find, and will be updating every couple of days or so with more as I find them.  Please check it out and follow if you’re interested in saving some cash on some of the latest and greatest tech gear and services!  Tell your friends!

Twitter.com/CpgeekDeals

May 5 2019

Unboxing and First Impressions of the Raeisusp DC Drive Cable / USB Power Adapter for Panasonic G85 / G7

This is just a quick unboxing of my new USB power cable and adapter for my new Panasonic G85 micro four thirds camera. This should enable me to keep it powered all day while I’m in the studio, and with the help of my Imuto battery bank (see previous video), it should help keep my camera powered for several hours of recording out in the field as well!

If you’re interested, please check it out on amazon, using this link to buy this product (or any other on amazon) really helps the channel quite a bit, so I’d thank you to give it a click!
https://amzn.to/2DPswix

Imuto battery unboxing and first impressions video:
https://youtu.be/2bbCknTbFas

Imuto battery amazon link:
https://amzn.to/2H3AwhY

Apr 30 2019

My IBM Model M keyboard finally getting the maintenance it deserves after 30 years of service. (pictorial)

I own an IBM Model M keyboard. It’s easily (by orders of magnitude) the oldest component that makes up my workstation, but due to it’s wonderfully tactile precision, it is certainly my favorite keyboard of all time and despite it’s age, still serves me every single day as my primary desktop input device. However (there’s always a however), I’m confident that beyond some light surface cleaning and disinfecting, it had never been properly cleaned.

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Feb 8 2019

Project updates!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated anything here and that’s a darn shame. Here are a bunch of cool projects that I’ve been working on recently and are still ongoing!

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Jun 11 2018

Net Neutrality is Officially Dead, Ugh

Well, it finally happened.  Amid the trumpets and fanfare of a valiant uphill battle by those with any sense, Ajit Pai (the head of the FCC, and someone who is often painted as a puppet of Big Telcom and President Donald Trump), has succeeded in dismantling net neutrality in america.  I expect that lots of kinds of internet traffic will begin to be throttled very shortly including but not limited to anything encrypted or “unidentifiable” to ISP’s packet classification filters (such as VPN traffic), peer-to-peer file transfer traffic such as BitTorrent,  and quite probably media sites that compete with the cable operator’s parent company media holdings.  Prepare for a world of slow media services and “internet fast lane” prioritized service packages.

I have also been made aware that many states are proposing state-level net neutrality legislation, but bureaucracy is notoriously long and arduous and may or may not apply over state lines as there aren’t a whole lot of good systems in place to determine jurisdiction when it comes to online matters.  Apparently there are also several states that are attempting to sue the fcc to undo the FCC net neutrality, but at this point, I have difficulty finding much hope for that.

Source Articles: Fortune, New York Times, Cnet, The Virge

 

Update:

This just in: It’s ok, because Ajit Pai says we’re going to love it </sarcasm>

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