SystemUpdates by Zzte on Axon 7

My secondary phone line (used for work) is on a ZTE Axon 7 running Android 7.1.1. A little while ago, I found an app that was running called SystemUpdates by Zzte. The app can not be uninstalled nor easily disabled. (You can use Settings > Apps > Show system apps > System Updates > disable,…

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CM QuickFire TK on Mac OS Yosemite

A friend of mine at work gave me my first mechanical keyboard, an older, well-loved Razer with either brown or blue switches. I loved typing on it. Unfortunately, the connector cable has been losing its connection and it would quit working. If you are a touch typist like me, mechanical keyboards offer a different feel…

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Enabling Edimax AC1200 adapter on El Capitan

I replaced my reliable Linksys 54G router with a new ASUS model available from T-Mobile, a “Personal Cellspot” router available to customers. It’s a rebranded ASUS AC1900 wifi router, which, for $25 deposit, is a no-brainer. I live in a row of townhouses with a lot of wifi networks. Every house seems to have one…

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Upgrading Mac Pro video card

I upgraded the Mac Pro’s stock video card to a Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 600 with 2 GB of video ram. The card requires a special power cable: PCIe Power Cable for Mac. No local stores had this part in stock, so I ordered it from Amazon. It finally arrived so the card was installed…

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New-to-me Mac Pro

Periodically at work they offer old systems to employees as part of a employee-only sale. For the first time that I can remember, Mac Pros were available. There were a few early 2009 and 2008 models. My friend and I were lucky enough to get the only two early 2009 models left. I currently have…

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Talk Nerdy To Me

This nerdy parody of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty To Me” is so much better than the original. Between this song and the music videos from Jonathan Coulton and The Guild, it’s a pretty good playlist. Lyrics Get nerdy wit me… Tell me what game that you get on, is it COD or EVE? What kind…

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Roku and Plex streaming

Last November, I got fed up with Time Warner being inconsistent in their offering prices. I was told when I moved from the apartment to my house that I could keep my old plan. Great, that worked. Except when I got my first bill, i ended up with a total that was three times the…

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Gaming movies

A friend of mine suggested two movies. One of these I’ve seen before (Gamers: Dorkness Rising) and the other I haven’t seen> I own most of the D&D movies, even the really especially bad ones. Imagine my delight to find out that there is a D&D movie available on YouTube that I hadn’t seen. Here…

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Night of the Doctor

BBC has released a mini episode prequel for the Day of the Doctor, which airs next week. This mini episode shows what happens at the end of the 8th Doctor’s life. Finally, Paul McGann is given an official role almost twenty years after the 1996 TV movie aired in the U.S. His Doctor was so…

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Little cuteness has Ubuntu

After many many hours of trying to install Linux Mint on the Acer Aspire V5-122p, I enlisted the Linux¬† Mint expert at work. (Wave at Nick!) We spent additional hours after work trying to get Mint to work and failed. Horribly. He was as perplexed as I was as to why we couldn’t get Mint…

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Little netbook is dead

My little Acer Aspire One D150 has officially died. Can’t get it to boot and not sure what’s wrong with it. It’s dead dead dead. I’ll have to pull the hard drive and RAM and reformat it to remove any old data. I’m just glad that I don’t use anything local. It’s all backed up…

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Which class and alignment are you?

Took the test and was either a 6th level Wizard or a 6th level druid. I’ll take the druid. I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (6th Level) Ability Scores: Strength-14 Dexterity-16 Constitution-12 Intelligence-16 Wisdom-17 Charisma-17 Alignment:Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to…

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Nerdy Love Song and kitty

Kotaku had an article today featuring the video below showing a lady singing Nerdy Love Song with the help of an enthusiastic kitten. So much cuteness in one video.

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Bye-bye OS X, hello Mint Linux

I reinstalled OS X on the Acer Aspire One D150 and had it running 10.6.3. I left it running (plugged in) while I had dinner. I came back to check on it an hour or so later and it was stuck in a reboot loop. It looked like it had tried to hibernate and then…

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