2013

One last look back at 2013

Ah, December 31. The only day of the year that we even remember that “auld” is a word. So full of hope for the future, so full of wistful remembrance of the past. We’ve talked about…

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Someone INVENTED it: The Paper Clip

The Paper Clip. How many have you used in your lifetime? How many have given their lives as a source of your amusement? They seem more like part of the natural environment than an invention. Yet,…



My TiVo Roamio & Mini Thoughts & Observations

TiVo Roamio & Mini Environment with FiOS Ultimate HD, from the perspective of a DirecTV Genie (HR44) environment with DirecTV Premier HD: My FiOS Infrastructure 2 Roamio Pro’s (w/3TB), 1 Roamio Plus (w/1TB), 4 Mini’s,…


TIP: Connect a round dish to a SWM multiswitch

They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. Many folks think that just because you’re using a round dish, you can’t use SWM technology. That’s why people choose to buy expensive multiswitches from Spaun or other…



Updating Apps

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. I’ve always been one of those who…


2013: The year television broke bad

This article was going to be called “the year in TV.” But really there was only one story as far as TV was concerned, and it was Breaking Bad. In 2013, nothing else mattered anywhere near as much….


Biggest PC Fails of 2013

Arguably the biggest tech story of 2013 was the end of the PC juggernaut. Personal computer sales, which were utterly nonexistent in 1973,grew year-over-year for longer than most folks have been alive. The growth in PCs…