June 2017


FUN FRIDAY: Museum of Failure

Two things you need to know about this video. First of all this is basically what my garage would look like if I didn’t clean out about once a year. I have a tragic tendency to…


What is an IEC Connector (PAL Connector)?

This connector is pretty rare in the US, but you might still see it. Its correct name is a “Belling-Lee connector,” but of course no one calls it that. In countries where it’s in common use,…


Bow Tie Antenna Angle Tests

This is the last article in the series of bow tie (BT) antenna tests. In this test, the angle used, or put another way, the separation distance between the two ends of the BT “V,”…




Why do people keep talking about Sprint?

Read this blog long enough and you’ll realize I don’t like Sprint. Yes, I get it… their prices are lower and the quality of their service is almost as good. But, over the years they’ve just…






What to do with a broken tablet ??????

Here’s an interesting story for you. One of my lesser computers, a Windows 10 “convertible,” just stopped working. I mean, in the middle of a Powerpoint, just shut down and gave up. It’s getting power and…


DISH shows EVOLVE, a new hotel solution

This might finally be the year that hotel entertainment catches up. I’ve been complaining for oh, about half a decade that hotels don’t do enough to provide a good in-room entertainment experience. The old excuse…


DIRECTV app allows more offloading

Because not everyone has unlimited data. It’s funny how the balance seems to shift in the world of cell phone and tablet viewing. Of course in the 2000s no one had enough bandwidth to stream. That’s…