E-Waste Documentary A Real Eye Opener

PBS recently aired an episode of Frontline/World that centered on the dumping of e-waste in the African nation of Ghana as well as in China. Some journalism students from the University of British Columbia in Canada traveled there to document the tragic environmental impact of e-waste dumping, as well as some scary discoveries about data…

ISP Double Whammy

One of my job responsibilities is to generate, update, and distribute standard images for my organization’s PCs. Currently, this is done via Ghost images. One of the more tedious parts of this process is burning and duplicating several dozen DVDs, then FedExing them to various locations. The files are much, much too big to push…

Email Rejection Blues

Hello again, Gnomies. Sorry that I dropped off the posting radar again — seems to be a bad habit of mine. My wife and I adopted a puppy, and our lives have changed forever. Curtis is a Miniature Pinscher-Fox Terrier mix, and boy, is he full of energy. If you care to check out the…

What the $%@?!

I am pretty much in a full-time telecommuting work environment for my employer. It’s actually been a great experience for me, and I feel I am producing quality work output for my employer. All-in-all, I believe it to be a great arrangement for both myself and my employer. But all is not well in Telecommute-opolis….

BrickBerry

I’d never thought I’d go and do something like this, but I “Bricked” my AT&T BlackBerry 8310 (Curve) the other day. It all started with the best of intentions, upgrading the BB device software. I’d read the other day on the Boy Genius Report, one of my favorite tech blogs (it concentrates very heavily on…

New Printer On My Home Network

My wife and I continue to get settled into our new home. My home office has been pretty much fully operational for a while, but we’ve only recently gotten my wife’s home office space setup. My home office is upstairs, and I have all my equipment concentrated in that space. Her home office is in…

Gearing Up For 2009

Hello Gnomies! I’m finally coming up for air after an eventful and chaotic November and December. As my last post indicated, we finally sold our home in Chicago after a full year on the market. We moved from Chicago to our new home (pictured here) in Bixby, OK (near Tulsa) over Thanksgiving week. Once the…

UPS Delivers My New UPS…

Hey Gnomies, I’ve come up for air again. Been a while since my last post, I’ve been dealing with a lot, trying to sell my home in Chicago in a “down” real estate market has been an all consuming chore. And we’re still not quite there yet, although some recent activity has given us fresh…

Wacky Wi-Fi Weirdness

Last weekend, I finally caught up with a client that needed some help with connecting to his wireless router at home from a couple different Windows laptops. I had the client connect one of the laptops to his router via wired Ethernet so I could use LogMeIn to remote into the machine. After a few…