The "Bull Pen" December 2...

December 2, 2019

The Latest News from Senator Rosape...

December 2, 2019

On The Agenda: December 2019

December 2, 2019

Tech Sense: Holidays 2019

December 2, 2019

The Latest News from Councilman Tom...

December 2, 2019

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January 25, 2019

This month I have decided to present short insights into the loss of personally identifiable data or identity theft. I will start by looking at some recent data hacks.

Data Hacks

First, let me point out that I worked for Marriott for many years, but the insights I share...

January 2, 2019

I ended my last column talking about games as Christmas gifts, and that has inspired me to write more about the state of electronic games today. The earliest popular video games that were released in the arcades of the 1970s include “Pong,” “Breakout,” and “Space Invad...

January 2, 2019

It's that time of year again where we help the non-technical spouse, sibling, or friend identify gifts for the techno-geeks in their lives. Let's peek inside Santa's bag to see what might be in there. 

Last Year's Toys

Last year we talked about televisions, Raspberry Pi...

October 24, 2018

This morning I woke up to read that Paul Allen has died.  Paul Allen along with his better known partner Bill Gates created the company we know as Microsoft.  I also read an article stating that there were no longer any individual inventor's, only large teams of people...

September 26, 2018

We all have telephones in our homes or pockets but this technology is abused by scammers to the point that many of us no longer want to answer our phones unless it is a number that we recognize.

Common Scams

I work out of my home and I get many phone calls every day.  On...

August 25, 2018

It's that time of year again, and this month we have our annual back-to-school column. This year, let's start by taking a look at the equipment your student may need.

The Computer

Most students heading off for college will need a laptop computer. If your student is in a...

August 1, 2018

Multi-factor Authentication
I know you have seen in movies where the action character needs to break into a high-security building, and he must determine a way to capture the handprint or retinal scan of a person authorized to enter and play those back for the scanner...

July 13, 2018

More Linux

So last month we discussed the Linux operating system. This month, I want to explore Linux more and cover how to explore Linux without installing it by using a Live DVD or USB drive. I also want to touch on how you can use Linux to help in a number of common...

May 27, 2018


According to Wired magazine, 67% of the computers running the Internet are powered by Linux. So what is Linux, and is it only for servers or can it be useful for personal computers?  I will try to answer these questions in this month's column.

What is Linux

Linux is...

May 7, 2018


I know that most of my columns are about personal technology including computers, software, and security, but I thought I would go a little further out this month and look at what is going on in the space launch arena. I have been a fan of anything having to do wi...

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