Stop using the same password for everything

Remember when we used to say that writing your password on a Post-It note and sticking it to your monitor was a bad idea? Nowadays that's probably one of the safer places to keep it. Unfortunately, with just about everything online requiring yet another username and password, your screen would be encircled by a veritable wreath of Post-Its! There is a better way, and it's NOT to...

AMD is on fire!

Having completed a few custom builds recently, I can confirm that AMD's Ryzen processors really are incredible. I have used the Ryzen 5 2600 in two computers, coupled with...

AMD laptops will soon be worth considering

I've maligned AMD over the years, and with good reason: they have played second fiddle to Intel for a long time. But with last year's Ryzen processor lineup, the winds began to change. In fact, I plan to use one in my next personal build. That said, the laptop market has seen very few options …

Go ‘scorched earth’ on ads

Pi-Hole is "a black hole for internet advertisements". I personally run one on my home network, and have set one up for my grandparents (so my grandpa would stop getting malware and viruses by clicking the wrong 'download' button). I can set one up for you too! Contact me for pricing. Personally, I hate using the …

Don’t buy a smartwatch right now!

For the first time since February 2016, Qualcomm is making a new processor chip for smartwatches. This is more technical than most of you care about, but here's why it matters: It means that even the awesome and affordable FitBit Versa that just came out (and any other smartwatch you might be thinking of buying right now) …

Don’t be a sucker

There's no shortage of people trying to separate you from your money. I received one such call this afternoon: some advertising company trying to sell expensive ad space in a publication allegedly for several local golf clubs. But a call to Sun 'N Lake Golf Club (thanks, Mike!) quickly helped me determine what I already suspected: SCAM. …