Category: Computers

  • Tech Piece of the Day 12 December 2013 – Data Transport Protocols

    If we still have some vestige of the digital technological revolution of the last century, it is certainly the data transport mechanisms in use throughout the internet.¬†Although maybe we should talk in plural because they are precisely two mechanisms we have inherited from our digital prehistory.¬†These are TCP and UDP. Both data transport mechanisms have […]

  • Death of a PC Power Supply

    Three power failures last night… most likely due to wind and it was quite windy. Red flag warning and all. I relaxed… waited… the whole ordeal only lasted maybe 15 minutes… One of my pc’s has been victimed and has destroyed a power supply… good thing I have redundancy… and i’m afraid a 350w power […]

  • 5 Ways To Give An Old Laptop A New Life

      New life for the aged begins with UBUNTU. Computers seem to become slower as they age. Anyone who has kept a PC for more than three years has run into this issue. What once seemed quick begins to feel sluggish and ancient. There are reasons for this. Operating systems tend to become more resource-hungry […]