Nothing Lasts Forever – Disc Rot

You know all those CD’s and DVD’s you have? They could be slowly (or quickly) deteriorating. Especially if they have been poorly taken care of. Nothing lasts forever. Continue reading “Nothing Lasts Forever – Disc Rot”

How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount

Looking to upgrade your media center but unsure how? Well this post will show you how. Literally! I purchased the Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount and will show you in video form how to install it. Continue reading “How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount”

Logitech Wave (K350 & M510): Tips and Tricks

The Logitech Wave is my favorite keyboard offering a slightly ergo curve to reduce pain in my wrists from RSI. However there are a few limitations and work arounds you should know to get the best experience with this keyboard. Continue reading “Logitech Wave (K350 & M510): Tips and Tricks”

10 Things I Love About The Wii U

The Nintendo NX is on the horizon for a launch in March 2017. However that fits into the line up being a successor/eventual replacement to the Wii U or a supplimental device, there is still plenty of reason to love the Wii U.  Today I want to list the top 10 things I love about my Wii U. Continue reading “10 Things I Love About The Wii U”

Arctic Alpine M1 Unboxing and Installation

As part of my home server build, I upgraded the cooler to use the Arctic Alpine M1 (AM1 socket). Today, I unbox it and install it! Continue reading “Arctic Alpine M1 Unboxing and Installation”

My Home Server/NAS Build

I needed to share files with my PC, laptop and Allyson’s laptop. How did I do that? With a custom built home server of course! Continue reading “My Home Server/NAS Build”

Wiring Your Home Network Part 2: Making Wall Plates and Tool Review

Earlier this year I wrote about why I choose to wire my apartment with Ethernet. I reviewed the crimp tool I use to make patch cables(connect from the PC to the router or wall). Now I will show you the tools you need to make the wall jacks themselves.

Continue reading “Wiring Your Home Network Part 2: Making Wall Plates and Tool Review”

Learn Computers Series: What is a Server

Servers, you may have heard of them before as they are very important for modern life.  They power the web, gaming services, many of the apps in smartphones and much much more. So what are they and is so special about them? What do you, the regular user need to know about them? Read on to find out! Continue reading “Learn Computers Series: What is a Server”

Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet

In the age of wireless, does it pay to have a wired home network? I recently purchased a large spool of Cat 6 cable and will be wiring up our small apartment. But why you may ask? Read on to find out.

It’s 2015, and we are in the dawn of the new wireless era.  No need for cables to get our devices online.  Long gone by are the days of having to plug your PC or laptop into a network via Ethernet cable to internet reliably.  Videogame consoles and TV’s have WiFi by default and there is a whole generation that has grown up without having to worry about being tethered to gain network access on their computer. However, it is in this era that I have decided to hardwire my home network. Continue reading “Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet”

Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)

Have you purchased the Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7) and it’s not living up to expectations? Fear not, there is still hope! This guide will walk you through all the troubleshooting steps you need to get it working correctly or determine if it’s defective and needs replaced.    Continue reading “Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)”