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High CPU issues with kernal_task on Mac

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:58:21 +0000

I was having tremendously high CPU issues with my Mac last week. So high, that I could barely watch a video without my kernal_task blooming to over 400 % CPU! It was difficult to get work done at times, due to the problem. It confounded me for a while, and I tried searching online for […]

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Synology DS416j NAS

Thu, 12 May 2016 12:51:58 +0000

Consider this part-1 of my review of the Synology DS416j NAS for consumers. First, some background: I’ve been storing my photo library on a 4 TB hard drive. My photo library has grown slowly over the years at a pace of approximately 1 TB per year. My photo library has grown significantly faster recently due […]

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How I wrote 81 articles in one month while holding a sleeping baby

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:37:41 +0000

Yes, I really wrote 81 different articles in one month! You might think I spent a lot of time in front of the computer writing these articles. You would be wrong! I wrote them while holding a 5 month old napping baby. I’m even writing this article while my son sleeps! Here’s my trick: I […]

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iClever 6-Port USB Wall Charger

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:13:07 +0000

My new iClever 6-Port USB Wall Charger has found its way into my home. I’ve been using it regularily and have it plugged in next to my couch. The genius of a multi-port USB charger was lost on me until I realized it meant I could leave all of my other charger plugs at home […]

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Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:29:21 +0000

My family travels about 10% of the year, and when we’re on the go, we need a way to charge our devices and keep them charged. That is where our Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger comes into play. We now use this charger at home even when we’re sitting on the couch. It’s that convenient! […]

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Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:30:59 +0000

I just bought a Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard over on Amazon for $16. Yes, that’s really the price! It’s a wireless, bluetooth keyboard in the same design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. I’ve been leaving the keyboard out in the family room, and it has become my new favorite tool for productive writing. I’ve often […]

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How To Create a Breathtaking Website and Promote it Offline

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:38:32 +0000

Do you want to create an awesome website to captivate your visitors? If you answered yes, you need to use the right tools to meet your most challenging goals and shape your brilliant idea into a rewarding project. Your website is the first online impression to show people your brand identity. While it is key […]

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Bill Watterson draws for Pearls Before Swine

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:03:53 +0000

Bill Watterson was asked to draw 3 strips for Pearls Before Swine, a comic drawn by Stephan Pastis. The first one, the second one, and the third one. What do you think? I really enjoyed seeing them.

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Introduction to Music Playlist

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:01:35 +0000

I saw this article where a deaf woman (since birth) asked a friend to create a playlist to introduce her to music (she had just receive a cochlear implant). What a challenge. Her friend decided to find one song from each year of her life. What I understand about recipients of cochlear implants is that nobody […]

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Harvesting Christmas Trees with Helicopters

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:32:53 +0000

You’ve probably seen that cool video that’s circulating with the brave/crazy helicopter pilot that is transporting Christmas trees from a field to a truck. I initially thought that it must be fake, since it looks so unreasonable — I mean, the guy was flying crazy fast. But, it turns out that they really do harvest […]

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