Cord cutting is rampant in 2020. Hundreds of thousands of customers are cutting-the-cord in favor of streaming options and Internet-only access in the home. I can see why. After a recent difficult time (putting it mildly) upgrading to the new Comcast / Xfinity 4k set-top box I gave up. Hey, Comcast....this is 2020 and installing … Continue reading Youtube TV Revisited: Nearly Perfect
Paradigm Shift Very soon (within the next few years) the way we connect to the Internet, the way we watch TV, and the way we use our smartphones and other Internet connected devices (IoT) from home (or office / work) will change forever. Let me explain..... It's January 2020, and, there are, essentially, two ways … Continue reading 5G Will Change the Way You Connect Your Home to the Internet
Ok, in this blog entry, I step out of my comfort zone of electronics, videoconferencing, and remote work, to replace our old 34 year old sink, faucet, and shut-off valves with brand new stuff! Old Sink Very scary as I needed to shut off the main water supply to the house for a period of … Continue reading Installing a New Sink, Faucet, and Shut off Valves
After 15 years with our old Sony HDTV (see figure 1 below) we finally had to catch up with the times and technology and get a new TV. Figure 1: Our Old Reliable Sony HDTV Circa 2004 Lori selected (with consulting help from the TV watcher.....ME! :-)) the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UHD OLED … Continue reading Using the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UltraHD OLED TV
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OK, I save almost everything techy: Computers, printers, electronic test equipment (stay tuned for an upcoming "Archaeological Dig"), Videoconferencing stuff, CD's, telephones, well......the list goes on and on and on and on......I got a lot of stuff in that garage. The problem is, I pack the stuff away very nicely, and after 20 years or … Continue reading Archaeological Dig in the Garage Unearths Ancient Apple MacIntosh Computers
Back in the day, when videoconferencing (think video chat in 2019) was new and exciting, my colleague, Renee, and I were working at Lawrence Livermore National Lab advancing that technology and, as part of an LLNL community outreach program, visiting Elementary and Middle Schools in area to show this new technology and answer student's questions … Continue reading So you want to be an Engineer? Here is the most important subject you need to learn.