My Anti-Virus/Spyware/Malware Software Recommendations for Windows PCs

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The latest version of this list will always be available here: My Anti-Virus/Spyware/Malware Software Recommendations for Windows PCs I get asked for recommendations a lot, especially when people get new computers for the holidays, so here’s a writeup. First, if you’re running anything older than Windows XP, upgrade. This doesn’t mean throwing away your computer… Read more »

CurrentCost ENVI Power Meter

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Finally got my CurrentCost ENVI whole-house power meter connected and working. It’s showing high usage because the washer and dryer and AC are all running at once. I’ll work tomorrow on getting data uploaded to Google PowerMeter.

Great customer service

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Kudos to Amazon for having GREAT customer service related to their Kindle ebook reader. I bought one last November, and it has worked great. However, this particular unit just REFUSES to upgrade to version 2.5 of the Kindle firmware, no matter what I do (manual installs, etc). I called up Amazon yesterday, and within five… Read more »

My latest article is up..

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TechTarget has published my latest article. THE HISTORY OF UNIX ON THE PC: EXPLORING LESSER-KNOWN VARIANTS Bill Bradford, Contributor A list of my other writings for them can be found here.

Spreading the Media Player Love

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Willa (my current ladyfriend) has been using an old decrepit laptop with a bad keyboard hooked up to her TV at home to watch NetFlix instant-streaming movies. I took pity on her as the “geeky boyfriend” and bought her a Roku HD Player (e.g., “NetFlix Box”) a few days ago. We just finished doing the… Read more »

My XBMC Media Centers

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A few weeks ago, I built an XBMC-based media player to use with the 32″ TV in the living room: I decided to make another system using an original XBox for the bedroom, since I don’t need to play HD content on the 19″ TV in there. I bought a refurbished XBox from Gamestop for… Read more »