Cable TV – That’s so 20th Century

Cutting the cord - Economist
Cutting the cord – Economist

I am a cord-cutter having permanently severed the cord to cable TV. Oh sure, I tried¬†Internet Protocol television (IPTV) though a local provider called VMedia, but that didn’t work out so well. And I actually went back to cable after my not-so-good experience with VMedia. But now a month into cord-cutting I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

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Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

In the Garden of Beasts
In the Garden of Beasts

A work of non-fiction, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson provides insight to what it was like in Germany in 1933 and 1934 as Hitler and his henchman consolidated power. The factual accounts from the historical records and journal entries come primarily from the new American Ambassador to Germany, William Dodd and his family. Dodd served for four years before being recalled. Read more

How To Add a Solid State Drive (SSD) to a Mac Pro Early 2008

I have a Mac Pro 2008 computer which has been very good. I’ve replaced the original hard drives once already and I had to replace the graphics card a couple years ago.

Recently I’ve been having issues with startup disk so I decided to replace it. However this time, I decided that with the price of¬†Solid State Drive’s (SSD) coming down and reasonable, that it was worth spending a little extra compared to getting a regular hard drive. After all, this was for my startup disk with the operating system and applications on it. Running off an SSD would provide a significant speed boost.

I researched what it would take to make this happen and it’s actually quite simple from a hardware perspective. Read more