The Saga of the Netgear Powerline Adapters

I like computers, technology, the internet, databases, gaming and so and and so on, I always have.  I had always told myself that once I had my own home I’d want my own server and it happened in 2010.  So while I was playing with my server (Synology) I learned about Surveillance Station which could be your in-house security system!  So, I needed an IP camera and got my first one from Foscam.

Windows Reinstall

Story below this post is primarily a guide for myself.

In case Windows completely malfunctions

  1.  Boot from Windows disk and do a complete reinstall.
  2. Pull out the motherboard CD and reinstall drivers
  3. Do a Windows update

Just when I thought the major stress had passed I was greeted with a catastrophic Windows failure.

Cleaning out my computer had been on my to-do list.  By that I mean opening up the rig and blowing out all the accumulated dust.  Dust is a big enemy of large desktop computers so it is good to clean them once in a while.

The Saga of Burning my Blu-Ray Fireplace to File for TV

One thing I wanted to accomplish while I had free time this summer was to burn my fireplace Blu-Ray disk and have it play from my server to the TV.  I did not realize how troublesome this would be.

It all started when our Blu-Ray player died.  I was playing the fireplace Blu-Ray but when I inserted the Nintendo Switch the TV automatically switched from the Blu-Ray to the Switch and the Blu-Ray player didn’t like that since it started saying there was no disk in the slot when there was.

State of the Internet – 3rd post

It is 3:55 AM on Friday May 4th, 2018.

It took some time to find a solution that would make me happy in using this new laptop.  It is small, there is very limited space and after hitting a number of roadblocks yesterday I stumbled into a wonderful solution.

Although I was happy with the size and weight of this laptop I wasn’t happy with the OS and bloatware.  Windows took up just about all of the space and after installing the very necessary antivirus and malware blocker I was left with only about 2 gigabytes.  It also ran pretty slow as Norton Antivirus was taking up nearly half of the cpu with its constant scanning.