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SysAdmin Appreciation Day 2022

SysAdmin Appreciation Day 2022

This Friday, July 29 is System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as SysAdmin Day! It is a day dedicated to celebrating the oftentimes unsung heroes of our organizations – the SysAdmin. It presents us with a great opportunity to thank them for keeping the servers up and running, the network traffic flowing, the databases backed up, and the plethora of other responsibilities on their plates. To celebrate this year, I reached out to a few industry leaders to ask them their thoughts. Brian Dunagan, Vice President of Engineering, Retrospect, a StorCentric Company: “System Administrator Appreciation Day reminds us how important

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5 Benefits to Installing T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

5 Benefits to Installing T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

With the new 5G network here, T-Mobile just announced that it is bringing even more high-speed internet to millions of Americans nationwide. T-Mobile now offers 5G Home Internet in my area at the most affordable price, $50 vs the $120 I was paying for Cox. The best thing about T-Mobile’s $50 price tag is that it includes all taxes and fees. No surprises! With Cox, there were always additional fees and taxes, making my final cost much higher than the stated price.     Here are the top five benefits as I see it of switching to T-Mobile 5G Home

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4 Gadgets That Now Use Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may simply sound like another tech buzzword, but it’s very real, and it’s here. Unless you actively pay attention to tech news, you may not notice how companies are slowly integrating AI-based features into everyday home products, but like this blog article says, it’s easy to underestimate new technology until it actually arrives. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some cool new gadgets that are using artificial intelligence to deliver their features.   Mycroft – Open Source AI Smart Home Controller Mycroft is a voice-activated device that connects to and controls other smart devices

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Hands on Review of the Elgato Video Capture Device – Digitizing and Archiving Analog Video

John Greenaway is a Home Tech listener since show #1 is guest writing for The Average Guy Blog. This item was purchased with proceeds from the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund. https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy Working through the outset of this project was emotional as well as therapeutic for me.  As such, I felt compelled to elaborate a small amount on why I embarked on this project and how the combination of my personal / family situation, my nostalgic nature, my interest and appreciation for technology, and my paranoid approach to data management, and archival led me to this point.  For those solely

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The APC 1000VA Power Saving Green Back-UPS XS – with LCD Display

A UPS is a device that you don’t know you need, until you need it.  A UPS or uninterruptible power supply is an in house battery back up that provides emergency power to your computer (or anything else you plug into it) when your utilities fail.  Here in Bellevue where I live, we get sudden drops in power all the time, so for years I have used small UPS units to protect my PCs.  It been a great system and has worked very well. Last Thursday we had storm roll through that caused a short power outage followed by a

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Nintendo Rolls Netflix Software Update to the Wii – The Disc is No Longer Needed

If you own a Nintendo Wii that had been collecting dust since the second week you bought it, now it the time to put it to good use.  The latest software upgrade for the Wii (did you know there are updates?) now allows you to install the Wii channel directly to the console and stream movies from Netflix just like you might have done from your XBOX 360 or PS3.  It’s not a blue-ray quality picture, but it’s easier than going to the video store or even RedBox!  Go to your Wii menu, download and install the Netflix application from

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