Tag: Computers

Marina WiFi is hard

Recently I had the chance to spend a few weeks working on a local marina WiFi system. The biggest issue was the perception of the boaters throughout the marina, and the need to invest in equipment to improve the signal within...

/ January 4, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot is perfect for the sailboat

Amazon Echo is perfect for the sailboat. The number one use is choosing what music to listen to, which is important for the crew. In addition, quick access to various news and fact sources comes in handy while on the...

/ November 1, 2016

iKommunicate unboxing and install

Digital Yachts iKommunicate is a great device to have on a networked boat to help unify everything, as well as provide a web and app portal to all of your instruments and data.

/ July 6, 2016

Macbook Air – 3 months later

A while ago I wrote about my first impressions with the Macbook Air – after 3 months of using it constantly, I can say it’s my most favorite computing platform in at least the last 5 years, if not longer. The two...

/ January 24, 2011

MacBook Air first impressions

I’ve been a die-hard user of Apple’s MacBook Pro since the first ones came out back in 2006. Prior to that, I used the older style G4 Powerbook. I’m a linux / command line person at heart, and I prefer...

/ November 5, 2010

NexentaStor storage appliance

In the last few weeks I’ve had to find an alternate solution for storing and serving VMware images to a big ESX cluster at work. I looked at a lot of open source tools and options, and some commercial ones,...

/ March 27, 2009

Dell mini 9

Have been thinking about a netbook for a while, and ended up getting a Dell Mini 9 a few days ago.   It’s a really amazing piece of hardware in a tiny package. I ended up getting the Linux model with...

/ December 25, 2008

New Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

Just got my new Dell XPS M1330 laptop yesterday. Thus far it is really nice, and exactly what I have been looking for. I have been a Mac bigot for the last 5 years or so, owning almost every model...

/ May 28, 2008