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Webster is Principal and Founder at at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the BYU Computer Science Department. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at 303.502.4141 or at bwebster@bfwa.com.

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Blast from the past (1985): 2 MB Macintosh upgrade!

February 22, 2012 1 Comment
Blast from the past (1985): 2 MB Macintosh upgrade!

I spent a little time over at Google Groups, searching the USENET archives for posts that I had made and found (among others) the following: ====================== From: crash!bwebs…@SDCSVAX.ARPA Date: Sun, 30 Jun 85 01:26:31 PDT Subject: 2MB Macintosh! Well, space cookies, I did it. ┬áIn a fit of passion, I went down to Levco Enterprises […]

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Apple TV problem (technical bleg)

December 19, 2011 4 Comments
Apple TV problem (technical bleg)

A few months ago, I wrote a post contrasting my experience with setting up and using an Apple TV (v2) device vs. setting up and using a Roku 2 streaming device. The Apple TV device came out very favorably, and while I did get the Roku 2 to finally update its software and start functioning, […]

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WHS 2003 issues — looking for suggestions

November 23, 2011 6 Comments
WHS 2003 issues — looking for suggestions

This is actually a problem I’ve been dealing with — or, more accurately, ignoring and working around — for a few months, at least, so I thought I’d put a post up here to see if anyone has come up with an actual fix. Back in July 2010, I bought an Acer Aspire easyStore Home […]

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Why Apple wins

October 27, 2011 1 Comment
Why Apple wins

Last spring, I bought an Apple TV device to go along with a new large-screen TV in our living room. Setup was simple, and I kept discovering new things that I could do with it. It gets used a lot more than either the Blu Ray player or the DirecTV satellite box also attached to […]

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So long, Steve, and Godspeed.

October 5, 2011 0 Comments
So long, Steve, and Godspeed.

The second personal computer I ever owned[1] was an Apple II, with no floppy drive. I bought it, along with a small color TV, from my close friend Robert Trammel while we were both living in Houston sometime around 1980.We had already spent hours together programming on it, then carefully (though not always successfully) saving […]

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