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Thumps and reboots

June 7, 2010 0 Comments
Thumps and reboots

My dad, John Webster, got involved in electronics nearly 70 years ago. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and after surviving both Pearl Harbor and the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, he was sent stateside, where he received initial training in radio communications. During his 29 years in the Navy, he worked largely in electronics, […]

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Apple/AT&T bait-and-switch

June 2, 2010 2 Comments
Apple/AT&T bait-and-switch

When the iPad was announced, a major aspect of that announcement was the $30/month unlimited data plan from AT&T for the iPad. Now, only two months after the iPad actually started shipping, AT&T is ending that plan as of June 7th, and I find it very hard to believe that Apple didn’t know this would […]

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I’m back

May 26, 2010 0 Comments
I’m back

Sorry for the hiatus. Since the end of March, I have been tied up with multiple engagements, one of which is more or less full time, while the others fill up most of the time leftover from the first one. It’s great to be this busy, and I’m learning lots of new and interesting things, […]

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Another warning on Windows 7 (video BSODs)

March 7, 2010 1 Comment
Another warning on Windows 7 (video BSODs)

I’ve actually been having this problem for some time, but I thought it might be some kind of hardware problem with the system. Now I think it’s Microsoft and/or ATI. As noted below, last fall I bought an HP Pavillion desktop (quad-core 64-bit  processor, 8 GB ram, 1 TB hd) running Windows 7 (Home Premium […]

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A warning on Windows 7

February 17, 2010 1 Comment
A warning on Windows 7

My newest computer (an HP Pavillion desktop, quad-core processor, 8 GB ram, 1 TB hd) runs Windows 7, which I find to be a significant improvement over Vista. However, I ran into a problem with it a week or so ago. I was in the process of copying some files from elsewhere on my internal […]

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