Onizuka AFB

Onizuka AFB

From 1991 to 1996, I was stationed at Onizuka AFB or the Blue Cube as we called. It was a tiny base with a really big role in the US space program. My job at the Blue Cube was as Satellite Systems Operator. Although my unit changed names and commands over the years, I...
Webserver backup guide

Webserver backup guide

My webhosting is on a virtual machine that is hosted by Linode. Although they have great uptime and a good backup system, I also do my own backups to a local Linux server. It isn’t that hard to setup, uses only free scripts, and is completely automated now. Why? Why...
Fire TV Stick vs. Chromecast

Fire TV Stick vs. Chromecast

Last week, I received my [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GDQ0RMG” locale=”US” tag=”pgandersoncom-20″]Fire TV Stick[/easyazon_link] that I bought from Amazon the day it came out. I already use a Chromecast, XBox 360, and PlayStation 3...
What makes Google’s Inbox App Different

What makes Google’s Inbox App Different

I’ve been using the new Google Inbox app on my phone and the web for several days now, and I think I’m sold on the idea. For the first couple of days, I was treating Inbox like another version of Gmail. I wanted to “mark as read” or...
Hands on with Inbox by Gmail

Hands on with Inbox by Gmail

I got my invite to try Google’s Inbox by Gmail late last night. I immediately gave it a try to see if would solve the problem of my overflowing Gmail inbox. My first impression of Inbox is that the interface and design look really nice. It is based off Android...
Battle For The Net

Battle For The Net

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of...

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