Oct 052017
 
Give Me My Damn Headphone Jack

I don’t understand this move away from headphone jacks. I like Bluetooth just fine. I have two Bluetooth headphones that work perfectly and I have a number of Bluetooth keyboards that I use on various PCs.   But when it comes to Bluetooth and phones, the drawbacks still outweigh the benefits. Bluetooth headsets are always […]

Oct 032017
 
My studio overhaul is finally complete

This renovation completion was a long time coming, but it’s finally finished. When my father-in-law offered me a large, corner desk, I decided that I needed to get my butt in gear and finish it off.  So after adding the drop ceiling, installing new lights, installing new carpet tiles, and moving that beast of a […]

Sep 302017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #214

I’m really hoping that this is the last podcast before the big Widescreen.org overhaul. It’s actually done except for one page where I’m trying to use a function that my web hosting company hasn’t updated since the Jurassic. They’ve been told about it and they’ve started to make some upgrades, but I’d like to wait […]

Jul 302017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #211

I’ve obviously survived my trip to Canada and around the Great Lakes! It turned out to be way more amazing than I thought it would be. I can honestly say that I’m really excited about the future of the site right now. My poor widescreen.org has been hurting for a long time, living in the […]

Yes, Microsoft is Partially To Blame For WannaCry

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May 232017
 
Yes, Microsoft is Partially To Blame For WannaCry

For decades Microsoft laid out a foundation that resulted in people looking at patching as a major burden instead of something that should be done on a regular basis. The WannaCry ransomware attack and the risks that it poses are nothing new to those of us who work in IT. Sadly, the core reason why […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #207

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May 212017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #207

I figured that the cost of really large TVs was more because of the “luxury” factor, but as it turns out the prices might really be due to the laws of supply and demand. But if you’re looking for 55-65″ TV prices to drop like they have for 40-47″ TVs, you’ve got several years to […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #206

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May 072017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #206

I realize that my opinions of her don’t matter at all, but I’m really fed up with Kathleen Kennedy’s blind loyalty to George Lucas. He does not own Star Wars any more. He sold the properties – lock, stock, and barrel – to Disney. The Star Wars franchise is no longer his to control. Yet because of […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #205

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Apr 212017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #205

As much as I hate “SPOILER!” whiners, I also hate clickbait. Unfortunately, when The Last Jedi teaser released that gave web sites a huge excuse to throw up clickbait articles. Seriously, folks – install an ad browser and whitelist those sites that you support and don’t give clickbait titles, like this one and widescreen.org. Enough is […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #204

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Apr 092017
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #204

Regrettably, the “spoiler!!!” whiners are at it again. This time their anger is pointed towards Sony for the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer that shows a situation where Spider-Man loses his suit. Let’s completely ignore that trailers often show material that doesn’t show up in the movie, that the trailer’s context can be completely misleading, and that […]

Apr 012017
 
When you get useless Best Buy coupons

I made this from an e-mail that I received from Best Buy today that was for 10% off just about anything… except that it excludes just about anything worth buying in the entire store. Maybe I can use it for some generic cables, but unless you need those in an emergency you should be getting […]