CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer

The Problem Videos and full length episodes on CBS.COM may not play in Internet Explorer 11.  Clicking on the link for a particular episode, instead of creating the Flash screen with the video playing inside of it, you see a message inviting you to install Flash player.  You get this, even though you already have … Continue reading CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer



How to Choose the Best Home Wifi Routers

With today’s proliferation of wireless technologies in home consumer markets, a plethora of home WiFi router products have been created to fill this ever hungrier niche. Many do decent jobs at providing reliable and fast wireless data transfers for improved audio and video streaming, and rapid downloading of huge files.  With all the new technologies, features, and … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Home Wifi Routers



Belkin AC1200 DB AC+ Wifi Dual Band Router F9K1113 Review

Reasonably priced at around $70, the   Belkin AC1200 DB AC+ Wifi Dual Band Router, model number F9K1113V4  appears simplistic to set up, requiring virtually no upfront manual configuration, offers good signal coverage of small homes and apartments, and is highly reliable, almost never hangs or slows down. The AC1200 DB virtually never drops connections, comes with security enabled Wifi right out … Continue reading Belkin AC1200 DB AC+ Wifi Dual Band Router F9K1113 Review



Recognizing High Quality Ethernet Network Cables

Ethernet cables for a local area network (LAN) of computers, come in a large variety of lengths, cable configurations, connector styles, colors, and prices. The most expensive patch cables can cost as much as four to five times what the cheapest grade cables set you back.  Needless to say however, the performance of the priciest … Continue reading Recognizing High Quality Ethernet Network Cables



Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review

Reasonably priced at around $100, the Netgear N600 wireless dual band router, model WNDR3700v4, has tested out to be highly reliable, almost never requires rebooting, virtually never drops connections, comes with secure configured wifi right out of the box, and delivers stutter-free video and audio streaming throughout small to medium sized apartments and homes. It’s easy-to-navigate … Continue reading Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review



Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

The Asus AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router, model # RT-AC87R, has proven to be a plenty-adequate replacement / upgrade from the Netgear router that we’d been using since 2012.  In this asus wireless router review, we discuss our experiences with buying and setting up the RT-AC87R, and how pleased we are with it. That access point (WAP) … Continue reading Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review



Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix

Keeping a large audio library built over fifteen years, we’re quite anal about keeping current backups.  This enables us to quickly replace clicking hard disk drives (HDD).  Our backup strategy involves six 6 TB external Seagate Backup Plus USB hard disk drives (HDDs).  We keep an up-to-date full copy of the library on each drive. … Continue reading Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix



Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing

People often feel the negative effects of multitasking.  E.g. They waste much brain power thrashing. They work one task too little. Then they switch to one more. Then to one more, and so on. They work lots of problems.  But they end up solving few, since they’re too busy switching between them. The switching itself … Continue reading Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing



PNY Metal Attache 64 GB iGo USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Bought the   PNY Attache Metal USB 2.0 64 GB iGo Flash Drive, version, at Wal Mart, to save a large library of pictures from a laptop computer that we’re reformatting. The device installed without any issues, received copied data as quickly as other high speed USB storage drives, and is easy to locate, plug in, and use.  This flash drive … Continue reading PNY Metal Attache 64 GB iGo USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review



Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits

This personal laser printer, the Xerox Phaser 3150 resembles a thick and heavy plastic tank. It’s substantial, prints crystal clear pages, as one would expect from a laser printer, and operates quietly.  We’ve owned one of these now for nearly ten years, and each time we purchase a new computer, we’re faced with setting up … Continue reading Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits