Baby it’s cold outside… Supercooling & Snap Freezing Experiment 2014

I know, you’ve seen this before, but every winter it seems like I post a video of this… Simple people like me are easily amused I reckon. Here’s a bottle of water freezing instantly this morning (January 22nd, 2014):   On a more business-like note, I’ll be posting about the end of Microsoft Windows XP support soon, I hope you …

Silly Science Trick: Super-Cooling & Snap Freezing Experiment #137

While most people whine and complain about the cold weather, I look forward to it for many reasons. I don’t dig the heat, or the humidity at all, which is really funny because have opted to live in the South! What’s to look forward to? Snow, ice, seeing your breath, doing donuts in your car in the snow (uhmmm or …

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Copier: A playful look at how it works

In case you ever wondered – here’s how that copier works in your office… I’m taking our’s apart tomorrow to make sure this is factual…. =)

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Internet Problem Solving Contest 2010

This is just too slick…. ¬†This weekend brings IPSC 2010, the Internet Problem Solving Contest 2010. ¬†What is it? Teams of up to 3 people will compete on the 6th of June to win cash prizes by working together to solve a series of problems. Go here for the information http://ipsc.ksp.sk/ If you are competing, let me know how you …

The FCC Wants You Signup to Shape the Future of Broadband in America

The FCC is looking for about 10,000 good men and women to help test their broadband connections in certain markets and from certain providers by installing a piece of equipment to meter the throughput at their home. If you are interested in participating, you can go to https://www.testmyisp.com/ and fill out the application. You must meet certain requirements, such as …

Google Chrome is faster than lightning, sound and a speeding potato

I’m still feeling horrible after the accident on Friday so I am at home. Better to hurt at home than to go in to work and not get anything done, be more uncomfortable, feel more depressed and make everyone at the office as sick of hearing me whine about it as my family and even myself…¬† It hurts to type, …

Greenville Google Fiber Movement Still in the Headlines

You would have to be living under a rock to still be in the dark about Google On Main / LuckyGVL (Just Google for¬†#GoogleOnMain, #LuckyGVL, We Are Feeling Lucky, Greenville Google Fiber, etc).¬†You probably already know that a couple thousand people in Greenville SC heard from various means, such as Twitter, Facebook, email, txt message¬†or analog social networking like a …

Google High Speed Fiber Internet Still THE Hot Topic in Greenville

If you are from the Greenville / Upstate area you would have to be living as a Quaker to not know about all that is going on with the effort to bring Google Fiber here. Heck, even Quakers probably are aware of the community effort to catch the eye of Google. It is not just localized either. Greenville is showing …

A Computer Engineer Barbie Sounds AWESOME to me

I’m a little too old to play with dolls (as far as you know), however, I think I would buy a “Computer Engineer Barbie” to use as our mascot at http://www.HomelandSecureIT.com¬†mainly because it is geek-gone-mainstream if nothing else. Additionally, think of the inspiration it could be to a young child who may actually be influenced to become an IT professional, …