Author Archives: Lorin

Time to put Google in the back seat? Go, DuckDuckGo!

“Just google it…”  That all-pervasive, nearly omnipotent, search engine, Google, has morphed into a common-place verb — we all use it, many of us depend on it simply to keep up with happenings on the ‘Net.  Yet it may be time … Continue reading

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Max Mathews, electronic music pioneer: RIP

It’s been a tough year for some of my heroes… I’m at the age when those who were the teachers, mentors and leaders of my college days and young adulthood are themselves fading, passing away.  And thanks to the all-knowing, … Continue reading

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Our turn in the fire…

Our Franktown (Colorado) community has dodged a bullet — a cliched turn of phrase, but I’m sure that many of the homeowners out here to the north and east of the village center truly feel that way.  The “Burning Tree … Continue reading

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Running out of IPv4 addresses, but consumer gear’s not ready for IPv6!

Hot on the heels of our recent DSL upgrade experience comes this revelation about the state of consumer-grade network gear — DSL & cable modems, routers, etc. — As the world “runs out of” IPv4 (Internet) addresses, the stuff that … Continue reading

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“If It Ain’t Broke…” — concluded

More Steps to Upgrading My DSL Service Some folks won’t care, but just to bring this little saga to a conclusion for those of you who do… The beginning of this story was posted last Thursday evening, when indeed the … Continue reading

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“If It Ain’t Broke…”

Or How I Upgraded my DSL Service in 12 Not-So-Easy Steps [This is a rather long posting, and a bit geek-techie.  It’s an narrative of my experience with a DSL service upgrade, so I hope it has value for other … Continue reading

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What’s a rockjack?

At some point, someone’s gonna ask… What, exactly, is a rockjack? It never occurred to me until quite recently that someone would ask that… Doesn’t everyone know what a rockjack is?  Hmm… some explaining is in order. I was raised … Continue reading

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