Netgear AC1900

How to bypass the FiOS router entirely.

The best way to start this is probably with a little background about my home network …

I’ve had FiOS for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been using the craptastic Actiontec sad-excuse-for-a-router for about the same amount of time.  About 6 months or so ago, I began to realize that with the proliferation of Kindles, laptops, phones and iPods in my house that my network was simply at full capacity.  So, I upgraded my service to one of their super fast plans and emptied out my wallet at the same time.

A few days after that, I installed a TP-Link TL-WA801ND Wireless N AccessPoint to segregate some of the devices off of the Actiontec wifi – primarily all the wireless devices my kids use to watch Minecraft videos 24/7 on their Kindle’s.  This worked to a certain extent.

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Contracted: Lesbians, STD’s and Ghouls

So Herp suggested that I watch the movie Contracted (or demanded, but who’s keeping track), requesting a review of said movie. Now, generally speaking, I fully appreciate the discussions we have regarding movies, and most of the time our tastes align. However, there is one genre that we often don’t see eye to eye on, and that would be any movie that falls close to the horror genre. I am not a horror movie fan. Before you shout expletives at the screen (depending on which side of the line you fall) let me explain. I can certainly appreciate a movie in the genre, however, the crutches that horror directors usually fall upon do not often appeal to me. Sure, I can appreciate a good decapitation, laugh at a tongue-in-cheek death scene, and sit on the edge of my seat at a thrilling zombie flick, but these stereotypes just don’t get my goat as much as, say, a well directed action sequence. Both can fall into the same traps of cheesiness, or corniness, or over-doneness, I just appreciate the latter more. That being said, I decided to give the movie a try. Click to continue reading …

Ducky Shine 3

Review: Ducky Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard

A few weeks ago I posted some rambling commentary about choosing your input devices.  That post then spiraled into an overview and my thoughts on the EC Technology High Quality 8200 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse … yes, really.  That’s the name they gave that thing.  Regardless of the obnoxious name, the mouse is excellent and has continued to function perfectly well and provide a great experience since I reviewed it.

Now, let us consider the companion product – a good mechanical keyboard.  This one has a far simpler name, the Ducky Shine 3.

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Android L - Preview

Android L Preview (LPX13D) – Install and Root

With the announcement of the new Nexus devices from Google, we are inching closer to the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop.  The good news for Android users is that, if you have a Nexus 5, you can install the latest Preview version of Android.  Google has opened up downloads of their latest build LPX13D to the public.  In this article, I’m going to walk you through the easy way to install it with multi-rom so that you don’t have to blow up your existing system to take a peek at what’s to come.

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