Brother HL-3140CW Laser Printer – a Review

What I think after about one month of using the Brother HL-3140CW laser printer.


WordPress – Preliminary Impressions of Photon in JetPack

JetPack for WordPress now includes a feature called Photon: Photon works by using to cache and serve up images from your site. Since I am always looking for ways to reduce my bandwidth (and speed up performance), I enabled it. I have observed a reduction in the bandwidth: The 20th, 21st, and 22nd averaged […]


Review of the Lazer 7" (MID7109) Tablet

Alcampo (the Spanish arm of the French Auchan chain) had Lazer 7″ tablets on sale for €79 (they also had a 10″ version for €149). Given that the price was unbelievable, I bought one. Reasons for Buying There were two reasons I bought it: 1) The whole idea of a tablet is cool. I watch […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Should you Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10?

Canonical released version 12.10 of Ubuntu OS on October 18, 2012. My opinions are based on final release downloaded and installed with updates on October 18, 2012. This article is an update of an earlier one based on experiences with Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2. Short Recommendation No. Longer Recommendation Wait a few weeks. Detailed Recommendation […]


Fedora 16 – First Impressions – Not Positive

UPDATED 11-May-2012 I have discovered that the problem with Software Updates and Add/Remove Software noted below was caused by VirtualBox Guest Additions not being correctly installed. This happened because the Linux kernel header files are not installed, GCC (a compiler) is not installed, make (a tool for GCC) is not installed. Installing gcc and make […]


Epson SX130 – a Review

After my laser printer died, I was in a scramble to buy a replacement printer so my daughter could get some homework printed out. It was 7 years since my last printer purchase, so I wasn’t up to date on printers and didn’t have time to thoroughly research the market. I have owned ink jet […]


CloudFlare – A Review

This review reflects my experience with CloudFlare‘s free services applied to this website which was powered by WordPress 3.2.1 running on a shared webhost. It looks at the performance for the month of December 2011. The Problem I was Looking to Fix As this site has grown in popularity, it uses more bandwidth. In October […]