Category: General

Improve Your Wireless Signal

The hard core geeks know that to optimize your wireless networking experience you want to select a channel that is unused by other nearby wireless devices. If you run Windows 7 (or Vista), use the following command at the Command Prompt to see the channels and signal strength of nearby networks: netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid The channel numbers will… Read more →

Solution to Dell Freezing After Resume from Sleep

I have been thoroughly satisfied with my Dell Latitude E6400 except for one large annoyance:  it regularly hangs when resuming from sleep mode.  It isn’t completely frozen when this happens – some applications will respond to mouse clicks but my web browser, IM, and Skype windows become unresponsive.  Eventually things come back to normal but the wait is embarrassing if… Read more →

Being the Parking Overflow

Today was a special day because I got to watch my girls perform what they learned at ballet camp all week.  The little ballet school was overrun with proud parents and grandparents so parking was a bit tight.  A lot of us ended up parking at the credit union next door. Of course there is a sign in that parking… Read more →

The 59 Sound

It seems like I can’t get enough of The Gaslight Anthem since a friend recommended their album "The ’59 Sound."  I love listening to the title track, though once you absorb the lyrics it starts to tug on the ol’ heartstrings. There’s a clue to the meaning of the phrase "59 sound" at 3:07 in the video, though it’s not… Read more →

Have You Saved a Cat?

Your brand (whether personal, professional, product, or corporate) embodies a story.  A good story sells.  A great brand story helps people connect with a brand. I recently finished reading "Save the Cat" by Blake Snyder.  The book is for screenwriters.  Let’s clear up one quick point:  I do not aspire to screenwriting.  The book was recommended by Kathy Sierra at… Read more →