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Your New Amazon smart House!

I love Amazon for the range of things I can buy, and how I can also buy anonymously online.  Also, as an author, Amazon treats me well as far as royalties and commissions relative to other book distributors.  But they are starting to go too far!  Amazon held a ‘secret’ event this week where they […]

Facebook Hoards More Data but Apple is Not Happy

This week in Weekly News Roundup we will focusing on some Facebook news. They are still executing their plan to get wifi into developing nations…not be be altruistic but to get more suckers to create Facebook accounts. Meanwhile they are also working on a voice assistant. Don’t we have enough of those yet? But Apple […]

The Encryption Battle Downunder

This weekly News Roundup features some discussion on encryption. Two encryption related battles are both vying for companies to weaken encryption so law enforcement can go fishing. We will also look at Cortana and Alexa joining forces in a single device, Alexa entering dorm rooms, and more privacy news. Check out the video and have […]

Net Neutrality: An Open Letter to the Elected Officials

An Open Letter to Congress, Senate, and the President of the United States Over the last decade I have watched as the Internet progressed from an interesting curiosity into a tool required by schools, and now it is a real necessity to Americans. I would probably rather it not be such a necessity, but I […]

America is Doomed!

America is collapsing under its decadence.  We have reached a pinnacle of technology, commerce, leisure, science, politics, and industry unrivaled by any civilization in the past.  We have preached toleration, legislated nutritional standards, and pushed education to the very limits of human potential.  We have access to factories that produce over 180 Million tons of […]

Enlightened in OpenSUSE Part 1 – Installation

In the effort to provide as much useful information as possible to those interested in Linux, I will be working on some projects to test out as many distros as possible with as much depth as possible.  For the next month or so I will be working on OpenSUSE at least part of the day.  […]

Corporate Misbehavior

Scammers and spammers annoy us in our modern world and our fight with them is often fruitless.  But when we have to wage the same fruitless battles with well established and known companies it means that the corporations are misbehaving.  I have recently encountered two different companies that are proving to be a hassle. Staples […]

Scamming the Scammers!

I have been teetering on this topic, that is until again I received another call from the same scammers that have been calling repeatedly…my number…on the do not call lists….with robocalls! For the love of God; MAKE THEM STOP! But realize this: they only perpetrate their scams because they make money, so if we can […]

An Introduction

Switched to Linux is a site to encourage and empower people to try out Linux, but the General video series will cover any topic. I am formally educated in the sciences and I have taught college Chemistry, but I am self-taught in several other areas, primarily technology. I currently run a web design company among […]

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