Archives for 2015

Bitdefender Box Review- Not Ready for Primetime

From my review of the Bitdefender Box. "I received a Bitdefender Box test unit, and can't imagine anyone ever purchasing this device. The first major flaw- It give its own DHCP connections. I have a pfsense box behind my modem, and was thinking I could use this in line before my guest wifi/Internet of Things network. It doesn't work that way. The second flaw- 100mbps ports. Why … [Read more...]

Becoming a Social Media Consultant, Summer 2015

It's officially Summer for me, as I've wrapped up my first year of teaching in a new district. As you might recall, last year, I tried to become a social media consultant. I didn't have much luck, as I had only a few weeks before school started, and it's hard trying to get in touch with local businesses. Local businesses just don't think about social media the same way that larger corporations … [Read more...]

The Chimney Story- How Ridgway Chimney Service NJ ruined our Chimney

We just bought our first house. Our first house ever. We were really good about everything. We had a Home Inspection, and discovered some issues. Many of the issues were known about- a damaged masonry stoop on the guest entrance, settling sidewalk, a fence that has seen better days. Our building inspector did advise us to get some professionals in- one was for a Chimney Service, and the other for … [Read more...]

Congrats, Pioneer Class of 2015

I'll preface it with this- I had hoped that I would have seen you folks graduate. I started with you, you were my first group of students, and you all hold a special place in my heart. Life is messy. I started writing this speech when you were freshmen. Dear Graduates, Faculty, School Committee Members, Families and Guests, I'm going to be facing you, Graduates, because you are the reason … [Read more...]

After failed Google+, will Google buy Twitter

The news of the day in the social media world is that Twitter stock has risen 4%, based on takeover claims. According to Mashable: Twitter shares spiked by as much as 4% on Tuesday amid gossip in the investment community that the company had hired advisors — reportedly including Goldman Sachs — to deal with takeover bids. I bet the next news that we start to hear is about Google and their focus … [Read more...]