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The Grand Oversight

I realized something today and it is not good, forgetting to renew your domain name is not good…not good at all!  Sure I could have set it up to automatically renew but I was unsure if I wanted to have the Krispy’s Bytes continue on and then…well for reasons that are beyond my control (like…

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Exploration of Pain

Having been in excruciating pain for 29 of the last 30 days I figured I would look a little deeper into what this discomfort that I have been suffering through could be…and I was truly surprised by what I found when I went out looking.  I do know that each person has different pain tolerances…

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Personal Challenges – Almost 3 Weeks in Pain

The past 2 weeks have been more than a bit of a challenge.  I am now on day 18 with a splitting headache that varies between a cluster headache behind my right eye and a full migraine that has me praying for release.  This week there was some progress towards finding out what is going…

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2015 Starting Off – Well Scary

I ended 2014 in the hospital…and 2015 started off a similar way.  I must say that the great big piece of grey matter between my ears is a mysterious and complicated machine that seems to be more than a little bit off lately.   I am less than a patient guy, I like to see…

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This Day in Tech History – Calculating Everything

January 4 Just months before I was born, a piece of Technology that forever changed the world was released by a company that would later become the largest manufacturer of Personal Computers.  Hewlett Packard (HP) back in 1972 was a producer of electronic measuring devices and with the release of their handheld scientific calculator the…

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This Day in Tech History – My Favorite Phone

January 3 On this day way back in 1996, Motorola released its StarTac cellphone.  I remember giving up my Motorola Flip Phone for this amazingly compact and versatile device a few months after its release.  It didn’t come cheap either as I the world of contracts and the like really hadn’t taken over but I…

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Thoughts On Being a Human Pin Cushion

Recently I have had some surprising health challenges, namely an unexplained headache that lead to a collapse and a 10 hour ordeal at the hospital.  According to my daughter, I had no less than a half dozen seizures while in transit by ambulance and at the hospital.  While I no longer have the headache, I…

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Big Data for the Little Guy

The turning of the calendar to a new year has had me thinking long and hard about the direction of Krispy’s Bytes.  Within the world of Technology there are 3 core areas that always seem to get my attention: Open Source (Linux and GNU Software) Big Data Risk Management So as I sat back over…

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This Day In Tech History – VisiCalc

January 2 The bane of my existence for many years has been the misuse, over use and shoddy development of spreadsheets for everything.  On this day back in 1979, the precursor to Excel was born from the minds of Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston who incorporated Software Arts…thanks guys!

This Day In Tech History – Y2K and .com

January 1 This day in Tech History brought to very important things to the world…first off, .com was born in 1985 as a TLD (Top Level Domain) and has led to the prosperity of the online world with websites that both enrich our lives and waste our time. Additionally, in 2000, January 1 brought about…

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