July 6th, 2008

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About to shut the sons internet down for awhile IF...

If my son doesn't turn off the bandwidth hogging apps he is running in his room, so I can watch/listen to Leo Laporte record "This Week In Tech" without sputtering video/audio, I'm going to disconnect the wireless router, and connect the modem DIRECTLY to my computer during the duration of the show!

He has started playing GTA4 online with people on his PS3, and streaming his webcam. Tried to explain to him that he has "nothing but time" to do things online, since he's out of school for the summer, and I don't have much time to do the stuff I want, being I have to work for a living. He just don't get it!

Desperate times call for drastic measures!
nekkid

New Keyboard

Bought a new keyboard earlier today. Got tired of buying batteries, even though in the wireless keyboard that came with the new PC I bought earlier this year they lasted an adequate amount of time. Found a nice wired PS/2 connected Logitech Media Center keyboard at my workplace for $18.86. Typing is even quieter than the keyboard that came with the PC, and I thought IT was quiet!

My son said by buying a wired keyboard to replace the wireless one, I was "living in the stone age". I made mention of that in the #twitlive chat while Leo Laporte was present, he mentioned me by name in the video streaming that I wasn't "living in the stone age", because wireless keyboards are a "security nightmare"(in his words). He said passwords, credit card numbers, etc, could be picked up by people that might be trying to pick that stuff up wirelessly. He apparently only uses wired keyboards as a result. And to think, I just bought a wired keyboard to save on buying batteries!

In other Leo Laporte news, I really want the audio/video broadcasting equipment he has: