Where did Chuck go?!

If you are here from Youtube, or from another online community, wondering where Chuck has gone, well… He has been busy!  Recently, I started a new job, as I have said elsewhere I don’t have a career in an IT field, it’s more or less a hobby and passion of mine.  So, I signed up …

Hughesnet Gen5 Broken!

Lately, there has been a surge in complaints with Hughesnet Gen5, specifically those that are using the newest Echostar-19 (ES-19) satellite.  There are many theories, and many people attempting class action litigation against Hughesnet for what amounts to ignorant claims.  First, let us look at the past satellite, Echostar-17 (ES-17), as that is the older …

Net Neutrality – The End of the Internet!

No, not entirely, but, it is the end of the internet as we currently, today, know it.  But why is this?  Why is this a Left Vs. Right argument when it really shouldn’t be? The name “Net Neutrality” is somewhat misleading in nature, it makes one think “Internet Neutral” that everything is treated the exact …

Level1Techs & Pauls Hardware Talk Net Neutrality

I can’t begin to even write an article that explains the history of the telecommunication companies, what they have, and haven’t done.  However, these two men that I admire from a technological standpoint, have a great conversation on everything, and their opinion follows in line with mine to a great degree.  In the end, …

Gaming – Is it possible on Satellite Internet?

Ever since the internet boom of the 90’s, multiplayer gaming has become increasingly more popular and important to people.  The ability to play against, or with another player as opposed to a scripted computer program creates new challenges never faced in single player, and these challenges are never the same, constantly changing and evolving minute …

End Users – Stupidity Follows!

This ties back into a previous article more so than anything I have recently posted.  Today I decided to browse the Exede Online Community, ya know, one of the places where customers are there to assist other customers.  While there seems to be one customer trying to properly assist the original posting customer, and then …

End Users – Not All Are Horrible

Well, maybe some are, while most end users are the basic ones that ask a question and goes on whether they like or dislike the answer they receive.  There are a few oddball ones like I mentioned in my past topic, End Users – Why I Can’t Stand Them. Every day I get a chance to …

End Users – Why I can’t stand them

Every day SysOps have to deal with what they consider the end user, those “end users” often times deal with the real “end user”, customers. For several years now, I have been a contributor at several communities, from XtremeSystems and Techist, to more specialized support forums for companies where end users can help other end …

Parental Controls On The Cheap

In today’s economy, many parents struggle financially and live day to day lives.  We are expected to provide internet connected devices for our children, but at the same time, how do we protect our children from x-rated websites that they should never see?  Most parents will look to old trusted programs like NetNanny, but then …