Tag: technology

My Home Office Part One

My home office used to be something out of a horror movie. Wires going everywhere, multiple keyboards, mice, etc. I was constantly swapping inputs on monitors and wasting time unplugging and plugging in cables trying to get computers to recognize displays had been added. It was a huge pain.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve made a few investments to remedy the situation. First was a cabinet with a drawer. The drawer fits a power strip, a handful of Raspberry Pis, and a 8 port gigabit switch. This alone took care of a ton of the wires and cables that were running around the desk. A few of the Pis also had USB peripherals for wireless keyboard and whatnot. I’ll be keeping an eye on the temperature in the drawer and may add a small fan out the back if needed, but for right now, this appears to be running without any issues. (more…)

No More Silly Signature For Credit Card Transactions

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Many of the top credit card companies stopped requiring a signature on point of sale transaction starting at the beginning of this month. Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover, will now save you the extra ten seconds you spent scribbling your illegible signature per transaction. This has been in the works since the credit companies started issuing cards with the EMV chips. Many other countries already use the Chip and Pin method as opposed to the U.S. who was using the Chip and Signature method. (more…)