Internet Options in Nevada County

Here are the broadband internet options available in Nevada County in order of speed: Cable Internet (Comcast, SuddenLink) Fixed Wireless (Smarter Broadband up to 15Mbps $100-$400 w/ 0-3yrs contract , Digital Path up to 20Mbps $250 setup w/ 1yr contract, Succeend.net in Lake Wildwood) DSL or U-verse (AT&T, or third party resellers like the local Read more about Internet Options in Nevada County[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy

  Virtual server mirror. Serving Windows 10 pro desktops to 20x thin clients. Mirror Server: 2x Dell r710 12 cores @ 3GHz, 64GB RAM, w/ Intel 2x 10GBE port and dual 850W Power Storage per server: 2x300GB SSD, 4x146GB SAS 15K, 2x1TB SAS 7.2K Software: M$ Windows 2012r2 Datacenter or Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Architecture: ~20x Read more about Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

HP Compaq 8000 Elite USFF Desktop Core2Duo E8400 3GHz 4GB 160GB Windows 7 Pro [Refurbished]

Review: www.computershopper.com/… Specifications: h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/… Technical Reference Guides: h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/M… Illustrated Parts & Service Map: HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra Slim Desktop Business PC Hardware Reference Guide HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra-Slim Desktop PC Buy for $80 www.sears.com/hp-compaq-… Buy for $150 www.newegg.com/Product/P… Buy for $60 (no hard drive or caddy) HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra Slim Desktop Read more about HP Compaq 8000 Elite USFF Desktop Core2Duo E8400 3GHz 4GB 160GB Windows 7 Pro [Refurbished][…]

Free cell phone service in California

If you are low income and live in California, you are eligible for a free cell phone and service. Totally FREE! (Paid for by the federal government) Talk, text, and data. If you are not low income, try freedompop. By network (in order of best coverage to worst in Nevada County): Verizon  Blue Jay Wireless: Read more about Free cell phone service in California[…]