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

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] There are four major networks in the USA: Verizon, ATT, T-mobile, and Sprint. I will refer to these 4 as networks.  They all have different coverage in different areas. In order to be sure which is best for you, you can consult their maps. ask Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Photo courtesy of: http://thehackernews.com/2017/09/equifax-credit-report-hack.html This is pretty amazing. Not a little deal. This information can never be considered secure ever again. I first heard about this on the 7th. I was pretty amazed at the breadth of the breach. Then in the following days reading about the response. Crazy. Equifax is so evil it’s not Read more about Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack[…]

You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4!

These mounts are by far the most effective and affordable solution I’ve found. Super easy to use and install. Just slides snugly into your vent on either side of the steering wheel. The small metal disc can be used with or without a case. Inside or outside the case. I recommend the plain black one. Read more about You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4![…]

How to get a free electric car in California (low income)

If you live in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and are low income, and you are located on this census map: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/535maps-zip.pdf, you can get up to $9500 cash rebate on a new or USED electric car. If you buy or lease a new one you can get an addition $10,000 federal Read more about How to get a free electric car in California (low income)[…]

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[…]

Am I using propriety software? How to find out.

I prefer open source software. It’s free. Here is a list of software to avoid if you want the most flexibility and economy. If you have to use it. Please consider running a M$ Windows Virtual Machine that serves it using RemoteApp. Proprietary software that does not play nicely with native Ubuntu Linux. Adobe Acrobat Read more about Am I using propriety software? How to find out.[…]