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More MSP mis-adventures

June 16th, 2020 · No Comments

In a previous post I wrote about issues a client, Botanas had with their MSP. Well COVID-19 caused a mistake to be made. You can read that blog here: As a restaurant and needing to stay in business, move the produce she purchased before the mandatory (and in my opinion illegal) shutdown the owner […]

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Why I won’t build scrap technology for my customers

March 17th, 2020 · No Comments

In my previous article I talked about the Black Swan event that led to the current tech shortages we are experiencing. In this article I wanted to address one of the main questions I have received. Why don’t I just buy what is available and build or resell those products? There are certain parts and […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Black Swan Event of Technology

February 16th, 2020 · No Comments

A black Swan event is something that was not expected to occur, but a series of events caused it. Normally hindsight allows those looking at it to see that it was actually predictable. Here is a link where you can read more on Black Swan events: In our case, I can see clearly why […]

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The hard drives we use, and why

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

In continuing with why I use the parts I do series, in this article I want to cover the hard drives I use and why. Yes I used the plural in hard drives. Unlike my exclusive use of ASUS motherboards, Crucial RAM and Intel processors, I use three different brands of hard drives.

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Why I use Intel processors

April 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Over the years, there have been only two major CPU / processor manufacturers. Yes, there have been others, they just have not been dominant in the computer and server industry. I have used both of these manufacturers, AMD and Intel, in the past, however I decided to exclusively sell Intel in 2007.

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