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5 ways to maximize computer use — and happiness

5 ways to maximize computer use — and happiness

Q: How many computers does it take to enjoy a relaxing evening at home? A:  7.  Five to use simultaneously, a sixth to blog about how you’re doing that, and a seventh to keep your spouse entertained while you do. Yeah, I know, it reads like a formulaic joke. But...
Creating a visitor’s guide to your home tech setup

Creating a visitor’s guide to your home tech setup

One of the joys of living in a multicultural society is the experience of welcoming someone from a different heritage into your home, and introducing them to the various artifacts, practices and beliefs of your own culture. It is in this spirit that we sometimes...
Ingredients for a Mac home media center (or two)

Ingredients for a Mac home media center (or two)

As part of my 2010 Home Media Center Overhaul and Documentation Festival, I’ll begin by summarizing the current components of our all-you-can-watch emporium. I’m actually documenting two media centers here: the main living room setup, and then a similar...
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