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Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 17)

In this show we open with a discussion about the return of the Gateway computer brand selling Windows and Android devices in Walmart. In the faith section, classes have begun for year two and I share some details about what the Rite of Candidacy Mass signifies in our formation process towards the Permanent Diaconate. In tech we begin with a full review...

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 16)

We open this show covering Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020's huge release and my own hands on with Surface Duo including the two aspects of the device that really surprised me. In faith, an update on our online class now that we have a syllabus to see how the 12 weeks of Fundamental Theology will move along. I also share about the recently released...

MSI Launches Business and Productivity Device Lineup

Along with an updated logo, MSI has released a new series of business and productivity laptops that feature some of the latest hardware features and capabilities such as 11th Gen Intel CPUs, PCIe Generation 4 SSDs, Thunderbolt 4 & USB 4 ports, and iRIS Xe graphics. Yes, they also announced a new gaming laptop among all these work devices.

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 15)

Here at the very end of August in a quite different year than we all expected when it started, there is still plenty to discuss about faith, tech, and space. We kick this episode off with a discussion around returning to movie theaters to watch movies during this active pandemic plus an update an update about my recent PC Build and SSD drives. Next...

Comparing M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Versus SATA 3 SSD

My recent opportunity to build a new main desktop has resulted in me learning about a new (to me) style of SSD called the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Since my new PC build's motherboard supports this form factor of SSD drives, I decided to test its speed compared to standard SATA 3 SSD. The difference is huge on the scale of moving from a spinning hard drive...

#WindowsInsider Channel Updates – August 2020

In the second month of having designated channels for the flighting of Windows 10 test builds for the Windows Insiders Program, we are seeing a lot of consistency in the process for the Developer, Beta, and Release Preview channels. Here is a summary of the last month worth of updates.

25 Years of Windows 95 and WindowsObserver.com

Wow - twenty-five years have gone by in this unique journey across the web for this site in all its iterations over the years. It will forever be connected to the release of Windows 95 back in August of 1995.

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 14)

There is plenty of news across our three-fold spectrum for this episode. I wrap up details about the PC build I recently completed and provide some schedule updates for my continued diaconate formation as we prepare for year two. In tech, new builds across the board for Windows and Edge Insiders, headlines from Microsoft, Apple (and Epic Games &...

Hands On: Microsoft Edge Add-ons Site

Microsoft's portal for web extensions in their new Edge browser, which is based on the open source Chromium project, has grown quite a bit since Edge first started being tested. We take a walk through the add-ons site to see where it stands today.

Windows 10 Updated Out of Box Experience

Microsoft is working to better inform end users of new enhancements to Windows 10 after a major feature update is released and installed on a device. Utilizing the included Tips app, new features will be summarized when end users first log into the desktop of an updated system. These notices can also be viewed from within the Tips app itself after the...

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