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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1165: Fun With Type 2 Diabetes

For the moment, I'm trying a lower tech way to manage my Type 2 Diabetes because the higher-tech way wasn't working so well.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1164: More Channels Means More Speed

I ended up having to buy a new cable modem yesterday to rule out a service issue I was having. Because it supports more downstream and upstream channels than my old one, it resulted in a speed boost. Also, Comcast has a way to self-provision these modems, which is handy.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1163: Lost My Voice While Connecting With People

I lost my voice while I was connecting with people in Las Vegas

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1162: Fun With Ubuntu Variants

Yup, I looked at a few Ubuntu variants, not very deeply, but was trying to find something that would run acceptably on a Lenovo X60 laptop.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1161: All Your Secrets Belong To Geek Squad

If you have secrets on your computer, the last place you should take it is Geek Squad. Then again, maybe taking your iPhone to the Apple Genius may not be so smart, either.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1160: 10 Years Ago: Nokia vs iPhone

Ten years ago, I worked at Nokia when the iPhone was initially announced. I reflect on what the state of the art was in smartphones in 2007, which was NOT the iPhone, at least in terms of capabilities

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1159: Automated Job Killer

While certain types of jobs have definitely left the United States, they may not be coming back, despite what the incoming President has claimed. That's because the problem is not entirely caused by shipping jobs overseas. The real reason will impact a lot more than just manufacturing.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1158: Sugar Coated Conspiracies

Those scientists who have dared to put forth serious arguments that sugar is very bad for us have been buried by the rest of the establishment. Even if they have lots of good science to back their claims up. Meanwhile, more and more of us are fat and have diabetes.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1157: Multi-Factor All The Accounts

John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile US, accidentally tweeted out his one-time code for his Twitter account.

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No harm done, and I'm glad he's using multi-factor authentication. You should be, too.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1156: Bricked iMessage

This is not the first bug that resulted in iMessage being broken, but this locks it up pretty hard.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. This site has served many other purposes over the years, but is currently the home for the PhoneBoy Speaks podcast.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, a blog where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, PhoneBoy Says, an infrequent personal blog where I discuss more personal issues, and a similarly infrequent personal podcast called PhoneBoy's Opinion, which can be found on iTunes.