The Internet of Things Needs Integrators, Not Gadgets

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Crowd-funding and the sharp drop in development costs for internet connected device has given us both an onslaught of useless gadgets, and the much overused buzzword "Internet of Things", or IoT. The concept has been pushed way past the borders of absurdity, as highlighted by the likes of…

Bypassing Bell Fibe FTTH Hub with Ubiquiti EdgeMAX Equipment

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Whenever I have to interact with big telcos, I inevitably come to ask myself why they are still in business. It's a wonder that companies that are so big and so dysfunctional on so many levels still have any customers at all. I've recently had to do an ISP switchover…

Headless Steam In-Home Streaming, Pt 1: My Experience

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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For almost exactly three years now, I've been using a mid-2013 13.3" Macbook Air as my primary machine. As I explained in a review which has now disappeared with the demise of Epinions, I didn't expect the transition from an expensive gaming rig to a super-slim, barebones laptop…

Downgrading iPhone Firmware from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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It was a pretty long chain of unfortunate events that led me to accidentally upgrade to 3.1.3. I was sitting in my couch one day, watching TV, eating random junk food. My iPhone was running a jailbroken 3.1.2 with all my favorite apps. Life was good.…

Getting a Tech Job: Am I Really Bulletproof?

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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It's been almost a year since I started working at McDonalds. Although it was somewhat tough in the beginning, working there turned out to be a fun, profitable experience, and still is. However, dued to several factors, which include pressure from parents and friends, I have decided to slowly start…