Consumer Cellular APN settings for Pixel 2 and other Modern Smartphones

Name: ConsumerCellular
APN: ccdata
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
MMS Proxy:
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Authentication Type: None
APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota
APN protocol: IPv4
APN roaming protocol: IPv4
Bearer: unspecified
MVNO type: GID
Overflow menu > Save, then reboot.

How to Fix Trackpad or Touchpad speed in Linux Mint (Specifically for ThinkPad xx40+ models)

This one is simple, but it took me forever to find an answer - so I'm sharing the answer.

Best Cell Phone Plans Compared - And a 1 cent plan?!

It can be frustrating to choose a cell phone plan. It seems no plan is just right, at a price that doesn't make you grimace. What if there were better options?

Good news - there are.

Why are so many computers terrible?

I help people a lot for free online, through forum boards. This question came up (in so many words) and I answered. I think it provides a unique look into computer companies - and serves to well inform your technology purchases.

2007 Repost - "Analyzing Microsoft's OS by Linux Standards"

I wrote this little thing in high school. Reposting for nostalgia - plus it's still true!

In the past, I’ve noticed that reviews of the various GNU/Linux OS distributions

have frequently made point of their downfalls when compared to one Microsoft

OS or another. This doesn’t make much sense in the grand scale of things,

because most-if not all-of Microsoft’s advantages come from being the long-time

market leader, not the better OS.

On real-estate phishing scams...

Heads up - There is an epidemic of real-estate related phishing scams going on.

The Frugal Nerd’s Total Technology Setup - Under $400!

The Frugal Nerd’s Total Technology Setup - Under $400!