Gregory A. Baker



Dad, I Gotta Go

Dad, I Gotta Go

When on a long car trip, a situation will inevitably arise that requires the immediate and accurate knowledge of the closest restroom. Between Augusta and Atlanta, the situation is not terribly bad. The longest stretch between stops occurs between Thomson and the Flying J at Siloam (about 30 minutes). Moreover, the restrooms between here and […]

Augusta Tek

Augusta Tek

Over the past 10 years or so, electronics manufacturers have blessed this country with an uncountable number of electronic devices. iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, Android laptops, desktops, Chromebook, MP3 players, MP3 speakers, cameras, smart appliances, smart thermostats, Playstation, Xbox, Gameboy, DS, Tivo, DVRs, GoPro, GoogleGlass… it’s pretty clear to see that billions of electronic […]

Cybernetics Monday

Cybernetics Monday

Undoubtedly, you’ve read all the stories about how Cyber Monday has changed Black Friday. Instead of rushing to the stores on Thursday afternoon or early Friday morning, and without allowing sufficient time to properly digest their Thanksgiving meal, those of the door-busting crowd utilized the power of the Internet to start their holiday shopping. Retailers […]

What’s the Good Word!

What’s the Good Word!

Black Friday — What are going to be the best tech gadgets for the 2014 shopping season? This year has been a good year for gadgets. No one type of item has exploded into relevance, although several are making significant advances. Here’s some ideas as you stake out your place in line. At the top […]

Science Fiction Fact

Science Fiction Fact

Unquestionably, the fall and winter seasons are my favorite times of the year. The days get shorter. Cool breezes temper outdoor activities. The gentle warmth of a fireplace replaces the scorching heat of the sun. This is the time of year to stay inside and travel within the world of a good book. I’ve always […]

The Smoke Screen of Net Neutrality

The Smoke Screen of Net Neutrality

Technology has historically been a great equalizer, allowing the small and meek to compete against the big and powerful. The Internet with its egalitarian access is probably the most well-known example. A single user on the Internet possesses a stature equal to the largest multi-national corporation. This reality appeals to our sense of equality and […]

You Can’t Fear Being Great

You Can’t Fear Being Great

On October 31, our quest to become a space-faring species experienced a setback as the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it appears that the spacecraft’s feathering mode was activated while the engines were still operating. The reconfigured vehicle could not withstand the […]

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

So what does one do while you’re waiting for the new Apple OS to download on a Sunday evening? There are several things, actually. You could hunker down in your man cave and watch Sunday Night Football. You could review all the email that came in over the weekend. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — those are […]

For the Birds

For the Birds

Sometime during the summer of 2014, a group passionately opposed to the rising use of drones conducted a highly secretive meeting. Attendees to this meeting flew in from all over the country and represented a broad cross-section of the flying population. The problem is clear. The prevalence of drones creates a hazard for those creatures […]

Windows 9? Forget about it!

Windows 9? Forget about it!

How does the old saying go… it’s not easy being green. Well, it turns out if you really want to get snubbed, try being the number 9. You wouldn’t think that it would be that way. The number 9 has had a great run over the years. For example… Number 9 is the largest single […]