Gregory A. Baker



Eat Mor Terkey

Eat Mor Terkey

Hi. I’m a cow. Don’t believe me? Well, what other animal can do this? Moo. I actually come from a very distinguished pedigree. Do you remember the story about the cow that jumped over the moon? Many in my herd believe that story originated with one of our ancestors. According to the story, Sir Lincoln […]

Stop. The Brain is Full.

Stop. The Brain is Full.

So, last week I found myself at home sitting in my favorite chair staring at the ceiling. I’d like to tell you that I was contemplating the meaning of life or something equally profound. But, no. I was just me, mindlessly staring at the patch of painted sheetrock directly over my head. I closed my […]

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

First, some unfinished business… A couple of weeks ago, we talked about my experiences with the Wemo Smart Lighting system. The Wemo Smart Lights are part of the Wemo suite of products designed for the smart home. The suite includes a variety of wi-fi controlled devices — everything from light bulbs, wall switches and power […]

It’s Almost Here!

It’s Almost Here!

Ah, the magic of the autumn. Finally, the weather has changed, and we can all enjoy some of the benefits of a southern fall — a trip to the mountains, the changing colors, college football. Everyone has his or her favorite fall activity, but I think most of us just enjoy a few weeks’ respite […]

WeMo Wobbles

WeMo Wobbles

Let me first start by apologizing to all of you great Augusta Tek readers. I’m not in a very good mood today. To be honest, I’m very frustrated right now. My first foray into the world of the Smart Home is not going well. Last week, I bought a set of the WeMo + Osram […]

Stuff About Windows 10

Stuff About Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system was released this past summer. While the operating system has received good reviews, most folks seem content to continue to use their Windows 7 or even their (aghast!) Windows XP operating systems. That’s completely understandable. The tech world has long since evolved past the point where an O/S change is […]

Anybody Can Do It

Anybody Can Do It

Crowdsourcing is a very rapidly growing offshoot of social media. Most people think of crowdsourcing in terms of raising money for projects and such. In reality, crowdsourcing expands far beyond the realm of start-up funding. Now that everyone is connected using mobile devices and social media, the question becomes, “What can we do with those […]

We Are Back to the Future!

We Are Back to the Future!

It was the summer before my senior year in high school. Ronald Reagan was president, Charles DeVaney was mayor and Handsome Harley Drew was still at WBBQ. The airwaves were filled with the sounds of Duran Duran, Van Halen and Bryan Adams. The early summer movies included The Goonies, Brewster’s Millions and sequels of Rambo […]

#ROBOTLIVESMATTER

#ROBOTLIVESMATTER

It’s been a bad couple of months for robots. A few weeks ago we talked to hitchBot about his ill-fated adventures to the United States. If you missed the interview, hitchBot is a pioneer of hitchhiking robots. His story rose to prominence after successful hitchhikes across Canada and Europe. Unfortunately, while attempting to hitchhike across […]

Granddaddy Knows All

Granddaddy Knows All

My father has a number of different sayings that he uses from time to time. By far, his favorite is “Stay out of the way of crazies.” This saying requires no explanation, and the number of times that we’ve applied this principle is incalculable. This saying has proven so valuable, Dad gave it a name […]