Gregory A. Baker



Aftermath: Unwanted Gifts

Aftermath: Unwanted Gifts

On December 26th, the world awakens to an obvious fact, but one that sometimes gets lost in chaos leading up to Christmas Day — holiday shopping doesn’t end with Christmas Day. Families all across America awake the day after Christmas to the reality that several received items are unneeded, unwanted or just plain bizarre. It’s […]

Gifts I Didn’t Know I Needed

Gifts I Didn’t Know I Needed

Well, let’s just start with the obvious… Obvious No. 1 — The Force Awakens opened last week and, yes, it was AWESOME! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for? By now, all the uber-fan nerds have stopped seeing the movie in costume, so you shouldn’t stand out too badly. It’s […]

The Only Way to Shop

The Only Way to Shop

If you haven’t been paying attention, you might have missed this. The observed differences are so subtle, no one would be surprised if it escaped your attention. The events leading to this change occurred over a number of years. Some would argue that no real difference has actually happened. However, search your feelings — you […]

Grandpa Rudy

Grandpa Rudy

“I said, BE QUIET!” My goodness! These trips up North seem to get longer each year. When they were all young fawns and bucks, you could just throw them in sleigh with a bag of feed and take off. Now they can’t go 20 minutes without being entertained. You would think now that everyone has […]

The Disturbance is Getting Stronger 

The Disturbance is Getting Stronger 

So first, and more importantly — only 14 days left until “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Do you really want to be the only person you know that didn’t go see Star Wars? If you are worried about revealing your inner geek to […]

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 […]