The 2017 Snapstream Firefly Survival Guide

In October 2017, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update went out to various machines – three of mine were updated, including my Home Theater PC (HTPC) which houses my Kodi, Plex DVR and Firefly functionality. One of my boxes never booted again (my main workstation), my son’s was fixable with some recovery tools – and…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Plex – The (Near) Perfect Solution for Personal Media

I have a lot of media.  I own several thousand DVDs and Blu rays.  I have collected a lot of media from the internet.  I prefer to OWN (and store) the media I have.  I don’t like Netflix and I don’t like Hulu.  These aren’t solutions for me.  I am paying a lot of money…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Ten Tech-Related Things I Hate

Certain things about technology make me mental.  I constantly get asked, “What is your problem with x?” or “Why do you hate y?”  I figured it would save time if I could just link to an article that explain what makes me crazy about tech-related services and concepts. This is the mind-numbing technology that I…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Television Intros: A Look at 25 All-Time Greats

Before we look at twenty five of the greatest TV show introduction videos, I’d like to put forward that these aren’t THE TOP 25 intros of all time. Obviously, these lists are always subjective – usually determined by what the writer remembers from his own frame of references. Much like video games, music and other…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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DVDFab Media Player: This is not the droid you’re looking for …

  Blu-ray is a great format for high definition playback without compromise; especially if you use consumer Blu-ray set top box players.  Unfortunately, the Blu-ray format is also littered with copy protection.  This is seamless to end users with set top boxes, but for those of us trying to get these movies to play on…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The Six Million Dollar Man DVD Box Set

The late 70s and early 80s were popular times for superhero TV shows.  We had it all;  Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, a live action Spider-Man – and of course The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. History The Six Million Dollar Man (SMDM from now on) started off as a TV movie…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The Bionic Woman Season 2 (DVD)

History Let’s face it – The Bionic Woman (TBW) never got the love that The Six Million Dollar Man (SMDM) received.  Oh sure, fans loved the character so much that they letter-bombed the TV studio demanding her resurrection when she was killed off in her debut on SMDM and the show ran a healthy three…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Exploring Digital Distribution Part 4: Unsustainable Success Stories

Go to Part 3 In this multi-part article on Digital Distribution, we will explore various aspects of the digital distribution model along with successes, failures and speculate on the future of this model based on current and past trends. This series will be primarily aimed at video gaming and media such as film and television.…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Exploring Digital Distribution Part 3: Fact or Fiction?

Go to Part 2 In this multi-part article on Digital Distribution, we will explore various aspects of the digital distribution model along with successes, failures and speculate on the future of this model based on current and past trends. This series will be primarily aimed at video gaming and media such as film and television.…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Exploring Digital Distribution Part 2: Let the Sun Shine In

Go to Part 1 In this multi-part article on Digital Distribution, we will explore various aspects of the digital distribution model along with successes, failures and speculate on the future of this model based on current and past trends. This series will be primarily aimed at video gaming and media such as film and television.…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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