Category: Technology

  • The one about ebooks:

    I have a growing collection of e-books thanks to my mom getting me my first e-reading devices roughly seven years ago–since Christmas of 2009 I’ve owned an e-reader. My first, the Nook 1st Edition was easy to manage, I kept everything on one device and that was it. Today, I read e-books across devices–moving from…

  • Podcasts worth looking at:

    One of my new year’s resolutions (besides updating my blog weekly) has been to learn more ‘stuff.’ My wife would probably laugh at that statement since 90% of our conversations revolve around some new, really cool, thing I want to tell her about. In the interest of sharing, I figured I’d make a list (looking…

  • Spam 🙁

    I’ve been getting slammed with spam the last two weeks thanks to my two most “relevant” blog posts Dash v Automatic and Modernist Mac & Beer Cheese Today I added reCaptcha to the site via BestWebSoft Google Captcha plugin. We’ll see if it makes any dent in the numbers. Regardless, any drop is better than…

  • On Retropie problems..

    RetroPies for Christmas! For Christmas this year I ended up building a bunch of RetroPi’s with Raspberry Pi 2 “kits” (they come with a case, RPi2 and power supply) I also ended up getting a controller, for my dad I got a Buffalo SNES USB controller. For everyone else, especially if your planning to play…

  • On USB C Cables and the unknown

    Recently Rebecca and I upgraded our cell phones, part of that process was upgrading to USB C cables. It was a bit overwhelming at first, but I happened across a post by Benson Leung, a google employee, discussing his mission to find and put a stop to out of spec cables on Amazon. You can…

  • Windows 10 Mail “settings are out of date”

    Update: 8/31/2015, I take it all back. It was only a temporary fix. My new diagnosis is something has corrupted my account or the mail app is mishandling things. Will update if I find something that works. I’ve been pretty aggravated lately with a recurring error with Windows 10 built-in mail client with my work…

  • Westell Ultraline Series 3: How do I use my own router with Fioptics?

    I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to networking. I took a some CISCO classes in highschool and ended up really enjoying it. Because of that I often don’t like or don’t want the equipment that my ISP tries to provided me with. That was the case with Fioptic’s Westell…

  • Which Android ODB-II is better? Dash v. Automatic

    Update: 8/16/2015; A lot had changed in the past year and a half. I’m using Automatic daily now. Automatic has, I believe, a revision of its ODB-II dongle now with more features. Dash now has a page for picking an ODB-II adapter, making it easier to get started with Dash. Prices for a quality ODB-II…

  • Why don’t these towns have a website? Accept credit cards? Or use Twitter?

    One question I keep coming back to in my personal and professional experiences is how has small town X not started using Y or Z technology? Obviously this is an opinion piece, but let me write it down just in case–these are my opinions and do not represent those of my current and previous employers. This question…

  • Google Wallet Card

    I’m waiting on my Google Wallet Card to get to my house. I have tried to imagine what I might use it for since a majority of my spending is done on credit cards. Most of my monthly and daily expenses go own a few credit cards and I pay off everything once a month.…