Oct 102014

So got a new iPhone on Monday as I had worn out my last phone, the buttons actually stopped physically working and well it was crashing hourly. I was not able to get the model I truly wanted in terms of color, but a non-functioning phone kind of pressed the issue. I tried to configure the [more]

Oct 092014
It is time for Hockey!

Did I mention how happy I am it is NHL Hockey Season again? I am amazed at how much has changed in the my lifetime with regard to watching hockey. When I was younger, much younger when the NJ Devils were the Colorado Rockies, I watched NJ Rangers, Ny Islanders, and Philadelphia Flyer games on [more]

Aug 292014

I have been catching up on enjoyment reading recently. I recently read a few Cory Doctorow (I used the non-secure site as the link as it renders better) books and saw the line between reality and fiction blurring. I know that much of this interweaving is on purpose, but it got me thinking about a few [more]

Aug 272014

I have decided not to install Facebook Messenger on my portable electronic device/smart phone. The reason is different than one might expect. Yes, I do not like the terms of service as outlined many times on the web. From that came my decision not to use Facebook Messenger in general. The reason is fairly mundane [more]

Aug 172014

My friend Dawn Meade (http://avdawn.com/ or https://twitter.com/@avdawn) challenged me and some friends to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge <http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html>. Not one to give up an opportunity to raise money for charity, I took the opportunity. Now my friend Matt Scott was also called out and he did a camera shoot where he had the camera [more]

Jul 272014
Are Numbers Coloring our Judgement?

I recently purchased a pair of high performance headphones. Not high performance by brand but by specifications. Yes, I know how to read them. They are rated for 10Hz to 30kHz and they are relatively flat, with variable tuning plugs to change their response curve acoustically. I decided to give them a little test run [more]

Jul 032014

Recently I get an e-mail alerting me about a sale going on at media outlet. I am familiar with the advertiser as they publish various audio magazines. I have friends that work there, so I figured I would go take a look at what they had on sale. I was surprised when I saw some of [more]

Jun 242014
Can we stop passing around little dead tattooed trees?

As my loyal reader and twitter follower is aware, I just attended the InfoComm2014 convention. I found myself struggling what to do with all these business cards I had acquired. Not only the question of how long should I hang on to them, but how to get all the details into my electronic system. After [more]

Jun 072014
Lego Misstep

Today I started on my next Lego Star Wars piece, the Sandcrawler. The Sandcrawler instructions included some background about the process of designing the model. I was surprised when I read the section “About the LEGO® Star Wars™ Design Team” my jaw dropped with the sexist stereotypical comment I saw. The sentence that surprised me [more]

Mar 122014

When traveling with toiletries including medications, be aware of the temperatures you are putting them through. Some medications, including contact solutions, have storage temperature ranges for the ingredients to remain potent. It is very easy to go outside of these ranges when leaving luggage in your car or checking it with an airline. I realize [more]