Nov 122014
 

As my faithful readers know, both of you based on my recent Google Analytics report, I believe in being nice. As the holidays (or is it Holidaze) are drawing closer I wanted to remind you about some posts I wrote previously. These are just some thoughts for the season. Also what happened to the US Thanksgiving Holiday? [more]

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]