It’s been four years – maybe more – since I last bought a workstation to use for development and lab work. It’s served me well since then, hasn’t changed much, but is slow by the standards of what I use today even in my laptop. When I bought the last one it was to host […]Read more "Building My Next Workstation–Part 1"
My Nexus 7 tablet has grown on me, though I think it’s more about having a dedicated tablet than the hardware. I’ve never been a big fan of cases for devices, they seem to throw away the lightness of the form factor that we pass extra for, and without any case I can slip the […]Read more "My $200 Oops"
I’ve had the Nest Thermostat on my wish list for a while. It has looked like an interesting bit of technology, just hard to justify the $249 price. This past week the little plastic nub that changes from AC to heat broke on my not-exactly-high-tech thermostat, so I decided to splurge and try the Nest. […]Read more "Trying the Nest Thermostat"
Last year I purchased two Kindle Fires for the family to use. The UI could be just a little bit/slow twitchy at times, but never so much to make you put the device down. Looking at the usage over a year it was mostly games mostly played by kids followed by movies from Amazon Prime. […]Read more "Phones, Tablets, and Even Windows 8"
I’ve been living with my Mac Air for a few weeks now, thought I’d share some quick thoughts: I miss the backspace key/behavior. Air only has the delete key. I miss the right click button. And I miss the home/end keys. Two finger scrolling is natural, I find myself trying to do it on the […]Read more "More Thoughts on the Mac Air"
In my Three Strikes post I wrapped up the sorry tale of trying to get an X1 Carbon delivered from Lenovo. The day after I cancelled I did get an email indicating it was going to be delayed another 30 days. I’m hoping that is just due to two separate systems not being quite in […]Read more "Mac Daddy!"
It’s been not quite two years since I moved from a Blackberry to a Droid X. The X turned out to be a good phone and a good device overall, and I enjoyed the large screen, a big change from the postage stamp display on the Blackberry. Other than wanting a phone with 4G I […]Read more "Moving from Droid X to Droid Razr Maxx"