This past week, the first bad decision of my planning for our big trip became apparent. And it has to do with my phone. A few months ago, I read a bunch of articles, including this one from Nomadic Matt, this one from Forbes, and a few others. For years, I had been using an… Continue reading my telecom woes
Category: Consumer Experiences
Amazon Fire TV Stick
I got a bunch of nice gifts for Christmas 2014, including some strange surprises like a rubber green alien mask. But I want to talk about one gift that is so much cooler than expected. It’s the Amazon Fire TV Stick. I read about it a month or two ago, and thought it would be… Continue reading Amazon Fire TV Stick
marijuana candy scare 2014
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, I’m sure you know that starting in January 2014, the state of Colorado has allowed licensed dispensaries to legally sell marijuana (aka cannabis) and related products, including “edibles”. Edibles are usually candy or cookies (but sometimes things like butter, pretzels, etc.) that are infused or coated with hash… Continue reading marijuana candy scare 2014
Todd’s World of Coffee
We’ve now been living in Capitol Hill in Denver for three months. One of the things I realized when we moved here is that there are a lot of coffee shops within easy walking distance. With the help of Yelp, I made a list of all seven that are within a half mile, which I… Continue reading Todd’s World of Coffee
how I recovered my own damn data when my LaCie Little Big Disk took a crap
Oh what a terrible tale! This is one of those lessons that was so painful and expensive to learn that I feel compelled to share it. It all has to do with an external hard drive called a LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 1 TB. Mine died, then I had frustrating tech support from LaCie,… Continue reading how I recovered my own damn data when my LaCie Little Big Disk took a crap
my review of The Walk
The Walk is an iPhone app that tries to do for walking what Zombies, Run! did for running. When I heard about it, The Walk sounded right up my alley. I like to walk. In fact, due to some recent medical issues, walking is one of the few forms of exercise my doctor is happy… Continue reading my review of The Walk
is the US government tapping our Googles?
In the first case, could I ever trust Google (and again if I know they’re willing to lie about something so big? In the second case, could I ever trust Google again if I know they’re so incompetent that the NSA snuck in some system to gather data from their network without their knowledge?
how not to tip correctly
This has happened to me often enough over the years that I think there ought to be a name for it. Let’s say Person A and Person B go out for drinks together. A buys enough more stuff that they both feel splitting the check down the middle isn’t fair. Let’s say Person A drank… Continue reading how not to tip correctly
my MacBook Pro battery life is terrible – is it defective?
My MacBook Pro’s battery now only holds 43% of the energy it did when it was manufactured, just 18 months ago. Is this expected for Apple’s “long life battery” or is this a flaw? And more important, what should I do about it?