Category Archives: gadgets

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

Let me be clear about one thing: When it comes to the robot uprising, I am 100% for it. The way we’ve been running the planet over the last couple of years have me completely on-board with the idea that … Continue reading

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More Home Smartifying

Nothing video game related today.  The two things I have been playing are Far Cry: New Dawn and the most recent World of Warcraft expansion.  Considering how Far Cry 5 ended, I’m going to wait until the end of New … Continue reading

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In which, I try Stadia and it’s actually OK.

Kinda giving the whole post away with that title, but you can keep reading if you want to spend a few more minutes of your life reading my eloquent prose. Since my ego won’t allow me to conceive that anyone … Continue reading

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Making an iOS Shortcut for Apple Pay

So I guess this is a gadget blog now? Because apparently that is the stuff I am posting.  I have come a long way from the days when I would write posts about my attempts to get upskirt shots of … Continue reading

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Brand Disloyalty

So, in the fifteen years or so since I bought my first modern Macintosh (a first-gen Intel Mac mini), our house has turned into a bit of an Apple Shrine.  We have four Macs, an iPhone each, a few iPads, … Continue reading

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A weird bit of Apple ephemera

Was digging through my drawer of assorted USB drives recently and stumbled across this thing. Small plastic bear for scale. If you bought a 2010 MacBook Air, which didn’t come with an optical drive, you got this in case you … Continue reading

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I should know better.

If you look through any few months of posts on this blog, you may notice a common theme – I feel a little buried by the amount of stuff I own and would like to have less stuff.  I have … Continue reading

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I got a new phone, and it’s OK.

So, let me take a minute to unpack this:  Modern smartphones are pretty much magical devices by this point.  I am still lightly flabbergasted at the notion that you can cram a battery-powered computer into a six-inch slab of aluminum … Continue reading

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On Resurrections

I’ve spent the last thirty years or so working in what I’ll vaguely define as the “tech industry”, which has included jobs doing everything from grunt-level helpdesk work to being a build engineer and some light development work.  It’s not … Continue reading

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This is all Ian Fleming’s fault.

I was not a particularly good student in my High School days.  To be quite honest, I developed a bad habit of not actually attending classes.  Our school district had an automated system which would call the houses of truant … Continue reading

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