Category: technology

Setting Up A Development Workstation

Setting Up A Development Workstation

What Is This? I wrote this primarily for myself – sometimes I don’t remember everything I do when setting up a workstation for development purposes…it may be of interest to others. You’ll note that...

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe (see also Amazon) and Altered States (see also Amazon) I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What...

Fluidstance’s The Level: Crucial or Overrated?

Fluidstance’s The Level: Crucial or Overrated?

Prelude I believe it was August when Fluidstance first reached out to me about reviewing their product, The Level. Of course I was amenable and eagerly awaited its arrival. It wasn’t until October that...

Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

A Little Background I enjoy eating sometimes but oftentimes it is more of a chore. Unfortunately, eating is a necessity if I want to be healthy, energetic, productive. I’ve written about Soylent, a meal replacement...

The Travail of Canceling SugarSync: A How To.

The Travail of Canceling SugarSync: A How To.

[Update: 10/28/16 – Some international users of SugarSync have reported issues using the link I included in this post. Thanks to Bill & JN for an updated link that appears to work internationally as well:...

How To Easily Save 30,000 Lives Each Year

How To Easily Save 30,000 Lives Each Year

I’ve been talking about self-driving cars for years, even posted about it on this site. I can’t wait for cars to drive themselves, for personal and selfish reasons, but there are several really good reasons for...

Geeking Out: I Love Cloud9!

Geeking Out: I Love Cloud9!

Introduction I LOVE Cloud9. For the unGeeky Me: Cloud9 is a development environment. You: Great, that was singularly unhelpful. Me: A development environment is the way one configures one’s computer to run the various applications used...

Google Now Voice Commands

Google Now Voice Commands

Jason Cross over at greenbot has written a great list of known Google Now voice commands. The commands I use or intend to use on a regular basis (and think may be most helpful...

Height-Adjustable Desks (aka Site/Stand Desks) – 2014 Update.

Height-Adjustable Desks (aka Site/Stand Desks) – 2014 Update.

Introduction In November 2012 – two years ago – I wrote an article on height adjustable desks. It consisted of my research on the subject – what options were available, useful articles on the...

Toshiba, Kingston, and the Case of Useless RAM.

Toshiba, Kingston, and the Case of Useless RAM.

I’m an IT geek. IT flows through my veins – I couldn’t get rid of it if I wanted. I’m too old to be a digital native, but I’d like to think I’m pretty...