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  • Connect Chromecast to hotel (captive portal) Wi-Fi – November 29, 2015

    The Chromecast, while a great device, has one huge flaw. Unlike the Amazon Fire TV (or Stick), it does not have a way to authenticate into a hotel that has a captive portal web page. This is an omission...

  • Book Review: The LEGO Architect – September 19, 2015

    No Starch Press sent me a prerelease copy (release date: September 24th, 2015) of their latest LEGO related title, The LEGO Architect. I AM GLAD THEY DID! Everyone knows that I am a huge fan of Allan Bedford’s

  • Goodbye TextExpander, hello Dash – September 16, 2015

    For several years TextExpander has been my go to Mac text expansion utility. There was a brief switch to aText; however, I came back to TextExpander because it has more polish and better community support. Recently a new...

  • The electronic devices we use – September 15, 2015

    I’m often asked what electronic devices we use on a regular basis. This post lists those devices and provides a bit of information about their use and location in our home. This is a live, and very unorganized, list that...

  • Geeking Out – August 31, 2015

    Last week Julie McClure with our local newspaper, The Republic, stopped by my office for an interview. The original intent of the article was to focus on this blog and the gadgets I review. She became aware of my...

  • The wallpaper that should come with the Project Fi Nexus 6 – August 09, 2015

    I’ve been on the hunt for wallpaper for my Nexus 6 Project Fi phone. There are very few available and my preference is to highlight the Fi logo and add a touch of material design to match Android 5.1.1 Lollipop....

  • Evernote Know How - Duplicate a note – July 24, 2015

    Similar to my first Evernote Know How blog post. This is a simple tip, but not immediately obvious. The task today is to simply duplicate a note. There are many reasons to duplicate a note and if you need...

  • Visual Review - New Trent Trentium iPhone 5/5s rugged case – July 12, 2015

    Once again, New Trent sent an opportunity to review one of their products, the New Trent Trentium. I really enjoy their line of iOS accessories and the chance to review their rugged iPhone 5/5s case makes a good...

  • Bullet Review – NewTrent Airbender 3.0 – July 04, 2015

    A little over a year ago I reviewed the NewTrent Airbender 2.0. About a week ago, NewTrent sent an offer to review an upgrade, the NewTrent Airbender 3.0. The main new feature is support for the iPad Air 2...

  • IKEA FULLFÖLJA gel pen – July 03, 2015

    Today I present a pen review that quite probably no one saw coming. You can’t purchase this pen at JetPens. You won’t find it at your local discount store and you won’t even find it at Pen Chalet....

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