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  • Desktop backgrounds for 2015 MacBook – May 10, 2015

    The new early 2015 MacBook is the best portable Mac I’ve ever used and I’ve used several (PowerBook G4, White MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air). When I reviewed the desktop backgrounds included with OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, I did...

  • My first fountain pen - the JinHao 250 – May 03, 2015

    I listen to The Pen Addict podcast. This is a dangerous thing. Listening causes me to use my precious gadget budget to feed a new addiction, pens and paper. During The Pen Addict podcast, the hosts, Myke and...

  • Monster Digital OTG Cloud review – May 02, 2015

    This post should be titled, Monster Digital OTG Cloud: Jack of all trades, master of none. Even the name of the device reveals a product that isn’t quite sure what it is. On-The-Go (OTG) Cloud? Would the average consumer get...

  • Pilot HI-TEC-C maica review – April 18, 2015

    My go to daily pen is the Pilot Precise V5 RT. This inexpensive pen is the perfect daily use pen for the type of writing I do. Luckily, these pens are on our college’s purchase list and I am able...

  • Raspberry Pi 2 case and heatsink upgrade – April 05, 2015

    Recently a group from our community made a trip to several Makerspaces in the Louisville area including: MakerMobile, Lvl1 and FirstBuild. During our visit to FirstBuild, I learned that they sold Arduino and Raspberry Pi development boards...

  • Baofeng GT-3 Mark II tear down – March 22, 2015

    I recently replaced the stock antenna on my Baofeng GT-3 Mark II with a Hypario® 771 dual band antenna. Reviews of the antenna suggest that I would receive an increase in receive and transmission range. Since I’m not...

  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Review – March 20, 2015

    For several months now, I have been on a search for color pens to add a splash of color to my sketchnotes. What I thought would be a simple task, proved to be more difficult than expected. There are hundreds...

  • Amazon Echo is Siri in a Pringle® can – February 21, 2015

    It’s been about a month since the unboxing of our new Amazon Echo. Since the unboxing, we’ve put the Echo through its paces and it’s finally time to provide a review of this music playing, information delivering device....

  • SYMA X5C1 Quadcopter Unboxing – February 15, 2015

    It’s been a gadget kind of weekend. Yesterday I shared an unboxing of a new Baofeng GT-3 radio and today I had time to unbox a new gadget that arrived last week from China – the SYMA X5C-1...

  • Baofeng GT-3 Unboxing – February 14, 2015

    I think (as time permits) I want to test and obtain my Technician Class amateur radio license. To gauge my interest, I purchased the Baofeng GT-3 and the Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation...

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