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  • 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...

  • My Amazon Echo arrived - unboxing time – February 03, 2015

    Today a package arrived via UPS. When I opened the UPS box, the unmarked black box found in the image below was inside.

    I was expecting the Amazon Echo I ordered about a month ago, but found it interesting that...

  • My Evernote task management journey – January 24, 2015

    An effective, and enjoyable, task management system has eluded me for years. My early higher education career was an organizational mess. I relied on my memory for tasks and found myself failing/forgetting regularly. At some point, I began to use...

  • Paper by FiftyThree Fountain Pen – January 06, 2015

    I recently purchased a new Pencil by FiftyThree bluetooth stylus to use with the Paper by FiftyThree iOS app. I’d been using the two together to simply sketch lines on the virtual page and had not experimented with...

  • Program Arduino on Chromebook using ChromeDuino – January 04, 2015

    Recently I considered an installation of Linux on my Chromebook so I could do some light Arduino development. I asked the Google+ Chromebook community for some thoughts on the process. Imagine my surprise when Google+ user, Jonathan Berry,...

  • A Mac user’s guide to the Chromebook – December 31, 2014

    I like technology and gadgets. I can’t help myself. Budget permitting, I try them all and one of the products I didn’t own was a Chromebook. I am unsure why the Google laptop fascinates me. Is it the simplicity? Is...

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