Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: Repairs

One of the really nice things about buying an electric car is that you don’t need to repair it as often.  When fewer things move, there are fewer things that can break.  Thanks to regenerative braking, even the brake pads are expected to last a freakishly long time.  The big question is what to do …

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The great iPhone experiment

On September 8th, Android 11 was released to Pixel devices and unfortunately, I installed it on my trusty Pixel 3.  Pretty quickly, it started bootlooping and never recovered (despite a trip to UBreakIFix and a plea to Google).  Even though I have a Google-made phone running a Google-made OS on a Google-made cellular network, they …

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Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: The Battery

One of my big concerns when I bought my 2016 VW e-Golf was how long the battery pack would last.  As we established in the previous e-Golf post, if it lasts as my daily driver for 5 years, it should effectively pay for itself.  I’m not terribly worried about the battery degrading that fast. Fully …

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Why I don’t recommend buying a new cell phone

In September 2018, I bought a 128gb Pixel 2 off of eBay for $439.  In November 2018, I bought a 128gb Pixel 3 off of Google’s Play Store for $949.34.  That’s a difference of $510.34 and the Pixel 3 is just not $510.34 more phone than the Pixel 2.  I bought it during a 1-day …

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My prefered tools for coding

Back in 2011, I wrote few short posts about what I install right after reinstalling windows.  I figured that 9 years is enough time between these kinds of posts.  This time, I’m going to go over my prefered tools for writing code.

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