Back in 2012, I backed the Pebble e-paper watch on kickstarter. My thought at the time was that it would be a good way of looking at my messages without pulling out my phone. It worked fine for that but it is a pretty limited use case and you still need to be within bluetooth …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch"
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on both my physical and mental health. I don’t think that I am alone in that.Continue reading "Fitness in 2020"
Today is November 3 in the United States and that means that today is election day. I hope that you have voted by now but if you haven’t, you are going to need to know where to go. Vote.org has a very nice site for finding your polling place. Usa.gov has a perfectly usable one …Continue reading "Election Day in America"
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 …Continue reading "Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: Repairs"
This is going to be a relatively short post. We have been doing a lot of [x] vs [y] vs [z] posts lately and this one is no different. Today, I figured that we would look at Prototype.call() vs Prototype.apply(). Both apply() and call() are used to invoke functions. The difference is that call uses …Continue reading "Prototype.call() vs Prototype.apply()"
Every now and then, I’ll get a question along the lines of “How do I get into computers? Is there somebody willing to train me?” That isn’t an easy question to this answer. A lot of people don’t seem to like this answer and some even consider it to be derogatory. No matter what profession …Continue reading "How to “get into computers”"