Earlier this year while at CypherCon, I saw people using the Flipper Zero and immediately thought “Wow, that’s neat!”. Unfortunately, I missed their kickstarter and at the time I didn’t know when it would be available. On June 8th, they put out something on Twitter saying that they had a limited number of units available …Continue reading "I got a flipper this summer and it is really neat!"
I have a 3D printer, now. Back in 2017, I backed the Migo 3d printer on kickstarter. In classic kickstarter fashion, it was supposed to ship in 2018 but didn’t ship until 2020. Once it did ship, it didn’t include the correct power adapter and the thing wouldn’t work with my mac. On top of …Continue reading "Office Upgrades: I have a 3D printer"
Last week, I started going over upgrades that I made to the office. This week, I figured that I would talk about upgrades to my main desk. In November of 2020, I made some general quality of life improvements by replacing the keyboard with a Das Model S Professional Mechanical Keyboard, replacing the mouse with …Continue reading "Office Upgrades: To battlestations!"
In March 2020, (when the whole world went remote) I simply brought home my laptop from the office, set it up on my kitchen table, and figured that this can’t possibly last more than a few weeks. By that fall, I figured that this might be a while and I started rebuilding my battlestation. This …Continue reading "Office Upgrades: Network Speeds Go Vroom!"
This year was meant to be the year where I made a number of high-cost, high-reward upgrades. After the extremely harsh winter, I knew that I needed to install a level-2 car charger and to buy a pickup truck to do the kind of things that a small electric hatchback can’t do. I also knew …Continue reading "Joe added solar panels to his house"
Since the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3 in September, I have been in a weird place with my phone. For two months, I was using the iPhone 8. For one month, I was using the Moto G Fast. I didn’t like either phone as much as I liked my Pixel 3. I finally …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Pixel 4a 5g"
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 …Continue reading "Why I don’t recommend buying a new cell phone"
So, I have been eying the K-TOR Pocket Socket 2 for a little while now. It is a 10 watt, 120 volt crank generator. This weekend, my brother gave me one for my birthday. I was so excited about it that I decided to post a video about it. It is definitely a neat little …Continue reading "Joe received a new toy for his birthday"