Why aren’t things built to last anymore? When I buy any product I make an honest effort to go out of my way to make sure that it has that “Made in America” label. Even my previous cars and current vehicles are American made (Ford … Continue reading Frayed

Subaru’s Google Maps Street View Car

I recently returned from my first time trip to Boston (the first of many) and on my way to Boston Logan airport, driving through Quincy, lo and behold I saw a strange sight. I saw a Subaru with a tall pole mounted on the roof with some sort of red globe at the end. It was a quick look as I drove past and immediately realized it was a Google car, specifically, a Google Maps Street View car. The “globe” on top was a special camera which allows for taking of 360 degrees panoramic pictures. Stopping abruptly to park somewhere, … Continue reading Subaru’s Google Maps Street View Car

USB to 3.5mm Audio Adapter

I’ve been searching for the longest time for a quality USB audio headphone so I could listen to music on my computer. Radio Shack, Best Buy, or my local Micro Tech Center didn’t have what I was looking for. I saw many USB headphones but I wasn’t pleased at all with the selection and to be honest, I didn’t want to buy another pair. I already own a Logitech headphone with microphone but when I wear it for long periods of time, it begins to cause some discomfort around my ears. The headset is best suited for Skype calls or … Continue reading USB to 3.5mm Audio Adapter

ATI Radeon HD 5770 and the 1st Gen.(2006) Mac Pro

In 2006 I decided to finally leave the world of Windows and the PC and embarked on a whole new adventure: I purchased my first Mac and dove head first into Apple’s streamlined and simple OS. I purchased a 1st generation Mac Pro with its new Intel Processor inside. It’s a decision that I have not regretted at all. I was glad to be rid of the frequent blue screens of death, buggy programs, unexpected shutdowns, viruses, crashes, frozen screens, and a slew of other PC related problems. I’m a very competent and tech-savvy computer user, A+ trained and having attended … Continue reading ATI Radeon HD 5770 and the 1st Gen.(2006) Mac Pro

Dear Netflix…

I don’t know how to say this so I’m just going to have to get straight to the point. I don’t want to hurt you but you’ve left me no choice: I’m dumping you. I don’t want you in my home anymore. I wish you the best, Netflix. It’s over. Finito. Finished. Adios. I’m done with you. You’ve been good to me throughout the years. When you came around the block all shiny and new, promising great entertainment in such a novel and convenient way, I just couldn’t resist. I immediately knew that I had to have you. It was … Continue reading Dear Netflix…

Life in the So-called Space Age: Parking Meters

A couple of years ago I was visiting Florida on business and while on a particular lunch break, I parked my car and started to fish for some coins out of my pocket when I noticed that the parking meter I was standing in front of didn’t take coins. I looked at the meter closely and saw to my amazement that I could pay by cell phone! All I had to do was dial the number and arrange a payment. How cool is that?! I don’t remember the details of the transaction exactly nor the exact city (was it Coral … Continue reading Life in the So-called Space Age: Parking Meters

Best Buy Extended Warranty? Pish Posh!

Every time I go to Best Buy (when I don’t buy my stuff online from Amazon – better prices – or other online electronic outlets) and purchase a piece of equipment or item, I’m always harassed about purchasing the extended warranty. If I buy a TV, a receiver, home theatre speakers, webcam, headphones or a computer monitor, I’m ALWAYS offered, nay, pushed to buy an extended warranty during checkout. Heck, even when I buy a video game there’s some sort of an anti-scratch disc protection plan. I always give those clerks a courteous “no” with little veiled disdain and move … Continue reading Best Buy Extended Warranty? Pish Posh!