2017-02-23
The Tech Articles Just Aren't There

I’ve mentioned various times in the past that I would be posting more technical articles. In the time I’ve really been wanting to do this, I’ve changed roles a few times, with my latest few years being a database administrator. I would love to share my knowledge and the things that I learn, but it’s really hard while facing what I’m facing.

2017-01-28
Review - Jaybird Freedom

I’ve been searching for bluetooth earbuds as good as my AudioTechnica ATHCKP500BK Sportfit wired earbuds. I had a set of Bohm S9 earbuds for a while that were okay, but they died inside of a year. I saw another brand that looked promising, until reports of crappy battery life ended their retail life. An up and comer in the bluetooth audio arena called Jaybird looked promising for a while, but I wasn’t willing to throw so much money at something I was sure of.

2017-01-22
Review - Freshly

Last year, I used a food delivery service called Plated. I enjoyed having everything I needed to prepare meals without having to figure things out. However, I had a major problem with their chicken and could not continue using their service. I had intended to try other services, but never got around to it. I kinda fell back into eating out frequently, though occasionally preparing meals I knew how to cook and were easy to prepare.

2017-01-21
The Weird Release Of The New Nvidia Shield TV

On Monday, January 16, Nvidia launched a new Shield TV. Along with the new Shield TV came a new Shield Experience, skipping from 3.3 to 5.0. Shield Experience 5.0 brings the Shield TV to Android 7.0, and is suppose to introduce some new things like integration with Assistant, and new Shield TV exclusive (at least for the time being) apps, such as an app for Amazon’s streaming service. But this whole thing has been rather weird.

2017-01-18
Review - Gunnar Glasses

Most days, I spend 8+ hours a day at a computer. Most of that is for my job. It’s pretty well known that staring at a screen all day can cause quite a bit of eye strain. For me, though, I had spent so much of my life in front of a computer screen that I guess I just got use to it and it just became normal.

2017-01-18
I'm In The Market For A New Tablet But I'm Not Buying

I’ve been in the market for a new tablet for about a year now. However, I haven’t bought one. And so far I have no plans to. I hope when someone looks at metrics such as tablet sales declining looks at why, because I’ll explain why I’m not buying.

2016-12-31
2016 Year End Review

2016 has certainly been an interesting year. Never mind some of the major events that have happened in the world in general, I have personally had an interesting year. Some of the major influences on my life this year I can’t post about because it has potential legal implications with the company I work for.

2016-12-28
Google Home Is Insecure!

No, no, this has nothing to do with my previous blog post about Google creating conditions that should make spammers very happy. In fact, I only call out Google Home because that’s what I have. In reality, this also affects Amazon Echo.

2016-12-27
A Flaw In Google Assistant And Calendars

I had considered a clickbaity title for this, such as “How To Successfully Spam Google Assistant Users, 100% Guaranteed!” but lets keep this civil. What I will say is there’s a defect in Google’s services involving many of their services working together to make it really easy for spammers to annoy the shit out of anyone using Google’s new Assistant based services, and possibly their older service usable by Google search (ie: Google Now). It’s so easy to exploit and so difficult for the target to deal with, spammers should be creaming themselves over it. It’s that ideal a situation for spammers.

2016-12-25
The Best Gift For Me

To some degree this is relevent to Christmas, but it really applies to any gift giving situation. These days when people ask me what I want for Christmas or birthday or whatever, I generally say “Nothing.” Most people view this as a polite response and that a gift is still expected. For me, though, the way I see it is I am literally asking for the gift of not more.