Monday, February 29, 2016

Raspberry Pi 3

For us tech enthusiasts, the Pi 3 delivers two key features: On-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.  And at the same $35 price.  Just keeps getting better.

Monday, February 22, 2016

High Dynamic Range

Ever notice the HDR selection on your camera?  You should, if you take pictures in a mixture of bright lights and dark shadows, such as a sunset, like the photo below.  HDR basically mimics how the human eye deals with varying light levels.  You'll be amazed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

LibreOffice 5.1

Looking for a free (I love free) Office suite?  None better than LibreOffice and a shiny new version (5.1) is now available.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Over The Clouds

Here's a morning view out of one of my recent United flights from Dayton to Chicago.  Being on top of the clouds has always been a bit magical, and very peaceful, to me.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Pot-Sized Spaghetti

Half-length pasta, which neatly fits into a normal-sized pot of boiling water.  And I'll no longer need to break my spaghetti in half, or half to clean up the small mess I make in doing so.  Simply a dream come true.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Electrical Cord Storage

Re-purpose (i.e. I love free) your used paper towel cardboard tubes to store extension cords where they can't mate with other cords to make a tangled mess.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Slim Keyboard

Life's too short for a bad keyboard, such as the one on my work PC.  My less than $22 answer is this Kensington Advance Fit Full-Size Slim Keyboard which has so far impressed.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chrome Cleanup Tool

Here's a quick and easy tool from Google to check your Chrome browser for potential problems.  Just download and run.  At the end you will have the chance to reset your browser settings, probably not what you want unless you're having severe problems.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational is one of the best books I've read in a long time, filled with experimental-based conclusions on our odd human behaviors, including why "free" is so powerful, social versus economic drivers and effects, and the power of instant gratification.