category: gadget

I'm Thinking About Getting A SDR To Play With

Monday, Feb 17, 2020
I see that there seems to be a decently rated software defined radio available. 30 books or so on Amazon so I am thinking about ordering one to play with. I wonder if it would respark my interest that I had as a kid when I made my first crystal radio. I kind of drifted away from that when I realized the visual aspect of building stuff. I mean I always liked trying to find the furthest.

Portable Music Player

Monday, Feb 18, 2019
I have been looking off and on for the past few months for a portable music player since my Creative Zen hasn’t charged in quite a while. It needs to have a decently sized screen so that I’m able to see it. Molly’s Fiio m7 has text that’s just too small to see. It needs to support lossless formats. Particularly flac since I have everything ripped to that format so we can store the cds away.

Android Devices Not Getting Security Updates

Thursday, May 10, 2018
One of my biggest frustrations with android devices is that the manufacture supports the security updates and that just typically doesn’t happen. It’s the culture of technology now. Push it out now then artificially obsolete it. People eat that shit up and so many want to just go buy the latest and greatest. I, on the other hand prefer to keep using something as long as it works well enough for my needs.

Finally Joining The Cell Phone World

Friday, Nov 2, 2012
A few things that happened recently made me finally decide to break down and get a cell phone. First was my dad’s sudden unexpected death. Luckily Molly was off work so we took the train to Philly to see him although it was already too late as he was brain dead from his heart attacks. She had her phone so we were able to get a hold of my brother to pick us up at the train station but had she been at work I’d have had no way to call him.