Category: gadgets

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 re spark 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.

Beginning The Hunt For A Portable Music Player

I’m finally someone seriously looking looking for a new portable music player. It’s so overwhelming to search for exactly what I want for a reasonable price. It has to support large SD cards. I see some of them support 2 SD cards and that would be ideal for me in case one took a shit while we were away at least I’d still have something. We have a lot of music and my mood and tastes in want I want to listen to vary all the time so I want to be able to have everything available.

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.

Apple Ipod Touch 32 GB 4th Generation Seems Accessible At First Glance

Friday, Dec 31, 2010
For Christmas I gave Molly an Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) I have always personally written apple stuff off for me because of the touch screen. I just didn’t think it would work too well with my very poor vision. As it would turn out My old beloved Creative labs Zen W seems to be dying a slow death so I thought I’d look at Molly’s Izod. After looking up accessibility for it I saw that they had a way to make the text large and reverse contrast which is what suits my needs best.

Amazon Kindle 2's Text-To-Speech

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009
Amazon’s new kindle 2 looks pretty interesting. I’d consider getting one if I could just see it first. It seems like you can change the text size on it so that might just be the perfect thing for me but I’d like to see it in person too so I can tell whether the contrast is good for me. It also seems to include a feature to read the book to you.

Delorme PN-40 Is Nice But Not For Me

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009
Well I had an [Earthmate PN-40 “Delorme PN-40](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FVLTNA?ie=UTF8&tag=deth&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001FVLTNA">DeLorme “Earthmate PN-40 “Delorme PN-40”) which I liked a lot. It had good accuracy from what I could tell but I never really got the chance to use it. The first time I got very short battery life. I returned it and they repaired it. The second time I got it back and it just didn’t power on. Then I received it again and If I had to guess I put the batteries in backwards and it didn’t work.