Gizmos, gadgets and the latest gear.


December 31, 2016 Comments Off on Crowd-funded

It’s 2016, and though Amazon’s been around for more than 20 years, I still get questions on whether it’s safe to shop online, none more so than when I tell people I have crowdfunded some of the products they see ... Read More »

Google fails at user experience

Google fails at user experience
March 25, 2013 Comments Off on Google fails at user experience

So Caleb had a birthday this week and decided that with his birthday money, he wanted to buy an Android tablet.  He chose the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″ for its price and features.  So far so good.  We created ... Read More »

What I did this week

What I did this week
September 20, 2012 Comments Off on What I did this week

If you’ve been following me on Twitter at all, you’ll know that in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been elbow-deep in finishing off a project started last spring.  In June, I filmed the Carlton drama group’s play Invincible. I ... Read More »

Bluetooth: The saga continues

Bluetooth: The saga continues
November 22, 2011 1 Comment »

I love the promise of Bluetooth: on the one side, wirelessly transmitted information that flows from device to device without impediment.  On the other, wireless controls for hidden devices.  Some Bluetooth products have fulfilled this promise better than others.  The ... Read More »

New and improved

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on New and improved

So, a little while ago, I posted the first of our student announcement videos.  Following an evaluation, I made some changes, and we’ve done one a week since.  I thought you all might like to see the results. May 3rd ... Read More »

New project

March 31, 2011 3 Comments »

So, because I don’t have enough things on the go already, I agreed to take on another project at school (for those of you keeping count at home, that makes 2 websites, a bunch of graphics stuff and now this, ... Read More »

Thoughts on the iPad

February 28, 2011 2 Comments »

Most readers of this blog will no doubt have noticed that I was at a conference last week.  Hard to miss, what with all the epic-length sum-up posts with which I drowned the blog.  What you may not know is ... Read More »

Farewell to Facebook

May 13, 2010 6 Comments »

I originally signed on to Facebook a couple of years back because a friend told me I could find an old high school buddy through the site.  Fair enough.  Since then, I’ve reconnected with a couple of old friends, but ... Read More »


February 17, 2010 Comments Off on Informative

My impression of Canada Post’s online tracking system: Day 1: Your package has been electronically submitted. Day 2: Your package has been processed in Mississauga. Day 3: Your package has been processed in Mississauga. Day 4: Your package has been ... Read More »

Product review: iSkin Cerulean F1 + TX Bluetooth headphones

December 20, 2009 1 Comment »

A couple of months after I wrote the review on the Logitech Freepulse headphones, the power button stopped working, so I had to find a new pair of headphones. For a while, I made do with a pair of wired ... Read More »

What I’ve been up to

What I’ve been up to
August 2, 2009 Comments Off on What I’ve been up to

As I mentioned in my last post, I volunteered my summer to go up to our local church camp and film the events of the week.  I’ve put up some of the videos on YouTube, so for those of you ... Read More »

Eight point nine inches

May 21, 2009 Comments Off on Eight point nine inches

No, that’s not a come-on for a new “enhancement product,” it’s the biggest difference between my new netbook and my previous one.  The screen on my new Asus EeePC 900HA is 8.9″ corner to corner vs. my old 701‘s seven ... Read More »