Entries in the ‘Geek Stuff’ Category:

I won a new Dell! I think…

Following is a letter I recently sent to the Board of Directors of Dell…   To whom on the Dell Board of Directors this may concern, I’m writing to seek an advocate at Dell and/or assistance in processing the following… In late February 2011, I participated in a Dell contest to promote  your new Vostro […]

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The Fourth Dimension

Kate and I went to her OB yesterday to get our second ultrasound exam to see our new baby. Since this is a new doctor’s office for Kate, they have different (read: “newer”) technology than her previous OBs. One shining example is their ultrasound machine. It performs all the same functions as a traditional 2D, […]

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Podcast Roundup

One of the reasons I tell people that I love my just-shy-of-an-hour commute – besides the windy, mountain roads and beautiful scenery – is that I get to listen to and absorb a lot of great information from podcasts. I subscribe to and download many podcasts onto my iPod, which through the magic of an […]

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Google Earth for Mac

Google released the Google Earth Mac Beta last week. Google Earth has been available for the Windows platform for quite some time. Google Earth “combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.” A few years ago, when actual satellite imagery began to emerge on […]

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Seeking My Inner Tim Allen

One of my first projects as a new homeowner was the installation of an over-the-stove microwave (Maytag MMV5000 Series). This microwave was a nearly new hand-me-down from our realtor (who happened to be renovating her own kitchen). This is a powerful microwave – at least in comparision to the little counter-top microwave we’ve had since […]

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Gadgets: Hilti PD 30

I have a new favorite gadget. The Hilti PD 30 Laser Range Meter. Basically it’s a laser tape measure that stores the measurements and it’s SUPER ACCURATE. I’d love to be able to say that I now own it, but in fact I am borrowing it from a friend, so that we can efficiently measure […]

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New York Renaissance Faire

For the first time in the 5 years we have lived here, we dragged ourselves out of the house on a Saturday morning and drove 15 minutes up the road to the New York Renaissance Faire, in Tuxedo, NY. It was definitely… something. Was it what I expected? Maybe… Okay, I know I’m being a […]

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random whines

Daunting. Frustrating. Nerve-wracking. Exciting. A few of the many emotions that circulate simultaneously when you enter the gates of selling and buying a house. As fast as this all seems to be happening, sometimes it sure does drag on. We’re going to see a movie tonight. No wait, let me rephrase that… We’re going to […]

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Okay, so here’s the Cliff Notes version of our Cingular Story. Download the unabridged version here (PDF) So, last November when the portability option came out – where you can “port” you cell phone number from one carrier to another – we used it as an excuse to jump ship from Sprint. We had terrible […]

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Germany 1, USA 0

Either I was a much poorer student in American History class then I remember, or I was taught something that just wasn’t true (surprise, surprise). I feel like I was taught that Henry Ford invented the automobile. I knew that he was responsible, as well, for creating modern mass production with his cars. Earlier, I […]

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