Austerity for North Korea?

Whenever North Korea hits the news, people are able to have a laugh at its expense. Its behavior is akin to a screaming toddler at a supermarket who has been told that it cannot have candy; one of steadfast defiance in a situation that can only be won if the other side cedes. On the […]

Raspberry Pi Ordered and Shipped

The impossible has happened. The Raspberry Pi that I wished to buy back in February finally became available. The order has been made, and it is now due to arrive in mid-September, 7 months after the initial hysteria. Since my first blog posts, I have seen a lot of search queries bringing people to this […]

Netbooks and Tablets

Exactly 2 years ago I ordered an Acer Aspire One from Walmart.com, doubling down on trashhiness yet being blown away by the quality offered by both. For 220 dollars and free shipping, I ended up getting a tasty 1.6GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM, a scrumptious 160 Gb HD, and a deliciously useful Atheros network […]

Stranger Requests Pt.4

A reminder from Linkedin arrived, which means that I must attempt contact with the wonderfully illusive Ms. Sheila Paquette once more! Will she respond and end this string of E-mail correspondence? (spoiler: she didn’t) You can read parts three, two, and one if you want to actively become dumber. A man of my caliber lives […]