Re-discovering Windows & Linux cross platform Development IDE Lazarus 1

Re-discovering Windows & Linux cross platform Development IDE Lazarus
If you’re a developer of a certain age (say north of 35) you will likely have worked with or heard of Visual Basic and to a lesser known extent Delphi IDE (Integrated Development Environment) development platforms. These development IDE’s, were very popular in the mid to late 90’s and ushered in an era or rapid Windows applications ...

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon
This is an abbreviated race report, After missing last years Rutgers 13.1 (due to a schedule conflict with Cherry Blossom 10k) , Christine and I once again were back to take on the Rutgers/Unite 13.1 half marathon. Weather was perfect clear blue skies and temps in  the high 50’s at the race start. Christine would ...

interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism

interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism
Recently came across this on my Youtube feed. A pretty interesting Tedx talk on future of work, inequality and how a UBI (Universal Basic Income ), may actually work to solve some of today’s structure inequality issues. The talk by Federico Pistono | Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism , gives us a really strong ...

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years. 3

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years.
While this post may seem out-of-touch with today’s “strong” real estate market in Northeast and other big cities, read on a bit to see why its not out of touch.. rather this is my contention that various 2016 and beyond systemic conditions will lead to pretty severe  real estate valuation adjustments for NJ real estate properties  as ...

Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016 3

Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016
While I wrote a while back about my experience with an aftermarket  Chinese Android Car radio  , I had expected by this point in 2016  we would have a flood of more mainstream vendor’s aftermarket units with more polished interfaces… February 16 Update! : It appears a new aftermarket entrant is coming into the market. The ...

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport 1

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport
Those of you who have come across this blog, no doubt notice that I’m a big fan of the sport of triathlon. In my opinion its just a fantastic participation sport, perhaps not the most exciting spectator sport, but definitely entertaining for  the participant. So below are my Top 10 reasons what I think makes this sport so ...

Garmin vivoactive a great sports / smart watch gift idea 2

Garmin vivoactive a great sports / smart watch gift idea
With holiday season here, I though I would give my two cents on what a great watch the Garmin vívoactive has turned out to be. The Garmin vívoactive ?  is a true GPS sports watch with plenty of smart watch like features all at a very affordable price.  This is not a review or in-depth ...