Nexus 5: My next smartphone

Nexus 5: My next smartphone
Updated: Released 12/27/2013 So I finally unwrapped my Nexus 5 Christmas gift, and have been playing with it for the last few days.  So far it’s everything I expected, no surprises  Battery life seems decent, build quality is pretty good, and screen display is amazing. The camera which  I was looking forward to, did not ...

Review: G-Box MX2 Android XBMC / Kodi Smart TV Player 22

Review: G-Box MX2 Android XBMC / Kodi Smart TV Player
10/2014 Update (XBMC Gotham update  aka Kodi): Back in April an upgrade to XBMC was announced announced. Gotham (beta) brings a bunch of new capabilities to the XBMC ecosystem, especially native hardware decoding for android devices like this G-Box , check out the article on Engadget XBMC to improve Android playback. Then in August Matricom (the ...

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!
Why Planet Money Rocks! Planet Money (NPR) podcasts are awesome! the podcast on anything related to finance, economy,  money with plenty of social commentary mixed in, are thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking ,downright frustrating  and most of all enlightening. In my daily diet of podcasts, Planet Money are  almost always universally excellent, the wide variety of ...

Shell script code: show oldest | newest file in folder and file age

Shell script code: show oldest | newest file in folder and file age
Determining Oldest file and file age Today I had to write a short shell script to help figure out the oldest file in a particular folder, how old that file was (in secs or minutes). This is a pretty common requirement when dealing with file(s) folders  such as working directories, where you periodically need to ...

Cool & Funny race reports by Trevor Wurtele

Cool & Funny race reports by Trevor Wurtele
Canadian professional triathlete Trevor Wurtele  (part of Team Wurtele his wife Heather is also a pro triathlete) have some of the coolest and funniest photo video race reports. I had seen them before, and am thoroughly amused by them I can watch them over and over.  The guy is freakin’ fast and creative! He basically does ...

Review: Acer Iconia A1 8″ (810/830) android tablet 2

Review: Acer Iconia A1 8
Update (12/2014) Iconia A1- Model 830 I recently picked up the successor to the Iconia A1 810, the A1 830, this is a bit of an improved model, The form factor stays the same 7.9″ 4:3 aspect ratio. What’s improved is the chassis, is slimmer and more premium feeling, the processor has been updated to ...

Cool airplane paint schemes 2

Cool airplane paint schemes
Saw this today on CNN.com , it shows some really interesting and colorful plane liveries. This appeals to both my interest in aviation and photography. To see more of these schemes visit airliners.net where you’ll find s boatload of airplane photos.

Six Flags Triathlon 2013 Race Report & Photos 10

Six Flags Triathlon 2013 Race Report & Photos
Today a few friends and myself took part in the second annual 2013 Six Flags triathlon, held at the Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, NJ. We participated in the Olympic distance race as part of a relay team. This  Olympic distance triathlon featured a 2-lap (1500m) swim, followed 24.8-mile bike loop , and finished ...

Do only sick older people watch the evening news? 6

Do only sick older people watch the evening news?
My  daily routine after I get home from the gym or work, is to have a late dinner and then check out the evening news that I DVR’d . I don’t watch it live because I’m not home around 6:30p, so I just record it and watch it later, plus I can fast forward through ...