May 2016


DIRECTV in your car?

There’s an interesting piece today in The Washington Post about the possibility of live DIRECTV programming in your car. Upon reading it, I immediately thought three things, and it might be fun, I figured, to share them with…


OPINION: Why do TVs sound so bad?

Because TVs sound like the speakers are made from tinfoil. My $2,000 TV sounds terrible. My $300 TV sounds even worse. It’s kind of ridiculous. I shouldn’t need a whole home theater system just so I…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Circus People

Cards on the table, I’m not much of a circus lover. But I do love old technology and at some point old circuses become interesting because they represent an interesting mix of what was modern and…









Let There Be Light With the Solar Shed Light

The tool shed at my grandparents’ house was the scariest part of my summer vacations. It was a small, thrown-together contraption next to my grandparents’ lakeside cottage. Gramps kept his tackle box and the fishing poles…