Archive for the 'Toys' Category


Friday, December 30th, 2005

Update: problem solved with the purchase of a bigger monitor. See the comments.
I have been reading various websites on the subject of blurry text and LCD monitors, and what I am reading is not encouraging. Apparently this is a problem with a lot of different LCDs, larger ones too not just this little one. All […]


Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Update on my monitor situation, for those who care: I can’t stand the blurry text, so I’ve decided that I am going to take it back to Compusa, to either trade in for another of the same model, or if I don’t like what their demo model looks like I’ll get store credit and trade […]

Fun with computer peripherals and other moments in my day

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Aren’t computers fun? I went to Compusa today (yes, today, the notorious Day After Christmas, when tens of thousands of people hit the stores to take advantage of bargains, return those unwanted items, etc.) and bought a new 15.4″ monitor by Norwood Micro. It was the cheapest one in the store that I could get […]

Something for under my tree

Friday, December 9th, 2005

OMG I want this give it to meeeee!!!
The device, called the Mosquito (”It’s small and annoying,” Stapleton said), emits a high-frequency pulsing sound that, he said, can be heard by most people younger than 20 and almost no one older than 30. The sound is designed to so irritate young people that after several minutes, […]

Shopping mania

Monday, November 28th, 2005

“Hey, guess what?” I am informed by a coworker as I came in. “Today is supposed to be the busiest online shopping day of the season!”
Let’s just say my efforts to order a refurbished IBM laptop was a fiasco and I will count myself lucky if I get this even though they took my money […]

Western Culture on the skids, part 487,125

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

For all those homeless street bums with pets, a “pet stroller” with all-weather gear.

Consolidate the paradigm

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I look around at the Goodwill rejects that I call my posessions and it occurs to me that half the moving/storage/where-to-fit-shit problems in my life would be solved if I had never fallen in love with the idea of “component systems.” You know what those are: they became popular among the general buying public sometime […]

A Decision is made!

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I know you’ll all be real excited about this. Anyway, I’ve decided what to do re my laptop wants and needs. I’ve decided to go after a refurbished IBM Thinkpad. They seem to have everything I need in a laptop, depending on how much I ultimately want to spend, and are more […]


Monday, July 4th, 2005

Dang. There’s an old Elvis movie on tv (Live a Little, Love a Little), and everyone is driving all these really cool sixties cars up and down the streets of Hollywood. Sigh.

As seen on teevee

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Well finally, they’ve invented the video game for me.