Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Another high power, low cost SBC: Beagle Bone Black

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

  I just received a Beagle Bone Black, which is being used for prototype development for an open-hardware, open-software M2M project we are sponsoring. Following are some photos of the board and a group shot with a few of its peers in the market, along with the basic specs of each board.                   Group ...

The Answer is 124

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

  The question is: If you start with a laptop that has Windows Vista, that is, Windows Vista that has never, ever been updated since the day it was brand-spankin' new, how many updates does it take to get it current?   The moral of the story is: There is no free lunch. ...

Doug’s Tip Makes Engadget – the D620 Story

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Steph was on TV on Wednesday and I get a mention on Engadget on Friday. Quite a week for us. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/dell-latitude-e6410-e6510-finally-make-it-to-us/ (click on any photo for larger size)

Smartphones: The Decision

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Seven months and seven days ago, I asked some friends and relatives for input on smartphones, specifically iPhone vs. Blackberry. Not seeing any need to rush into this, I took my time before committing. I especially felt there was no need to rush into this since when you’ve been away for a ...

Truck Camper Magazine Interview – Part Two

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Part two of our interview by Truck Camper Magazine is here: http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=842&Itemid=34 .

The Fuso Stuff

Monday, August 17th, 2009

We've been asked more than once what we carried on the Fuso in its 10,000 liters of locking storage space. Since we loaded it as we built it, and started ejecting stuff off of it immediately after pulling out, we didn't really have a good answer to that question. Until ...

iPhone 3.0 – An Untethered View

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

To all those I know who are Apple-onians (or is it Apple-ites?) - First, let me say that I think the iPhone is a very cool device. I may even end up with one. Soon. But before I drink the Kool-Aid and join the cult, while I still have a teeny, weeny ...

Kindle 2 Update

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Here's an update on My Life With Kindle After a little less than one month of use, my Kindle 2 died. It was a horrible, distorted death, manifested by the unfortunate Lewis Carroll as illustrated here:   For those of you who are not familiar with how a Kindle 2 is supposed to ...

The Hat Photo

Friday, November 7th, 2008

I've been getting a lot of requests for a shot of me in the hat from the story The Hat Man, so here it is:  

Stuff-o-holic

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

  Hello, my name is Doug, and I am a stuff-o-holic. Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/stuff-o-holic.pdf .