Monday, April 16, 2018

The Best Dress/Business Casual Skate Shoe.

Look semi-professional and are comfortable when broken in.
If you're like me, you're probably a 30-something who works a normal job but still likes to shred every now and again.  As such, I was constantly in search of dual purpose shoes I could commute on my longboard or e-board in to the office and not have to change shoes afterwards.  To give some background, I work in an office that has a more casual business casual attire where most of the staff tends to wear jeans and a polo daily.  My normal skate shoes kinda pushed the boundaries with the whole "dress code" so I decided to try to find something a little more "professional".  This is where I discovered the Huf Dylan's.  You can buy these from Amazon here.  These shoes took some time to

Monday, March 19, 2018

TouchBar Macbook Pro Thunderbolt Port Not Working

I was in a weird spot one day and needed to make use of a particular thunderbolt/usb-c port on my 2016 TouchBar Macbook Pro to charge it.  To my surprise, the port was not recognizing my charger, so I just tried to plugin my iPhone.  I happened to have my Apple USB-C to Lightning cable on me so I tried that with my iPhone, and nothing happened. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

How to safely power risers for GPU Mining

This was a major source of confusion when I first started mining.  I kept hearing conflicting information about the use of the SATA adapter cables that frequently came with risers.  This video is a definitive guide I made after thoroughly researching the topic.  TLDW, don't use those cables.  More information in the video.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Google/Bing censoring shopping results for guns?

I was tipped off to a curious occurrence with a google search combination that yields some curious results.  Not sure what to make of this, but it appears that Google and Bing both censor firearm related shopping results.  My source told me to search for misspelled variants of the words "Gun, Rifle, and Pistol" and sure enough, he was right.  I don't know how I feel about this but I do know something more than search is going on here.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The better iPhone X model.

If you're contemplating purchasing the iPhone X, and want the most carrier compatibility, get the A1865 instead of the A1901.  You don't lose out on any LTE or HSPA or UMTS (AKA GSM) compatibility, and you also gain the CDMA radio.

Here's the reference from Apple's Technical Spec page for the iPhone X.

As can be seen here, there's nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain by getting the CDMA model. If you're buying the phone outright, it's a no-brainer here.


  • You can use the device on all wireless carriers
  • You gain CDMA compatibility
  • Increases resale value because it can be used by customers of all wireless carriers
  • You can't take advantage of carrier payment plan options
Let me know what you think.  I personally just picked up two of the Verizon A1865 models and activated them just fine using nothing more than my T-Mobile SIM.  Here's a picture of our Apple Store Camping adventure.  Before you go flaming me for not just pre-ordering online, it's because I'm not a Sprint or Verizon customer, and during pre-order you had to put carrier details in the order form whereas just buying it from the Apple Store did not require this.

Friday, September 25, 2015

iPhone 6 vs 6S Touch ID test: Real World difference

So one of the key features of the "S" refresh Apple has introduced today was the enhanced touch ID mechanism built into the 6S and the 6S Plus.  When I first heard the keynote, I wasn't blown away because of the lack of specifics other than that it was "faster".  Needless to say, I had to see for myself.  Check out the video after the break for details.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thompson Creek Gutters

If you've ever purchased from the typical home remodeling companies like Long Fence, Thompson Creek, Andersen, and more, you've probably had to sit through the same insanely long high pressure sales presentation.  The window salespeople always bring the same French Fry heat lamp and walk through the same demonstrations.  The gutter and roofing people always bring the same cross sections of their products and their competitors.  It's probably the worst purchasing experience ever.