It’s The Wrapping They Buy


Here’s a great interview clip with the shy and interesting Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, from back in the early days.

He reflects on life in a successful white rock ‘n roll band playing black R&B, how American … Read the rest

When Smart Homes Go Bad


All technologies have intended uses and unintended, fringe, use cases. Tech companies can only do so much to anticipate bad actors.

The modern smart home is becoming a reality. You can monitor and control it from afar, it knows … Read the rest

Almost 50 Years Ago

…things weren’t all that much different than now.



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About the Statues

Time to go to bed, great great great great grandpa. You’ve done plenty for your country, your state, and your people. You won’t be forgotten.



But you were on the wrong side of history. Like siding with the Nazi’s in … Read the rest

Dumb vs Smart


It seems in many ways dumb devices are better than smart devices:

Why? Security, privacy, and quality.

Anything with a network connection can be hacked: smart TV’s, cars, streaming boxes, appliances, routers and every other smart device, or IoT device, … Read the rest

President Trump’s First Victims

Our moron in chief can now issue orders to the military. And he did. And it was a disaster.

Mainstream media will ignore this, being totally pistol whipped by Trump’s white house.

This is disgusting and real. America has a … Read the rest

Movie Lovers Coalesce The Vapors Around Streaming

It’s not just music lovers realizing that streaming has a long way to go to match physical media.

Film lovers see the same issues:  degraded quality, no extras, no ownership, unknown/ temporary access.

We give up a lot for … Read the rest

Election Post Partum

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Hillary is a good person but usually a stupid politician. She didn’t run a great campaign. but she was status quo and status quo ain’t great.

Trucker Hat + Business Suit 

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That iPhone is Outmoded

Shout to Squagles!  Square Bagles!

The iPhone won’t make it to the future.  Sure it’s Apple’s cash cow right now but I see it going away in importance over the next couple of years.

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Android vs iPhone – behind the scenes

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From the front, the user space, this argument is tired. Both smartphones do whatever you can imagine at this point. Both are amazingly thin and packed full of sensors and features.

Behind the scenes though…. things are very different. Why … Read the rest

The Day The Con Ends

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It’s finally here. Everyone take a breath, take a few walks today, pet the dog plenty… remain calm.

Go vote if you haven’t already – long lines reported everywhere. Broken machines, confusion… Voter suppression at it’s finest.

Damn those millennials … Read the rest

Don John The Con

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Donald John Trump is the world’s finest con man.

The tax returns would rip the cover off of his whole scam. He’s all leverage, branding, and pure risk. He makes some money on the way into a deal, but most … Read the rest

Anti-Audio Tech Sites, Pt. II

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I’m an A&K and I take sound quality very seriously.


To followup on my rant against american tech sites like Ars Technica and how they completely ignore hi-res audio, I found some proof.

Check out Crutchfield, an american stereo catalog … Read the rest

The Deluge From Don

As the Trump circus rolls on he’s having major trouble picking up newspaper endorsements, even from reliably conservative editorial boards. I guess when you work in the newspaper business you are less able to stomach that man’s constant lies and … Read the rest

The Narrative

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A – America is failing, big time. We used to be great but not anymore. We don’t win anymore. We are being passed up by every other country (not that I follow them) and we just let illegal immigrants run … Read the rest

Head for the Hills

I’m heading for the hills. It will be the first true vacation I’ve taken in several years, so there won’t be any new posts here for a week or so.

I will be up in the mountains, hopefully getting no … Read the rest

This Election is 2MERICA – Donny and Ivanka Edition

?  Crazy times, friends.

Trump actually is a perfect movie bad guy. He’s got the TV history, he’s got the endless stories of narcissism and pure phoniness just dripping off him.

Donald Trump (right) meets Ralph Porciani, resort general manager after arriving by helicopter at his Trump Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire, which is hosting the Ricoh Women's British Open.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 30, 2015. The 2016 Republican US presidential candidate is on a two-day visit to Scotland. See PA story POLITICS Trump. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

A billionaire liberal asshole in a trucker hat =

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Blue Collar Billionaires

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There’s no such thing.

This showboat dickhead lives in golden towers, in a gold-encrusted apartment, and sits on furniture with golden threading. Every bit of his life has been cheating, loopholing, and leveraging the silver spoon he was born with.… Read the rest