Archive for 'life'
Shortly after I posted about EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill this past Sunday, I decided to fill out their comment card online. For the feedback section, I just copied the section of my post about my undercooked burger. I received a voicemail the next day from the general manager of that location. He was apologetic […]
Even though most electronics we use daily have built-in and proprietary batteries or simply plug into the wall, many other devices still use classic batteries to perform their duties. Think portable radios, remote controls, and some digital cameras. Even third-party video game console controllers also use regular AA batteries. Why spend more on single-use batteries […]
Has the temperature in the beautiful city of Austin finally dipped below 90 degrees? I hear it is supposed to hang around for the next ten days. (:smile:) My brain can actually function optimally. The unreasonable heat really drags me down, not so much the summer itself. I’m looking forward to the milder weather. I […]
Backing up your data provides you with peace of mind and ensures that in the event of hardware failure, your valuable information can be restored instead of being forever lost. Data can be important documents, priceless digital photographs, your music collection, home videos, and other kinds of formats that keep your life together. The thought […]
Learning computer programming is essentially learning foreign languages. Traffic was terrible in Austin yesterday. I spent over an hour on the road traveling from North Austin to Downtown. When the rain falls, many Austin drivers become too cautious. I’m a cautious driver myself, but I am able to maintain a reasonable speed limit even in […]
If you don’t use a flash drive as one of your primary methods of portable data storage, then you’re living in the past. Sure, internet clouds and other forms of online storage are available but what if you were unable to access the internet or needed to download a very large file on a time […]
I’ve been updating this soapbox for over four years now. On a related note: Happy Belated 4th Birthday, Modern Soapbox! This medium of communication that I will always praise has become a junk drawer since I first established it as a storage device for my memories, rants, and other assorted bursts of pseudo-creativity. Many other […]