Monthly Archives: June 2014

Playing around with the Nexus 7 (2013)

                  I scored a 129 dollar official refurb of the latest generation of the Google Nexus 7 off eBay.  Granted, it’s probably about to be refreshed any day now, but it’s still … Continue reading

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Fundamental vs relative (or positional) value in real estate

Two useful concepts to understand in real estate (or indeed, in any business) are the concepts of fundamental and relative or positional value. Fundamental value is best thought of as “cost plus”or “cost savings”.  As in, if the land costs x, … Continue reading

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Surface Pro 3 impressions

I got a chance to check out the new Surface Pro 3 at the Microsoft store today.  Most of the stores should have demos ready by now. Overall, it’s a big improvement from a Surface Pro 2. It’s surprisingly light … Continue reading

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The NYTimes Rent vs Buy calculator

One of the often pointed to resources when deciding whether to buy a home is the New York Times Rent vs Buy calculator.  This is a fully interactive web page that takes in many assumptions and spits out how many … Continue reading

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pfSense is great if you want to build your own router/gateway

I’m pretty hard on my networking hardware.  For a few years, I’ve been quite happy with OpenWRT running on a WNDR3700 by Netgear.  Just the routing and gateway functions … I always separate wireless access point functionality onto other devices. … Continue reading

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