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Tesla P85D thoughts

Basically, a dual motor version of the tesla that can, at the high end, accelerate from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. A lot of promises also around autopilot and active safety features. I love the idea but I’m skeptical this is … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 thoughts

I honestly didn’t find much compelling in the way of features on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The industry seems to be reaching a bit of plateau in the innovations they can bring to the mobile phone market.  But … Continue reading

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Airport Extreme bugs (and guest network performance problems)

The Airport Extreme is my favorite consumer grade access point.  I’ve had well over 10 different models go through myself or to various friends and family, and all of them are still running. Unfortunately, while the hardware and firmware are … Continue reading

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Quick revisit of pfSense

pfSense on the Intel NUC continues to impress. It turns out that in the past few months some of the newest Intel NUC’s got full pfSense support.  I also discovered that booting pfSense off a USB drive works really well, … Continue reading

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The Keyport slide: Pain in the ass to buy, but nice once you have it

Let’s face it … keys are annoying. There may be a day, friends, when we can use biometrics to sign in everywhere … but that day is not here yet. In the meantime, we get by with lots and lots … Continue reading

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Lost a bit of weight thanks to Grown Up Soda and Dry Soda

    As we are perhaps all wont to do, I’ve gained a bit of weight in my older age.  Don’t take this the wrong way … I’m not exactly fat by any standard, and I don’t look old.  But … Continue reading

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The consumption mentality

Recently, I’ve been fascinated by various forums and blogs about personal finance … and the weird situations into which people get themselves. There’s a large subset of people out there (arguably, the vast majority, actually) that don’t think about how … Continue reading

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What it’s like to live on the Las Vegas Strip

Now that I own property in Las Vegas, I’ve made week long stays there several times.  While I’m not a full time resident, I think I’ve gotten enough of a feel to comment on what life on the Strip is … Continue reading

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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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