Archive for January, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Battery Life

People report “poor” and “terrible” battery life with the Galaxy Nexus. I discover that I get more usage out of a more powerful device than I expected, and even more battery life than my prior two smartphones.

Posted in: technology
Everyday Usability: Door Knob Choice and Orientation

Everyday Usability: Door Knob Choice and Orientation

No, this post is not about Phil Hinkle. It’s about how door knob design plays a big part in everyday usability, and how some door knob choices make for confusing experiences. Tags: doors, usability, work

Posted in: gibberish
Music You Need to Own: Bangarang by Skrillex

Music You Need to Own: Bangarang by Skrillex

New year, new article type. I was fortunate enough to discover a lot of music in 2011, and I want to share some of it with my friends in 2012. I also want to be able to promote any new stuff I stumble upon before December 21st, when we will all fall into the Large […]

Posted in: music
A New Jedi Order: The Machete Order

A New Jedi Order: The Machete Order

Consider watching the Star Wars movies in the “Machete Order:” a more elegant order for a more civilized age.

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

I wrote 67 reviews this year. The reviews were mostly based on gadgets, but I did a number of book and music reviews this year. I also reviewed a few services, including Amazon’s cloud-based MP3 service, and the Amazon Kindle Lending Library. I know I am a few days late, but I wanted to mention […]