Last Friday I had the opportunity to get this season’s flu vaccine. It was covered by my health insurance and a medical service was offering it at my office building. I sat down next to the nurse after filling out my paperwork and waiting in line. I preemptively took off my button-down shirt and rolled [...]
I started this blog in 2005 on LiveJournal. I wanted more control over the format and functionality, so I moved to WordPress in June of 2006. Ever since I’ve used basically the same look and feel — a custom WordPress theme I named Joshua after the son of my online pseudonym. The Joshua theme was [...]
Over a year ago I started using a standing desk in my home. A week after that I stood at work, and soon after that I was eating standing up while at home. A lot of my current job is spent in meetings, so I’d say I stand for eight to fourteen hours a day [...]
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
I’ve written about my standing desk at my old job and at home a few times before, so you may want to do a little catch-up reading if you’re new to the idea of standing at work instead of sitting. I really like my latest consulting job. I am working on mobile Web sites and [...]
I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so [...]
Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.
I review the Super Bubble padded tablet case made by rooCASE. It is well made and seem durable, and is quite affordable at about $20.
I review the dual monitor stand made by Tyke Supply. It’s inexpensive and no-frills, but does the job. I wish I could adjust it a little bit higher.