Visualizing workout data

I’ve been looking for a better way to visualize the workout metrics produced from my bicycling computer than the tiny graphs that Strava provides, but I didn’t find anything that quite suited my requirements. So, I built something, and would love it if I could get some help testing it out. Usage is simple, drop the files (GPX, TCX, FIT) […]

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Battery Fire

I always wondered about posts and videos reporting laptop and cell phone battery fires. I do not have to any longer. My husband has a Dell Inspiron 15 7000. He closed the lid on it Thursday night and left it on the couch. The laptop goes to sleep and everything is good. Friday morning the laptop started smoking. This is what […]

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Movies (Almost) Anywhere

I remember clearly when the first UltraViolet (UV) titles launched. I had followed the development of the UV content ecosystem over several years and was excited to finally be able to start building a digital locker where I would be able to access my entire library in the cloud without the hassle of disc based backup to burned discs or […]

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NVIDIA, we need to talk about SMBv1

Hi NVIDIA, Big fan of the Shield Android TV here. The Shield is great because provides a wonderful intersection of steaming and local content without the hassle of many other devices. There was a time I didn’t think anything could replace a home theater PC (HTPC) in my A/V stack, but the Shield has… It does almost everything I need […]

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Planning obsolescence

Everything has a lifespan, including the products we use. I don’t have a problem with companies understanding this, and specifically designing their goods to fall within a specific number of years or uses. They have incentives to maximize profit, so in markets where they can’t rely on technical innovation to drive sales, planning obsolescence is a viable tactic. The main […]

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