What I did on my Holiday Staycation, 2020 Edition

I'm very fortunate. I work for a company that closes down for the holidays, from December 25th to January 2nd. For me, this is a period of decompression. Not just because I have the time off from work, but because all of my colleagues do, as well. There's no pressure to check email every day… Continue reading What I did on my Holiday Staycation, 2020 Edition

My New Chromebook isn't a Chromebook, at all.

When my son started at his new school, he needed a conventional PC. After finding him a 2015 MacBook Air in perfect condition for a veritable steal on eBay, I adopted his Chromebook - a Dell Inspiron 3180 with an 11.6 inch screen, Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC… Continue reading My New Chromebook isn't a Chromebook, at all.

The Adventures of Rosie

I have a history with vacuums. When I was 11 years old, I disassembled the vacuum to see how the parts worked, then rushed to put it back together before my Mom got home. (It still worked.) From that experience, my brother nicknamed me Gadgetboy, so this post is quite fitting. When my wife and… Continue reading The Adventures of Rosie

The Best Smartphone Motorcycle Mount (for me)

What do you do when you're "Directionally Challenged" and need GPS to get around on your motorcycle? This is something I've been wrestling with for 5+ years. It's not that difficult, really. Moto GPS units have been around for decades and there are plenty of smartphone mounts to choose from if you prefer to use… Continue reading The Best Smartphone Motorcycle Mount (for me)

Review: Highway 21 Turbine Mesh Motorcycle Jacket

This is most definitely a budget jacket that I’m reluctant to say, I bought for its style. Riding in the heat of Austin, Texas requires a mesh jacket and compared to most others, the design is simple and classic with only the single leather vertical strip. Branding is minimal. 

The initial description indicates “CE Protection” but I bought it knowing full well that it would require an armor upgrade. The red flags are right in the description.