Taking out politics aside (I am an independent), our congressman, Leonard Lance, just sold out our privacy for a measly $43,000 ¹ contribution to his campaign on his last election by his telecom buddies. Even though our senators didn’t voted for it, it still went through.Read More
I was inspired by two videos on YouTube. The first is about this Singaporean chef who makes an amazing soy chicken. Watching that video, it made me want to cook chicken. Then I also saw a sous vide chicken recipe from Chef Steps. And I thought how wonderful it would be make a chicken rice based on that sous vide chicken. But as always, I don’t like spending too much time on cooking. And I don’t like using a million ingredients to make a dish. Also, I don’t want to stink up my house in winter. So, I started experimenting and here is my adapted recipe on chicken rice.Read More
When Chromebooks came out, I definitely was not a fan. Usability is very limited and I don’t just live my life in a browser. I really thought it would just be another netbook all over again. But I did get a Toshiba Chromebook 2 when it came out and used it for a few months. It gave me a good understanding of how Chrome OS works and what not. It was never my go to device. I always pick up some other device, either some other windows/mac laptop or and iPad.Read More
After using Surface Book with Windows Hello camera, I decided to pick up the Dell XPS 15 (9550) because I wanted a laptop with a bigger screen. As much as I love the raw power of maxed out XPS15 and the insanely awesome screen, I am not feeling the connection with it the way my Surface Book makes me.Read More
Spending two years with Alexa has shaped what I should expect from Google Home in many ways. Right out of the box, Google Home impressed my with it potential. However, it is still a work in progress and has room to grow.
Smarter than Alexa
Google Assistant can handle more complex sentences than Alexa. And being able to understand things in context is a huge advantage that Google has over Alexa.Read More
Journalism should never be censored. However, it should be held to the highest standards of truth. In this corrupted age of media, truth has been on a back burner for the sake of ratings, clicks and profit margins. And we the people will pay a heavy price for our preference of exciting headlines and dramatic news. What I don’t understand is why do we need drama and excitement from our news when we can get drama and excitement from endless variety of other entertainment that are available via various sources.
That said, the term “news”, and all its synonyms and other descriptions, must be held to the highest legal requirements for provision of truth.Read More
First of all, let me just say that Surface Book got many things right. Weird thing was that I wasn’t very satisfied with it and thought that the list that I want Microsoft to tackle for the 2nd version would be fairly long. But as I sat down and thought through this wish list, I came to appreciate how much they got it right in their first attempt.
So, let’s start with the elephant in the room: the hinge. Love the concept. But that gap has got to go.Read More
Windows laptop makers have a bezel problem or should I say, you have an aspect ratio problem. Let’s break the bezel problem down a little. First is the bezel-less design that Dell and Lenovo are going for and second is the relationship between trackpad, aspect ratio of the screen and the body of the laptop.
Starting with the bezel-less design, the change is location of the webcam to the bottom bezel is a really bad idea. It really should go back to the top. There are a few problems with being at the bottom. The angle of the camera view is quite displeasing and not professional looking with conducting online meetings.Read More