Why You Shouldn’t Buy Google’s OnHub Router

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog Posts, Hardware | 2 comments

Way back in the heady days of October 2012 I purchased a popular wireless router – the ASUS RT-N66U. It was so cool that ASUS even nicknamed it The Dark Night. For nearly three years it was not only the router I wanted, but the one I needed. It more than got the job done. Then we moved into a new house, and the wireless speeds mysteriously became unreliable. Even 30 feet away I couldn’t get a decent test result. My 100M/10M Internet connection was hobbled. I ran tests and quickly found that a wired connection to the router worked perfectly. 2.4ghz was fine, but since the limits of 802.11g meant I couldn’t fully utilize my bandwidth, I opened a ticket with ASUS support. After a week of fruitlessly testing different settings, the 5ghz band’s performance was less reliable than Lindsay Lohan. ASUS initiated an RMA. But wait, isn’t this an article about...

A Fellow Fedora Lover Beats Me To Supreme Nerdom

By on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

Today my girlfriend shared this with me, which Cheezburger posted yesterday:Now, this is clearly hilarious but completely unfair to those of us with the style and grace to wear a fedora properly. Someone has gone and done an exact search in Google which means that the sentence “i love men that wear fedoras” did not currently exist on the Internet in that precise way.That is, until +Radu-Sebastian Amarie took matters into his own nerdy hands by creating a webpage with the phrase in the title and URL. Kudos, my man. Now there will be at least two results.

I want my Nexus 4!

By on Nov 20, 2012 in Android, Blog Posts | 0 comments

For the first time since I got my original Motorola Droid more than three years ago I was excited about a new Android phone. I had read enough about the Nexus 4 to feel like I already owned it, and like many other Android fanboys I stayed up late on the night of the 12th hoping it would go on sale after midnight. The precious. It didn’t, and it wasn’t on sale at 3AM either. Since Google wasn’t telling any of us when the webstore would allow purchasing I went to sleep and woke myself up around 10AM to check the site. Still not live, but by this time Google had told everyone it would go on sale at noon EST, 9AM PST. Great! I refreshed the page every few minutes while I worked and was surprised to find the device for sale at 11:30. I already knew from the overseas sales that it was going to sell out in a hurry, so I placed my order immediately and had the order...