Retrospective: 2017

Retrospective: 2017

As I do each and every December, I sat down to write about the past year, and all its up and downs, reflecting on whether it was a good year, or a bad year. 2017 must be categorized as both. For Houston, it was both a great year, and a terrible one. For me and my...
My Year in Books: 2017

My Year in Books: 2017

To see the full list of books I read this year, click here. I’ve been doing these year-end book reviews for a decade now. This year, I’m beginning a huge shift away from updating a website, and just using the incredibly-valuable tools already on the...
Review: iPhone X

Review: iPhone X

The iPhone X (yes, it’s pronounced “10”, not “ex”) was announced to much fanfare, and fans immediately began salivating over it. Critics argued that it was merely copying what was already out there–phones like the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and others. And while those criticisms are somewhat valid, after using the iPhone X for a few days, it’s clear that they’re not exactly true. This really is a next-generation smart-phone, and in many ways has arrived ahead of time.

UCS Millenium Falcon Time-lapse build (4K) – LEGO 75192

UCS Millenium Falcon Time-lapse build (4K) – LEGO 75192

The LEGO Star Wars 2017 UCS Millenium Falcon is not only the largest LEGO set ever produced (and most-expensive), but is an EPIC build that took me right around 29 hours in total to assemble. This is a timelapse video showing the entirety of the build, spread out over...
UCS Millenium Falcon Unboxing – LEGO 75192

UCS Millenium Falcon Unboxing – LEGO 75192

I barely managed to snag the largest-ever LEGO set released today: The Ultimate Collector’s Series Millenium Falcon This thing is HUGE, and is going to take a LONG time to put together. I wanted to show the unboxing of this massive set, and tell the story of how...
My Smartphone History

My Smartphone History

Episode 001: I found my first-ever smartphone, and thought I’d share the history of my smartphone...
Apple, I Wish I Could Quit You

Apple, I Wish I Could Quit You

With the release of the next wave of Android flagship phones, namely the Galaxy S8 by Samsung, I find myself lusting over that new phone, and yet, want as I might, I cannot make myself switch back to Android. Apple has managed to lock me in, and I can’t navigate...
Review: Apple AirPods

Review: Apple AirPods

At long last, truly wireless earbuds! Apple has received a lot of criticism for the AirPods since their announcement. Many have complained about the look of the ear buds, the price, and the idea that it might be easy to lose them, but few people have actually provided...
Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

Amazon wants us all to believe that the Echo, and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, is something we absolutely need in our homes. She’s an always-listening artificial-intelligence assistant, ready to help out in myriad ways. Alexa can provide information...