Reading Time: 2 min Yesterday, Google announced that they were shutting down Google Stadia. While I was a big fan of the service, the announcement didn’t surprise me very much, as Stadia just never really caught on. If you’re asking “What was Stadia?”, that pretty much explains what happened. If you saw Google’s official Stadia launch trailer a few […]
What’s helping Fortnite stick around?
Reading Time: 3 min Fortnite has been one of the most popular video game titles for the past few years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. My daughter got me into it about a year ago, and I play a quick game with her or with some of my other friends fairly often. Games generally last less […]
What blank tape?
Reading Time: < 1 min In a story somewhat similar to the brown M&Ms, I recently heard a fascinating story about JaMarcus Russell. If you’re not familiar with Russell, he was one of the biggest busts in NFL history. He went from very highly touted #1 draft pick to out of the league in just a few years. Most of […]
The features that matter to you
Reading Time: 3 min Back in 2017, I leased a 2018 Genesis G80, part of the “luxury” brand from Hyundai. When the lease was up, I turned it back in and ended 2017 Ford Fusion — and I consider the Fusion to be a better car in every way. That seems odd, as the newer “luxury” car should seem […]
Sometimes chance wins
Reading Time: 2 min I recently posted about how luck is a combination of chance, curiosity, and hard work, and I still believe that. If you work hard and stay curious, there is a decent chance that you’ll find yourself “lucky” more often than not. There are fun stories out there, though, where chance played a huge part in […]
The fog of war and the future of technology
Reading Time: 2 min I’m thrilled to have lived in the time period that I grew up in. When I was born in 1976, there was essentially no such thing as a “home computer”, much less amazing devices like cell phones, and I’ve been able to watch as technology has grown up with me. When I was young, our […]
Reading Time: 2 min I’ve found another fun way to exercise, and so far I’ve been excited to dig into it every day. It only works for those that have an Oculus Quest (or Quest 2) VR headset, but it’s pretty neat. It’s called Supernatural — here is their promo video: The big downside to it, of course, is […]
Why are self-titled albums often the best?
Reading Time: < 1 min You see it a lot — not every time, but quite frequently. A band releases their first album and it’s a huge hit, and subsequent releases can’t quite stand up to it. In cases where this is true, I think there is one big reason for it. For a band’s first album, they have songs […]
What are the odds you’re reading this?
Reading Time: < 1 min I’ve heard it said that the odds of you being born is roughly one in 400 trillion, which is quite a long shot. As it turns out, your odds of existing are way worse than that. Years ago, Ali Binazir wrote a long post (it’s gone, but archived version here) that walks through all of […]
I thought I knew Chromecast
Reading Time: 4 min I’ve been a big fan of Google Chromecast since it first came out back in 2013. It’s a cheap device ($35) that makes your TV do some magic. If you’re not familiar with them, this video gives a nice overview — note that the video is nearly five years old, so some things have certainly […]