The DQYDJ Weekender 10/18/2014

So, my promising Saturday was rudely interrupted by the galvanized downpipe to my sprinkler system springing a leak last Sunday.  I've had this amazing piece of engineering you can see above (read: hack) stopping the flow brilliantly for a week, but I'll be replacing it with PVC today. And, yes, while gracefully navigating the attic to … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/11/2014

Here's something funny: I upgraded my carry on luggage yesterday and today.  (Navali Boatswain for the laptop and an eBags "eTech 2.0 Weekender Convertible" in Olive for the carry on).  Here's another thing: I'm pretty excited about these things arriving. What would college me have to say about this?  Should present me review these things?  How … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/4/2014

That was really an excellent week of articles, was it not?  Sorry that I didn't have a calculator, but you've got to enjoy Real Estate breakdowns of Silicon Valley and, well, the art of lying.  Let me first link all the others who participated in the real estate series again: CANADA Save. Spend. Splurge.: Montreal Urban Departures: … [Read more...]

How Much Lying Do You Expect… or Do… Online?

Hey, internet.  I'm 6'0" tall. When You're Online, You Can Expect Lying... But Where? Okay, that's a lie.  Your author is 5'10" tall when measured with a tape measure at roughly midday when standing on a tile floor in thin cotton socks.  But... let me back up and approach this from a further distance. Last week, my co-writer Cameron was in … [Read more...]

Innumeracy and the iPhone 6’s New Larger Sizes

Innumeracy is something that I've discussed in the past - both on the podcast and somewhere in the archives (buried so deep even I couldn't find it). Innumeracy is the title of an excellent book by John Allen Paulos which laments the fact that basic math skills are treated as second class skills.  The go-to example: picture the stereotypical PhD … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender

Being from Boston and born into a family of Boston College Alumnis... that was a particularly painful loss yesterday. (Yes, worse than the Notre Dame losses... which weren't all that unexpected, eh?) Well, it's Sunday, and I haven't shared my fantasy team yet.  10 team, let me know how I did on the auction: QB Aaron Rodgers 56 RB Jamaal … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/30/2014

What a beautiful day - I believe I'll spend it outside, as much as I like hanging out with your folks... Links We Liked! Multiple features from our friend SS, normally at Save.Spend.Splurge.:  An article about not giving your kids money, and at Money Propeller a post on money advice she wishes she'd received while younger … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/10/2014

Wish I could quote you folks some new, hilarious, spam... but all the recent spam has been so polite! Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say that you've done a awesome job with … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/2/2014

So, what have we been up to lately?  We thought it might be a good idea to build a video card. Not buy a video card online, wait for it to arrive, and install it, mind you - but build an embedded video card for some of our headless Linux dev boards (and a couple PogoPlugs - which are ~$15 nowadays).  Follow along, if you're so inclined, at … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 7/26/2014

Yes, another fun spam comment! of course like your web-site but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to tell the truth then again I will surely come again again. I'm sorry my poor spelling bothered your truth telling - but I'm glad you'll come … [Read more...]