Reviews of things I’ve bought


Husqvarna Automower 415X

Our old Troy-Bilt riding mower shot craps in May with a flat tire and something else wrong with the transmission,...

August 27, 2022

Alienware Aurora R13

With Windows 11, Microsoft has forced the obsolescence of probably millions of computers around the world. Mine was one of...

March 11, 2022

Borosilicate Plate

It’s been over four years since I got my 3D printer, and while I’ve had some success producing the parts...

February 7, 2021

Sweet Dreams

Let me start by saying that bed warmers always seemed like a unnecessary luxury to me. That was until we...

January 23, 2021

reMarkable 2 Tablet

It’s been almost exactly a year since I bought my original reMarkable tablet used off of eBay. It served me...

November 25, 2020

Hubitat Elevation

In 2013, I received a SmartThings hub (1st Generation) as a gift for Christmas. Several months later I made the...

August 16, 2020

reMarkable Paper Tablet

I have been intrigued with this gadget for over a year now when I first learned of it. It certainly...

November 12, 2019

Netgear Nighthawk X4S

The time had come to upgrade my old router (D-Link DIR-825). It had been a good performer, with excellent stability,...

February 24, 2019

Ring Video Doorbell

I received the Ring video doorbell as a Christmas gift this year. Overall, I like it. However, I have a...

January 8, 2017

Acu-Rite Weather Station

For my birthday, I had this weather station on my wishlist. It’s one of those items I would probably never...

July 12, 2016

CCD Barcode Scanner

Are you tired of spending hours manually entering book titles into your own personal database? (Well, okay, if you’re not...

September 9, 2012

Eee PC Reboot

I’ve had an Asus Eee PC netbook for a few years. I was initially impressed with its speed and the...

August 17, 2011

Lenovo Wireless Keyboard

The Lenovo N5901 wireless keyboard is a small handheld remote with a full QWERTY keyboard and built-in trackball. It seems...

June 28, 2010

Memory Foam Mattress

It’s been about six months since we bought this memory foam mattress at Sam’s. At the time, I read every...

June 4, 2010

HTPC Install

[This is Part IV of a series on building your own HTPC] Once you’ve assembled the hardware, and collected the...

March 9, 2010

HTPC Software

[This is Part III of a series on building your own HTPC] I started out thinking this would be a...

March 7, 2010