HTPC Hardware

[This is Part II of a series on building your own HTPC] Let me start by saying that I did...

March 2, 2010


I’ve been a Netflix user for many years. I was intrigued when they began offering some of their movies in...

January 6, 2010

DJ Hero

Santa brought me DJ Hero for the Wii this year for Christmas, and I have to say it’s the surprise...

December 26, 2009

Tunes To Go

I’m lucky to work at a place that doesn’t mind its employees listening to music (on headphones) while they work....

August 28, 2009

iPod Touch

It was time to retire my Palm PDA, but replacing it was something of a challenge since no one really...

July 28, 2009

Envirocycle Compost Bin

Since we’ve been talking about planting a garden for quite a while now, my Earth Day gift to myself this...

June 14, 2009

Nexus LCD TV

It was finally time to replace my wife’s tired old CRT TV that she uses to watch her workout videos,...

June 5, 2009

Western Digital 1TB MyBook

What can I say? Two hundred gigabytes just ain’t that big anymore. Western Digital is offering this series of MyBook...

January 26, 2009

Garmin Nuvi 260w

Santa was good to me this year. At the top of my wish list was this model from Garmin’s very...

December 28, 2008

Solatube Solar Attic Vents

Back in July, I wrote about having a solar water heater installed. About the same time, I also had solar-powered...

December 12, 2008

Some Like It Hot

As I mentioned last month, we planned to install a solar water heater in our home this year. That plan...

July 28, 2008

Asus Eee PC

My new netbook arrived a couple of days ago, and I must say that I am not disappointed. I have...

May 18, 2008

Nintendo Wii

With our little girl in the hospital for two weeks, we are trying to make the best of our time...

May 17, 2008

Binary Clock

With the closing of all the Discovery stores in the St. Louis area, there are some great deals to be...

June 18, 2007


I finally took the plunge and upgraded from my 802.11b wireless router to the faster 802.11g. But this isn’t really...

March 4, 2007

Lego Designer

A while back I wrote about a really cool and addictive board game called Cathedral. Ever since I got the...

January 4, 2007