Archive for the ‘gadgets’ Category

Another decade of phones

tl;dr: All black slaps with some increasing numbers, broken promises and hopefully my final phone. This is the second A decade of phones I write, but last time I still called them cell phones. What prompted that post was the arrival of my then brand new LG Optimus 2x, my first Android phone, which had […]

Cassette tapes: rightly obsolete

Rubenerd is a blog I frequent, and today my RSS feed shows a piece titled Is it worth collecting cassettes in 2024? It’s an interesting idea and his post does bring back memories of slowly spinning double tape decks, pencils and my awesome Sony Walkman WM-FX325. I still regret losing it (or throwing it away […]

Installing Arch on an Asus U36JC Notebook

Last weekend, I bought an Asus Pro36s notebook, also known as a U36JC. It features a quad core 64 bit Intel Core i5-2410M CPU at 2.3 Ghz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GT 520M video adaptor. It weighs less than 1.5 kilos (that’s including batteries) and is […]

A decade of cell phones

I got a new phone. It’s my first real smart phone, it has Android and two CPU cores. I like it. It’s an LG Optimus 2x and it looks like this: I like it for having a Linux kernel, a big screen, a 3.5 mm earphone jack, convenient volume buttons, a slick design and because […]

Tomtom Home won’t install (+solution)

I was offended by the inaptness of an employee of the Dutch Tomtom support desk today. Not only couldn’t he help me, he didn’t even try, nor did he seem to know what questions to ask me. There is only one reason I have an installation of Windows XP. I own a Tomtom One Europe, […]