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Chevrolet Volt — an electric car when you plug it in, a normal car when you don’t

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

When I bought my Toyota Prius in 2006 it was pretty much at the forefront of automotive technology.  The Prius had a modestly sized battery and an ingenious hybrid drive system which used its efficient gasoline engine to both drive the car and to help keep the battery charged.   That hybrid system allowed the Prius […]

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Top 10 things I’ve learned about life from watching MythBusters

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

There are shows on television which are entertaining and there are shows on television which are educational. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can find a show that’s both entertaining and educational at the same time. MythBusters is one of those shows. After watching the show for a few years I’ve come to realize that MythBusters […]

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Cooking with Tech — Raiding the Electronic Pantry

April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Kiss the Nerd ApronI can’t cook.

Well, I suppose that’s not completely true. I can cook a bit, but only if I can follow a set of simple directions or a basic recipe. If I have to somehow deviate because I have a 9″x13″ casserole dish instead of an 8″x12″ casserole dish or because I can’t find the oregano I’m in trouble.

My wife, on the other hand, knows how to cook. She uses a recipe as more of a vague suggestion rather than as a detailed set of instructions. If she can’t find a specific ingredient she can simply substitute something else using logic like “It’s in the same family” or “It’ll work — they’re both red”.

When my wife looks into the pantry she sees a hundred different meals just waiting to be made. When I look into the pantry I see a bunch of ingredients without knowing how they could possibly combined to make anything.

I find this ironic because, when it comes to technology, I’m the cook. I can look at all of the “ingredients” that I have (hardware, software, network) and have no problem coming up with ways to combine them to make a technological meal. Sometimes I can even make a meal and a dessert.

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