Gadgets

The Infamous Verizon Galaxy Nexus

It’s real! It’s really real! Of course I got one the day it came out, like there was any question I would. I wanted to write a post immediately, bragging to the interwebz about my awesome new phone, but I figured I would wait on it a bit...

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FreeNAS, An Experiment In Awesomeness

For the longest time, I have had an old computer running Ubuntu with your typical samba setup so I could keep my music, videos, and backups stored in one spot, in a RAID 1 array of course. Where this setup sucks is when you want to handle using...

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Rami’s Guide To Buying A New Computer

After talking about it in a previous post, I had to once again help someone pick out a new computer. As seems typical at this stage in my (and my friends’) lives it is a computer for another graduate student on a tight budget. Thankfully this person is...

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The Fanboy Phenomenon

Very recently my ability to give sound tech purchase advice was called into question by a friend of mine. I believe her argument was: “Don’t listen to him! He just hates everything to do with Apple!” Even though I can understand how she came to that conclusion hearing...

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