Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

Partially due to the drought awareness (and associated rising water costs) and partially due to my conservation/home improvement hobby, I’ve been looking at ways to save water/energy around the home. For this post, I’ll be looking at faucet aerators for a bathroom sink. The aerator is the piece at the tip of the faucet that […]

I’ve been using f.lux on my computer for a few years now, so I’m glad that Apple has finally implemented this for smartphones (which is becoming the more dominating “screen” people use at night). What this feature does is change the color of your display based on the time of day: warm at night (think […]



I’ve been organizing flag football games for years and have tried a variety of different footballs, including the genuine leather one.  This one is my favorite ball: Wilson GST Composite Game Football The main thing about this ball is the grip. It’s very tacky. But what sets this “tackiness” apart is that 1) it lasts […]

Water Bottles


After years of drinking tons of ice water from reusable bottles at home/work/sports, I finally found a solution I really like and has changed/improved the water intake in my life enough to warrant a post. I’ll jump to the punch line first: Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with Flip Straw Lid Here’s my long-winded […]



My current pair of cleats (that I use for football and ultimate frisbee) recently broke. Like clockwork, after about a year, my cleats break. The last 3 years I’ve been trying new brands each time; Under Armour (the worst), Reebok, and Adidas.  My cleats break on the edges where the outsole is connected to the […]

I had a frustrating tech support phone call this morning where the other party couldn’t get the spelling of my email address correct after at least 10 tries. While she knew the phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) etc, I don’t really know it that well. I’ve only picked up on some letters over the […]

Original Post: From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn’t reflected was in the […]