Episode 106: Tripod, Brewmaster, and Laptop Cooler Pad

 

Another 3-in-1 unboxing video. I will be reviewing the Zecti Flexible Cellphone Tripod, Brew Master, and Laptop Cooler Pad.

Zecti Flexible Cellphone Tripod https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06…

Boen Mon Laptop Cooling Pad https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06…

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Aim High

When I graduated from college I was 25 years old and didn’t have an I.T. job.  It got desperate that I almost thought about joining the Air Force.  The Air Force you ask?  I remembered a news report years before that the Air Force was losing skilled people to the private sector, so I thought I could put my B.S. in Information Technology to use.

What stopped me was I had asthma and that would make me ineligible medically to join.  I am also anti-war so working in one of the branches of the armed forces would make me a hypocrite.  Also, my father who served in Veit Nam with the Army would have talked me out of it.  Plus a military lifestyle wasn’t for me.

Geek Code is obsolete?

Back in the 90’s when the Internet was the playground for nerds in college they created the Geek Code to show off our geekiness.  It increadiblely out of date especially with DOOM!, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Usenet, Kibo, and Dilbert.  It really needs to be updated.  USENET can be replaced with Reddit and Dilbert can be changed with web comics.  That should be updated for the times.  Well below is my geek code.  Click here to decode.

—–BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK—–
Version: 3.1
GIT d- s:+> a+ C++(+++)$>++++ UL+>++ P L++ !E—- W++ N++ !o !K w+>$ !O— !M !V PS+(++) PE-(–) Y+ PGP(++) t+ 5++ X R(+) tv+ b+(++) DI+>+++++ D G++ e++ h– r>++ y+>+++
——END GEEK CODE BLOCK——

Episode 105: Safe

All radical geeks know how important security is so I review a Homdox safe.

You can order it here: https://geek.wish.com/c/572b13428f788b5f2494d167

Episode 104: Camera Pen, Lock Pick, and Car Charger

3-in-1 unboxing.  I unbox a lock picking gun, spy camera pen, and a cup holder car charger.

Tao of politics

Taoism is symbolized by the Yin-Yang.  A joining of opposite forces in a swirling pattern, the positive and the negative, but there also is a dot of the opposite in each.  A positive in the negative and a negative in the positive.  Why would these dots be there?  From what little I know about the Tao it is to represent something bad can come out of something good and something good can come out of something bad.  Sounds a little paradoxical, but let me explain my logic.

Something bad come out of something good?  That would be hubris or the saying no good deed goes unpunished.  Examples would be the anti-abortion movement.  They believe they are fighting the good fight because they are saving babies, but they don’t figure in other factors.  They don’t think about the mother’s life or the baby was conceived by rape or incest.  Other examples are the Reagan revolution where cutting government programs will help the people because money will trickle down, thou it never will.

Something good come out of something bad?  That would be non-violent revolutions like the color revolutions like the Yellow Revolution in the Philippines around 1986 that took Marcos out of power or the Bulldozer Revolution in Yugoslavia in 2000.

Now lets look at the USA with the current political climate.  Since Donald Trump taking office has made some historically bad decisions.  I believe in his mind he is doing something good only it is doing something bad.  From something bad the people are rising up to stop him.  I am glad this is being done from day one because this is the good that is coming out of something bad.  This is USA’s color revolution.

Out of the Box Episode 103: Runeaudio

Find out what you need to build a nice way to play mp3s that isn’t on your phone or PC but easily on a dedicated device?  Let me show you how to make a touch screen jukebox with a Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC+.
Raspberry Pi 3: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/

HiFiBerry DAC+: https://www.hifiberry.com/products/dacplus/

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/

It is about the dash

If you ever have looked at my last name I have a dash or hyphen in it.  If you ever had questions about how it got there, I am going to tell you.  It is a clerical error when my great-great grandparents were getting U.S. citizenship in 1874 at Cortland, NY.  Originally the name was spelled Horstkötter and when getting citizenship it got changed to Horst-Kotter.

Out of the Box Episode 102: OTT TV Box

Looking at the OTT TV Box and Kodi installed on it. I am going to unbox it and give a review of it.

Out of the Box Episode 101: Ancestry DNA

Ever wonder what those DNA tests entail? I will be opening the AncestryDNA kit by ancestry.com. Show you what is included and what my results are.