October 13, 2015


via MacRumors:

In one of its two in-depth reviews on the iPhone 6s, The Verge simply called the new smartphone’s camera, “the best camera most people will ever own.” 

Unfortunately true but looking at sample images, it seems this is the best upgrade to the iPhone’s camera in a very long time.

October 12, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “How to Wear Your Apple Watch 24/7”

via Watch Aware:

David Smith has released a new native Apple Watch app called Sleep++, an app that uses the Apple Watch to track your sleep. While the app idea is interesting, Smith decided he wanted to figure out a way to charge his Watch quickly during the day so that he could sleep with it on at night.

I plan on instituting this plan going forward. I purchased Sleep++ and will do the morning and evening charge. I also have a charger @ work that I can use half an hour a day to keep things topped off.

October 12, 2015

Comments Off on My Car: MK7 – Headunit power button blackout set

I’m OCD about a lot of things. Therefore I don’t let anyone change my volume in the Golf R (MK6 or MK7) because I like the power button to always face North. Don’t laugh.

So My GF found these for me, “MK7 – Headunit power button blackout set”

I installed them today and now I can use the knob instead of controlling audio with my steering wheel only. I still miss the mute button on the MK6 as it’s own large button. These will keep my OCD @ bay!

BadgeSkinz Volume Knob Covers


BadgeSkinz Volume Knob Covers

BadgeSkinz Volume Knob Covers


BadgeSkinz Volume Knob Covers

BadgeSkinz Volume Knob Covers

October 11, 2015

Comments Off on Reason #501 that I really hate Craigslist

I’m selling a drone on craigslist. It was $1500 new and I’m asking $700 for it. Here are some of the emails I’ve received from potential buyers (aka cheep non-serious people)

James Klimavich, “Would you take payments of 600.00 a month I have the first payment now”


“you can buy it new for 1250 with two batteries just letting you know . You’re charging too much. I’m not interested.“

Thanks for writing I guess?

“I have 800”

Yes, that’s the entire message. I responded with “800 what?”

“Willing to trade for this quadcopter?

I responded “No.”

Speaking of trades, here’s another one from last month from Robert Cushing who I presume lives in New Hampshire. Craigslist has a barter section for people who want to barter and trade things. I posted in the For Sale section. They write:

“You interested in trades or just cash

I respond with:

“The ad says $700. If I were interested in trades, I would have explicitly said that. I don’t get why craigslist people are so difficult to work with. I’ve been offered 5 trades today. it doesn’t make any sense. and if I say “NO TRADES” in all caps people go, “jeez man, I get it. sorry. why are you so agro?” 

Robert says:

“Maybe cause u sound like an a** hole I asked because ppl are looking for things u can’t really post on cl like guns but I got it simple sorry dude just looking for cash an it would of been less txt then u had sent”

Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

Bill F:

” are you interested in any sort of trades for the Quad Copter?  If so, what are you into?

This gem popped up last week:

“Did you get my email that I sent you early this morning, I think I sent it through Craigslist, I would be happy to meet with you to see it first,..what is your phone # to call you and final price for it,..email me at,. EMMAWOTH@gmail.com .are you willing to come down a little on the price? I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you right away…”

Their response was that they were in New Zealand and wanted to send me a Western union Wire Transfer. Sigh.

This was today’s kicker. Terc Lima who I also presume lives in New Hampshire emails me:

“500 cash”

Note that their email to me has a subject line that includes the price “ – $700” so I respond a little aggressively but honestly, this has been going on forever.

“but the listing says $700. Can you not read?

They took the time to respond from their smartphone (which was a lot of typing)

“Instead of giving such a stupid f**ing remark, just say no. It was just an offer and I’d be willing to pay more for it or even the 700 if your firm on it. Now you could stick it up your a**. If you have ever said a stupid remark like that in front of me, I’d f***ing loosen your teeth. “

Thanks Terc Lima. You’re really bringing us up as a species. I’m sorry for asking if you couldn’t read but you have to understand that my drone that has had about 5 minutes of flying time and was $1500 new and I’ve bought an extra $150 in equipment (landing gear, extra propellors) is being sold for under half of what I paid for and over the last 6 weeks, people have tried to trade me scooters, guns, other drones, low-ball and scam me. You’re just another long line of people who really make my email Inbox dumber. 

I also love this little gem that I remember from working retail. If you don’t cater to someone’s demand for returning something they bought and used for a full 12 months that they don’t want anymore, they respond with, “I was going to buy $5,000 worth of things here today but because you didn’t help me. I’ll take my wad of cash elsewhere”. Terc informing me that he would have paid $700 but because I asked him if he couldn’t read, he’d rather assault me by ‘losing’ all of my teeth. 

Terc Lima, if you Google search your fake name and find this, please meet me to commit assault so I can press-charges. It’s a shame New Hampshire doesn’t have an Internet threats law on the books yet or I’d report you. I live in Enfield, NH. This might even be the same guy who owns T&D Remodeling. Good to know.

October 9, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: Breakdown of all iOS 9 Features / Changes

via Apple Kbase:

Other improvements    

•  New San Francisco system font    

•  Leave a message option if recipient isn’t available for a FaceTime call    

•  Share voicemails from the Phone app using the share sheet    

 Flight and package tracking for data detectors    

•  Health app adds support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types    

•  HomeKit adds support for motorized windows and shades, motion sensors and home security system accessories    

•  Podcasts has an all-new design, makes it easy to find the latest episodes of your favorite shows and notifies you when new episodes become available for you    

•  Support for Wi-Fi calling on iPad, iPod touch and Mac, without iPhone in proximity on participating carriers    

•  Wi-Fi Assist to automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor

1400 word KBase document outlining the hundreds of iOS 9 changes. Check it out.