Category Archives: Technology and Gadgets

Eurotrip Interlude 6: Fun with a shower wall

The new-when-I-stayed-there Hotel Novotel London Blackfriars has a gimmicky, yet fun electronically-controlled frosted privacy shower wall.  If you don’t know what that nearly-a-run-on-sentence means, watch the video. Advertisements

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Big Trip #2

I consider my first big trip to be my solo jaunt around Australia in January 2005.  I talk about that trip a lot, because I think it is one of the most memorable things I have done.  More than 7 … Continue reading

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Swapping week

It has been a week of replacing things.  I’ve been using the bundled iPod Nano (1st generation, and replaced via recall) earbuds until yesterday.  I should have replaced them years ago when they stopped working properly.  The sound coming out … Continue reading

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My first time, using Google Wallet

Google gives you $10 in a prepaid Google Wallet account when you buy a Galaxy Nexus from their website.  I didn’t know where I might be able to use it, but you can be sure I planned to make use … Continue reading

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Making more money on mobile phone service.

You may recall in my last post, that when I first started with T-Mobile, I made money on the initial phone purchase through coupons and rebates.  This time, for my second T-Mobile number, I ordered the SIM card with activation … Continue reading

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8 phones in 20 years

I wondered how people manage to buy the new iPhone every year when they are locked into a 2-year contract.  Maybe they buy them unsubsidized, which starts at US$600.  It matters little to me since I have no intention of … Continue reading

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Back in it

I’ve reopened this blog after nearly a year, let’s see if people start reading again. Less than two weeks to go for another shot at travel, this time to Canada and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  I have some new … Continue reading

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