The Chargie and Happy Batteries

Figure 1: The Chargie The Chargie The Chargie is a small piece of hardware that’ll allow you to tune the way electronic devices are charged. It’s designed to let you only charge a device to a specific percentage as well as block data during charging. It’s basically a hardware ‘battery life saver’ for your phone, tablet and other devices that can run their app (Android and iOS, click the above thumbnail for what the app looks like). [Read More]

Mobile and Cloud Gaming

For a few years now I’ve been trying to make mobile and cloud gaming an option for me…. I started writing this post with examples, information and more. Instead I’m going to put it quite simply: the game industry needs a clue bat to the head, a complete gutting of leadership and massive studios broken up (lol @ that thought given the Microsoft/Activision/Blizzard deal being approved). I’ve spent years fighting the inaccessible nature of mobile, cloud and PC gaming. [Read More]

pacsafe Vibe 150 Sling Pack Mini Review

The pacsave Vibe 150 (product page) is a sling bag setup similar to a messenger bag but very small, only 2.5L in usable storage. I’ve had it for awhile and it has proven to be the best shoulder bag I’ve used to date as an EDC. When I’m headed out for the day I can carry all my essentials in the bag without any real hassles or worries. It’s displaced my Timbuk2 bag as well as a ThinkTank belt pouch I’ve used heavily in the past. [Read More]

Henson Razor Mini Review

I have a ton of notes about the Henson DE safety razor (Product Page). Enough to make this a very long blog post. As much as I’d probably enjoy writing a longer, word vomit adjacent post about this razor, I’m not going to do that to my time or yours. This will be more mini review. The website for the Henson DE, linked above, has all the fun information and details. [Read More]

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Mini Review

For the last 18 months or so I’ve been using a OnePlus 8T and Microsoft Surface Duo. As of this writing, I’m now using a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 as my only device. Why? Because Samsung got it right when it comes to an adaptable device. This quote, unquote phone is a phone, tablet and laptop for me. It is a converged form of every mobile device I’ve used to date, including a laptop. [Read More]

Android org-agenda

Preface I’ve written in the past about my Digital Bullet Journal setup (link) and how I’ve come to use it as my primary organizational system. Unfortunately, until very recently, I always had a disconnect between my phone and org-mode. Historically I’ve kept a ‘churning’ area of my to do list on my phone that sync’s to my desktop. It was a daily list of stuff I wanted to get done as well as things I thought of over the course of a day. [Read More]

Leaving Lightroom

Preamble This post is a narrative of my journey away from Adobe Lightroom Classic and CC to other applications and photography workflows. There will be no specific details given, just the ‘big picture’. The specifics of my workflows are tuned for the way I think, I strongly urge you to tune things laid out below to your specific needs, not mine. Background In October 2015… I became an amateur photographer. My Significant Other had talked me into visiting an abandoned golf course that was slowly rebuilt as housing and the course itself wasn’t fully gone, just left with minimal upkeep where they didn’t build housing. [Read More]

Controller Gaming

Figure 1: The Controllers Changelog 2023-03-12 Controller: Add Scuff Instinct pro Controller: Add Kishi v2 Elite Series 2: Flip primary/shifted right stick main Elite Series 2 control config for smoother default motion with option to ’look fast’ if needed No Man’s Sky: Add in-game config Destiny 2 config: Re-jigger class and grenades such that there is less shoulder tapping/holds. This requires 4 paddles and is a direct reaction to the Strand Destiny element class Destiny 2 general: The 4 paddle requirement for Destiny is optional and the original config has been retained as it does work but is less efficient than the 4 paddle update below Destiny 2 in-game config: Update KemoNine configs to reflect changes once Strand launched in Destiny General: Cleanup config sections so they now collapse down for easier scanning and reading What Is Below I initially intended this post be a guide and review on getting controller gaming to be more accessible. [Read More]

ez Share SD Card Mini Review

I bought an ez Share sd card (link) recently. The 32gb model (its white with orange and gray text) from a reseller on ali express to be specific. It’s been an intersting sd card to play with and deserves some attention. Before I go into what ive found so far with this card… BE CAREFUL AS IT MAY NOT WORK AT ALL The docs for the card have a very specific camera support chart and even the first camera I tried requires the camera to be powered via usb before it’ll provide the sd card enough power to work. [Read More]

Paper Shoot Camera (A Review)

Figure 1: My Papershoot Camera Kit A Short Review I managed to get my hands on a Paper Shot Camera (links below) for the holidays and I’m impressed. Enough I felt compelled to put this post together. Before getting too deep it should be stated that I am not a professional photographer but I do maintain a portfolio at with pictures for sale as well as for free download. [Read More]