The Marx 1590 is the best O27 switch ever made. It’s durable, works well with all makes of trains (just put a track pin in the center rail where the switch pivots so that Lionel trains can pass), and can run off accessory power without modification. The only downside is that it (allegedly) can’t be [...]
The Consumerist asks whether flashing a “reviewer” ID card in search of special treatment makes you savvy, or makes you a jerk. Let me think for 1/1000000000000000 of a second. It makes you a jerk.
I found a few plaster buildings at Michael’s (the crafts chain) this week. The size would work for O27, S scale (1:64), or 28mm scale. They included a diner, a pet store, a post office, and a church. They come unpainted, but would paint easily with acrylic paints. They were priced at $4.99.
I’m several months late to this party, but I just saw Marcel’s post on Google’s two-factor authentication with a smartphone. He’s right. It works until someone steals your phone. Once someone steals your phone, you’re in a world of hurt. It’s just a compromise, until we find a way to do two-factor authentication the right [...]
Whatever you do, don’t call this post Optimizing Android 2.3 for Games, Graphics and Multimedia. I’ll kick your… nevermind. But of course the first thing I wanted after I installed Cyanogenmod 7.2–which is based on Android 2.3.7–on my Nook Color was to make it run smoother and faster. What else would I want? So here’s [...]
I thought of Rossino’s, a hideaway Italian restaurant in St. Louis’ Central West End the other day. And then today, I saw the obituary for Nina Lee Russo, one of the owners of the secluded yet popular restaurant. The obituary mentioned the restaurant closed in 2006, when the second generation wanted to retire. But the [...]
Veteran blogger John Dominik reported yesterday that upgrading to Firefox 13 fixed some problems for him. So of course he’ll be thrilled to know that Firefox released a new version the very next day. The. Very. Next. Day. From a security standpoint, there are two things to like about the new version.
Google executive Marissa Mayer made a phone call Monday, probably one that Google didn’t expect. She quit her job. This morning she starts a new job at Yahoo, as their new CEO. It’s a 2×4 to the face for Google, and the biggest coup Yahoo has scored in perhaps a decade.
HR departments and recruiters are watching you on Linkedin and other social networks. That’s an opportunity and a warning.
If you needed another warning to be careful what you’re posting on Facebook, there’s this: Seven hours after a 17-year-old Australian posted a picture of herself counting a large sum of money belonging to her grandmother, two armed robbers showed up at her house. In their media release detailing the robbery, the New South Wales [...]