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When shopping for a phone case on Amazon goes horribly awry (mild NSFW) When shopping for a phone case on Amazon goes horribly awry (mild NSFW)

After using my considerable powers of OCD to arrive at the decision to buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, I then turned my OCD attention to the task of finding the absolute most perfect-for-me Galaxy S7 Edge case. I probably spent more time finding a case than a phone. Not every option was desirable.

In honor of the new iPhone, here is a long list of phones that are cheaper than iPhones In honor of the new iPhone, here is a long list of phones that are cheaper than iPhones

Hey everyone! Phone purchasing OCD is in full effect here at my household. I bought a Galaxy S7 Edge after the price dropped to $475. Then I dedicated several hours of OCD to picking a case, and ended up with 2 different ones. Since I spent far too much time nerding out on phone prices, I’ll share them with you.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge dropped to $475 at B&H and I'm seriously considering snagging one The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge dropped to $475 at B&H and I'm seriously considering snagging one

I ruled out most of the phones I had been considering on my previous exhaustive list of phones I might buy, and today I noticed that B&H is now selling the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for $475. Very interesting.

Introducing the Chevy Cavalier ZR2 off road brotato rally towing package Introducing the Chevy Cavalier ZR2 off road brotato rally towing package

Otherwise known as: how GM can solve all those complaints about the Camaro’s lack of visibility once and for all. I was unable to confirm whether or not it comes with Multimatic spool valve shocks.

Ok, back to the new phone drawing board Ok, back to the new phone drawing board

After a brief foray with attempting to replace my Moto X Pure with an LG V20, I returned the V20. I’m considering some options. Nothing is making me quite ready to pull the trigger. Here’s what I’m looking at.

My OCD is making me return the LG V20 My OCD is making me return the LG V20

In what will be the last of my entirely too many posts about last year’s flagship LG phone, I’m returning it. I knew LG made a lot of tweaks to Android that make it worse, and I was willing and able to work around the majority of them, but a few too many things still bug me. Bummer.

View from my garage this morning: View from my garage this morning:

Yesterday, my landlord left a note saying, basically, “sorry for the short notice, we’re replacing the roof tomorrow and Saturday, we’ve had this delayed because of rain a few times and we’re very sorry for the disruption.” One thing it didn’t mention: that we should probably move our cars.

The person in this LG V20 review picture has tiny Trump hands The person in this LG V20 review picture has tiny Trump hands

I used the above picture for my post about buying an LG V20 because it was “cheap” for a high-end phone. Well, my V20 has now arrived, and once I got used to/found workarounds for certain LG quirks, I realized, hey wait a minute, the phone’s not so huge as the picture implied.

Amazon Prime and other quick delivery online shopping has made me utterly despise regular ground shipping Amazon Prime and other quick delivery online shopping has made me utterly despise regular ground shipping

My new phone shipped from B&H Photo’s warehouse in Maspeth, NY this past Wednesday 8/30 via UPS Ground, with a scheduled delivery date of Tuesday 9/5. Waiting 6 days for a package is infuriating when I’m so used to speedy Amazon Prime shipping (now with Sunday delivery to help keep USPS in business).

I feel like my car is in good hands when this is the parking lot at my mechanic I feel like my car is in good hands when this is the parking lot at my mechanic

The shop that did the extensive amount of work I had done on my car last year may have shut down, so I went to a new place for my new brakes and clutch. I went back today for a minor follow-up visit, and these are all the cars waiting to be picked up.

The factory tow hitch for the 2nd gen BMW X5 requires cutting a hole in the bumper The factory tow hitch for the 2nd gen BMW X5 requires cutting a hole in the bumper

I saw this X5 4.8i yesterday. My first reaction was “FUCK UNC EVEN THOUGH MY SISTER JUST STARTED GOING THERE FOR GRAD SCHOOL.” Then I noticed the awful hack job on the bumper around the tow hitch. Turns out, it’s the official BMW tow hitch installation method. This might be even worse than my E92 cup holders.

Help me identify this bird Help me identify this bird

We have a bird feeder in our front window, partly because my wife likes watching the birds, and partly because it’s fun to watch our cats watch the birds. This gray bird with a big orange beak keeps coming around. My wife named it Frank. What kind of bird is Frank?

I bought an unlocked LG V20 because I wanted a cheap flagship-ish phone with a good camera (UPDATE: and now it's $20 cheaper) I bought an unlocked LG V20 because I wanted a cheap flagship-ish phone with a good camera (UPDATE: and now it's $20 cheaper)

I have a Moto X Pure Edition that I bought a couple years ago. It still works totally fine! The only problem is the USB port on the bottom is getting loose, and depending on the cable, it doesn’t charge steadily. It’ll cost $150* for Motorola to repair it.

I'm trying really hard not to barf a giant pile of new car information at my dad I'm trying really hard not to barf a giant pile of new car information at my dad

When I visited my parents this weekend, my dad mentioned his 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero convertible had developed some kind of clanking noise, and if it turned out to be a major repair he’d probably buy a new car. I did a bunch of research, then he told me his mechanic is replacing a sway bar endlink for $72.

Interesting Cars At Work, Nissan GT-R edition Interesting Cars At Work, Nissan GT-R edition

I realized after I took this picture that I post lots of pictures of cars in my work parking lot. So I’ve created a new Oppo tag, Interesting Cars At Work. I’ve even retroactivelly tagged a bunch of posts with it! Today, here’s a Nissan GT-R that has killed many, many bugs.

The newest version of Android is Oreo™, and maybe I need a new phone?  The newest version of Android is Oreo™, and maybe I need a new phone? 

The official name for Android 8.0 is Oreo™. It’s officially licensed, just like Android 4.4 KitKat™. Google is is willing to pay to officially license confectionery brand names...every once in a while. Expect it to hit your phone at some point in the future that will be different for every phone, or not at all.

This is exactly how much taller the Crosstrek is than the Impreza This is exactly how much taller the Crosstrek is than the Impreza

My wife and I are sharing her car while mine is in the shop for fancy new brakes and unexpected bonus fancy new 335is clutch. I got to take the car to work today, so of course I had to park it next to this stupid Crosstrek to show how stupid it is.

A photographic timeline of my total non-effort to see the eclipse that resulted in seeing it anyway A photographic timeline of my total non-effort to see the eclipse that resulted in seeing it anyway

A little bit ago, I looked out my window and thought, “it’s pretty cloudy out, I wonder if we’ll be seeing any eclipses here.” But it was sort of particularly gray and cloudy, so I thought maybe that was something to do with the eclipse.

Great, I might unexpectedly need a new clutch (a.k.a. BMW 335 pressure plates are dogshit and now I'm going for a better clutch) Great, I might unexpectedly need a new clutch (a.k.a. BMW 335 pressure plates are dogshit and now I'm going for a better clutch)

I brought my car to my mechanic to install my new brake goodies and diagnose a couple issues including a hitch in my clutch pedal when letting it out. He’s pretty sure it’s a bad pressure plate. I searched the forums, and lots of folks talk about broken 335i/xi pressure plates with clutch disks that still seem fine.…

A British roadster in its natural habitat A British roadster in its natural habitat

This mid/late-70s plastic bumper MGB was parked outside O’Reilly on my latest trip there. Unfortunately I didn’t see if the guy driving it was buying Lucas electrics.

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