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Home office monitor update: that's much better now Home office monitor update: that's much better now

I brought that cheap HP monitor that made a high pitch whine noise back to Micro Center today, and replaced it with a Dell, but not the cheap Dell that I had originally thought about getting. I spent a whole $245 plus tax. Fauwncy. But it’s much nicer.

I bought a cheap monitor for my home office but I have to return it I bought a cheap monitor for my home office but I have to return it

I’ve been keeping an eye out on for holiday deals on monitors for my home office. I found this HP 24" IPS 1440p monitor with some extra gimmicks like USB-C video input and a wireless charging pad built into the base for $150 at Micro Center, but it may be a dud.

Messing with Pixel 3 Night Mode on the Essential PH-1 Messing with Pixel 3 Night Mode on the Essential PH-1

Since there’s a long and rich history of people porting the Google Camera app from the Pixel phones over to all sorts of other phones, the signature new feature of the Pixel 3 lineup, Night Mode, is now available to phones that can run the GCam port.

My cat is a big fan of this space heater My cat is a big fan of this space heater

Oliver loves having me work at home. So much so that when I’m sitting in my desk chair, he stands up on his back feet, stretches his paws up to my lap, and bugs me to pay attention to him. This most often happens when he wants me to move to the couch so he can take a nap next to me. But he has a backup option!

Textured Soy Protein's totally arbitrary $600-or-less holiday 2018 unlocked Android smartphone buying guide! (UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE PRICE DROPS) Textured Soy Protein's totally arbitrary $600-or-less holiday 2018 unlocked Android smartphone buying guide! (UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE PRICE DROPS)

Hey, you, person shopping for a new phone this holiday season but after Black Friday and Cyber Monday! I know about phones, especially unlocked ones! I pay too much attention to them even though both I and my wife have perfectly good phones we don’t plan to replace anytime soon. My OCD is your gain!

There's a very good boy in the back of this E400 Estate There's a very good boy in the back of this E400 Estate

This afternoon I found myself behind this E400 wagon with a Very Good Boy in the back, and even a fine mesh separator between the back seats and cargo area. Every time the car pulled away from a light, he’d sit back down, and every time the car stopped, he’d hang down for a few beats then pop back up. IT. WAS. AWESOME.

Home office ergonomic upgrade Home office ergonomic upgrade

When I started working from home, I had a very nice desk setup—complete with keyboard tray!—with a chair that was basically a dining chair rather than something that you could sit in all day. I’ve wanted something more comfy, but didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on it. Thus began too much chair shopping.

Mazda released their CarPlay & Android Auto retrofit kit sooner* than I expected Mazda released their CarPlay & Android Auto retrofit kit sooner* than I expected

When we got my wife’s CX-5 back in August, Android Auto was one of our select few gottahaveit features. But the CX-5 was the car we liked the most, and it didn’t have Android Auto. We knew there would be a retrofit available at some point, but specific information was scarce. That was good enough for us to keep the…

Riding dirty and look who parks next to me Riding dirty and look who parks next to me

One of the Toyobaru dudebros at my gym (who personal trains people but isn’t a gym employee) pulled up next to my car while I was chilling before the gym. On my way in I noticed this hat on his dash that I had never noticed before.

I feel bad for this poor neglected 928 I feel bad for this poor neglected 928

Today I happened to find myself in the parking lot of a mediocre-ly fancy apartment complex that’s “fancy” because of the specific part of town in which it’s located, but is actually in the part of that part of town that’s right next to a damn interstate. In the parking lot under some trees sat this 928 with color…

Uh, Dodge? I have some news about your new Muscle Santa Uh, Dodge? I have some news about your new Muscle Santa

Speaking as a member of the tribe, I’m pretty sure the only thing Bill Goldberg is doing on Christmas is going to the movies and eating Chinese food.

Productivity is at an all-time high Productivity is at an all-time high

Trading in a commute for working at home has created a proportional increase of cat vs. DOTS pics.

Remember my neighbor with the BMW i8 Roadster? Pretty sure he works for BMW. Remember my neighbor with the BMW i8 Roadster? Pretty sure he works for BMW.

A couple months ago when I posted that this i8 Roadster had recently appeared in my enthusiastically BMW-obsessed neighbor’s driveway, several of you suggested that the New Jersey plates on a car here in Maryland meant it was something to do with BMW NA headquarters in NJ. That theory might be correct.

There are now high-quality DAC dongles so you can replace your headphone-jack-less phone's headphone jack dongle with a better dongle to dongle while you dongle There are now high-quality DAC dongles so you can replace your headphone-jack-less phone's headphone jack dongle with a better dongle to dongle while you dongle

My Essential PH-1 has no headphone jack. While this is less than ideal, it doesn’t bother me much, because I don’t use wired headphones that often. At worst, it’s a minor inconvenience on the rare occasion where I might want/need to plug in to some kind of audio system, but I don’t have the dongle with me. But now,…

The Civic Type R now comes in Sonic Grey and has a volume knob The Civic Type R now comes in Sonic Grey and has a volume knob

Sonic Grey is the best Civic hatchback color, and now it can be had on the Type R. Also, all 2019 Civics including the Type R replace the infernal motherfucking capacitive touch volume non-buttons with a knob!

We have way too much leftover candy and it's all my wife's fault We have way too much leftover candy and it's all my wife's fault

My neighborhood, which I moved into this year, put out flyers about organized trick or treating hours and activities. Because of this, I thought it would be popular, and bought a big bag of candy to give to the kids. I still have the overwhelming majority of that candy.

On the subject of failing upwards On the subject of failing upwards

You know how I posted about my recently-assembled-by-me home office, and I implied that I might be spending some more time in it? Well, my job status at the moment isn’t quite resolved, but I guess enough of it is in place where I can blab about it here.

Check out my bum ass freeloader roommate Check out my bum ass freeloader roommate

This little bastard leads a life of leisure and just assumes hippiefied cat food will always be there, poop will always be scooped, and all he has to do in return is follow me around the house and look cute.

The best acronyms are the ones that don't have anything to do with the thing they're abbreviating The best acronyms are the ones that don't have anything to do with the thing they're abbreviating

NACCHO has nothing to do with tortilla chips layered with tasty toppings.

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