Ramblings of an Idiot
This blog is regarding film, cars, politics, technology, and other stuff.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
My Secret Pleasure
Friday, November 14, 2014
Pastrami on Rye... the Essence of New York.
I recently read an article in Slate about Katz's deli in New York and how it's able to stay open after all these years. Well, charging a fortune for a sandwich probably doesn't hurt.
But that's not my point, my point is that deli food or a slice of pizza just taste so much better in a New York setting. It's like being in a Woody Allen flick.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
All this Candy and I'm Trying to Lose Weight
Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Okay, so I’ve had the iPhablet (aka iPhone 6+) for over 2 weeks now and can strongly recommend it. The 5 1/2” screen has almost as much real estate as my 7” tablet, but fits easily into my shirt pocket. The 16GB of storage seems enough, even after I loaded 300 photos, 200 songs, and about 30 apps. I still have over 6GB left. But if another 100 bucks isn’t too much, I’d recommend getting the 64GB just so you don’t have to worry about it.
The other features (camera, processor, speakers, etc.) are better than my previous 4S – but just better. The real selling point is the screen szie and the 4G LTE connection. The 4G is like going from a 56K modem to cable. It also helps that I switched from Sprint to T-Mobile as my carrier. Sprint offered the most affordable plan but their 3G was atrocious.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Almost forgot that there's still a war there
Good article from Politico Magazine about the almost forgotten war going on in Afghanistan. I don't totally agree with Bing West (the writer) that Afghanistan is going to follow the way of Iraq, but I thought it was a well written piece, anyway.
I especially the line: (Afghanistan) “hurtling headlong into the 9th century.”
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash
The Future Lightweight Auto
It's All at the Mall
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Robert Downey, Jr. as Car Man
Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. is more interesting than Tony Stark. Or at least, he has a better car collection, according to this Jalopnik article. It's interesting what happens when you stop putting all your money up your nose, isn't it, Downey?