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Nikon D5500 / Astrophotography

Nikon D5500 / Astrophotography

So I recently sold a bunch of stuff on eBay and was able to purchase a beautiful used Nikon D5500. It reconnected me with photography which is something I used to love back in 2004-2012 with my older Olympus C5060. Still, an amazing camera even though it's over 16...

My First Telescope

My First Telescope

When I was a kid I was fortunate enough to grow up in Los Alamos, New Mexico the home of LANL. When I was a kid I remember taking college classes during the summertime at UNM which they still offer, and one of the classes I took was astronomy. I remember learning...

iPhone SE 2020 a re-View from Android Land

iPhone SE 2020 a re-View from Android Land

So it's been a while since I posted about a new phone. The last time I mentioned a new phone was the Nexus 6 back in 2015. Since then I have owned the Pixel XL 1st gen and the Pixel 3a XL. Both solid phones and both met almost all my needs in terms of personal apps...

The straw that broke the camel’s back

The straw that broke the camel’s back

I have been using Android forever...since August 2011 that is 9 years. For nine years I have been all-in with Android. I mean hell I even started a business based on reselling Google Nexus 6's and 9's running a custom version of the Android Operating System and...

Grammarly…stat

Grammarly…stat

So I have been blogging again and a little more than often due to the Rrrrrrona. After going back and reading some of my blog post my grammar is just plain poor. However, being honest when I was in High School I had to take English over again during summer school at...

Decisions

Decisions

In 2007 a great man and idol of mine created one of the most significant changes to technology ever. Steve Jobs released the iPhone, before the iPhone I was a die-hard Apple fan. Using Apple at every corner I could, I loved OS X I just didn't love the price tag of...

Time keeps ticking

Time keeps ticking

Well, it's been about four years since I have blogged. So what has happened in four years? A lot. I started my first business Black Mirror Studio and did what maybe some considered impossible and created an Electronic Chess Notation device from a re-purposed cell...

Nexus 6…YES :)

Nexus 6…YES 🙂

As an x-developer of Android custom ROMs, owning then Nexus 6 has been so damn nice. This is the second time VZW has allowed a Nexus phone on their network and I for one, tip my hat off to Verizon for allowing for such a sweet device that is not bloated out and also...

PHP Stock Ticker

PHP Stock Ticker

So this year I made it a goal to rock my investment finances, you know the whole New Year Resolution thing. It all started in late December 2014 when I picked up the book MONEY Master the Game, 7 Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins. A very special thank you to...