As a tech, it’s not in my nature to choose form over function. Sometimes, however, they can be the same thing, if you just think about it. Home networking can be an example. It’s possible, with very little effort, to set up a high-speed network in your house. That doesn’t mean your home should look […]Read more "Less is More"
This upcoming weekend is going to be my first commitment-free weekend in a while, the perfect chance to just enjoy some quality time with the family. With a super-hot weather forecast on the horizon, it looked like indoor activities were going to be the ticket. My wife, Kendra, and I do like to play video […]Read more "Why I Am Not a Gamer"
This is going to be one of those stories about life in the 21st century. Or more to the point, how in a world that offers seemingly unlimited technology, sometimes we can’t even get the basics right. Like many cord-cutters, I use an over-the-air antenna to get local HD channels. Since the digital tuner in […]Read more "Rabbit Ears and Red Faces"
The most intimidating part of cutting cable TV is figuring out how you’ll get all your favorite shows. Oh, intellectually, you probably understand they’re all available “online”, but how do you reconcile that with your brain, which is used to picking up your remote and just cruising through 500 channels? Online programming is offered through […]Read more "Streaming Boxes – Because 500 Channels is Kid’s Stuff"
My love of costuming goes way back. In fact, it’s only now I’m starting to connect the dots and realize just how seriously I took it even as a kid. Yeah, I was “that kid”, who asked why his plastic K-Mart Halloween costume didn’t look exactly like Optimus Prime. Case in point, my love of […]Read more "Ghostbusters, Whadaya Want?"
In the Bossig household, there is no “summer slump” in between TV seasons. Summer is the time when we start catching up on shows we’ve missed or re-watching old favorites. Why suffer through endless reality shows when you can watch a quality show, uninterrupted, at your own pace? Time it right, and you can watch […]Read more "No Summer Lull Here"
I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding services, but I think it’s time the internet started to enforce some real-world economics on the idea. Yes, raising a five-figure sum to make potato salad is a great story, but that’s not a sustainable event. Too many people see crowdfunding as an internet-powered money machine. […]Read more "Kickstarting Common Sense"