Battles With Boredom

April 30, 2010

TED: The Energy Detective from Energy, Inc. A Complete Waste of Money

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 11:11 am

A client of mine recently purchase a TED, The Energy Detective, 5000 series device with which to monitor his house’s power consumption. This thing is a complete piece of garbage, fails to display any useful data more than half of the time (yes, we’ve been keeping track), and their technical support is rude, uninterested and completely unhelpful. In summary, don’t waste your money. (more…)

April 26, 2010

MercRX 2010.1

Filed under: Personal,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 11:51 am

This year’s first Mercury Retrograde is turning out to be a doozy. Some roadblocks are finally giving way (getting things underway with the coffee shop), other delays are springing up (from the construction taking place just before my favorite bike paths to the digging in the street outside my office), to a long lost friend, with whom I haven’t corresponded in well over a year returning, to all sorts of computer and communications breakdowns, as is typical of this time of year.

At least it’s predictable.

April 16, 2010

Book Review: Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom (TM)

Filed under: Books,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:14 am

I recently read both of Daniel Suarez’s novels, Daemon and Freedom (TM). They are what I would call great sci-fi, with a strong emphasis on the science. Warning – minor spoilers appear if you continue reading.

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April 14, 2010

Plateau

Filed under: Aikido,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:19 pm

I’ve been feeling like I’m on a plateau lately. At least, that’s what people usually call this type of period in training, when it does not feel like you’re making any progress. (more…)

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