Author Archives: Kodiak

My Decision to Move to US Mobile: Nine Months In

About nine months ago it was time for new phones, and I decided that it was also a good time to leave Verizonafter being a Verizon post-paid customer for probably 15 years. The Verizon network is the best bet in this area, especially in the more rural areas I often visit (or at least used […]

The Samsung Desktop Experience

I stumbled on this Gizmodo article last night and learned something about my phone that I didn’t know. Apparently every Samsung phone (at least in the Galaxy series) since the Galaxy S8 has a feature built into it called DeX, or the Desktop Experience, that allows you to use the device as a desktop by […]

Emmet Toolkit

Last night I was watching a YouTube video on some new web framework, trying to decide whether it was worth it to learn yet another new tool.  The framework was meh, but as the presenter was giving his demos, he was using someting called Emmet in Visual Studio Code to quickly create his HTML markup.  […]

Goodbye Cable TV–Don’t Let the Door Hit You In the Ass on the Way Out

I can still remember how excited I was when we first got cable TV as a kid.  My grandparents had had cable for a while, and I loved watching Nickelodeon when I’d visit them, so I was psyched that I’d now be able to watch it whenever I wanted.  Our first cable box was one […]

I Finally Figured Out Why There’s an Ethernet Port on the Back of Some Cable Boxes

As I’m about to drop cable TV in an effort to start saving money on something I hardly use, I got curious about the Ethernet port on the back of my set top boxes.  When we moved about four years ago, the tech doing the install in the new house looked at my existing box […]

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