Waze – A New Appreciation

For the longest time, I avoided using Waze.  I tried it – a large amount of people online suggest this app for their daily commute.  But I didn’t like the user interface – it seemed childish and unrefined.  I much preferred the look and feel of Google Maps.  After all, Waze gets its map data […]

Episode 20: Attack Of The Killer Podcast

Editor’s Note: This episode was posted on our old webspace, which due to “reasons” died earlier this year.  We thought we were only at episode 20 – but it turns out we recorded this two years ago!  Episode 21 is coming later this we…

Android Nougat First Impressions

I’ve had Nougat for a week by the time this post will publish, but I’ve got some first impressions based on my first few days of use. For reference, I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and it was upgraded from Marshmallow to 7.0.  Other relevant info – I’m using Evie Launcher*. And yes, I […]

Monthly Podcast Update

You can see the original post back in February – but the updated list is available at https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs. Since my last post, I decided to cull some podcasts from my subscription list.  I will come back to those in a bit.  I wanted first to talk about  the new shows that I added. New Subscriptions […]

Late to the Fan Party

I remember when I was younger I was introduced to two franchises with zero prior knowledge: Harry Potter, and The X-Files.  Back in 2001 when The Philosopher’s Stone was released in theatres, I had zero knowledge of the franchise – I simply never grew up reading those books.  I guess it just wasn’t on my […]

Review: Deep Space Nine “For the Uniform” (S5E13)

Spoiler alert!  This episode may be 20 years old, but some people are still discovering it for the first time.  Be warned – I’m not holding back any information in this review. I recently re-watched “For the Uniform”, the 13th episode of Deep Space Nine’s fifth season.   I remember really liking this episode when […]

#myAndroid

Over the weekend I caught wind of a neat little toy released on Android.com called “My Android” (colloquially, #myAndroid).  The basic idea behind it is to show you how many different ways you can customize your Android set-up beyond the stock screen that you get when you first turn on your Android phone. How does […]

Top Baseball Movies

The World Baseball Classic has officially started, and Spring Training has been underway for weeks now.  I can’t think of a better time to talk about my personal top baseball movies. Other than being about baseball, there’s no real criteria for how I’ve ranked these.  They range from comedy to drama, and the genre doesn’t […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – A Non-Technical Review

Most of the reviews I looked up when trying to get more info on this device were heavily technical in nature.  Great for comparisons, but a lot of the terms and numbers went over my head.  I’ve since purchased the device (and I’m writing this post with it, in part!), so I thought I’d give […]

Update on 2017 Goals

Back in January, I set some goals for 2017 and thought that since we’re now three months into the year (and my birthday is this weekend), I should leave a little bit of a progress update. I didn’t intend to do this until April, but like I said – my birthday is this weekend so […]