This is probably the first hotel review I’ve ever published on my site, but I feel strongly about this and wanted to share my thoughts with you. It’s not often I have high praise for a hotel. I do for this one. My wife and I are repeat customers here and we’ve always had positive… More The Pullman Hotel in Bucharest
In a sentence: expensive, crowded, terrible accommodations and lots of rude people. I expressed my initial thoughts in a Facebook post embedded below. Read on for the details. We thought we’d go to the beach for a few days. We hadn’t taken a vacation in years, and since we had to attend a wedding that… More The Romanian beach-going experience
For the past couple of days, Mail had stopped working. It couldn’t connect to the email servers for some reasons and kept taking my accounts offline. I knew I hadn’t changed any of its settings. In all my years of using a Mac (since 1994), I’d never run into a situation where Mail settings had… More Here’s to the simple solutions
I’ve always been curious about the two holes on ungrounded NEMA 1-15 plugs (Type A). There they were, one hole on each blade — what were they for? When I had to make an electrical connection inside a junction box a few days ago, to power up a little adapter for a network camera, I thought: why… More What do you think of this?
Question: what do you do if your child gets sick on a weekend in Romania? Answer: nothing; not an effing thing, not unless you want to deal with Romania’s state health system. Sophie got sick over the weekend. We initially thought it was a mild case of heat stroke. Now we think it’s enterocolitis. We… More A case study of Romania’s healthcare system
The new tablet from Apple, the iPad Pro, which comes in two sizes as of this year, is quite impressive. I’m sure they’re fast, and the addition of a stylus for more precise control is an interesting and fitting choice (which also hearkens back to the first tablets Microsoft made, years and years ago). Apple’s… More Tablets not quite ready for mainstream computing
My use of the term “civilized countries” in my previous video on men’s personal hygiene sparked some confusion, so I thought I should clarify what I meant. In this video, I offer a basic definition of “civilization” and some examples to help illustrate my point. You can watch it on YouTube or below.