I put together a short video review of the build quality problems in the 2006 BMW 235i sport sedan. These are things like: Rotting or loose rubber seams on the outside Easily scratched/worn door handles Faulty cup holders Flimsy, easily melted cigarette lighters Soft plastic finishes that disintegrate and scuff right away Broken window shades … Continue reading BMW 325i build quality problems
The latest push to get the net neutrality bill passed met with resistance from Republicans and Comcast, one of the large American ISPs. Apparently they think the market regulates itself. It would, in a perfect world, but not in one where politicians working hand in hand with ISP lobbyists move to block any measures that … Continue reading Republicans move to block net neutrality
Ever since I learned about WordPress, I thought it was the coolest blogging platform, and the more I found out about the WordPress.com network, the more I liked the options they offered their users. To this day, I regret not having started to publish directly on WordPress.com instead of doing it on my own with … Continue reading WordPress.com gets more expensive
The more time I spend writing and publishing articles on the internet, the more I realize that trying to get paid for my efforts through advertising is not a sustainable way to make a living. I get decent web traffic, but that's not enough. Have you seen the going CPM rates these days? I'd need … Continue reading Micropayments: the only equitable way to reward web publishers
If the US and other Western countries are looking at Romania and shaking their heads while wondering why there's so much computer piracy there, perhaps this will help them get the picture. In 2008, the median monthly salary in Romania was €285, or $353, as another source quotes it. The same source says that by … Continue reading Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?
On October 27 (last month), Netflix started testing a new way to stream movies for its Watch Instantly feature. They began using Microsoft's Silverlight player, which is platform-independent and can still handle the DRM that movie studios love so much. This meant that Mac users were no longer left out of the picture, and could … Continue reading Netflix Watch Instantly comes to the Mac
I can't take credit for this cure. A life-long nurse told me about it a few years ago, and it's worked for us ever since. I'm not sure if she'd be comfortable having her name revealed here, so I won't do it. But I'll always be grateful to her for the advice. In a few … Continue reading A cure for cold sores