What do you think of this?

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 [...]

Let the punishment fit the crime

Our penal system is ailing and I'd like to propose a fix. I think a lot of the time, we're punishing people for the wrong crimes and we're filling up our prisons with people who'd be better off serving our communities rather than sitting around at taxpayers' expense all day long. For starters, I'd legalize all drugs [...]

Introducing “The Elegant Gentleman”

I'd like to present a new project of mine, something that I've been thinking about and planning for a while. It's called "The Elegant Gentleman", and it's going to be a journey on which I'll hope you'll join me, where we will explore clothes, manners and the finer things in life, in the search for [...]

A couple of suggestions for Waze

I've been using Waze for over a month and I love it. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It's surprisingly accurate, even in a country where you wouldn't think there'd be a lot of users, like Romania. The traffic updates can get a little overwhelming in large urban areas like Bucharest and sometimes [...]

What can you do with corners?

Say you're stuck inside but you'd love to use your camera and take some creative photos. What can you do? How about a play on lines and colors? You can use your very own walls and corners, and then you can manipulate the photos in editing to make them even more interesting. It's a wonderful [...]

A new faucet design

I had an idea recently about a new faucet design. (If you've been reading my website for some time, then you may remember I post my ideas here -- when I remember to write them down and don't forget them.) When you look at a shower, right after it's been used, you'll see the splash [...]

Where’s the Netflix Shelf?

The more movies and shows Ligia and I watch on Netflix, the more convinced we become that Netflix lacks a vital feature. We call it the Shelf. Where is it? The Netflix Shelf would hold titles we've seen and loved. It would contain two collections: a smart collection, which would automatically bring together the titles [...]

A short iMovie wishlist

I do love the way iMovie keeps getting better and better, but I have a few wishes I'd love to see as features: The ability to truly archive a project and all its files. I know that I can drag and drop a project onto an external hard drive through iMovie, and I'll get the [...]