Storage drops below 7 cents per gigabyte

In January of 2009, I mentioned the price of storage had just dropped below 9 cents per gigabyte. I see now that 2 TB drives are selling below $150 (they're $140), so it's time to update my figures. At $139.99 for a 2 TB (2,000 GB) SATA hard drive, that comes out to less than [...]

Frustrated with European shopping carts

My wife recorded a video clip of me venting my frustration with European shopping carts back in February. Sorry for the rough words in the video, but I tell you, every time I go shopping and have to deal with those idiotic things, I want to get the guy that invented them, pin him to [...]

Hardware review: LaCie Little Disk 500GB

I needed a larger external drive to do my Time Machine backups, and the LaCie Little Disk 500GB was the best value for my money. It's a portable drive (2.5" form factor), it has 500GB of space, and it only cost me $100 at B&H. They're pricing it at $124.95 now, so I guess I [...]

Storage drops below 9 cents per gigabyte

I see that Newegg.com lists the Seagate 1.5TB SATA hard drive for $129.99 with free shipping. Sure, it's an OEM drive, which means it's not boxed, but who cares? Do you realize what this means? It means you're paying $0.086 per terabyte gigabyte. Storage has become even cheaper -- unthinkably cheap. The previous relevant price [...]

Get the Nokia N95 for $390

I've been amazed by the capabilities of the Nokia N95 smartphone since I first heard about it in 2007. Its price though put it sadly out of reach for me, until a couple of days ago, when I saw it at Micro Center for $389.99. This is a new, unlocked Nokia N95 V3. If you've [...]

Seems quiet, but it's not

I've been helping Ligia launch her re-designed personal site over the past several days. While my own site may seem a little quiet (except for the regular Condensed Knowledge posts), I've been quite busy behind the scenes. Ligia has been working on her own line of greeting cards since January. She makes them by hand, [...]

Photographs for sale

My photographs (a select number of them) are now up for sale through both Alamy and the PhotoShelter Collection. Here are the links: Stock Photography by Raoul Pop at Alamy Raoul Pop’s Stock Photography at PhotoShelter Collection Alamy presents you with a search page first. To see my photos without doing a search, just click [...]

Fat clothes for fat people

This post is a bit of a rant, but it's something that's bothered me for some time. Now that I'm married, I've found that Ligia has the same problem as me. We have a really hard time finding clothes that can fit us. It seems that clothing manufacturers out there have geared all of their [...]

The best tomatoes are homegrown

You can go to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, MOM's, Safeway, Giant, Publix -- you name it -- and buy the most expensive tomatoes, but they'll still taste just as flat as the cheapest ones you'll find. I don't care if they're organic, hydroponic, vine-ripened or whatever -- they still have no taste. It's a fact [...]