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The Big Squeeze

Here's a video I watched explaining the short sale of GameStop stock that backfired.

6 months ago

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I got contacted to be a brand ambassador

A bunch of Instagram accounts reached out to me to be a brand ambassador. Here's why I'm not bothering.

6 months ago

Why do I collect so many phone cases?

So, I got the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra just a couple of months ago. But already I have three cases for this thing. What do I think of each?

6 months ago

In case you haven't heard, yesterday a bunch of man-children who don't understand the regular workings of the government stormed one of the United States' most important buildings and held up proceedings that would formalize President-Elect Joe Biden as the new president come the 20th. And I've gotta be honest. For all the screaming about law and order they do (and I don't mean the TV show [and neither do they]), they sure seem to know very little about it.

They seem to know very little about a lot of things.

But they do know how to listen to a failed businessman and middling reality show personality and be so bewitched by the glitz and glamour of it all that they were hoodwinked into believing his nonsensical, incoherent conspiracy theory ramblings.

A corrupt and devious and narcissistic real estate investor—oh, and incompetent, too—incited a base of people who follow him into storming the Capitol building, to stop what is essentially just a formality. It would change nothing.

Oh, and the person who incited the violence—and let's be clear, they went in expecting to be violent—happens to be the current president of the United States.

I don't have many words to say. Mostly they're feelings. These people were lied to, and they believed it all. Or rather, despite the lies, they believed it all. They believed it was okay to attempt a coup.

I've tried to follow a simple mantra. Find the truth behind the story. For this, there isn't much behind the story except more baseless conspiracy theories (these people look similar, SO THEY MUST BE ANTIFA!) (or, this election is somehow vaguely fraudulent, SO WE MUST COMMIT TREASON!). I'm tired of it all. I just want to go back to disagreeing with government in whatever form. I never wanted to take sides.

But here I am. The Republican party, by their words and actions these past five years, have driven me to take sides.

CalDigit TS3 Plus vs Anker PowerExpand Elite

I'd been using the *CalDigit TS3 Plus* Thunderbolt 3 dock for work since the Pandemic started. It was provided by the company I work for. It's great for a variety of reasons, but I just want my own stuff, you know? It's important to me. So I did what any emotional techhead would do, and I bought my own dock. Instead of purchasing the same model for myself, I got Anker's PowerExpand Elite. It's a 13-in-1 dock that's about 4in² smaller than Caldigit's, and it's by a trusted brand. But is this better than the 15-in-1 Caldigit TS3 Plus? Let's go over the pros and cons and find out.

10 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: Initial Thoughts on these with the iPhone

My Day One experience with the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. Full disclosure: I have an iPhone. fuller disclosure: I had to wait another day to make a phone call, so this is really more like a Days One and Two experience.

11 months ago

I got Verizon's new Jetpack 8800L MiFi Hotspot

Just a quick update with the promise of a more detailed review later.

11 months ago