Category Archives: Electronics

August 8, 2011 – Speak up.

I bought this speaker a few years ago to carry when I travel. But, now it seems that almost every hotel I stay in has a place to plug your devices in. So, this is yet another piece of technology … Continue reading

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May 16, 2011 – On digitization.

Today, I RID an old backup hard drive. One of the things the RID project has made me think about is how easy it is to avoiding RIDding your “digital stuff.” Giving away one physical item per day for a … Continue reading

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April 26, 2011 – Goodbye, good Mac.

RIDding my old computer today. Giving it to my parents, as part of a perfect matched set. (I gave them an iPad for Christmas.) Giving it away makes me think a bit about technology – how fast it moves, how … Continue reading

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March 3, 2011 – Calling up a RID.

I finally got around a couple of months ago to getting myself an iPhone. Acute readers will say,”Hey, Dave gave away his Blackberry months ago.” Yep. You’re right…THIS phone was the one replaced BY the Blackberry. Uh huh. This phone … Continue reading

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December 29, 2010 – Buddha box.

I hate unwanted distractions, and random noise. I find our world today filled with meaningless noises that just aid our distraction, and make it harder and harder for any of us to have a coherent thought. For a conspiracy theory, … Continue reading

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December 28, 2010 – Google me this.

A gift. An unused, original Google phone. If ever there was a visible symbol of why the RID project was necessary for me…this is it. I got this phone…and I had another one. I got this phone…and still when it … Continue reading

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November 25, 2010 – Mini-frig.

I’ve been hanging on to this unused mini-refrigerator for a number of years. I thought: Maybe I’ll use it for storing wine. Maybe I’ll take it to work to hold bottled water in my office. Maybe I’ll use it for … Continue reading

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