Now This Is Just Crazy

I was surfing the web killing some time until I headed out to a movie and I stumbled upon an article about a cell phone that Samsung is looking to bring to market.  Now, this is not just any phone.  Picture a cell phone with a bendable screen.  Talk about solving a problem that I have with my cell phone…

As cell phones get larger and larger, I find myself not being able to put the thing in my jean pocket and actually move around.  Sitting is a chore sometimes.  Is that a phone in your pocket, or are you happy to see me…err, well, both?

In all seriousness, is this something that we consumers really need?  A foldable phone?  Really?  While the technology may be cool and is sure to impress your friends, what happens if you happen to fold the phone and little too much, or a little too often.  Even some of the most pliable objects become brittle and break over time with repeated use.  Especially when repetitive stress exposes flaws.  Hell, even rubber bands break.  Keep a rubber band stretched and it will likely snap as the rubber band dries out.  You can’t tell me that the internal components and all their tiny little soldering points are unaffected by being bent over and over again.

I guess time will tell, but then again, weren’t we supposed to being traveling in flying cars by now?  Pretty sure that everyone missed that goal but just a little bit.

Samsung is saying in their PR that the target this phone will be on market some time in the end of 2016.  It is still a ways off, but I just time will tell on whether or not this idea really gets off the ground.  Think Apple will be the next one to jump on this bandwagon?  Floppy phones coming to a pocket near you!

A Buddy Of Mine Just Had A Tree Removed And Told Me To Check It Out

Wow, a totally random headline there. I guess I really wouldn’t expect much else from myself. I swear it’s the ADHD or something. Look, squirrel!

Anyways, I was just shooting the bull with a friend of mine who unfortunately lives in Iowa. Man, I’m not sure if I could survive there. The weather is completely unbearable several months out of the year. The humidity makes the heat index in the summer hotter than the Amazon rainforest. At least if I was in the Amazon I would have a shot at seeing something really cool. Then, you’ve got the wind chill to contend with in the winter. -60ºF? No thank you!

Not to mention that it’s Iowa. I mean, what do you do there? I remember meeting some pretty cool cats from Iowa when I was in Cancun for Spring Break one year. Damn, those guys could seriously drink me under the table. I guess the total lack of things to do leads one to get a lot of practice in at drinking.

Where was I?

Oh, yeah. So, my buddy had this giant oak tree in his yard. Thing must have been like 100 feet tall! They recently had some straight line winds there and the old oak tree finally met its match. He wanted to have it taken down because it simply wasn’t safe to have a half-cracked oak sitting that close to his house with his family inside. He told me about this badass stump grinder that the tree service company used to chew up the tree stump. He knows that I love anything technology related, so he just had to call me up and tell me about this remote control operated stump grinder that they used to totally shred the stump well below ground. I found a video online of this monster in action. It has to be one of the coolest uses of a remote control that I have seen lately. Talk about technology making your life easier.

I know I wouldn’t want to get anywhere close to a spinning blade capable of chewing up a 5 foot diameter hardwood tree stump. Kind of reminds me of something I saw on that show BattleBots years ago. Man, I totally loved that show. I guess the nerd in me always wanted to be a contestant. Needless to say, I’m like a kid at heart and would gladly pay money to annihilate a tree stump with that thing. I might just have to see if I can call up a tree service company and beg them to let me use their remote controlled stump grinder.

I guess it just goes to show you that technology is simply amazing. I feel like the remote control stump grinder could have just been some drunken dare by a few arborists. Then, someone made it happen and they found that it was actually extremely useful. That’s precisely the thing that I love about innovators; they are unafraid to take a risk and try something new.

Well, that’s about all I’ve got for now. Be sure to check out the video I’ve imbedded for your viewing pleasure.

Remote Control Stump Grinder

So, I Just Got Back From Vegas…

I spent the last week in Sin City. Literally…

I’m not sure how much I really want to go into it, but let’s just say that I probably need to spend the next several days doing nothing but praying the Rosary. Holy smokes!

However, there are some things about my trip than I can discuss in a more public forum.

So, the true reason for my trip was the IT/Dev tech conference. I definitely learned quite a bit that I’m going to incorporate into my day to day work practices. If you’re a tech junkie like me and you haven’t been to a conference in Las Vegas let me just say that it’s a double-edged sword.

On one hand, there is such of wealth of information and Vegas generally draws some of the experts in the IT field, but on the other hand it can be torturous to return to the scene of so many “memories.” I guess I should be glad that I don’t actually live there. I mean, how do people actually thrive in Las Vegas? I think every time I go I have weeks sliced off my lifespan. So, it’s also a good thing that I don’t have any friends or family who call Vegas home.

Now, I’m not quite certain who if anyone is actually going to read, or appreciate this post. I know if I stumbled upon a blog about a trip to Las Vegas written by a nerd I would be disappointed if I read about identity and access control for modern applications or practical T-SQL and efficient solutions. I want to hear juicy details.

Well, sorry, I guess that’s just not my style. Besides, you’d probably be way more entertained by watching National Lampoons Vegas Vacation. Damn, I love me some Chevy Chase comedy every now and then. But, I digress…


There really is no point to renting a car if you happen to venture to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Not to brag or anything, but I did happen to find myself in one of the sickest stretch Hummers I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Wraparound leather, mirrored ceilings, fiber optic lights, too many TVs to count, and bass that hits harder than Mike Tyson during his title run. It was like a rolling dance club!

Speaking of dance clubs. I hit up some sick ones while I was there. Was totally feeling bottle service at XS. If you get the chance, make sure to spoil yourself and always remember that it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know.

Get out there and start talking to the locals and you’ll be amazed at what you find. I was just hanging out at McCarran waiting for my shuttle to arrive and I started talking to some dude. Ended up that he ran the lights and sound at a mega club. Gave me some passes and put me on the list. Easiest club entry ever and definitely impressed the ladies that we met up with earlier in the evening.

So, check the event schedule and get yourself to Vegas for a tech conference. Pretty sure I’ll be back in January for CES. Who knows, maybe we’ll bump into each other.

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You’re welcome.

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