Category: Consumer

Cryptocurrency – Beginners Guide

Background: In the Spring 2014 semester, I researched cryptocurrencies and created a beginners guide, under the direction of Professor Simon Johnson. Outcome: Attached (PDF): Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook – Audio over HDMI

Background: Purchased a great Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook with excellent hardware running Windows 8 and now updated to 8.1. The IntelĀ® HD Graphics 4400 hardware controls the HDMI output and the audio over the HDMI output. Issue: Using the

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Chrome – Recently Visited Tabs Disappeared

Background: Google Chrome is very good at maintaining a history of open tabs, which allows for a great multitasking web browsing experience. Issue: Since Chrome frequently and correctly restores tabs, many users might not realize a strong dependence on this

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WordPress – Allowed Memory Size Exhausted

Background: WordPress is a great blogging platform that has many powerful features. The hosting environment WordPress operates under can provide constraints and limitations. Issue: After upgrading a plugin for WordPress, I immediately encountered the error, “Fatal error: Allowed memory size

Dr Martens Great Customer Service

Background: I’ve purchased and worn Dr. Martens shoes over the years as they’ve proven to be very durable. Although the prices are sometimes higher than other shoes, I’ve found that the shoes last for a long time. In addition, I

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Top 15 U.S. Business School Rankings, Tuition Costs and Salaries Charts

The below charts are for the top 15 U.S. business school MBA programs based on an average of rankings from four sources: US News 2012, BusinessWeek 2012, Financial Times Global 2013, and the Economist 2012 For a more consolidated version,

Top U.S. Business School Rankings, Tuition Costs and Salaries Charts

The below charts are for the top 6 U.S. business school MBA programs based on an average of rankings from four sources: US News 2012, BusinessWeek 2012, Financial Times Global 2013, and the Economist 2012 Top 15 U.S. business school

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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD AES 256-bit Encryption Technical Details

After previously posting a summary of my research around the best options for a well priced high performance and secure 256GB SSD drive, I attempted to gather as much detail as possible around the encryption provided on the OCZ Vector

The Best 256GB SSD Drive on the market

This is a high-level summary of the research I’ve done with the time I was able to dedicate. There is potential for much more in-depth research requiring a larger time commitment. Feel free to leave helpful comments! There are three

Dell Ultrabook XPS 13 Developer Edition – Ubuntu 12.04 – Project Sputnik

Background On Friday, November 29th, Dell made the Ultrabook XPS 13 Developer Edition available for order initially at $1549 and then later correct the price to $1449, bringing the price below the comparable Windows 8 version. At first impression, this

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Nike+ Review – Running Application for Android

Background Having spent a substantial amount of time (~6 years+) running outdoors, there were always three main metrics that I wanted to know during and after a work out. 1) Overall time 2) Overall distance 3) Pace (Example, 1 mile

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ECCO Shoelace replacement

At first glance, you might think replacing shoe laces is a simple task, as I thought so, but it has turned out to be quite the project. I purchased a pair of ECCO dress shoes 4 years ago this summer

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