Category: Gadgets

Some tips on caring for retro/vintage tech

For someone like me, who likes to use vintage technology and electronic gadgets, keeping them in good shape and operational is a top priority.  I thought I'd share some of the techniques I use to keep my old tech. in tip-top condition.…

Today's technology is so advanced, it utterly boring

You could say that I'm a "gadget guy."  I really enjoy electronic gadgets, at least electronic gadgets before the days of the all-in-one "smart" devices.  Today's consumer devices may be the most technically advanced and functionally diverse…

Digitising Videos from an Old Camcorder

My family recently found an old "digital" camcorder, and we wanted to get the old videos (as far back as 2001!) off, to be able to view them from phones and share with other family members. Trouble is, despite the "digital" branding, the camera…

The Online Meeting Axiom

Photo: 'Searching for Dawn' Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella - …The morning sun peeks through the trees behind a fence.

The Franklin eBookMan: Tech that deserved better

Today, we have our smart phones and tablets and Kindles and iPads, and all these other modern day marvels that monitor us and govern our lives.  But, you know, I still prefer my good ol' Franklin eBookMan to handle all of my mobile computing…

万年筆、ランニングコストは安いのでは?

最近、万年筆を使っていて、使い心地の良さをひしひしと感じている。私のような筆圧強めで書いてしまうタイプにとって、滑らかさと適度な硬さ感を両立した書き心地は正直カルチャーショックを受ける程のモノだった。  …

身の丈に合わないボールペンを持った話

父親がクロスのコベントリーを買ってくれた。店頭価格は3300円のコベントリー、所謂エントリーグレードだ。父親も嘗てクロスを使っており、色も同じメダリストだった様だ。  …