Category Archives: Toy Story

Texting

While the first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992, it was Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen who first conceived of the idea eight years earlier. Since then texting has taken off in a big way. The country that sends … Continue reading

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Why I’m Singing in the Rain

Fox umbrellas have been hand-made in England since 1868. I opted for a “solid” meaning the handle and stick are made from one continuous piece of wood and is, therefore, almost as strong as a walking stick and can actually … Continue reading

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Earth calling OSIM, Earth calling OSIM

Once they got your money, most companies regard you as some sucker who is no longer of value to them. OSIM is one such company. A couple of years back I was given a massage chair that – I was … Continue reading

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A Private Jet

Traipsing around the region, the six-seater Eclipse 500 is a good-enough private jet to acquire. Powered by two lightweight Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines in aft fuselage-mounted nacelles it can climb up to 41,000 ft (12,500 m) just … Continue reading

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Crippled by Crutches

Some time ago, a plastic surgeon boasted that she spent a couple thousand bucks on a pair of panty hose. If you gasp, then she’s got the reaction that she wanted. Well, I guess if you have it, you are … Continue reading

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Twisted

I’m glad I’ve long weaned myself off Apple products. The new iPhone 6 – and the larger 6 Plus – is way over-priced, the software is buggy, and Apple Pay doesn’t work here. It is manufactured in Chinese factories that … Continue reading

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Philips Soundbars – Nothing but Grief, and Never Purchase from Courts

I purchased a Philips HTS9140 Soundbar in 2011. I wasn’t a heavy user, watching only two Blu-ray movies a week at most. Not long after the purchase, the Soundbar broke down and had to be serviced. It happened a couple … Continue reading

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Back to the Red Nipple

With Safari reset, and iTunes deauthorized, I closed the lid of my MacBook Pro for the last time Sunday night. It was a love affair that started even before I left the circus in July 2011. It started when I … Continue reading

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Samsung GALAXY Camera

You have to see this to believe it – a camera that’s practically a Samsung Galaxy SIII or Note II without the phone, that’s what it is. Never be caught without a camera again, whip this snazzy toy out, snap … Continue reading

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A Really Cool Combination

The ASUS Padfone2 slots into the back of an accompanying tablet computer and integrates into one single gadget – this means, one SIM card, one data plan and complete synchronization. The phone weighs only 135g (with battery) and the tab … Continue reading

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