Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 01:37 am

It feels like a lifetime ago, but once, reading was all I did.

Orson Scott Card’s Enderverse. Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. Even when the Harry Potter books were on the rise, I could devour pages by the hundreds in a matter of days.

But life’s changed a lot in the last decade. I’ve got two kids now. Responsibilities on all fronts. Heck—even when I do have free time, I’m working on things to improve every other part of my life!

The sad truth is that despite an ever-growing book collection, the only ones I find time to read these days involve Curious George and the Berenstain Bears for my sons’ bedtimes.

But perhaps part of the problem is how I approach reading.

For better or worse, my life involves a ton of multi-tasking. I write posts with Netflix playing on my second monitor, passively keeping up with the world while I work. Or do chores to my tunes to avoid getting distracted. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite boasts features like a glare-free 300 ppi display that reads like a printed page—even in bright sunlight—and a battery that last weeks, not hours, but perhaps the best feature it has for me is that it just reads books.

Tile Mate: Helpin’ You Keep Your Stuff BY YOUR SIDE

Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 12:23 am

I’ve always had a bad habit of losing my stuff.

I mean, it’s largely because I carry too much stuff, but Murphy’s Law runs true, and the things you lose are often the ones that matter most. Keys. Wallets. Phones. Jewellery. We’re so caught up in our hectic days that it’s easy to lose track of the things we put down. Or notice when something falls out of our pockets. Heck—we could be falling apart and not notice ’til it’s too late.

I mean, it’s 2016 and—thank goodness—we’re able to track our handheld devices just about anywhere on the globe… but why can’t we do that with our other stuff?

Presenting the Tile Mate—Your New Counter to Kleptomaniacs and Absentmindedness Alike!

Built to help protect the things we care about most, Tile’s Tile Mate is a mighty device in a tiny package making it easier to find your valuables when they become woefully misplaced!

Measuring an impressively small 11cm², the Tile Mate’s loaded with a number of features that help make missing possessions a thing of the past:

  • tiny speakers that play a loud melody heard even when under piles of laundry or several rooms away;
  • when you’re too far to hear it, the Tile App remembers your Tile Mate’s last location… even if you don’t;
  • for those of us prone to misplacing our phones, you can double-click your Tile Mate and make a noise on your phone—even on silent mode;
  • and my favourite feature—if your Tile Mate’s lost or stolen, you can set your Tile App to notify you when any other Tile gets near it. So the more Tiles people buy, the more chance you find your lost possession! How cool is that?!

Some orders of business.

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 10:24 am

Firstly, happy new year and all that jazz, because I’m pretty darn sure most of you haven’t seen me since it’s started. To give a quick overview of what’s going on with me right now:

  • I found out that I passed the course I was worried about failing (looooong story), so that’s good. Means I can still finish up in April with an Honours B.A. (looking to attend Convocation in June)
  • Still working. Need to save UP money. Already made 2/4 major purchases for the year. Yes, everyone, let me welcome a couple of new members to the Doomz family:

Firstly, after beating the hell out of my Canon Powershot S60 (got banged in a taxi door in Paris, never bought a case for it, friend dropped it, strap came off while jumping on a trampoline, brothers banged it up), I decided that my initiation into the world of digital cameras was done. This time I was going to do it right. I was going to get a camera, take care of it, and really improve my skills. But I’m DEFINITELY not ready for a digital SLR, so instead, I figured something in between point-and-shoot and DSLR was necessary. Which brings us to…

The Canon Powershot G7! This baby is straight FIRE. 10 megapixels, 6x optical zoom, and more features than you can shake ya ass at. Though if you’re female, hot, and willing to shake your ass for my new camera, I’m not gonna complain. Can I get a hell yeah?

Secondly, at the end of 2006, around late November to early December, my old Sony Discman (ha ha—back in 2003, carrying around 400 songs was SO cool—damn. Times change!) finally bit it, and the warranty was long gone, so it was time to get all fitted with a new player. I was tired of having to burn CDs and carry around 700 MB of music at a time, when my collection is 7200 songs and 40+ GB deep (including album art). So, I figured it was high time to get myself:

Yes. The 80 GB iPod black. So. Sexy. I got an Incase leather case to put it in, so it’s staying nice and clean, dammit. Shoulda got this baby engraved, but I’ll live. Man. Can I suggest NOT buying an iPod, y’all? It’s too frigging addictive. I’ve been organizing my music, copping album art from all over the place, and NOT getting work done. Damn you, Steve Jobs. Damn you.

But yeah, otherwise, I’m working on a website, and writing new resumes for coworkers at the moment. Obviously, not for free. That on top of school, trying to get the 80 remaining art pieces from 2006 out of the way, and working 25-30 hours a week at the bank, ish is crazy. I could use some more sleep, but I’m not going to outright complain. Yet.

So that’s what’s good.

Oh wait, I said 2/4 purchases, didn’t I? Right.

#3:


The elusive Nintendo Wii. Say what y’all want, I want one. Sure, I’m turning 24. But what’s a 24-year old to do when bored? I’ma flap my arms and look wiitarded getting my game on. Pleezbaleevit. I don’t need to have it just yet, since there’s so much going on, plus you can’t FIND this anywhere in Canada, so I’ma wait until the summer and try and find one then.

#4: A trip out to BC.

Yeah, around mid-May, I’ma fly out to BC for a few weeks, I think. Get away from Sauga city. This place will drive you crazy, I swear. I’ll be hanging with pandorya most of the time, so that should be cool. Maybe I’ll fit some other trips in later in the year SINCE I WON’T HAVE SCHOOL ANYMORE AND WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO ESTABLISH A CAREER NOW. Omg. Omg. *hyperventilates* *passes out*

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