Cox TV Flex Watch

Is this the future of cable TV?  A new package from Cox Cable makes a tempting offer for a cord cutter wanna be.  These days more and more customers are cutting the cord and relying on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.  Many more customers want to drop...

“Cord Shaving”

People tend to forget that the easiest way to cut your cable bill is just to reduce the services you pay for. Sure you can take the “chicken challenge” and call your cable provider to cancel your cable service in the hope of getting a last minute deal. From...

FIOS is coming

Sometimes the fates converge and I think this is one of those moments.  Right after I started my recent efforts to reduce our cable/internet/phone bill, I noticed a large number of Dig Safe markings on the road and grass covered right of ways in my neighborhood.  The mystery was...

Hello Ooma! Goodbye bloated Cox phone bill

I admit it … I got “bundled” by my local cable company, Cox Communications.  While I’ve been pretty happy with our Cox service over the years, my cable bill has exploded and has simply reached an unacceptable level.  Sorry Cox but I’m just not that into you. Since my...

Providence Plastics Project Wallet

One of my newest wallets is from the gang at the Providence Plastics Project, a group of Rhode Island School of Design graduates who have set out to create useful products by “upcycling” waste and scrap materials. Made from used plastic dry cleaning bags and scrap fabric, each PPP...

Band-it Wallet Impressions

I was very excited when I saw the Band-it extra small minimal wallet on Kickstarter. It was such a novel idea and I liked the sheer simplicity of design. I ordered one of the non-leather versions as a change of pace and to experiment with other wallet materials. Where...

Ainste Multiple Wallet Review

I’ve been using an Ainste Multiple Wallet for the past two weeks and I have to say it’s a excellent minimalist front pocket wallet. Surprisingly, I haven’t had to compromise much to fit my needs into such a small package but I did remove a ton of useless material...

Minimalist Wallets

Lately, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with finding the perfect front pocket wallet. Like many of you out there, I have been guilty of approaching near George Costanza levels of wallet bloat and having a large wallet in my back pocket wasn’t attractive let alone good for my back. Once...

Joining the 21st century (part 2 setup)

One of my favorite things about the Nexus 4 is that it’s a largely blank canvas, the latest Android OS without modifications from the vendor. Also nice is that Nexus phones tend to get OS updates earlier than many other devices.  Currently, my phone is running Android 4.2.2 Jellybean...

Joining the 21st century (part 1 hardware)

I am now the proud owner of a white Nexus 4 cell phone.  Yes, I broke down and joined the 21st century and the ranks of the mindless always connected collective. With corporations embracing mobile apps and the cloud, I found I finally needed a smartphone. While I love...