The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

June 6, 2012
by terrance
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The Shut-Up Gun

I want one of these. Ready, aim, shut ’em up. Those are the instructions for the SpeechJammer, an invention I wrote about for The New York Times Magazine’s innovations issue. Aim the SpeechJammer gun at a nearby blabbermouth, and he’ll … Continue reading

December 14, 2011
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Burned By the (Kindle) Fire

A couple of months ago, I mused about possibly getting a Kindle Fire. Ultimately, I ended up getting a Kindle Touch, and being glad I did. Well. Having read the latest news on the Kindle Fire, I’m even more glad … Continue reading

December 13, 2011
by terrance
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Choosing a Better Brower

Two of the bloggers I read regularly have posted about browser related problems. One was returning to Firefox, after Chrome started crashing too often (a problem I’ve also had recently). Perhaps too soon. The other was musing about whether the … Continue reading

November 15, 2011
by terrance
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Digest Posts Are Dead. Killed By Google

I’ve already bitched about Google’s decision to force Google Reader users into using Google Plus, and the many ways it’s made my life more difficult. Well, I can now chalk up another complaint. Long ago, I started publishing digest posts … Continue reading

October 25, 2011
by terrance
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Third Party Blues

This is why I hate using third party sites to post media like video playlists and slideshows on my blog. They disappear, and sometimes take the content with them. Case in point: two sites I’ve used to post image slideshows … Continue reading