On USB Flash Drives

Bought another USB flash drive the other day, and suddenly it clicked in my head that I purchased a storage device that was $40, reads and write at well over 100mbyte/sec, and holds 128gbytes, in the palm of my hand.

Benchmarked my old and new drive. Technology has come a long way since 1.44mbyte floppy disks.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 32GB
Sequential read, 1 file, 1024MB: 126MB/sec
Sequential write, 1 file, 1024MB: 82MB/sec

PNY Turbo 128GB
Sequential read, 1 file, 1024MB: 183MB/sec
Sequential write, 1 file, 1024MB: 109MB/sec


4G LTE Battle Showdown: Sprint vs. AT&T vs. T-Mobile

Sitting in a cafe in Austin gave me the perfect opportunity to have a 4G LTE showdown. I have a Nexus 5 on Sprint’s 4G LTE service, and my girlfriend has a Nexus 5 on AT&T’s 4G LTE and a Nexus 7 on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE. We all did a speedtest. Results below.

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Houston Coffee and Cars – January 2014

Bulging Capacitors

My workstation had been experiencing a lot of instability lately. Decided to tear it down and look for issues, and look at what I found:

Like Warm Apple Pie


Sprint 4G LTE in Houston


Subaru EJ25 Coolant Crossover Pipe O-Ring

Made a quick trip to an Ace Hardware to get an o-ring for a coolant cross-over pipe on an EJ25 I was helping to put together. Turns out a #34 or #44 o-ring sits perfectly in the gland on the block and seals the crossover pipe perfectly as well.

Rice Box – 10/23/2013

Fall Bash 2013 at Graphic Results

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