Life

Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

By Mendel / November 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

When I was younger, I came across a poem with a [now] lifetime friend while preparing to help organize a conference. I know it might be hard to believe (sarcasm of course), but I was just as contemplative and curious about the world as I am today, when I was a kid. This poem was so impactful, […]

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Dress up your Apple Watch Sport with this hack

By Mendel / October 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Apple Watch Sport is a beautiful piece of hardware, but after the first couple weeks I owned it, I realized I was hoping for a little more visual excitement in a daily driver. Sometimes a guy just wants to wear a snazzy watch, and the sport band wasn’t cutting it. The soft metal debacle […]

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Auto sync your Mac Desktop folder with DropBox

By Mendel / October 1, 2015 / 12 Comments

DropBox is a life saver. I can stash an extra copy of pictures, documents, and archival data in the cloud, and restore the files quickly if my laptop hard drive goes bust. The thing is, most programs (on Mac or PC) have a default storage directory that is outside of DropBox. For instance, the default […]

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Battery life problems with Apple watchOS 2

By Mendel / September 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Ahh, the curse of the early adopter. Most of the time, things work right on release, but with every zero day update of new software, there are always a few bugs. Unfortunately, the latest battery issue with watchOS 2 is significant enough for me to write a post. Halfway through the day after I updated my […]

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Have you read, “The Martian”?

By Mendel / August 31, 2015 / 2 Comments

I recently read (cough cough, Audible.com) The Martian for my first ever book club experience. Why a book club? I like to read, but rarely set deadlines to finish a book. That means it often takes me a few months to get through a short book. How was my first book club meeting? Glad you asked! […]

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