The mysterious appeal of the low tech and heirloom

There is something incredibly plasticky in modern life. When I was young I really enjoyed the beautiful colors, universal availability, and disposable nature of the things we use. Now, as I get older, I start to focus on other things. Craftmanship and perfection in details, history, and soul. From plastic to virtual products There is …

Emphasizing identity using physical objects

Each of us has some special unique object which we love well beyond their functionality. When looking for special objects, what should we look for? How do we know if a specific object is right for us? Super-luxury market Rich people buy ridiculously expensive items. These items are significantly more expensive than quality products of …

Handmade and imperfect

We are charmed with handmade and imperfect products. Why? We could get nearly perfect mass-produced stuff significantly cheaper. Do we have some unique needs, or do we simply need to be different? Is there an ideal framework for evaluating the beauty of handmade objects? Wabi and sabi Some of the esthetic charms can be attributed …

Minimal viable multitool and too many functions

What is a reasonable minimal viable product? This is open to interpretations. However, it is clear when a product has too many functions to be useful. And some products are probably useful for a couple of functions, but not for everything else they offer. Here I want to discuss some of the multitools we see …

The holy grail display

Some people feel inspired by a massive display. It is the ultimate productivity tool for someone working with AI or photo/video editing. Even if you have many good screens, you want one screen to be exceptionally good. This screen will probably cost as all other screens combined. But what are qualities are you looking for …

Four kinds of monitor technologies you will need

Monitors are possibly the most important equipment for our productivity. Maybe this is the reason the monitor technologies constantly change. Suppose all we need are four monitors. Which monitor technologies will we need? This is actually a tricky question. Most monitors will do what we need reasonably well. How about finding the monitors that do …

Multi-monitor setup revisited

What is the best multi-monitor setup? New experiences and new technology makes me reevaluate my previous advice. Call it minor optimization.  The main reason for it? Cheaper more powerful hardware! Why do we need multiple monitors? Honestly, the main reason to have multiple monitors: because we can. Two monitors are pretty much a must now, …

How fast should my PC be?

We are addicted to our technology. Computational power is one of the fastest-growing technological products. No matter how much we have it seems not enough. We constantly fine-tune and overclock our computers, and yet they are not fast enough for our growing appetites. Is this normal? The vicious cycle of computational overdose Take for example …

How Online Gaming Helps With Remote Learning

Online Gaming

Remote learning is a huge challenge for teachers, kids, and parents. This is one of the reasons we made the remote learning section free to preview on our new teaching course. Fortunately, we can use TV, mobiles, and computer screens to mobilize children and make them learn better. I am always looking for alternative new …

Learning survival skills – the new mainstream?

There is something I do not fully understand in the American culture, and this is the prepping phenomenon. I do not think there is an equivalent elsewhere.  Here I will try to make sense and provide tips if I can. Acquiring survival skills In every culture that I know of, the elite warriors are trained …