Equipment Reviews

I have a love for computer hardware.

That means components as well as the outside cases.

Women tend to love shoes, purses, and things that sine. Well, that’s been my experience at least. (No offense is intended, I’m trying to prove a point)

Me? I like backpacks and computer cases. My wife says that  I use my backpack and my computer to define myself. While that seems like a silly thing to say, I think she may be right.  So, because of this, I think I’ve come up with a plan.

I want to review hardware and computer cases. Hell, maybe even backpacks. But mostly, I want to review the cases.

So, I’m going to approach a few vendors and see what happens. Worst thing that can happen is that they’ll say no.



I can do the impossible with nothing and deliver it yesterday. Honest!

Contact the University of Arizona. I want in on their flexible screen prototype testing.

I need you to learn to code so you can write me an extensive tablet interface for information keeping purposes.

I want you to come up with something that will decode human speech over the radio and put it in to text on a screen.

I need you to design a computer interface that will cut training intensive quall time down from 6 months to 6 weeks.

I need you to create a system of trouble tickets that will automatically track work and report to me daily with their progress.


This is just a small list of the things I have been asked to do recently.


I’m an IT1 in the Cost Guard. I don’t have the training to do most of this crap.

Seriously, half of this would require a team of 8 software engineers with a 3 million dollar budget and a 2 year timeline to even come close to what you are asking for. And I’m just one of two minimally trained grunts who resets e-mail passwords for a living. Do you have ANY idea what you are asking for here? Any idea at all?

Now, I consider myself to be fairly resourceful, and fairly intelligent. (Quiet in the peanut gallery. I don’t need your input here.) I can be handed a project and do my absolute best to make sure I can give you what you want. In fact, I have made some decent progress in each of the above venues. But seriously, this is a little out of my job description, paygrade, and expertise range.

I like being challenged as much as the next guy. In fact, I do my best to make sure I have some sort of a challenge each day, but really?!?!

Oh, and for what it’s worth, the Computerized interface for cutting quall times? I totally pulled that one off!

Hells yeah. It’s awesome. You should see it.