Chameledeon LED Floor Lamp, 10,000 hrs + remote

Shopping for furniture can be both rewarding and frustrating. Rewarding in that each piece of furniture added makes your home feel more personalized; frustrating because of all of the different variables and hurdles experienced while looking for that one piece to complete what you may have "envisioned". A few days ago, I took delivery of […]

Change and something to look foward to

Aside from a few Tweets, I admit that all things 531 related have diminished down to a dull whisper. Cause for concern? Not at all. Tides have turned, and I’ve made a few decisions which have left little time for much else. The dry spell for content and activity on 5thirtyone.com can simply be described […]

911 & City-utility surcharge on a data-only EVDO card?

For the past 5 months, I have spent a significant amount of time online thanks to the Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem. The modem – which operates seamlessly on both Windows & Apple hardware – is the perfect companion for anyone looking for true mobile broadband. Due to the fact that Sprint’s EVDO network operated […]

Desktop wallpaper: Seattle Wooden Boatyard

Widescreen 2560 x 1600 desktop wallpaper(s) – Free 8.2 MB ZIP Yesterday evening I attended my younger siblings Greenlake Crew Awards Banquet held on the south end of Lake Union near the Center for Wooden Boats. Having been a considerable amount of time since my Nikon D80 had seen the light of day, captured public […]

Controlling multiple Macs, locally and remotely

For anyone who owns more than one Apple computer, the thought of controlling two or more machines at the same time is surely something many people think of. Despite any previous assumptions you may have had, the steps necessary to control two or more Apple computers [at the same time] is quite simple and easily […]

A Samsung NV11 landed in my lap (review)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been amazed by the "wow" factor of a simple point-n-shoot camera. As manufacturers race to cram every imaginable feature into the smallest form factor imaginable, you begin to see super compact cameras with monster resolutions that are almost too small, dainty, or susceptible to damage with slightest mishandling. […]

The 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook, no 12.1" MacBook Pro

Anyone who has followed my hardware track record, articles, and Tweets will surely know that when last Tuesday came and went without an update announcement along the lines of ‘The 12" PowerBook grown up, meet the 12.1" MacBook Pro’, I was sorely disappointed. In fact, not too long ago, I even went so far as […]

Rich HTML email signatures straight from Gmail

One of the benefits of using a dedicated email application like Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird is the ability to send emails which included rich HTML signatures. These email signatures are easily recognizeable and often include hyperlinks, images, or a combination of the two. Although Gmail users could easily access their accounts via POP allowing […]

WordPress Grid Focus

After much personal debate and the incident concerning the WP China Forums, I’ve decided to release the WordPress Grid Focus as a "theme". The decision was made after receiving a considerable number of emails requesting that a variant of the theme be made available for public use. I’m not expecting as much fanfare as the […]

QuickSprout; successful branding & recognition tips

If someone were to ask you how to improve credibility and increase constructive exposure online, what would you say? Would you say things like “setup a blog” or “comment and interact with other individuals in your interest group(s)”? Better yet, what would you do? What are you doing right now to improve your “branding”? What […]