Review

Review: Plantronics (Poly) Calisto 7200, a Bluetooth speakerphone for the home office

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About a year ago I wrote about the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC headset I’m using at home (and when traveling). It’s a premium headset with stellar audio quality. I’ve used it for a year and a half now, yet I found them a bit frustrating at times. Occasionally, I have 5 or 8 calls or meetings during a day. Not every day, but occasionally. Sitting with the headset on for hours on end was tiresome.… Read More »Review: Plantronics (Poly) Calisto 7200, a Bluetooth speakerphone for the home office

Quick book review: Smart Marketing for Engineers: An Inbound Marketing Guide to Reaching Technical Audiences

I’ve been reading more lately, and it’s a mixture of articles, books, blogs, and whitepapers. I enjoy them all, but books often give me more ideas, as I need to concentrate more and find time for reading. One of the books I finished early this year was Smart Marketing for Engineers: An Inbound Marketing Guide to Reaching Technical Audiences by Rebecca Geier. I purchased the book for Kindle, and read it quite rapidly during two… Read More »Quick book review: Smart Marketing for Engineers: An Inbound Marketing Guide to Reaching Technical Audiences

My experience using the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro fitness watch for 100 days

Trail running - Photo by @asoggetti / Unsplash.com

I’ve been an avid smartwatch and fitness watch user for years. Previously I had the Garmin Fenix 3 HR (Sapphire Edition) for three years, in non-stop use. Before this, I had numerous devices in use including a Fitbit device and an Android Wear watch. Out of these, the Garmin Fenix 3 was spectacular. It’s a real fitness watch to track sports, and very robust. I bought the HRM-Run belt, which is an HR belt with… Read More »My experience using the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro fitness watch for 100 days

Five indispensable gadgets I use in my home office

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love gadgets. There has been a time in my life I accidentally landed with some surplus money, and while many people wiser than me would probably have invested said money in mutual bonds or stock portfolios, I invested in gadgets. One of those was the worst gadget I’ve ever bought – a set-top DVD burner. For use when you record TV shows and want to… Read More »Five indispensable gadgets I use in my home office

Living with Oura Ring – the smart way to track wellness and activity

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Late last year I decided to place an order for a Oura Ring, the smart wellness and activity tracking ring from the Finnish startup. It took a few months to arrive, as they seem to be in high demand. While I’m writing this Oura’s site has a banner saying that orders placed today will be delivered by May. Impressive! I had two intentions for my order. First and foremost I wanted to support the Finnish… Read More »Living with Oura Ring – the smart way to track wellness and activity

Thoughts on Always Connected PCs from the Microsoft and Qualcomm partnership

I’m attending Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle this week, and it’s been an eye-opening 4 days to ingest, digest and hopefully apply everything I’ve learned here. It’s more about inspiration and mental notes on what I need to look into when I get back home, but this time I also took the opportunity to visit the expo area to learn beyond the regular breakout sessions. In one of the booths they had on display Windows… Read More »Thoughts on Always Connected PCs from the Microsoft and Qualcomm partnership

I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation

I’ve been using computers since I was 5. I’ve worked in IT more or less full time since I was 13. For all this time, I’ve used an endless amount of software written by people I’ve never met and whom I’ve never thanked properly. Windows, Office and the typical productivity software of course gets a yearly thank you note from me and my company in the form of different sorts of payments through the Microsoft… Read More »I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation

Using Logitech BRIO 4K webcam with Windows Hello

I’ve recently started working more from home. Family is keeping me quite busy, so I try to optimize the little time I can by not traveling to the office each morning. This isn’t something new for me, as I’ve had a workstation at home for about 30 years, butI’ve spent more time and energy on having a pleasant setup at home for working. The setup is something that works quite well for me: a dedicated,… Read More »Using Logitech BRIO 4K webcam with Windows Hello