How to create your own VPN with Tailscale to get around stupid free WiFi network rules and protect your traffic

Today I pulled into a car dealership for some scheduled service, went to the waiting area, joined the free WiFi, then tried to pull up a YouTube video someone sent me. I got a DNS error. Then I tried to use my Twitter DMs to send a message to a friend I might see this …

What every outdoor sports app gets wrong

People are rejuvenated by the outdoors, and they crave any chance to spend time there. So much so that aspiration is a big part of loving the outdoors. We think of ourselves as “outdoorsy people” because we want to spend more time doing the activities we love while exploring a world that fascinates us. I …

The Bose sunglasses I thought I might hate but are actually kind of great?

There’s a podcast run by a friend called All Consuming and the premise is fun: two people try out any weird products they get in their Instagram feed, with a full review and rating that follows. At first, the show started out mostly mocking an endless sea of direct-to-consumer drop shipped junk that almost everyone …

CarPlay is finally (just barely) good enough that you should never look at your phone while driving ever again

As a person that grew up driving many hours each day in California and to a lesser extent (still more than zero) in Oregon, I take car audio seriously. I love big stereos for listening to music and these days I spend about half of my car time listening to podcasts. I’ve always been a …

Getting a Brother HL-L2350DW to work

Early in the 2000s, I got way into photography and soon after into inkjet printing so I could print my images at home. But after a few years of spending money on Cyan cartridges, I realized I wasted lots of money on ink printing simple pages. Soon I realized I could send digital prints to …