Kevin C. Tofel

The experiment: Living a mobile life without Apple or Google (part 1)

Posted on November 21, 2020

I've been thinking quite a bit about data privacy and the mobile industry lately. They're two separate, but related, topics in my mind. At this point, your mobile device is either going to run…

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So I hit the Nvidia RTX 3080 lottery

Posted on October 17, 2020

When I built my $900 budget gaming PC back in June, I never thought it would become a money pit of sorts. The build is now around $2,200, which is up from the $1,500 back in July. Why the big $70…

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Microsoft Surface Duo: Dual screens and dual personalities

Posted on September 15, 2020

The Microsoft Surface Duo I ordered two weeks ago arrived late last week. I removed the SIM card from my Pixel 4 and popped it in the Duo this past weekend and have used the Duo as my primary "phone…

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JavaScript: The semester begins

Posted on September 07, 2020

Up until three months ago, I'd never written a single line of JavaScript. I still haven't written much outside of a sample web app that shows cryptocoin pricing based on the user's choice of coin…

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Why I bought a Surface Duo (or two)

Posted on September 05, 2020

After noting how easy it is to switch from iOS to Android, I decided to pre-order a Microsoft Surface Duo. Two Duos, actually, although only one is for me. A friend from overseas reached out and…

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