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Getting Started with Sonos: What to Buy and Why

  Update (2/24/15): Sonos speakers no longer require the “bridge” — a special wireless router — and now work perfectly well over your home’s wifi signal alone. My recommendation, then, is to buy two Play 1 speakers...

Trello – A Tool for Trip Planing

I plan a lot of travel: where to eat, what to do, and when to do it. Keeping track of all the details — what time this cathedral opens, what days this museum is closed, which restaurants are open for lunch) — is always a challenge. The bigger...

MoveToAppleMusic App not Quite as Magical as Promised

Update as of 7/29/2015: An upgrade to this app fixed all problems, and, while it works slowly, it does indeed work now. As a long-time Spotify user, I’ve built up a collection of dozens of playlists containing thousands of songs. Recreating...

Topamax – The Price of Loss

Over the last seven days, I’ve been involved in a deeply personal experiment. I’ve been taking Topamax, an anti-seizure medication, in order to take advantage of two of its well-known side effects: appetite suppression and weight loss...

Topamax – Aftermath

I stop taking Topamax on Sunday night. I keep this transition a secret; in fact, I'm ashamed of it. I feel as though I have, yet again, started and abandoned a weight loss scheme ... most likely because I lack the strength of character to stick with...

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Say Nope to Foap

Update (7/27/2015): This weekend, someone claiming to be a deliriously happy Foap customer posted a glowing review of foap in the comments of this post. In addition to being written like marketing copy, the post featured a point-by-point rebuttal of...

You Can Do It – Rudas Baths, Budapest

Immersing yourself in local life in Budapest? You’ll want to visit the baths — social bath houses built right smack on top of the city’s many hot mineral springs. I know, I know. Bath houses. In Atlanta — in most of America — “bath houses” exist...

Topamax – The Price of Loss

Over the last seven days, I’ve been involved in a deeply personal experiment. I’ve been taking Topamax, an anti-seizure medication, in order to take advantage of two of its well-known side effects: appetite suppression and weight loss...