My Review of Command

Originally submitted at Timbuk2

Sophisticated laptop portage for the urban jungle.

Interesting Change but Needs Improvement

By nickganga from Detroit, MI on 2/13/2010


3out of 5

Pros: Comfortable , Lightweight , Attractive, Roomy 

Cons: Not Enough Protection, Wears quickly, Weak Laptop Padding

Best Uses: Commuting, Airplane travel , Work, School

Describe Yourself: Comfort-Oriented, Stylish, Career, Practical, Modern

I bought this bag as a replacement to many years of using many different Commute bags. Coming from that line of bags, I was a little disappointed in the lack of padding at the bottom of this bag. The Commute bags had great padding at the bottom of them but this bag doesn’t. I feel like I have to be more cautious when setting this bag down on the ground, especially with my laptop in it. Also, I feel like the laptop compartment on this bag is not as strong as the Commute. There could be more padding. I like how much room there is inside the storage compartment of the bag and all the hooks for different accessories.
One thing I don’t like about this bag is the strap/clamp. I don’t understand the point of having a strap with a release and as a result of the weak latch, this bag has falling off my shoulder (with all my cargo inside) a few times. I figured out how to avoid it by just ditching the cam-lock.


My Review of Tool Shed

Originally submitted at Timbuk2

A tool bag for handy people.

Great Accessory!

By nickganga from Detroit, MI on 2/13/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Good Protection, Flexible, Lightweight, Lots of Pockets

Cons: Long Break In Time

Best Uses: At Home, Work, Commercial, Onsite, Garage

Describe Yourself: Professional

I’m an all in one IT guru and I use this truck around my tools. Holds everything from my small screwdrivers to my big toners and punchdown tools.


RFID Binge

I’m working on a research project involving Context-Aware RFID Driven Web Applications and came across these videos.

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

Wireless in the world from timo on Vimeo.

Making an RFID cross-section from timo on Vimeo.

Experiments in Field Drawing from timo on Vimeo.

These are just for fun 🙂

Volume I from timo on Vimeo.

Volume III from timo on Vimeo.

AT&T Outage, The Aftermath

Well now that AT&T services have been successfully restored, its comforting to find that the source of a massive service outage, covering approximately 5 states worth of subscribers, can be traced back to a single power failure in my hometown of Bloomfield, MI. How exciting. For the record, a majority of residents in Bloomfield & the surrounding areas are still without power. Bloomfield, MI