The PHJ Universe
This blog is about technology, the future, and science fiction. Some posts are about our world's current tech. Others will focus on what could be. I'll post some stories of the future to muse about how strange things could really get if humans ever make it to the stars.
Or, how much they might stay the same.
STATUS OF THE MS: Nearly done! I have taken the lessons from workshopping it, and from reading some other seminal works of Sci-Fi to squeeze out all but the tension, conflict, excitement and, I hope, satisfaction of characters who struggle and only just overcome their challenges and themselves.
Category Archives: AndroidWear
[Edit – I had Jerry’s “run them off the road” quote on the wrong context earlier – fixed.] You know, I like the Android Central podcast. I drive a lot for my job, hours at a time, so I have … Continue reading
I matched my Moto360 with the black SteelConnect lugs, and it’s a nice upgrade — I can use any 22mm band I want without any hassle or fear of cracking the back. So far so good. But a SteelConnect lug … Continue reading
Just a quick update – I received my SteelConnect lugs yesterday — the ZPJ folks are great international sellers. They keep you informed and offer an expedited shipping option, which I took. I’ll have an ‘unboxing’ post later this week. … Continue reading
The big stream, little pipe problem Android wear is actually version 188.8.131.526028, but most folks refer to the Android OS version that’s pushing it – currently 5.1.1. In an earlier post about Wear, I complained about the lack of options … Continue reading
UPDATE: I’ve had TWO other Motos since this post. The first refurbished Moto would not sync with Google play music — it kept getting a ‘Watch disconnected’ error from the Google Play app on the watch, and the new 5.1.1 … Continue reading
What could be a greater test of the usability of Android Wear than a hectic trip to the most hectic place in America – Manhattan? We’ll rate the usefulness of the OS and share the resulting Battle Damage Assessment of … Continue reading
I like the standard black leather watchband for the Moto 360. It’s comfortable and reasonably stylish. That band was a major reason I found the Moto one of the most comfortable watches I have owned. I’ve got a number of … Continue reading
I’m a watch guy. I have several nice watches that cost more than an Apple watch, and I consider them fashion statements. None of them will be outmoded anywhere near as quickly as a modern ‘smart’ thing, which have lifecycles … Continue reading
For the latest on this subject and Android Wear 5.1.1, see this post. OK, I am a big fan of Android Wear. I have been delighted (Motorola product managers will love that word) with my new Moto 360, and haven’t … Continue reading
Okay, maybe you think I’m overdoing this. But yes…joy. I remember the first time I got a color computer — must have been a Mac II ci back in the early 90s — and I played some goofy video that … Continue reading