Neat Stuff Weekly

By Graham Barber

Weekly product and service recommendations à la Graham Barber.

Weekly product and service recommendations à la Graham Barber.

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Neat Stuff Weekly - April 20th, 2020

You've almost certainly heard of the Instant Pot product lineup at this point. I'm here to tell you: Yes, you should get one, just like everybody else says.While our use cases are sure to vary, I appreciate this device for a 1) it's ease of use and convenienc…


Neat Stuff Weekly - April 6th, 2020

I've been running out of storage on my Macbook Pro for awhile, and I was looking for a way to get more storage without sacrificing speed. Well, here it is: A Thunderbolt 3 enclousere for an NVMe solid-state drive. With this baby and an internal NVMe (sold sep…


Neat Stuff Weekly - March 30th, 2020

I picked up one of these tumblers when I was trying to figure out my back-to-school look in 2019. I know I'm in Oregon, the home of Hydroflask, but I was just so tired of having what everyone else has (a chronic problem, as you might have noticed by now). I w…


Neat Stuff Weekly - March 16th, 2020

Frankly, I made things difficult for myself. When I jumped into the marketplace for a microphone, I was determined to not buy a Blue Yeti. Everybody has a Blue Yeti. It drives me a little nuts, actually. So, instead, I challenged myself to find something bett…


Neat Stuff Weekly - March 9th, 2020

Okay, hear me out. Yes, it's a reusable cotton swab replacement. Yes, I know that's kind of a strange concept. Yes, I was skeptical when I purchased it. Even so—I had to do it. It's just too gorgeous and well-designed for me to ignore it. And you can't tell m…


Neat Stuff Weekly - March 2nd, 2020

In the last few years, I understand that device upgrades have been difficult to stomach for some, particularly due to the consolidation of USB-A, HDMI, Displayport, and various other ports into one: The USB Type-C port. This is understandable, since very few …


Neat Stuff Weekly – Feb 24th, 2020

Allbirds' shoes have become something of a meme in the software development community. They're a shoe that VCs and techbros rave about for their comfort and simple, minimalistic look; a fashion piece that, combined with a Patagonia sweater, is a telltale sign…


Neat Stuff Weekly lives again!

This time, I've streamlined the format for my sanity. I'm going to showcase three products and services:Something I ownSomething I pay forSomething I wantThis should help me immensely with actually getting content written. Occasionally, since this is my perso…