Mar 20 2014

Vernal Equinox – Meanwhile in Finland

Today, March 20th 2014, is the vernal equinox. Meaning that the day and night are equal in duration. Inspired by it, I made this short video. Have a great spring, everyone!


Feb 14 2014

Review: Jerseys From Jerseysusa.us

JerseysUSA.us

Supejerseys was eventually shut down by the NFL so I needed a new source for affordable yet high quality sport jerseys. I once again organized a group order among my friends to see how the products would compare against the Supejerseys. Continue reading


Jan 17 2014

Review: Y3E Power Bank

Y3E Power Bank

Sometimes when you are on the go and cannot charge your phone with the normal charger, it would be nice to have a portable power bank with you. I wanted to find a small enough bank that would be comfortable to carry and with large enough capacity to charging one or two mobile phones. One such power bank is the Y3E.
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Jan 11 2014

Review: Atkins Chocolate Bars

Atkins Chocolate Bars

Atkins, the company, produces many low-carb products and one of their most known product line is the low-carb chocolate bars. In this review I will tell you do they taste anything like the real thing and are they really as low-carb as they claim. Continue reading


Jan 09 2014

Howto: Custom ROM on Ugoos UT1

Ugoos UT1 Custom ROM

I think that the great and powerful hardware of Ugoos UT1 does not reach its full potential because of slow user interface which also has some usability issues. This in mind I searched for an alternative firmware (ROM) that would be lightweight and easy to use. Continue reading


Jan 01 2014

Review: Ugoos UT1 Android Set-Top TV Box

Ugoos UT1 Android Set-Top TV Box

Having owned an AppleTV for about a year or so, I wanted to have more options with an Android TV box. Although my AppleTV is jailbroken, it still has a very limited number of apps. There are no apps for HBO Nordic, Viaplay or our national TV companies that offer a lot of content via Android apps.

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Dec 29 2013

Review: ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini

ZTE Nubia Z5 mini

My wife dropped her Samsung Galaxy S3 and shattered its screen. Having owned a Xiaomi Mi-2 for a year myself and being a very happy with it, I decided to look for a Chinese Android phone for her as well. I am very disappointed with Samsung because they are heavily overpriced for the hardware and they have proprietary bloat software that is useless, for me at least. Chinese manufacturers have plenty of alternatives that have powerful hardware, close to a vanilla Android and moderate pricing. After going through the phones I decided to buy a ZTE Nubia Z5 mini for her.
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Dec 04 2013

ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini Arrived

ZTE Nubia Z5 mini

I am happy to announce that I received ZTE Nubia Z5 mini yesterday and I am writing a review about it. Here are the specs as a sneak preview:

  • 4.7″ Sharp display panel with the resolution of 1280×720
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor @ 1.5GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 13 MP Sony CCD rear camera with Konica-Minolta lens
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 16 GB flash
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 2,300 mAh battery

I cannot wait to test the camera because the samples that I have seen have looked even better than the ones taken with my Xiaomi Mi-2, so stay tuned for more.

ZTE Nubia Z5 mini


Nov 26 2013

Howto: Disable Mcrypt in Laravel

Some of the order installations or embedded (ARM processor) builds of PHP may not have PHP Mcrypt module pre-compiled and available. For example Synology entry-level NASes have ARM processors as does my Synology DS-413j. I tried to install Mcrypt via ipkg but it is not available. I tried to compile it from the sources but was not successfull. Continue reading


Nov 04 2013

Review: Jerseys From Aliexpress.com

Allen Iverson Olympic Jersey From Aliexpress.com

I have previously ordered NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and soccer (football) jerseys from jerseysfromchinaforcheap (my other review on jerseysfromchinaforcheap), supejerseys and jerseysusa.us. A reader of my blog gave me a hint that Aliexpress also sells jerseys at competitive prices and without postage, no matter if you only order one jersey at a time. I ordered one jersey as a test and here’s what I got. Continue reading