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Scott McNulty
Philadelphia, PA
A techie with an English degree.
Interests: macs, reading, writing, technology, scifi
Recent Activity
Marisa says I look much younger with a trimmed beard. I asked how old I looked and she paused a moment and said, "38." Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Blankbaby
Donald Trump is being sworn in as president today. Some people are happy. Some people are not. Some people are just confused. I think Trump himself has realized that Presidents don't just appear on TV and lie about stuff, like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Blankbaby
I read 75 books in 2016 (I thought I had read 76 but Goodreads counted a book that I hadn't read in 2016, that sassy website). I've already blogged about some of my favorites, but here's the whole list (this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Blankbaby
Thanks to my handy Fitbit I know that I walked over 10,000 steps each day in 2016. My lowest step day was 11/18/16 (10,001 steps) and my highest was 10/18/16 (23,476 steps in Ireland!). In total I walked: Steps: 4,310,553... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Blankbaby
I like me some books, and I usually end up at Amazon to find out more about a book or another. Library Extension alerts you if any book you're looking at on or is available from the library... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Blankbaby
I love gadgets, but I hate charging them. I contain multitudes. This year marks a turning point in my charging life; I kicked individual chargers to the curb and picked up two multiport chargers. I'm never looking back (expect for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Blankbaby
This Christmas I spent a few days in Austin with Marisa's family celebrating Christmas. One of my father-in-law's presents was a night out to see Rogue One (with myself and Marisa, of course!). Being in Austin I wanted to check... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Blankbaby
This year has sucked, but it hasn't been all bad. I'm writing a post per day for the rest of 2016 talking about some of my favorite things this year. Find the rest of the posts in this series here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Blankbaby
This year I got myself an iPhone 7 Plus, which meant I needed to retire my super cool iPhone 6 Plus Lego case (man, that case is awesome). I am holding out hope that a new iPhone 7 Plus Lego... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Blankbaby
SEPTA is a word that triggers strong reactions from Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians in general. People outside of Philly are annoyed that they have to help pay for public transportation for folks in a city they don't live in (Thanks, PA!).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Blankbaby
Here's a fun fact about me: I have a podcast that's all about Star Trek. It is called Random Trek, and I think it is pretty fun. iTunes reviews say, "Great concept that doesn't really pay off!" Thanks to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Blankbaby
My buddy Jason Snell has written a great review of the Apple AirPods. You know, the Bluetooth earbuds that are totally wireless, not even a wire to connect the two to one another. He likes them, and says: Fundamentally, earbuds... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Blankbaby
Newgrange, Co. Meath by The Discovery Programme on Sketchfab I write about Newgrange being my favorite stop on our trip and suddenly everyone is talking about it! First Jane Smiley visits and now some archeologists are saying that the most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Blankbaby
When it became clear that my Airport Extreme was on the way out (RIP, Airport Extreme) I had to decide if I should just get another one or opt for a different WiFi router. Being the clever consumer that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Blankbaby
It seems as though I'm not the only writer who visited Newgrange this year. Jane Smiley, a better and more successful writer, did as well and wrote about it for the New York Times (I just wrote about it for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Blankbaby
I've read 73 books so far this year, and I'm hoping to squeeze in a couple more to hit 75 which would make this year my most productive reading year since I've been keeping track. How exciting for me! But... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Blankbaby
Marisa and I had the good fortune of being able to spend a little over a week in Ireland this October and it was a fantastic trip. We ate well, stayed at very nice hotels, and saw a number of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Blankbaby
The Bose QuietComfort 35 bluetooth headphones are fantastic, and if you've read any stories about the best noise cancelling headphones you already know this. I mention that because I'm not breaking ground here with this opinion, but these things are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Blankbaby
I'm going to tell you a little secret: I buy a lot of tablets but I haven't really figured out where they fit into my tech life. The Amazon Fire HD 8 has solved the dilemma: tablets are for watching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Blankbaby
You'd be surprised at how often I'm asked which Kindle people should buy for their loved ones. The answer is simple: the Paperwhite (without ads). Why the Paperwhite? Because: The only thing that really matters is the screen, and the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Blankbaby
From the NY Time's article "Civil Rights Groups Call on Trump to Denounce Racism of Alt-Right:" Asked on Monday about the comments, Mr. Spencer said he had gotten caught up in his passion for the alt-right cause. “My talk certainly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Blankbaby
Trump won the election, and now he has to deal with people actually paying attention to what he says and does (seems a bit late, but hey we're doing it now!). Ryan Pizza at the New Yorker examines Trump's first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Blankbaby
After the election I, like many folks, spiraled into all sorts of worst case scenario thinking. I have hope that Pres. Trump isn't going to be as bad as I fear, though early indications aren't making me feel confident in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Blankbaby
Apple is building a fancy new HQ (they do have all the money in the world, so why not?). This Bloomberg article offers up this: The new building features open floor plans and few traditional offices. While some of Apple’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Blankbaby
I'm not very political but I think Donald Trump represents a danger for the country, so I donated a few bucks to Hillary for President. Now I am getting a ton of email from Hillary, which I understand. However, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Blankbaby