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Matt Haughey
Portland, OR
Interests: cycling, parenting
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SEMA is the annual gathering in Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association, or basically where you find all the companies selling all the parts to customize your car or truck. Every year, SEMA is famous for having hundreds of highly customized vehicles that companies use to showcase their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
You don't always need to use a truck's bed, and when you're not carting around large stuff, it's often nice to have a cover on it. You get slightly better gas mileage, it looks better, and it keeps the bed mostly dry (but it's not sealed, you will get some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
I have a lot of bikes. Think of a high number of bikes one person could own, and my number is likely higher. One of the reasons I considered buying a new Ridgeline was to get better bike storage than my old SUV. And while you can easily put one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
I love cars and tech, and one of the features I was most looking forward to in the Ridgeline was Apple CarPlay. Cars are technologically complex and getting more so every day. With decades of terrible car stereo design behind them, I was hoping Apple’s move into the area could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
When I first heard about the Truck Bed Audio System in the new Ridgeline's options, it was pitched towards tailgating at football games but my first thought was it'd make the Ridgeline the ultimate vehicle to enjoy a movie at a Drive-In. I'd only been to a couple drive-ins in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
Soon after mounting my iPhone near the steering wheel, I noticed every iPhone cable I owned wasn't the right length. A standard 1m/3.3' cable would spool around the cupholders and get tangled up in the shifter. 1.5' cables didn't make the distance so it took a surprising amount of digging... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
On my first long drive in the Ridgeline, I realized the steering wheel has 20 buttons on it and looks similar to a playstation controller. The gauge cluster shows nearly 20 pieces of data. The phone is showing dozens of notifications and the nav screen is filled with Google Maps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
Since I first got a Honda Element in 2004, I've been a big fan of ProClipUSA. They make clean fixed mounts that slide into the creases and edges of dashboards and air vents. They are expensive, you have to pay around $30 for a mount and then another $30 and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
After owning a Ridgeline from 2006-2010, I knew I always missed that truck, so when I saw the new versions announced about a year ago, I paid close attention. I counted the days until they arrived at my local dealer, but before I could decide on one, I had to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
Yesterday my Amazon Fire TV and game controller arrived via UPS, and after spending a few hours with it, I wanted to write up my first impressions of the device. The Setup First off the packaging is nicely minimal and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at PVRblog
Google Fiber, which is Google's insanely fast gigabit network recently announced they're potentially expanding to a few more markets. I have a friend in Kansas City that got connected to it last Summer and he says the speed is really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at PVRblog
I just picked up a new Roamio 6-tuner TiVo in order to test out and post a review of soon. It is my 7th or 8th TiVo I've ever owned, but this one has proven problematic on setup due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at PVRblog
Dave Zatz has been compiling all sorts of rumored information found in FCC filings, TiVo bulletin boards, and internet chatter on what the next version of TiVo hardware will look like. The above image is reportedly what the lower end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at PVRblog
Pretty interesting little thread at Quora I stumbled upon asking Why Did TiVo Fail? The best answer so far is from a former TiVo employee that makes it clear TiVo didn't completely fail (heck, it's going on 15 years old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at PVRblog
Google released the Chromecast today for just $35, a small item that connects via HDMI and runs a virtual AirPlay-like service, allowing you to send video from apps and Chrome browsers to your TV. Getting video from the Internet to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at PVRblog
Boxee is one of my favorite video apps in my home theater and I'm actually glad to hear they've been acquired by Samsung. The software Boxee created looks and works great, and is simple to use (here's my old review... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at PVRblog
The full results arrived from our chiptiming, here they are in PDF format. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Discover Spring
A great run was had by all earlier today, thanks to everyone for coming out, all the runners for supporting a good cause, and all the volunteers for their great help. We've posted some photos from the run to our Facebook page. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Discover Spring
If you pre-registered for the run, you can pick-up your race packet tonight from 6:30-8 pm at Yogis, located in the McMinnville Community Center on Evans street. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Discover Spring
We've closed up the pre-registration form on this site as we need a couple days to gather all the names and prepare race packets, but fear not if you still want to participate in the Discover Spring run you can still sign up (cash or check only, please) on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Discover Spring
We're leaving pre-registration open for another week or so leading up to the day of the run. Unfortunately, we will no longer be offering t-shirts with registrations, in order to have them printed on time. We may have a few for sale on the day of the event. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Discover Spring
We are always looking for volunteers to help steer runners along the course and help with registration. If you're interested in helping out, we have a volunteer signup here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Discover Spring
This year we will be offering chip-based timing for runners. This will let you know your exact time when crossing the start and finish lines as well as splits in between. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Discover Spring
I've noticed that bloggers descending on CES this year is a bigger thing than ever, but most of them are going for quantity over quality. Right now I'm checking The Verge's CES coverage once a day for highlights (they are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at PVRblog