It can be very difficult to get the right amount of protein in your diet and it gets even harder when you are trying to be efficient with your protein intake, both from a caloric and financial point of view. So, I have created a list of some foods I recently ate, order by their “purity” of protein. This chart has way too much information but creates a lot of interesting relationships between protein (also other macro-nutrients) and things like ketogenic ratio, net calories, fullness factor, and even gives an arbitrary rating for overall value based on cost. I have also provided a download link where you can add your own foods and play around with the varying costs of those foods.
TLDR; Rogers internet 25% off “Extreme Plus” (45Mbps/4Mbps/150GB) for $69 per month.
Let me start out by saying that for the past year there has been ‘provisioning’ going on with Bell Canada preventing me from getting any service other than Rogers Cable internet.
I signed up 8 months ago for a student promotion for 8 months no contract:
25Mbps Download; 2Mbps Upload; 160GB Cap; $52 after tax
This just expired and to my shock the price went up to $90. (I am rounding to the nearest dollar)
Here were my options (after calling Bell who informed me that they are still provisioning) Continue reading Rogers Retention Ridiculousness
If you are traveling to Europe and are anything like me, here are some recommended items to bring on your trip. Continue reading Essential electronics for European travel
Well I succeeded in naming a blog post with only acronyms.
This fun little device allows HDMI output from your android phone (think screen sharing). I picked one up from Ebay for about 7 dollars including HDMI cable. Quite a cool concept, however, in practice – not so much. Continue reading MHL USB OTG HDMI
Being a Wind Mobile customer for more than a year and a half now, I have always been disappointed with their mobile speed (specifically the upload rate).
Today, I went to Vaughan Mills Mall where they had a display for the HTC One. After talking with the sales person for a few minutes, I convinced him to demonstrate the speed test for Rogers which he was using as a carrier for the new device. Continue reading Rogers mobile speed test results with HTC One on LTE
I am writing his on my new Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight ereader. Yes, it is rooted, and yes, I am still getting used to the keyboard. Essentially this post is an exercise for myself to a) learn to type with a touchscreen keyboard (I have a QWERTY phone) and b) to determine if this is a viable blogging option. If I had to guess, I would say I could have written this post 4 times faster and with that amount fewer mistakes using a physical keyboard on a computer. Still I am really happy with the device’s capability thus far. Continue reading Nook: A Blogging Tool?
Dropbox is quite useful for storing specific files across various platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.
It provides 2GB of storage. This is enough for some files here and there but if you use it heavily you will quickly run out of space.
Here are some (free) ways to get more space: Continue reading Dropbox: Dishing Out Storage Space
Electricity is expensive! Currently the cost per kWh is around 7.4 cents. Don’t be fooled, you still pay a delivery charge and other fees, tax and sometimes even retail fees. This brings the actual cost somewhere around 15-20 cents per kWh.
If you are looking for an easy way to compare values of a given subset I have created a simple lookup table for arbitrary value vs. rating. For example a $10 item scoring 10 points would have a value of 10 such that the rating is determined by squaring the item’s score divided by the price of the item. It is very useful for rating items in the range of $10-$100 and can be easily manipulated to represent the value of any range by factoring the value of the lowest priced item in the range to equal 10, such that for a range of $100-$1000 the price would be factored by 0.1 (100 x 0.1 = 10).
Here is the simple math:
10 = MIN_PRICE x FACTOR
VALUE = (RATING x RATING) / (MIN_PRICE x FACTOR)
Read on to see a sample lookup table. Continue reading Arbitrary Value Rating Lookup Table