I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options. 

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.

I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options.

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.

Reason To Love The Internet, #789

About a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a blog post that contained a whacky idea I had for a piece of software that allows one computer to connect to multiple different interent connections (wifi, ethernet, 4G card, whatever). Theoretically, it seemed to me, a computer that was able to connect to multiple wifi networks could double or triple internet speeds in certain locations. In my post, I said Microsoft should do it, but of course that never happened.

Kickstarter did it! Or this project on Kickstarter called Connectify Dispatch did it. 

Love it.

Reason To Love The Internet, #789

About a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a blog post that contained a whacky idea I had for a piece of software that allows one computer to connect to multiple different interent connections (wifi, ethernet, 4G card, whatever). Theoretically, it seemed to me, a computer that was able to connect to multiple wifi networks could double or triple internet speeds in certain locations. In my post, I said Microsoft should do it, but of course that never happened.

Kickstarter did it! Or this project on Kickstarter called Connectify Dispatch did it.

Love it.

ELECTRONICS GARAGE SALE!

I’m selling a bunch of extra electronic equipment that I’ve somehow attained over the years. Much of this stuff has never even been opened and the rest of it was used lovingly by me for some time. 

Ideally, you can stop by and pick up the item, but I could also mail some of this stuff. Just ask.

If you have any questions about any of this, definitely email me: rexsorgatz@gmail.com. Please help me find a home for this stuff. It’s all really good stuff:

Sony 15-Inch Flat Panel MonitorNice little flat-screen monitor. A nice addition to turn your desktop or laptop into a two-screener.
Model: SDM-S51
Retail: $210
Asking: $35
Condition: Very good.

SlingboxThis is the very first Slingbox model, but it still works great.
Model: SB100-100
Retail: $400
Asking: $40
Condition: Very good.

Energizer Inductive ChargerCharge your iPhone without connecting it to anything. Just lay it on this pad.
Model: IC2B-US
Retail: $110
Asking: $20
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Energizer Qi Inductive Charging SleeveYou need this case for the above to work.
Model: IC-IP3GS
Retail: $24
Asking: $10
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Pioneer Under-Mounted Plasma SpeakerThis goes under my 60-inch plasma, but I don’t use it. It’s a great speaker for any large flat-screen tv.
Model: PDP-S41
Retail: $120
Asking: $40
Condition: Very good.

MacBook Pro 17-inch Rechargeable BatteryIf you have a MacBook that has a removable battery, you want an extra one of these.
Model: MA458LL/A
Retail: $165
Asking: $30
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

iRobot Roomba You want a Roomba, I know you do. This one is in great condition, only used a little.
Model: Pet Series 532
Retail: $350
Asking: $170
Condition: Very good.

Linksys Wifi RouterGreat wifi router.
Model: WRT54G
Retail: $95
Asking: $25
Condition: Good.

D-Link Wifi RouterGood wifi router.
Model: DIR-615
Retail: $60
Asking: $20
Condition: Good.

Linksys Network AdapterIf you need to connect a device to your wifi network, this works great.
Model: WUSB11
Retail: $45
Asking: $20
Condition: Very good.

Dynex 60-inch TripodGreat tripod, never used because I have two.
Model: DX-TRP60
Retail: $30
Asking: $15
Condition: Perfect, never opened

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere - iPod/iPhone speakersEasy-to-connect speaker unit. Nice amplification for its small size.
Model: 5-00001
Retail: $70
Asking: $20
Condition: Good. No remote, no box.

Sprint Sierra Wireless OverdrivePull out this magical little square and you have wifi to share with your friends. It uses Sprint’s 4G network, which you need to buy separately.
Model: RS409
Retail: $100
Asking: $35
Condition: Good

CompUSA 5.1 Channel PCI Surround-Sound CardIf you’ve ever wanted to turn your PC into a surround-sound audio system.
Model: 293597
Retail: $20
Asking: $5
Condition: Good. 

TDK DVD-R 4.7GB — 50 PackA bunch of DVD-Rs that I have lying around.
Model: Z16X-RDIWHCB50
Retail: $12
Asking: $5
Condition: Perfect.

SOLD

Yahama 7.1 Channel Home Theater ReceiverI loved this receiver, but I upgraded this year to a newer one. It’s honestly very good though.
Model: HTR-5960
Retail: $400
Asking: $80
Condition: Very good.

Optoma Pico Pocket ProjectorTurn your iPhone or iPad into a projector.
Model: PK102
Retail: $150
Asking: $50
Condition: Very good. Box opened, but never used.

Cantenna Wifi BoosterI’ve never used this, but apparently you use it to boost your wifi connection.
Model: SCB10
Retail: $50
Asking: $15
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Viewsonic 19-inch LCD TVNice little TV with good picture quality. Has HDMI output. Includes remote control.
Model: NX1932x
Retail: $350
Asking: $110
Condition: Very good.

Conair iStubble TrimmerThis is the best beard/hair trimmer I’ve ever owned. I have an extra.
Model: GMT900R
Retail: $50
Asking: $20
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Panasonic Lumix 10 Megapixel CameraReally great point-and-shoot that I never use anymore. 
Model: DMC-FS8
Retail: $150
Asking: $40

ELECTRONICS GARAGE SALE!

I’m selling a bunch of extra electronic equipment that I’ve somehow attained over the years. Much of this stuff has never even been opened and the rest of it was used lovingly by me for some time.

Ideally, you can stop by and pick up the item, but I could also mail some of this stuff. Just ask.

If you have any questions about any of this, definitely email me: rexsorgatz@gmail.com. Please help me find a home for this stuff. It’s all really good stuff:

Sony 15-Inch Flat Panel Monitor
Nice little flat-screen monitor. A nice addition to turn your desktop or laptop into a two-screener.
Model: SDM-S51
Retail: $210
Asking: $35
Condition: Very good.

Slingbox
This is the very first Slingbox model, but it still works great.
Model: SB100-100
Retail: $400
Asking: $40
Condition: Very good.

Energizer Inductive Charger
Charge your iPhone without connecting it to anything. Just lay it on this pad.
Model: IC2B-US
Retail: $110
Asking: $20
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Energizer Qi Inductive Charging Sleeve
You need this case for the above to work.
Model: IC-IP3GS
Retail: $24
Asking: $10
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Pioneer Under-Mounted Plasma Speaker
This goes under my 60-inch plasma, but I don’t use it. It’s a great speaker for any large flat-screen tv.
Model: PDP-S41
Retail: $120
Asking: $40
Condition: Very good.

MacBook Pro 17-inch Rechargeable Battery
If you have a MacBook that has a removable battery, you want an extra one of these.
Model: MA458LL/A
Retail: $165
Asking: $30
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

iRobot Roomba
You want a Roomba, I know you do. This one is in great condition, only used a little.
Model: Pet Series 532
Retail: $350
Asking: $170
Condition: Very good.

Linksys Wifi Router
Great wifi router.
Model: WRT54G
Retail: $95
Asking: $25
Condition: Good.

D-Link Wifi Router
Good wifi router.
Model: DIR-615
Retail: $60
Asking: $20
Condition: Good.

Linksys Network Adapter
If you need to connect a device to your wifi network, this works great.
Model: WUSB11
Retail: $45
Asking: $20
Condition: Very good.

Dynex 60-inch Tripod
Great tripod, never used because I have two.
Model: DX-TRP60
Retail: $30
Asking: $15
Condition: Perfect, never opened

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere - iPod/iPhone speakers
Easy-to-connect speaker unit. Nice amplification for its small size.
Model: 5-00001
Retail: $70
Asking: $20
Condition: Good. No remote, no box.

Sprint Sierra Wireless Overdrive
Pull out this magical little square and you have wifi to share with your friends. It uses Sprint’s 4G network, which you need to buy separately.
Model: RS409
Retail: $100
Asking: $35
Condition: Good

CompUSA 5.1 Channel PCI Surround-Sound Card
If you’ve ever wanted to turn your PC into a surround-sound audio system.
Model: 293597
Retail: $20
Asking: $5
Condition: Good.

TDK DVD-R 4.7GB — 50 Pack
A bunch of DVD-Rs that I have lying around.
Model: Z16X-RDIWHCB50
Retail: $12
Asking: $5
Condition: Perfect.

SOLD

Yahama 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
I loved this receiver, but I upgraded this year to a newer one. It’s honestly very good though.
Model: HTR-5960
Retail: $400
Asking: $80
Condition: Very good.

Optoma Pico Pocket Projector
Turn your iPhone or iPad into a projector.
Model: PK102
Retail: $150
Asking: $50
Condition: Very good. Box opened, but never used.

Cantenna Wifi Booster
I’ve never used this, but apparently you use it to boost your wifi connection.
Model: SCB10
Retail: $50
Asking: $15
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Viewsonic 19-inch LCD TV
Nice little TV with good picture quality. Has HDMI output. Includes remote control.
Model: NX1932x
Retail: $350
Asking: $110
Condition: Very good.

Conair iStubble Trimmer
This is the best beard/hair trimmer I’ve ever owned. I have an extra.
Model: GMT900R
Retail: $50
Asking: $20
Condition: Perfect, never opened.

Panasonic Lumix 10 Megapixel Camera
Really great point-and-shoot that I never use anymore.
Model: DMC-FS8
Retail: $150
Asking: $40