Jeffs Reviews

I review computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, kitchen gadgets and tools. Almost all I know about computers comes from hands on learning on the internet on my own, no classes or college in computers. I have built a few computers on my own and do all the work for all the reviews I write, contacting the companies myself and asking for things I am interested in purchasing myself. I work hard to bring you my opinions of the things I review and hope you enjoy my writing.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Doctor's and Appointments

I had an eye exam today and got some news I had been kind of expecting sooner or later, I'm getting old. Okay maybe the kind doctor did not say this out right but the "Your getting some early signs of cataracts and a little of this and that" is not "your getting old" but it amounts to the same thing.

Getting old means the body doesn't feel the same but the mind also does things as well. Memory goes and some things that used to be easy are tougher. I know I'm not that old but a few years ago I could get on a bike and tool around the neighborhood without problems but now when I get off the bike and walk up the steps to go inside sometimes the knee gives out and hurts. The carpel tunnel has not gotten worse but its there and some other small things have crept in here and there so yes, I am getting older.

When does old become a definite OLD, I suppose it means that you're wiser and have more answers to questions but maybe not everyone is wanting those answers from me yet. Old people used to be looked up at and admired for their wisdom and words and it just seems to be changing these days.

Today some kids just don't think the same way and it is a shame, some older people know a lot more than we do and just to find out some things from them is amazing. I enjoy talking with my wife's mother about some older stuff like when she was growing up and things she used to do, playing on the farm and growing up during the war years is fascinating and to hear about the common things like no indoor plumbing is fun. I totally understand how she has grown up to be so frugal and saves everything from those early years of growing up in the depression and during World War II when things were saved and re re reused.

Finding out these things from books or movies is just not the same, to hear about it from someone who has been there and done that means so much more. Advice is kind of like that as well, hearing about things from someone who is an "expert" doesn't mean as much but hearing it from someone who has done the same thing means so much more. My kids get the same thing but I understand more about it than when I was a kid. I tell my kids not to make the same mistakes I did but my wife and I know they will do some things that we did when we were young.

Advice is like that, for many it doesn't mean much unless the person we are getting it from has been there and done it before us to know what they are talking about.

And when it comes to giving advice be factual and easy, let the facts speak for themselves and realize something about giving advice, everyone has to make their own mistakes, its part of growing up.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


RRR. I hate when I try to find something online and cannot find it because the manufacturer's just don't care. I have been shopping for an LCD TV for a few months and just cannot understand why no companies are plugging their smaller TV's and just the big ones.

Yeah, I know it has to do with profits but for all the people at all the forum's who are asking for smaller TV's and ratings on them I do not see why the companies cannot send out some better information and possibly review units to places like Consumer Reports or Cnet.

I would love to be able to get a few newer TV's about 19 or 20 inch and review them for a good basic comprehensive review of smaller TV's as no one really has them out there.