Hi. My name is Paul. I work in a button factory.

All Posts by Paul Newcomb
Tech enthusiast, freelance programmer, web designer, blogger, and wannabe musician. Living in Minneapolis with my puppy.

Keurig Brewer – How to Get Rid of Plastic Taste

Published April 1, 2015 in Health - 46 Comments

A $180 coffee maker should not produce bad tasting cup of coffee, so my Keurig B70 Single Cup Coffee Brewer has been pretty disappointing. The burnt-rubber and chemical laden taste was so overwhelming that I couldn’t even finish a cup. Granted, any new coffee maker is expected to have a plastic taste for the first few cups, but it’s usually gone […]

Mind Boggling Cosmological Realizations – Hubble Deep Field Observations

Published July 26, 2012 in Science - 0 Comments

“With increasing distance, our knowledge fades, and fades rapidly. Eventually, we reach the dim boundary—the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. Not until the empirical resources are exhausted, need we pass on to […]

Modafinil Experimentation

Published October 27, 2011 in Health - 18 Comments

I recently came across some information about a nootropic drug called modafinil while reading up on the dual n-back exercise as a way to increase focus and working memory ability – two things I’ve always struggled with in my life (at least I think so). For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a […]

Polyphasic Sleep Experiment

Published August 27, 2011 in Health - 0 Comments

I recently came upon a interesting concept that pretty much completely goes against the grain of traditional sleeping.It’s called polyphasic sleep. Basically, instead of going to bed at night, hibernating for 7-9 hours, and waking up in the morning, this way of sleeping emphasizes taking short naps (about 20 minutes each) throughout the 24 hour […]