Joe Porletto

Quick rundown of my life so far:

Glint in my father’s eye >
Nervous fetus >
Odd little boy >
Cocky teenager >
Rebellious college kid >
Disillusioned 20-something >
Pizza boy >
Seattle Golf Course Groundskeeper >
Drunken poet >
Upstate NY Newspaper Copy Editor >
82nd Airborne Army Infantry Paratrooper >
NYC Production Artist >
Grand Canyon Structural/Wildland Firefighter >
NYC Digital Imaging Artist >
Contemplative 30-something >
Part-time Rock-Star >
Snowboarding addict >
San Diego Digital Studio Director >
Coolest uncle ever >
Kitten rescuer >
NYC Digital Imaging Artist Manager >
Scenario-Paintball nut >
Kickboxing aficionado >
International humanitarian >
Bored Facebook updater >
International Adventurer >
Pained 40-year-old >

New York Comic Con 2017: Get your geek on!

The past weekend, I attended the New York Comic Con (NYCC) held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Since 2006, every type of comic, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, anime, and literary fan can find something to get them excited at NYCC and there are more than enough cool-themed gadgets and tech …

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World Maker Faire New York 2017

This past weekend I attended the 8th Annual World Maker Faire New York held at the New York Hall Of Science. Started in 2006 by the publisher of Make: magazine and sponsored heavily by Barnes & Noble, Maker Faires are “family-friendly festivals of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” Everything a …

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Luminoodle LED Light Rope review

The Luminoodle Light Rope is a versatile, interesting approach to multi-use outdoor lighting. With bright output, long battery life, a number of mounting options and waterproof housing, the Luminoodle works well in most situations. Some design elements, like the lack of an on/off switch, do cause it to fall a bit short in the field. …

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Nintendo announces Super NES Classic Edition

Following up the massive success and sellouts of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo is hoping that lightning will strike twice as it announced today the release of a Super NES Classic Edition. Like the NES Classic, the Super NES Classic will be a mini system and will ship with 21 preinstalled classic games. It comes …

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StarTech USB/SATA Drive Duplicator and Eraser review

The StarTech Drive Duplicator and Eraser for SATA and USB Flash Drives is a powerful, simple to use, and versatile tool for IT professionals or consumers who routinely need to manage a number of different types of data drives. Although it’s lacking in documentation and is a bit expensive at the suggested retail price of $796.99, the …

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