Revisiting Fonus 6 Months In

Microwave and LTE tower

Earlier last year I wrote an in-depth review of Fonus Mobile, after having been given early access to the new mobile service reseller. I figured it was time to check back in on how the experience has been, and what’s changed since I first reviewed it last year. A New SIM Not long after I wrote my previous review, my SIM card…

Robin’s Collection of Things #2: Cold War Tech, Decision Making Tools, Open Source CRM

Cars crossing on a ferry departing Shelter Bay, BC

Welcome back to the second time I’m doing this (you should subscribe)! Here’s the cool stuff I encountered last week, starting with some shameless self-promotion! As you might know, I like weird tech, and one amazing source of that is Cold War-era technology. I started a new site called ColdWar.tech, along with social accounts on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. In doing so, I realized just how…

Launching a newsletter! (Issue #1)

The moon rises behind an LTE tower.

Why? Because I can, and you should subscribe. I’ll share some technical tricks and cool things I’ve discovered from across my online travels every Sunday. Someone on TikTok showed off how to make an automatic license plate reader for the highway beside his house and shows off how to do it in 60 seconds. Stoic is trying to become the Betterment or…

The Vanishing Line of Cold War-era History

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been researching and collecting information on Cold War technology (a topic of personal interest for me). I’ve been gathering information on how technology advanced and infrastructure was built in the shadow of a fear of nuclear war. As I’ve been doing this research, I find a lot of sources for this information are brittle at…

Fonus Mobile Review

My experiences with Fonus began at the end of last year, on November 21st when I heard about a disruptive mobile provider that wanted to provide global, unlimited service for a low fixed fee (presently listed at $30USD/Month). I need to disclose that I was part of an initial promotion where the first 500 people to purchase a SIM card on the…