Monthly Archives: January 2011

Walternate is not Evil

For those of you unfa­mil­iar with the show Fringe, this post will make lit­tle sense. Fringe real­ly isn’t a show that lends itself to expla­na­tion.  In fact, in part, we’re pick­ing apart the rather sim­plis­tic expla­na­tion of some of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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HowTo: n900 Browser: Selecting Text

The mul­ti-but­­ton mouse and key­board com­bi­na­tion has become so ubiq­ui­tous that some­times we can’t imag­ine how to accom­plish some­thing on a sim­i­lar but dif­fer­ent inter­face.  Select­ing text in the n900 brows­er was one such prob­lem for me.  It’s not that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Asterisk Voicemail: Obstreperous.

It’s dif­fi­cult to start my first post regard­ing Aster­isk.  I have so many opin­ions and exam­ples in my Aster­isk file.  I sup­pose I can start by say­ing that Aster­isk is the worst — that is most poor­ly designed and imple­ment­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Rise of Tablet Computing… Finally

What is it that has final­ly caused the rise of the tablet com­put­ing device?  Is it real­ly the church of Jobs? It’s not like this has­n’t been tried a dozen times.  The first wide­spread exam­ple in pop­u­lar cul­ture was the big … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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3D Movies: The Latest Ripoff at the Box Office

I saw “Green Hor­net” tonight at the the­ater.  I don’t have a lot to say.  If you like Seth Rogan, you’ll like­ly like the movie.  It’s not a bad movie, but nei­ther is it a good one.  It was enter­tain­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Gilbert’s Bacon Log v2.0: The Bacon-Shrimp Log

Since the Christ­mas Bacon Log was such a suc­cess, when my wife was try­ing to decide what she want­ed for her birth­day din­ner, I sug­gest­ed a “Bacon-Shrimp” Log.  Chris­tine likes any­thing with shrimp and the idea of a bacon-shrimp log … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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On Outsourcing Your Life: Who Owns Your Data?

I own my blog.  I own my fam­i­ly snap­shots.  I own my web­site.  I don’t out­source any of these things.  Some of them even run from a web serv­er in my own house because I don’t use a mass mar­ket … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Error! Printer’s Broke: Must be the Internet!

My print­er is bro­ken!  It must be the Inter­net! Call them quick! I’ve owned ISPs.  I’ve worked at ISPs.  I’ve con­sult­ed for ISPs.  I’ve con­sult­ed for peo­ple who are unhap­py with their ISP. I’m going to make a state­ment: The com­put­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My N900 Continues to Amuse and Amaze (Me)

Apolo­gies in advance if this post ram­bles some­what; the sub­ject mat­ter is also some­what vague.  My phone, the n900 from Nokia is hard to pigeon hole.  The oper­at­ing sys­tem (Mae­mo) is shared by Noki­a’s oth­er tablet com­put­ers.  The fact that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Evil Genius

Do you ever cheer for the vil­lain? Does the bad guy deserve to win some­times?  Did you ever want to be the vil­lain … spread­ing mis­chief and evil to the cha­grin of the do-good heroes?  Elixir Stu­dio’s Evil Genius does … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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