Some quotes followed by brief commentary. My Box of Cruft: Remember way back to January 2007, when the iPhone was announced? Oh Internets, you wailed and gnashed your teeth endlessly. No 3G network? No MMS? No apps on the iPhone? No replaceable battery? Oh, your complaints were endless. You were sure that the iPhone was […]
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I like to host little group chats using the AIM network. Today's was in the "AppleTablet" room. If I had known what was to come I'd have told everyone to join the "ZzzzzzzzzzPad" room or something. The full entry contains the text from the chat.
I've been rather… let's go with "blasé" about the Apple Tablet to date. I own a Kindle and find that it's a perfectly good way to read books. It doesn't need charged frequently because the e-Ink screen sucks up so little power. It's small, light, etc. But it's not a good way to read anything […]
For a few years now I've wanted a video camera that can record decent video at a high framerate and a good resolution. About a year ago I bought a Kodak Zi6 and liked it. The Zi6 does 720p at 60 frames per second. It works, but it could be a whole lot better. My […]
For the first time in a long time I'm incredibly upset with an Apple product. Update: see the fourth comment. Derrr. I recently bought two AirPort Extreme Base stations to improve my home network. They've been nothing but trouble. They disconnect intermittently. Tonight I've restarted an episode of Dexter no less than eight frickin' times […]
Let me describe my network setup right now. I have a first-generation Time Capsule plugged into my cable modem. This provides my 802.11n network, "Netski." Plugged into that I have an 802.11g AirPort Express that provides an 802.11g network called "Getski." I have two remote WDS stations: one in the living room hooked to an […]
Love it. Seriously - it does a great job. But how much more awesome would it be if this were an input mode? Currently, here's an example workflow. Take video or picture. Click "Share" and choose email. Type in the to: field and maybe even a subject. The video's there already. Think "awww, shucks, I […]
I'm considering replacing my DVD player with a PS3. I doubt I'll play any games on it, but it'll give me a DVD player in roughly the same dimensions AND an inexpensive Blu-Ray player. It has WiFi built in (unlike the stupid Xbox 360 - for which I had to buy a little ethernet hub […]
Do you own or plan to buy a Kindle or nook? Nope. Yes, I own one. I plan to buy one soon. I own another e-reader and am going to stick with just it. View Results I like my Kindle more and more. I'll probably like it more again when the Mac app is released […]
My wife cracked the screen of her (formerly my) first-gen iPhone, and she's eligible for an upgrade, so it looks as though we're going to upgrade her phone to an iPhone 3GS. Which I'll promptly swap for my iPhone 3G… yes, she gets the tech hand-me-downs. She'll notice the EDGE -> 3G difference. I'll notice… […]
Are you using Google's new DNS service? Yes No View Results Why or why not? Answer and share your thoughts below in the comments.
The Kindle received a Thanksgiving update today, as noted by Dan Benjamin. Though the software update only pushed one decimal place to version 2.3, the updates include: Built-in PDF reader: Your Kindle can now display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle (via your @Kindle […]
iCal (or, technically, BusyCal) Alarms in our house are a somewhat comedic event. If Carey and I are both on our portables, three computers sound off at the same time along with her iPhone (an original, and thus, an EDGE phone). A symphony of beeps and dings and chimes rain down on us from every […]
As my tweet says: I ordered Stack and Tilt swing from Amazon on Kindle. They instead sent me some book about Seymour Butts. Indeed: YouTube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSj4Al7GlGE. Incidentally I spent ten minutes trying to find the best way to contact support at Amazon. To say they've made it difficult is quite the understatement. I […]
A few days ago I mentioned a book that was more expensive on Kindle than in hardcover. They've since updated that pricing, but that's not the point. The point is that the book - which I've had for awhile now thanks to Barnes and Noble's disregard for what may or may not even be an […]