Archive for the 'geeky tidbits' Category

Man… time really flies

Monday, August 7th, 2006

After all, it was 15 years ago yesterday that Tim Berners-Lee posted this to usenet:The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system…. It aims to allow information sharing within internationally dispersed teams, and the dissemination of information by support groups.

Skype Mac Video Beta

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Well, I guess being in Chicago for three days made me miss the fact that Skype sneak-peeked the beta of their next round for the Mac, and even made public (though not promoted) access to the video-capable version of the beta.This thing’s pretty stable, and is *well* worth your time to check out.

Gmail shut me out?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

So, for almost 5 hours, my “main” gmail account has been unavailable, but other accounts are fine.I did a little bit of web searching and found some people saying this has happened for days at a time…… Let this be a lesson to you kiddos: never trust anything you don’t own, and certainly don’t trust the stuff you don’t even pay for!All that aside: anyone got a contact at Google that wants to sort this out for me?


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

A number of years ago, when I got my wife her first laptop, she went through and selectively ripped portions of “most” of our CD collection. Well, over the years, there have been moments of frustration as I looked to play a song only to find that it hadn’t made the cut way back when.

Domain Name Thieves Need Our Help

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

…otherwise they’ll just keep on stealing, and that couldn’t possibly be good for them or their general karma, could it?I’m referring to the add/drop scheme, described in great detail by Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of GoDaddy. In a nutshell, folks “in the know” can register domain names (by paying their fee), sit on them for 5 days (earning search engine affiliate revenue all the while), then cancel the registration and get their money back.

Gotta love it

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

We were out to eat about a week and a half ago (when the power was out) and I noticed this in the parking lot of the local Bugaboo Creek (hey, what can I say? I have kids and they cook a decent steak..

Pandora Rocks

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

In a nutshell, you login to Pandora, tell it about some music you like, and then it’ll start streaming songs to you that it thinks you might like, as well. You can rate each one, helping to guide Pandora through its future suggestions (for both you AND others), making it smarter as you go.Yet another chink in the armor of mainstream radio.

Why DID Apple Create the iTunes Music Store?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Now think about this: If you buy your songs from the brick-and-mortar record store, or if you buy them from the iTMS, or if you copy them from your “friends” on your favorite darknet or public peer-to-peer network of choice, Apple’s still going to sell you an iPod to play them…. By getting into bed with the record labels and offering a way for people to download songs legally, Apple has given the labels very little ground to stand on as Apple trudges forward selling every song-pirate their favorite MP3 player.

Bliss with technology in the rain

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I didn’t care where I was, I wasn’t worried about getting back to the office, and I just continued my stroll, iPod in the ears, Treo tucked safely (and dryly) in my pocket, and off I went. Yes, it’s true that these days I can never *truly* get away (that’s what being involved in running 4 or 5 businesses at a time will do to you!), but having the technology (in this case, the Treo 650) provide me with the flexibility to stand by the river in a rainstorm and soak it all in is, well, good enough for me.


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

My family and I are fortunate enough to have just moved to a college town. We really love it here, we do. One of the great things is having a constant influx of new, free minds floating around through town. College students are like intelligent sponges — they absorb everything and quickly regurgitate it in […]