Friday, October 22, 2010

Daemon by Daniel Suarez

Daemon by Daniel Suarez (Dutton, 01/09/2009)I just finished Daniel Suarez's much talked-about Daemon.  (Talked about among the digerati, at least.)  It's not a literary masterpiece, but it's a great story and a thought-provoking idea, and I think it will resonate particularly well among the tech-savvy and younger generations.  (There is talk of an upcoming movie, which would be pretty awesome.)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The 2010 Macbook Air

Product ImageSo I'm looking over the new Macbook Air announced the other day.  It's a beautiful piece of hardware, but at 11" and 13" and only a 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo it seems like more of a “couch” netbook than a productivity laptop.

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The 2010 Macbook Air

Product ImageSo I'm looking over the new Macbook Air announced the other day.  It's a beautiful piece of hardware, but at 11" and 13" and only a 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo it seems like more of a “couch” netbook than a productivity laptop.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Froyo Arrives on the HTC Incredible

Verizon pushed Froyo (Android 2.2) to my Droid Incredible this past week.  In a nutshell, the changes are unremarkable.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HTC Incredible Road Test

If you've seen my Twitter feed lately, you probably know I got an HTC Incredible (aka. Droid Incredible).  It's my first smart phone so I have nothing to compare it to.  Which means this road test review will be pretty short:  Everything about the Incredible rocks and everyone should get one.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Choosing an Incredible Verizon Smartphone

So I saw that Verizon Wireless is having a ridiculous promotion on the Palm Pre Plus ($49 with a second phone free) and the Pixi Plus ($29) right now, with a 2-year contract.  Which reminded me that my contract ended last year and I'm long overdue for a new phone.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

What To Do With An iPad?

I saw an iPad the other day.  It's very slick and stylish, but I don't quite know what I'd do with it (other than show it to people and say, "I have an iPad").

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

NoSQL is Coming

There has been an explosion of talk about "NoSQL" lately (ie. I've seen a few posts about it), and since it is every blogger's obligation to follow the crowd and re-write what everyone else is saying, I shall now present my thoughts on NoSQL.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Peek at Google Web Toolkit

So I'm looking over this Google Web Toolkit thing since someone around here thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.  I hate to disappoint but it's conceptually the same as the much-hated ASP.NET WebForms - it's a framework to abstract HTML and Javascript away from the programmer.  But instead of .NET and Visual Studio, Google's version is based on Java and Eclipse.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Google Wave

Google Wave is all the rage among the digerati:  If you don't have a Google Wave invite, you are a nobody in the industry.  (The super-elite even have more than one account!)  LifeHacker is already running tips and tricks even though nobody can access it.  My opinion on Google Wave?  Don't have it, don't need it, don't want it.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Technology Bits

Updating the status of technology in my life, in no particular order.

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Technology Bits

Updating the status of technology in my life, in no particular order.

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Technology Bits

Updating the status of technology in my life, in no particular order.

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Technology Bits

Updating the status of technology in my life, in no particular order.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

What We Didn’t Have For Amiga Development

While using Cloanto’s Amiga Forever to massage the source code for Rend24 into something that actually compiles*, I was amazed at the basic functionality we had to live without during the time I did Amiga development.

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