Great Observations from Tom Peters on offshoring. The ones that especially resonated with me: * “Off-shoring” will continue; the tide cannot be reversed. * Service jobs are a bigger issue than manufacturing jobs, by an order of magnitude. * We are in the middle of a once every hundred years’ (or so) productivity burst — ...
Lost Remote: Super DVRs in the pipeline — these start to look like whole-home media servers. Are we going to end up with one media server in the house driving all our tvs, or a federated network of many of them?
Thanks Rich for the cookbook to get my config up to date — Tong Family Blog: MovableType Maintenance
Alpine Launches World’s First Car Audio Head Units to Allow True Integration with iPod — this is what I really want.
Martin’s admitting that he watches the Apprentice (Deep Green Crystals: The Apprentice Episode 7: Tammy’s turmoil) has motivated me to come clean. Besides The Apprentice, we are in love with My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee (what a finale last night!!); Smallville; 24; Friends; Judging Amy; Law and Order SVU; The Practice. And we have minor ...
Lost Remote: Max out your TiVo — nice pointer to the WeakNees site which looks like an easy way to upgrade your Tivo. I am teetering tho as I have said before, I am in deep doodoo if I screw up the Tivo.
EE Times – The trouble with Rover is revealed — from Lockergnome
From Rich’s site — great counsel on debugging a PC — basically really look hard at the power supply – Well, here’s what I’ve learned about really debugging a PC that is crashing. Script for future use: Get a device count and estimate power supply requirements. Make sure the power supply is adequate to the ...
From Frank, pseudorandom: Vancouver Highlights. Very helpful list from insiders. We love Vancouver and try to get there at least once a year for a visit.
Top 75 Network Security Tools via Scoble, thanks.
Marginal Revolution: What ten books should an undergraduate read? — great list. I confess to having never read “Democracy in America” and so ordered a copy. If I had to slip in one more science oriented book, it would have to be something that covered G?del, perhaps G?del, Escher, Bach
The extension feature of newsgator2.0 is very cool — i just installed Fetchlinks which Greg Reinacker pointed out, I’ve wanted this for a while. I’m going to pass on the calendar extension tho — i protect my time carefully and i do not want random events flying onto my calendar.
On the road this week, got a lot of reading done. Micro reviews here. Seabiscuit. Didn’t expect to like. But great story red pollard and seabiscuit. These characters will stick with me for a while — unusual for a nonfiction book. This is a keeper for the bookshelf. Now I have to see the movie. ...
pseudorandom: Flickr Launches — always good to see a Pacific Northwest startup making good progress. Congrats!
Using WINKsite: Moblogging, Mobile Communities, Mobile Site Builder, npw I have a wap variant of my rss feed — man my readership is going to go thru the roof now.
Looking at PC-connected mixers as a way to augment my KVM based on a suggestion from a reader. Hercules DJ Console USB DJ/Audio Interface for PC — this will let me mix the output from one PC (acting as a usb sound card) with (it looks like) an spdif output from another pc. I can’t ...
BeyondVC: Want to be your own long distance player? — Not clear that I want to be a LD provider, a crappy business (because of these economics), but interesting.
It is details like this, repeated over and over again in the codebase, that have so entrenched Windows — Sure, we do that
quickSub looks like a cool little widget to automate feed subscription, as well as this little yahoo widget. On my todo list for my site.
Another great utility from Rich — Tong Family Blog: SpeedFan — the guy has way too much time on his hands.