Tag: Tech

No time to blog, so here’s a link roundup

* “Cutting the Cord on Cable”:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203550304577138841278154700.html. Wish I could get there but live HD sports still keeps me stuck to cable/satellite provider. I’ve tried the streaming options and they are weak — poor selection of games/sources (I need ESPN/ABC channels […]

Year end link clean up

* “Poor Halo play prompts stabbing threat”:http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/231642.asp. Doesn’t seem unreasonable. I’ve heard campers threatened with worse. * “How Secure Is My Password”:http://howsecureismypassword.net/. No idea how accurate, but fun. 17 thousand years for my typical password. * “Rich on photobooks”:http://www.tongfamily.com/archives/2010/12/photobooks-for-christmas/. I […]

Tech toys I want but don’t need

* Lifebook MH380. Japan only right now. For some reason this netbook just looks cool to me. * “Netgear 200mb powerline ethernet”:http://www.netgear.com/Products/PowerlineNetworking/PowerlineEthernetAdapters/xavb2501.aspx — I might actually need this, one spot in the house where I would really like a wired […]

The iPad

Well of course I will buy one because I am a geek. That said I am unconvinced. * I still have to carry my iPhone around because I need to make calls. Actually the iPad could free me to switch […]

Software/tech I have to look at further

After fall quarter ends… * “Microsoft Courier”:http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet. Well covered by now but gosh looks like a cool device. * “Daytum”:http://daytum.com/. I feel like I should like this but not really sure what to do with * “StockTwits”:http://www.abnormalreturns.com/2009/09/how-to-make-the-most-of-stocktwits/. Should learn more […]

“Whatever Happened to…?”

“Whatever Happened to…?” | Technologizer. Good times, I remember all these. Loved my Epson MX-80 printer, my Hercules graphics card, my Hayes modem. I even loved my MiniDisc for a while tho those things were goofy. Zip discs were awesome […]

Cool office desk

Milk Desk — i love well designed office furniture. I have a custom desk now that I am unhappy with because, despite massive passthrus, it just can’t handle the cabling and desk space demands of all the accesories needed. I […]

Net grab bag

* Taking online real estate to the next level — someone should hire Olivier to spec out their real estate web service. Great ideas. * Animated Atlas — growth of the US — I’m a sucker for maps. * The […]

Back from the dead

Back from two weeks of radio silence up on lopez island. Minor IT disasters on return — 3 power strips blown at home (can’t be a coincidence), one machine that forgot its hard disk config and was trying to boot […]

Cougar Mountain 6/17

OK I can’t leave well enough alone. I have to take every opportunity to turn everyday human experiences into geekfests. So I got a Samsung SC-X105 Sports Camcorder, attached the remote lens with the provided straps to my head, and […]

Father's day wishlist

Here’s what I want: * Samsung MP3 player — for podcasting * a good pedometer+altimeter for my reentry into hiking. plenty of good pedometers and altimeters but are there any combos — preferably belt worn, not wrist?

Web sites/services of recent note

* Google just keeps cranking — Google launches search history. Google allows multiple Site: specifiers — an undervalued capability. RSS reader now in gmail. Desktop search plugins. Hey google, give me a simple document app (notes and simple spreadsheets and […]

Small appliance product manuals

The web is an amazing thing. Saved us from a cooking disaster this weekend. We hauled our rice cooker out of the small appliance graveyard in our house — wedged in between the juicer and bread machine, just in front […]

Yes you can have too much technology

It is all coming crashing down around me right at the moment. I don’t feel like I have gadgets and gear, I just have problems. On my person/in my bag: my blackberry keys are sticking and i have to replace […]

Contacting Me

In a boring meeting the other day, I was reflecting on how many ways people can get ahold of me. I did a little inventory. Voice: You can call me at: * 425 709 0772. Ignition central number. Accepts Voicemail […]

Sites of recent note

* Love the new customizable Google news — my customized page is here (so that I can use it on all my machines). This page is good enough for me to add to my set of startup pages in Firefox. […]

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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