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Google Wave: Replacement for Email and More

If you missed the Google I/O conference last week, here is the video of Google’s largest announcement, Google Wave, which in short aims to replace the 40 year old email standard and become a new open standard for electronic communication and real-time collaboration. It’s a whole new way of thinking about online communication and there […]

Registered for the 2009 Chicago Marathon

It’s official — I registered for the 2009 Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2009. It will be my second marathon. w00t! My plan is to train with the San Francisco Road Runners Club and suggest friends in the Chicago area look into training with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Registration for the Chicago Marathon […]

Text Cloud – President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Moments after Barack Obama took the oath of office, a new White House website was launched where President Barack Obama has published his agenda for the new administration. In reading The President’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, I thought it would make for an interesting text cloud. The new site also includes the addition of […]

How-To: Get Out of Shoveling Snow

Check out this pimp house feature in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

Your Opinion: Short or Long Hair? (Vote!)

So I’m trying to decide if I should go back to short hair or not. Figured I would create a poll. What do you think? Vote! The fate of my hair is in your hands. Thanks for your opinion.

How-To: Upgrade MacBook, MacBook Pro Hard Drive to 320GB/7200RPM for Under $100

Buying a new computer in a down economy might not make sense but there are plenty of ways to upgrade and get more horsepower out of your existing machine. The most obvious upgrade is to add more memory. The next is to upgrade to a larger, higher RPM drive with faster read/write times. As many […]

New Blog Design

So, it has been quite awhile since my last post. 7 months and 17 days to be exact. There are a number of reasons (excuses) for this. Besides being generally busy with work and play, it seems that 2008 has been the year of the social networking sites, specifically Facebook and Twitter. With the advent […]

Top 10 – Personal Highlights of 2007

It’s that time of year. Time for the obligatory top 10 list. Walking home from getting coffee this morning I tried to think of the most memorable personal events of 2007. Here’s what came to mind. In chronological order… 1. Ironman 70.3 Hawaii. One of six triathlons I did this year. It was a tough […]

Amazon Kindle – End of Paper Books?

Today Amazon introduced the Kindle, a lightweight and powerful electronic book reader that features a new display technology that reads much like paper. Three years in the making, the Kindle has built in wireless connectivity and can display books, electronic newspapers, blogs, or just about any type of syndicated content. Weighting 10.3 ounces, the Kindle […]

Doggie Voicemail Saga Continues (audio)

Yet another wrong number. This on my voicemail today… Bottom line: Too much kibble, not enough wet. We’re going to get this wet/dry dog food thing sorted out! For the rest of the saga see: Aug. 30 – Another Dog-Related Voicemail (audio) Jun. 26 – Smokey’s Dental Appointment (audio)

Bay Area – 5.6 Twitter Quake

We just had a bit of a shaker in the San Francisco Bay Area. Magnitude 5.6 to be exact. No damage here but it was certainly felt across the twittersphere. You know you’re a technology geek when… Neat to see the real time responses, and glad everyone is alright. Picture below of the shake map.

Howto: Setup Gmail IMAP on the iPhone

Above is a video from Google demonstrating how to setup IMAP email on the iPhone. The primary advantage of IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) over POP (Post Office Protocol) is that IMAP maintains the state of messages across email clients. For example, if you delete an email at Gmail.com, then that email is automatically deleted […]

Install OS X Leopard on PC

Is been only a day since Apple released OS X Leopard and already hackers have found a way to install Leopard on PC. Not for the novice PC user and most certainly illegal, the hack makes use of a modified install CD. Hackers say the install is still experimental and things like sound, video settings, […]

Twitter – For Yourself, Business

If you work in technology or a related field and are not Twittering, start. If you own a small business, be sure to reserve your business name on Twitter immediately; like your URL, it’s important that you claim your business name before someone else does. (Some organizations on Twitter.) Not updating your company site or […]

Mac OS X Leopard – Friday, October 26

Apple announced today that Mac OS X Leopard will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Leopard is packed with more than 300 new features and introduces a brand new desktop with Stacks, a new way […]

Apple.com – Steve and Al’s Personal Platform?

At what point did Apple Computer, Inc.’s corporate website become Steve Job’s personal home page? Where exactly is Apple going with this? I can already picture the next ad. Swirly, dreamy transition to white… “Hi. I’m a Democrat.” “And I’m a Republican.” Hey, Republican. Do you want to see the Nobel Peace Prize I won […]

Beat Box Cooking Lesson

B-b-b-brilliant.

Devo on Saturday Night Live (1978)

Scott Beale posted this on Laughing Squid back in September and it’s been stuck in my head ever since — Devo covers “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones on Saturday Night Live (1978). Full credit to Scott for the find. 😉

glTail.rb – Realtime Logfile Visualization

For the techies in the crowd, I have been playing with glTail.rb for the past few days, a new ruby-based log file visualization script. Installed locally on a PC or laptop, glTail.rb SSH connects to and tails multiple Apache, Rails, or IIS web server log files and provides realtime site traffic visualization. (Instead of trying […]

Swimming from Alcatraz – Comics and Tales

San Francisco artist and triathlete, Tammy Stellanova, created a web comic strip documenting her experience swimming from Alcatraz on August 5th. The comic strip does an accurate job of describing what it’s like, the exception being the frame where she illustrates hitting something under water she can’t see (depicted as a small fish). This has […]