Tag Archives: trendmedia

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TrendMedia, Guide Dogs Fetch Web Award

“Good boy!” TrendMedia and GuideDogs.com win the Web Marketing Association’s 2007 Non-Profit Standard of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Bottom line, it was a fun project to work on and at the end of the day one of those projects that really makes you feel good about what [...]

Zero Inbox. Zero Spam. Email Nirvana.

Believe. It really does exist. For years I have lived with a flood of daily spam messages and an email inbox that scrolled for pages and pages. I absolutely dreaded opening my email application. Every time I did, there were new spam messages to delete, a new fire to put out, and a list of [...]