Categories: "Technology" or "Copyright" or "Games" or "iPhone" or "Macintosh" or "PalmT3" or "YouTube"

The most insane laptop ever

09/18/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Normally I'd say that Dell was smoking something particularly potent when they created the monstrous XPS M2010 but I know at least one person personally who would probably buy it. The scary thing is that it actually has a battery and runs for about… more »
 

Oh lordy, not more DRM

09/18/06 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
One of my hot buttons is, and has been for a while, Digital Rights Management (aka DRM.) The main overall change is that the content (the music, movie or book) is no longer considered to be sold but merely licensed. The ability to then sell your copy… more »
 

Weblog privacy

09/15/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
This one came up today in a discussion with a relative. She'd found a weblog belonging to yet another relative that was expressing some fairly personal information, and was wondering about the ethics of reading what's functionally a private diary. My… more »
 

Blogging at work

09/14/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Whining
Recently a new version of our employee handbook was posted on the corporate intranet. The interesting this is that it now has a section on weblogging listed amongst the bits on inappropriate computer use and workplace harassment. Item #1: Do not blog… more »
 

Posts restored (mostly)

09/12/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Whining
I've restored all of the posts that were here originally, prior to the destruction of the original host. There's one I can't find as it was never cached by Google, but that's about it. Back up the site properly, Ritchie :) (Although I'm copying all my… more »
 

Internet culture beats Hollywood

08/29/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
This was quite funny. My mother who isn't a technology follower by any means was reading a recent copy of the Globe & Mail which advertised a charity appearance by Matt Damon. In the picture it looks like he's with a group of African children. She… more »
 

Upgrading systems is for the birds

08/28/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Whining
As time moves on, I get less and less interested in playing with the internals of computers. Each time these days I open up a computer to do some maintenance I'm reminded again that it's not fun any more, but work. more »
 

Forte Agent Newsreader Updated

08/27/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
I used to use Forte's Agent a lot when reading newsgroups and mail under Windows; I still have it installed although I've mostly migrated to using Open Webmail and Google Groups these days. The USD$19 upgrade fee (or USD$29 for a new license) isn't bad… more »
 

Review: Dock-N-Talk

08/22/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Reviews
Summary: the Dock-N-Talk is a gizmo that allows regular telephones to use a cellphone as if it was a landline. Rationale: $500 a year in Telus charges for a landline barely used while paying quite a lot more for a cellphone with lots of any-time… more »
 

Review: Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

08/21/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Reviews
Summary: Bluetooth-based stereo headphones. I like listening to music while taking the bus or working in the garden, but find the corded headsets prone to catching and tugging off. Naturally, I'm less than fond of that so was looking for alternatives.… more »
 

Hidden Songs In The Key Of X

08/20/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
A while ago, I picked up "Songs In the Key of X" which was a tribute (?) album to the X-Files. I remember hearing a few years ago that there was a hidden track on it. The track (two actually) exist in slot 0 (i.e. before the CD starts, and don't get… more »
 

Review: Creative Soundblaster Wireless Music

08/20/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Reviews
Summary: The Creative Soundblaster Wireless is a 802.11b MP3 player designed to feed digital music into a stereo from an archive elsewhere. Part 1: History When a review starts "I really wanted this to work well", you know it's not going to be a… more »
 

Poor business practices

08/20/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Whining
A while ago I was pretty positive about a Palm application called WorldMate Pro. It's a traveller's companion including all sorts of conversion factors, world weather reports, airline flight checker and so on. It looked nice and worked pretty well. When… more »
 

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