Category Archives: Technology

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iPad update

I am still listening to music on an iPod. I am still reading books on a Sony PRS-505. It is pretty clear to me that those habits are not going to change, as my preferences outlined here were not swayed by the capabilities of an iPad. However, I quickly found my iPad to be useful

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Kindle, too

I’ve become such a true convert to electronic book reading since I bought my Sony reader at the start of the year, that I for once managed to come up all on my own with a gift idea for my wife on her birthday. (Never mind that her birthday is more than a month away,

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Quasi-review: PRS-505

My kids love to ski. I don’t. So, on our weekend skiing trip, I had ample opportunities to use my new reading gadget, whiling the time away at the lodge. Overall, I am happy with my choice. I like the design and the feel of the reader, the user interface and the navigation is simple

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So I bought myself an e-reader

I did not decide to look for an electronic book reader solely after perusing information about iPad. An e-reader was on my to-buy list for quite some time. But the iPad announcement gave me a push and I finally spent money on a gadget that I long wanted. My procrastination was partially explained by indecision.

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iPad

The newest Apple gadget is shiny enough and I suspect a whole lot of people are salivating at the prospect of getting their hands on one. Perusing the official iPad website, I caught myself on a stray thought about how neat it would be to own one of these. Let’s recall my repeatedly stated admission

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Information flow

I’m watching the Yankees on TV last night. Becky, who does not have school in the morning, does whatever it is that she does on her laptop in her bedroom. The Yanks win the game and clinch the World Series. As delighted as I am, my outward reaction is purposefully muted, on account of Kimmy

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Technological advances

For a reasonably technologically-savvy person, I sometimes find myself utterly amazed by what nowadays technology can offer. Like, for instance. I’ve been wearing glasses since my early teens. One pair of glasses that I got myself roughly 20 years ago were so called “chameleons” – the specs that would become tinted in the sunlight. I

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Dust, of the non-magical kind

I am an information technology professional. While my specialty is far from being hands-on PC support, I know how to take a PC apart and then put it together. I have replaced faulty components or upgraded some such with my own hands on numerous occasions. But I do not have the urge to muck around

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Firefox Flash caching

By the way, while working with Flash for my World Map, I ran into a slight inconvenience. While locally Firefox properly picked up the latest version of the configuration xml file, I could not force it to pick up the updated server version of the configuration, short of rebooting my PC. It actually caused more

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A new little camera

Natasha and I have always said that we prefer digital cameras that are sized in a way that makes them feel substantial in your hands. None of that thumbs and forefingers nonsense, holding the camera as if it were a smelly diaper half a yard in front of your face. Real photographers use viewfinders anyway!

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Now on Firefox

I’ve had Firefox installed on my home PC for quite some time, but I wasn’t using it much beyond occasionally checking how one site or another might look and behave differently from what it appeared on IE. Then, a couple of happenings with my online friends led me to try it more extensively, and a

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New camera

On Saturday at 6:45 in the morning, we were woken up by the loud knocks on the front door. I ran down the stairs in my sleepwear ensemble – that’s as far as I am willing to go into intimate details at the moment – and accepted the package with our new camera, specially delivered

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