Archive for October, 2005

Google and OpenOffice

If I were Microsoft, I’d be very afraid. This could do some serious damage. And unlike MS Office, you don’t need to sell your first born to obtain a copy. OpenOffice is a great product. Hopefully Google will give them the edge they need to take their rightful marketshare. Or at a bare minimum, force […]

Backup fun

Back in July I set out to get a good backup solution for my laptop (and my Mac). I then found a 300 GB Hard Drive for $99 (after rebates) [btw: the $99 offer is back again as of this posting], and a $60 case for that drive. My new laptop came with some IBM […]

Mac Need Not Apply

BrassRing Enterprise 8, which is used by many companies to allow applicants to apply for a job online is going to be adding Firefox support in version 8 (due out December) to address incompatibility with Mac users (I presume Linux users are also affected). This is great news of course, and may mean that they […]

Reporter Most Wanted

American Express is the number one reported website to have issues with Firefox. You can see the report here. It would be great to get this one resolved. So here’s what I need: If anyone out there works for American Express, or knows someone who does, let them know about this blog post, and ask […]

Microsoft Office

Anyone else thing Microsoft Office is way overpriced? Take a look at your options. $149 is Academic (you’d think for that money, you get Professional on an Academic license, but your wrong). The cheapest upgrade is $239. Wouldn’t mind upgrading to have XML support, but is there anyone who can justify those prices? Microsoft should […]

VoIP via Asterisk

Asterisk@Home looks like it would be a lot of fun to set up. This could totally rock to have at home. I see a few great advantages: Share the lines. Rather than have a phone or two per line, you can have all phones being able to access the lines. No need to go get […]

New Laptop

I’ve now had about about 48hrs with the new laptop. Just a few thoughts (in no paticular order): On the plus side Well built as typical of IBM. Nothing if squeaky, flimsy. It feels very solid, despite being so thin. The 9 Cell battery sticks out the back a little (about an inch). And provides […]

It’s alive

The laptop story is finally over. Yesterday, a shiny new Thinkpad T43 arrived. I gave it a few hours yesterday and it performed well, no signs of any problems. I’ve got some extra RAM on order to help things out even further. Executive Relations did come through, despite some supply issues limiting their abilities. They […]

Apple iPod Software Update?

Will Apple ever update the firmware for the iPods to provide a few more toys? One thing about the iPod is that they haven’t been to good with firmware updates. They seem reluctant to give even the slightest enhancements. They likely port over easily as there’s really no large difference between versions under the hood […]

100,000,000 Downloads

100,000,000 downloads. That’s almost 1/3 of the US population. Here’s another cool stat: Countries Ranked by Population: 2005 ——————————————————– Rank Country Population ——————————————————– 1 China 1,306,313,812 2 India 1,080,264,388 3 United States 295,734,134 4 Indonesia 241,973,879 5 Brazil 186,112,794 6 Pakistan 162,419,946 7 Bangladesh 144,319,628 8 Russia 143,420,309 9 Nigeria 128,765,768 10 Japan 127,417,244 11 […]