What you should know about Google’s archiving practices – in progress

It’s been a while since I’ve done a good Google ribbing so I figure I’m due. Today the issue is Google’s over-zealous archiving practices. Before I get started let me clear the air, I don’t have anything personal against Google. I use Google services all the time and I appreciate their user oriented philosophy. IContinue Reading

Bridge the gaps in Outlook

Bridge the gaps in Outlook

Timebridge has released a web-based, public scheduling manager into beta that may cut down on the amount of “back and forth” it takes to schedule a meeting through Outlook. If you have ever scheduled a meeting through Outlook, you know that it may take several emails and cancellations to get a time that works forContinue Reading

Convert Those Old Cassette Tapes

Convert Those Old Cassette Tapes

The BTO Plusdeck 2c is a nifty little invention that allows you to convert cassette tapes into CD’s.  Had I known that a technology like this was going to emerge, I might not have gotten rid of all of my tapes from the past. Continue Reading

Desktoptwo: It could be the next big thing

Online desktops have the potential to change the way we use computers as much as or more than any other technology that has recently emerged. What, you’ve never used one? I’m not surprised. The basic idea behind them is very sound, but so far their real world implementations haven’t been. Online desktops provide internet-based servicesContinue Reading

Empty that Tray! Running lean and clean…

Empty that Tray! Running lean and clean…

Yesterday, I had a service call, one of the “standards” as I like to call them. A slow PC.  I got on-site, and looked at the usual suspects.  There were no viruses or spyware, but there were a dozen little icons in the system tray.  NO WONDER! All this junk loading, XP was choking!Continue Reading

See it all at once with the Pertelian X2040

See it all at once with the Pertelian X2040

The Pertelian X2040 PC Assistant is a device that condenses the various tasks running on your computer and puts them into a central location right in front of your eyes.  The device itself is a small LED screen that connects to your PC via USB port.  The screen scrolls at a speed you choose, andContinue Reading

Is the Blackberry Pearl Too Small?

I was finally able to get hold of a Blackberry Pearl to mess with for a few hours.  I have a soft spot for the Blackberry, as I had one for most of 2003.  Anyhow, I was able to help someone set the unit up on their computer so they can sync with outlook. Here’sContinue Reading

I am a Pleo stalker

I am a Pleo stalker

In talking with a friend of mine the other day I discovered a great toy that apparently has a growing sub- culture all its own.  In her own words she is “stalking the toy”, so I had to dive in and see what its all about.  The toy is called PLEO and it is “autonomous roboticContinue Reading

Watch it now on Netflix

Netflix has launched a new feature that allows members to watch full-length videos online. After logging into your account click on the “Watch Now” tab. Pick a video, click “Play”, and you’ll be prompted to download a player. Not all of their catalog is available. Right now the selection consists of mostly older movies andContinue Reading

Digg Hack: Making your site look bigger than it is with DiggClick

Here’s a simple trick that will amuse your friends and make it look like your site has gone from a few readers a month to a web sensation overnight.Continue Reading