Archive for October, 2004

Cell phones in Canada

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

I want a new cell phone. Specifically I’d like either a Motorola MPx220, or an Audiovox SMT5600, but nobody in Canada sells them.  The only way to buy one of these phones is to buy it locked to one of the cell networks in the states.  Bah.  

American and Canadian Price Disparity

Monday, October 25th, 2004

You can pre-order Halo 2 from Fry’s for $39.99 US. You can pre-order it from Future-Shop for $59.99 Canadian. A 50% price difference, when the difference in the dollar is 20%. Must be a good year to be a Canadian retailer.

YetAnotherForum Fix

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

If you’re using YetAnotherForum.net (an excellent free forum package, which I’m using in a few places) the current version has a bug in the stored procedures that will cause all kinds of strange problems when you have a multi-board installation – what’s going on is whenever a group is updated, there are some flags that are […]

Averatec C3500 Tablet PC Mini-Review

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

I picked up an Averatec C3500 Tablet PC a few days ago. I’ve been looking forward to this particular machine since hearing about it about 6 months ago.  The promise is that it’s a Tablet PC that’s reasonably powerful, and affordable – $1349 MSRP (US$). Best Buy in the US sells it for $1299.  Future […]

Integration

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Dare Obasanjo posted on integration, in reference to ‘Integrated Innovation‘, and used Microsoft Office is an example of a huge integrated piece of software. But Microsoft Office is not monolithic. It’s not one big piece of software, it’s a number of smaller pieces of software, that communicate through an established, standardized protocol – OLE. “The […]

Podcasting: The Next Generation

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

No, I’m not going to start podcasting… you don’t want to hear me um my way through trying to sound interesting. A lot of people who are podcasting today are doing it because they can, not because they’re particularly good at it. Podcasting is an interesting medium because it brings a pseudo-online experience to places […]

iPod

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Everyone loves the iPod. For a Mac user, this is a natural player to get – it integrates well with the system, iTunes looks and feels like a Mac app, and it probably works great (I don’t have a Mac but from what I’ve read, this is the case). If you’re a Windows user, however, […]

Undisker

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

I’ve been trying to make a .ISO file of a bootable CD so I can try it in Virtual PC. Found a simple little program that does this simple task well, called Undisker. It’s not free but the free trial got the job done. Thanks.

Podcasting = Broadcasting?

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Adam Curry’s take on Podcasting is that as far as licensing goes, it works the same as broadcasting, which means you get a broadcast license and you’re free to use anything you like.  I expect the recording industry will have something to say about this.  

DotNetNuke

Monday, October 18th, 2004

I’ve been running Rainbow for a while now at http://www.stevex.org/dnn, and I just installed the DotNetNuke portal toolkit.  It’s quite a change, and I think it’s a change for the better.  I’m going to write up some of my experiences with both, but in the mean time have a look at the new site.. there’s […]