Archive for September, 2008


Saturday, September 27th, 2008

My wife bought a new teapot. On the bottom, it says it’s freezer and microwave safe. It does sound convenient to take your pot of frozen tea from the freezer and heat it up in the microwave, but I wonder what those snobby tea drinkers would think of that.

Shure SE310 In-Ear Headphones

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

I picked up some Shure SE310 in-ear headphones when I was in San Francisco back at the start of the year, and never blogged about them. Better late than never, here are some thoughts. The good: They sound incredible. It’s stunning how clear music sounds, and how much bass they kick out. They block out […]

Seasons Greetings

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

It’s never too early for Fruit Cake! (There’s a surprising variety and quantity of Fruit Cake at my local grocery store today).

Bailout Theory

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I have a theory on the economic bailout plan that’s being proposed in the states. Disclaimer: I know as much about economics as I do about fixing cars, and I’m all proud that just last week I changed the headlight bulb by myself. Here’s a quote from Dave Winer with some back story: Now we […]

I’m a PC

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

And you should be a PC too, because lots of other people are. I think that’s what they’re saying… But if everyone else jumped off a bridge, I thought I wasn’t supposed to jump off a bridge too. I think my Mom told me that.

Defective MacBook Pro Battery

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

With all the various battery recalls both for Apple and non-Apple laptops, it sucks to have a defective battery that’s not being recalled. Check this out: coconutBattery is a great little utility that pulls together some battery numbers in a nice UI. In this case it’s telling me that my battery’s maximum charge is 21% […]

iTunes 8 Terms and Conditions

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Finally, an agreement I can get behind. I wonder if this is a binding contract.

Abandoned Websites

Monday, September 8th, 2008

For all the work that people do to try to prevent spam from showing up on websites, there’s a class of sites that spammers are using to propagate spam basically unchecked. Abandoned Websites. Here’s how it typically goes: Bob gets an idea for a site. In a burst of optimism, Bob registers a domain name, […]

Bill Gates and Seinfeld

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Microsoft has come out with their first ad response to the Get a Mac ad campaign by Apple. I don’t get it. It’s fun and whimsical, but it seems like one of those videos you show at the start of a company meeting, not something you use with mass media to try to improve your […]

Chrome and the Sad Tab

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I like the fact that Google Chrome runs each tab in a separate process. What happens when one of those processes dies? Fire up Task Manager, pick a chrome.exe and try it out: