Category Archives: technology

writing my first windows phone 8 app

At some point yesterday, I submitted for approval my first ever Windows Phone app. It also happened to be my first ever Windows Phone 8 app, since I never got around to developing any apps for the previous version of the operating system. I figured I’d type some thoughts down on my experience as a [...]

1 Comment

8th day thoughts on the Microsoft Surface RT

So, a little more than a week ago, I made the impulse decision to purchase a Microsoft Surface. I ended up spending most of my lunch hour in line at the Microsoft Store in The Domain in a mostly chilly morning with about a 115-120 other shoppers. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

technology soapbox

A lot has been going on in the technology landscape over the last few weeks and I’ve decided to get on a little soapbox and share my thoughts on them at midnight on a Tuesday night instead of going to sleep so that I can wake up in 7 hours to walk my dog after [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

why i love windows phone 7

The internet, in general, hates Windows Phone so I decided to write a quick post to explain why I’m completely smitten by the platform. For background purposes, the Nokia Lumia 900┬áis my fourth smartphone after a BlackBerry Curve 8310, the iPhone 3GS and, most recently, the HTC HD7S. I’ve been using the Windows Phone platform [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

iTunes is a piece of crap

I don’t mean to regularly post about iTunes crappiness as far as media playing software goes, but it really stinks. Without fail, every time I’ve connected any one of my iOS devices to my computer (iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4) the software says my device has some sort of system error and [...]

Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

whinoceros

Recently an article came up on my Google News about the new “background image” option on the Google homepage. It was an article on PC World ruminating about why some people are complaining about the new background image. I read it and agreed with most of it, but most honestly, I was wondering, “What kind [...]

Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

apple and flash

Steve Jobs posted an open letter today about why Flash is not and will not be supported on the Apple mobile platform. You can follow the link to read the full article, but basically he gave 6 reasons. Let me look at each of these one-by-one. And before I do, I would like to remind [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

windows xp needs a swift death

I don’t feel like composing a well-thought out entry here, so I’ll just publish a series of one-liners. If I ever suffer from high blood pressure, it can almost certainly be attributed to Windows XP. Windows XP is where productivity goes to die. It has taken me 5 hours (and counting) to install LabVIEW Beta [...]

Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

psyched about iPhone OS 4

Apple held their iPhone OS 4 event today and I must say, I’m pretty psyched by the features that they are rolling out. Some of them are things that should have been part of the OS from day 1, in my opinion, others are pretty good innovations. All in all, I can’t wait to see [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

enjoying the vaio

Last Thursday, I ordered a Sony VAIO Y Series laptop (VPCY118GX, to be exact) to use as my new “work” machine. Basically, I’ve got a few weeks of travel coming up in the next month, and I was not looking forward to the prospect of carrying around my large HP laptop with the potential of [...]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment