Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Your hard drive will fail you one day... PREPARE!

I am here to tell you that you will lose your data.  Not that you might, or that if you're not careful something bad might happen.  It will happen.  Maybe not today, tomorrow, or next week.  But eventually, you will have a hard drive fail on you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

As dad, how do you prepare to handle the death of a pet?

Early last week our very loved, very old Bassett Hound, Simon, started acting a bit odd.  Now, the first thing a vet might ask is "any changes in his energy level?"  Well, he's a Bassett Hound.  He's spent around 20 of 24 hours each day sleeping, for the past 5 years.  Its just what they do.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Apple App Store - Bane or Boon

"in the end...Apple will sell more b/c it was the first, easiest to use, & has trendy looks."

That was one of the lines in a conversation over IM today @ work.  I warned the guys involved that I was going to steal their lines.  The whole exchange was something like this:

Geek #1:  in the end...Apple will sell more b/c it was the first, easiest to use, &; has trendy looks.
Geek #2:  tru dat
Geek #3:  and it has apps... /   lots of apps /  that don't suck
Geek #1:  yeah, I agree...the approval process does help.
Geek #3:  and I feel like I can go against the holy jobs at any time by jail breaking

Monday, June 7, 2010

Why "What Droid Does" isn't so important........

I sit here on the eve of what is almost assured to be the revelation of a new generation of iPhone, and release of the new 4.0 iPhone OS.  What better time to throw some fuel on the fire of the iPhone VS Droid debate ;)

To compare the two competing mobile OS's one might be compelled to draw up one of those nice comparison charts.  You know, with the pretty check boxes or numbers showing what each platform offers in price, stats, and features.  I particularly like the ones which are put together by the marketing group from one of the included devices.  Where they include options that not only are unique to their product, but really are only of any use to their product as well.  I might even be inclined to point out some marketing research showing which device is gaining more of, or holding onto market share.  I might chose to beat a dead horse and talk about how Apple has such a huge head start in user base and number of applications that nobody will ever be able to catch up.