Friday, August 29, 2008

Going OTG for the next few days

With my familia , I will be going off-the grid for the next few days. I’m packed for sightseeing: ...(read more)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ubuntu and kernel security: another one bites the dust

It is getting harder and harder to do the Christian thing.

You know, turn the other cheek, and look away.

For years, we have heard the derogatory buzzwords chanted by the freetards (thanks, Real Dan Lyons) at Microsoft Windows: bloatware, insecure, porous. I, and...(read more)

Tiger Woods & EA: Response Marketing at its best!

One of the best things to do when faced with either a relentless competitor or admiring fans, is to create a timely and effective response marketing campaign to either countermand the wrongful perception, or in the case of admiring fans, move the needle...(read more)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Google drops Bluetooth and other features from Android

O Oh!

I guess it isn’t a cakewalk to produce an OS, any OS, after all, is it?

When those arrivistes from 1600 Amphitheater Parkway in Mountain View announced their all-encompassing mobile phone OS sometime in the past year, the mainstream media harlots went agog...(read more)

Monday, August 25, 2008 is giving away 4 laptops!

I have just been informed by Xavier Lanier, the Supremo over at that he is giving away four lappers.

Yes, that is not a typo! ….(read more)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The HP Touchsmart IQ506 Review

In January of 2007, HP announced, and shipped the first generation of TouchSmart PCs.

Positioned squarely at the entertainment and lifestyle spaces; it was far reaching in its potential, and probably just slightly ahead of its time.

The IQ506 represents...(read more)

SyncToy 2.0 released!

One of the best PowerToys out there has been SyncToy, formerly in version 1,4

Now, SyncToy v2.0 has been released....(read more)

Windows Small Business Server 2008 RTMs!

How cool is this?

According to Dean Paron, Group Program Manager for SBS 2008, the following are what to expect from SBS 2008...(read more)

Apple pays ringers to stand in line for iPhone

I am so NOT surprised!

That is a revelation I had thought about for a while. ...(read more)

Red RHAT says servers hacked

They were?

Weren’t they Linux systems? ...(read more)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More on Taiwan’s antitrust craziness

In comments to my post, Taiwan starts orbiting the silly galaxy, reader ‘adacosta’ feels it is a sovereignty issue, while reader ‘Michael Turton’ starts back down that tired line of Windows Vista is bad.

Since I spent quite a few minutes on my reply,...(read more)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Taiwan starts orbiting the silly galaxy

Just when you think it is safe to go outside comes the news of another formerly sensible country entering the silly constellation.

This time it is Taiwan!

In news straight out of Mad magazine, the powers that be at that manufacturing powerhouse have decided...(read more)

Open XML wins again

What did the ISO and the IEC say to the anti-OOXML crowd?

“Go away, losers.”

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  • OOXML: rumors, innuendos, and outright lies!; April 14, 2008
  • Some good news on the OOXML front; March 14, 2008
  • Open Office XML wins some, loses some; August 30, 2007
  • Hurray for Ecma TC46; July 1, 2007
  • ODF loses traction; June 13, 2007
  • OLPC gets real...; November 1, 2007
  • Massachusetts makes the right decision; August 2, 2007
  • Trouble in ODF City!; October 30, 2007
  • StarOffice 8; October 21, 2007
  • A review of pretenders to the Office throne; October 15, 2007
  • OOXML Dawn in Massachusetts, August 2, 2007
  • Microsoft Office and the Small Business; June 13, 2007
  • ODF format loses traction; June 12, 2007
  • XPS Essentials Pack; May 25, 2007
  • The Office-less office?; May 22, 2007
  • The XPS document format; May 1, 2007
  • Open XML is on ISO fast track; March 12, 2007
  • Microsoft calls out Blue; February 15, 2007
  • Open XML, your new document standard; December 8, 2006
  • Breaking news: Apple not worried about Zune!; October 16, 2006
  • Microsoft XML schemas proposed as standards; November 21, 2005
  • Mass Govt moves to OpenDocument – III; November 28, 2005
  • Mass Govt moves to OpenDocument – II; September 1, 2005
  • Mass Govt moves to OpenDocument; September 1, 2005

  • Gmail, O Gmail, where art thou?

    When a lot of pundits gather together wherever they gather together at, watch out!

    Yeah, watch out for the nonsense they would issue forth from their respective pieholes as they anoint the next ‘new thing’. Case in point is Gmail.

    By now, I sure you have...(read more)

    Friday, August 15, 2008

    Intel now resides in Bizzaro World!

    aka Stupidity reigns supreme in Centrinoland

    Has the world gone mad?

    In September of 2006, Apple shipped iTunes with the RavMonE virus. When they were found out by resolute security researchers, they issued that most stupid of corporate communications...(read more)

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008

    The VMware ESX/ESXi fiasco

    The Recipe: Take your flagship product. Improve it . Insert secret ‘time bomb’ code into it. Release gold version of said product with the stupid code intact. Have users unable to use their systems when the date activates the shut down code. Is this how...(read more)

    Monday, August 11, 2008

    DreamColor here, DreamColor there, DreamColor everywhere!

    DreamColor LP2480zx On June 10, 2008 in Berlin, Germany, HP publicly announced the DreamColor display – blogged about here . A technological tour de force, the DreamColor LP2480ZX set new standards of visual clarity and stunning visuals, all for a suggested...(read more)

    HP innovates with new Mobile Workstations

    The EliteBook 8730w, 8530w, & 8530p Mobile Workstations For the past several weeks, I have been enjoying the use – for my reviews –of HP’s latest and greatest in the personal workstation space. I started with The incredibly affordable HP xw4600 personal...(read more)

    Wednesday, August 06, 2008

    HP TouchSmart IQ506

    Yesterday, I received one of the new HP TouchSmart IQ506 systems to review.

    A second generation of systems using HP’s TouchSmart Technology, this beautiful system is well-configured: fast Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, TV tuner, touch functionality, etc.

    Right now, I’m filling it up with content.

    More soon….

    Monday, August 04, 2008

    The HP 2133 Mini-Note Review

    I have been reviewing the HP 2133 Mini-Note

    This is a full-featured, small form-factor notebook PC is HP’s entry in the nascent sub-$500 ultra mobile PC category.

    My review unit came with 2GB of RAM, a 160GB 7,200 RPM drive, Windows Vista Business, and Microsoft Office 2007.

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    Friday, August 01, 2008

    HP xw8600 Personal Workstation

    For the past couple of days, I have been speeding around the ‘Internet tubes’ using a honkin’, wicked-fast HP xw8600.

    This is a dual quad-core system with gobs of RAM, dual high-end video cards, fast hard drives, etc, etc. The specs below speak for themselves.

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