Syncing folders between Vista, XP, and OSX – part 2

FolderShare: Kickin’ butt, takin’ names & flingin’ bytes! So far I have to admit that I really like the ease of use and simplicity of FolderShare. I am impressed. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up a machine – and it’s all done online. The setup is a bit cryptic and left me … Read more

Syncing folders between Vista, XP, and OSX – part 1

Epilogue It’s been a couple of months now since I purchased my Western Digital My Book  500 GB Hard Drive, and overall I really like it, but it isn’t working out like I had hoped. It’s really my own fault for getting Windows Vista just so I can play Halo 2, and I probably should … Read more

Operation Firefox

Mozilla is so cool. Their latest stunt is pretty brilliant, for a seriously blatant marketing ploy. Enlist an entire community of people who will gladly volunteer their time and resources to help market and advertise a company and their product; and how to do it without spending a virtual dump truck load of scratch. Operation … Read more

Amazon MP3 Downloads

I started playing with the Amazon MP3 Download service today and I have to say it’s pretty easy to use, and it incorporates itself nicely with your default player – in my case iTunes. The only thing I can see folks complaining about right off the bat is the download, but it’s tiny and non-intrusive. … Read more

Imperial Troopers lose major battle on Lamintooie

In a fierce battle which raged between Fairly Odd Parents and the final showing of Sponge Bob, three Imperial Troopers gave their lives to uphold the balance of power on Lamintooie. It’s really discouraging to see such carnage wrought by a fun-loving 3 year old. I’m not exactly why it is so much fun to … Read more

Tossed Gruel Methodology

There are literally dozens of Software Development Methodologies for a would-be programmer to select from, with an equally mind-numbing number of papers, blog posts, rants and raves to confuse the best intentioned developer into not knowing which one will work for their application, because according to all supporting data: they are all the best. Or … Read more

Usability in product packaging

I was strolling through Lowe’s today with my boys, not remembering if I had a good batch of putty, so I stepped down the paint and caulk isle, and noticed new packaging for the Elmer’s Wood Putty. The first thing that came to mind was "It’s about time." I was seriously taken with the new … Read more

A Digital Life: Living with Vista | Week One

It has been a week now, well almost; tomorrow will be the one week anniversary, and I can honestly say that it is nowhere near as bad as everyone says it is. In fact, I would venture to say that a fair number of those voices rallying against it (in the true spirit of Digg … Read more

User Experience Design: When good ideas go dark

Recently I started walking more often, trying to maintain my boyish, 35 year old figure a bit more… pro-actively, which led me to buy what has to be one of the worst devices I have ever purchased; a pedometer. It doesn’t interpret my footsteps accurately, it cannot account for change of stride and/or speed, and … Read more

Windows Vista: not all that and a bag of chips

I decided to be a good little consumer and spontaneously bought Windows Vista Home Premium and… wait for it… Halo 2! Yup, I needed to get a n new OS to play part 2 of one of the best FPS games ever – and so I did. Let me tell you, what a great decision … Read more

the 411 on GOOG-411

I sort of stumbled upon this the today; I haven’t seen any signs about it mind you, but just the same I tried it. 1-800-goog411 I guess the folks at Google decided to dispense with the normal trappings of accepted conversational greetings, opting for a more machine-like approach. When you call, you are greeted with … Read more

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