Category Archives: Technology

Ten year year retrospective

Think back to 10 years ago. February 1st 2003, around 9am (EST) in the morning. Some of you will have this date burned into your memory, but many will not. Do you remember where you were, when you first heard? … Continue reading

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Too long for Twitter

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue … Continue reading

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On analysts and reality

Saturday: “Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster, on Saturday said he believes Apple sold between 600-700 thousand iPads on the first day.” Monday: “Apple announced this morning that they had sold over 300,000 iPads on the first day.”

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Observations from a Comcast outage.

I use a Comcast cable modem at home… I’ve been satisfied with the service; it’s fast enough for my needs and is generally dependable (brief glitches happen once in a while, which quickly fix themselves). However, for the past two … Continue reading

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Image manipulations

Fred and Borris both recently blogged about intelligent image resizing. This previously came up about a year ago, probably when this research video started making the rounds: [youtube vIFCV2spKtg] It’s cool stuff, although I’m a little doubtful about it working … Continue reading

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Stupid MobileMe

A month or two ago this stupid little icon showed up on my menu bar. I found it kind of amusing (in a sad kind of way) because it appeared out of the blue, without my having approved anything, and … Continue reading

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Today in Bacon…

From the Washington Post: The “small world theory,” embodied in the old saw that there are just “six degrees of separation” between any two strangers on Earth, has been largely corroborated by a massive study of electronic communication. With records … Continue reading

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Rocket science, indeed

NASA’s Mars Phoenix spacecraft has landed, without disaster, and the first pics are in. Huzzah! But what I found most stunning was this picture: That’s a shot of Phoenix dangling under it’s parachute (mid-air, during landing), taken by another spacecraft … Continue reading

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Launching and landing

Today we launched the first Release Candidate of Firefox 3 (yay!). 7 days from now, NASA will be landing a spacecraft on Mars. I thought it might be interesting to compare the two… The browser The spacecraft Original name: Phoenix … Continue reading

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Dear Sprint…

Dear Sprint… I hear you’ve had a rough time of it lately. Losing 1.1 million customers and $505 million last quarter? Ouch. I’d really love to help you out. Drop me a line when you have a billing system that … Continue reading

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