Archive for: July, 2008

New! Windows Mojave

Jul 31 2008 Published by under Ramblings

When people are told that there’s a new version of Windows called Mojave (ie, Windows Mojave) and people get to play with it, they love it!

The reactions when they find out its actually Vista are priceless…

The “Mojave Experiment” – http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/

Its been a year or so since Vista came out… perhaps its time to try it again.

Most of my complaints stemmed from driver support and application support (ie, iTunes didn’t work in Vista the first few weeks Vista was released, for instance)… did they ever get Synergy working in Vista?

hmm…

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Caloric Restriction

Jul 22 2008 Published by under Ramblings

It appears that can make anything into a pill…

Caloric Restriction Comes in a Pill

Scientists have provided the strongest evidence yet that the anti-aging benefits of calorically restricted diets can be duplicated — minus the near-starvation — by a pill.

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Presidency?!

Jul 16 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Has everyone registered to vote?

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Google Maps!

Jul 15 2008 Published by under Ramblings

The Google Maps car has been spotted in Houston!

Posted by corywright on Natuba

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Houston population growth highest in nation

Jul 11 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Houston keeps popping up in the news lately…

The Bayou City added 38,932 new residents between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, leading the nation in numerical population increase among cities with more than 100,000 residents.

Houston population growth highest in nation

also:

In a press statement, Perry’s office boasts that Texas now has the most Fortune 500 companies when compared to other states and has created 1.2 million jobs in just the past five years.

CNBC names Texas No.1 business climate

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New phone – hp ipaq 910

Jul 10 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-09

Jul 09 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @aaroneous I’ve been using everydns.net for 5 years now. Its anycasted with a web interface. Run by the same people who do opendns #

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BioDiesel in Houston

Jul 09 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-08

Jul 08 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • compiling a linux kernel on an 8-core machine is ridiculously fast… wow! #
  • 8-core machine = dual intel E5310 overclocked to 2.0ghz. Its a Dell PowerEdge SC1430 that I bought for $750 online with free shipping. #
  • finally got Ubuntu 8.04 with Kernel v2.6 working on a IBM NetVista N2200. Sweet! #
  • My new HP iPaq 910 windows mobile 6.1 phone has finally been shipped. My old HTC TyTn was on its last legs. (yes, I have an iphone too). πŸ™‚ #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-07

Jul 07 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • have I mentioned how awesome it is to have web-based email? Gmail + Firebox=”Da Bomb”! My PC is sooooo much snappier! #
  • Rackspace shareholder meeting tomorrow. Im a founder & a shareholder so I feel like I should go but it seems like a waste of time. Thoughts? #
  • @craigalberino Yes, Google’s email uploader requires outlook installed (it seems). But you can select which folders to send up, etc.. #
  • @maslowbeer is there a way to get the nerf bullets back? or is just a “cost of biz”? πŸ™‚ #
  • @vluther Any new good/cool places to in SA? #
  • @dshafik Dog & Pony indeed… my fears exactly. #
  • @vluther Wow, they finally finished the 510 construction? thats huge! #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-02

Jul 02 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • the google email uploader is pretty cool for an app only 300k in size #
  • I wish the google email uploader would let me upload a branch in a folder tree without forcing me to upload the root as well… #
  • popcorn hour a-100 going out to RMA today. $10 to ship it, but at least they’ll fix it for free.. seems like a common problem on the forums. #

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100% Web-based Email

Jul 02 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Today is the day I’ve made the switch to 100% web-based email. Specificallly, I’ve migrated all of my email accounts (and domains) to Google Apps.

Goodbye Exchange… (well, I’m still using Exchange/Outlook to sync my calender and contacts for the time being).

My PC is currently uploading all my old mail (dating as far back as 2002 – which is when I made the switch to Exchange/Outlook) to Google using the Google Email Uploader. Which is a bit slow going since it says it’ll take almost a whole day to complete…. but hey, its about 6 years of email and its free so I probably shouldn’t complain. πŸ™‚

What draws me to web-based email?

  • Its free and easy. I don’t have to maintain it… it works… and it works on any computer I walk up to that has a browser.
  • Search – its fast and it works. The search on Outlook (even Windows Desktop Search) is slow and clunky and it freezes up the program while its searching.
  • Threading. I’ve gotten spoiled with treading on the Gmail interface… I used to use it all the time with Eudora (which reminds me, maybe I should import all that mail from 1993 to 2002 into gmail as well). And now I can have it back with Gmail. (Ya ya, I know that Outlook has threading but it just doesn’t work as well for some reason).
  • Mobile – the Google guys got it to work on mobile pretty well… you can choose POP3, IMAP, a mobile web browser, or even their Java app. So basically most phones with internet access can access Gmail.
  • Switching computers. I’ve been working from a larger number of computers these days… back and forth from laptop to work and home PC’s… borrowing a few minutes on a buddy’s machine… trying out a new set up or even a VM… so installing Outlook and tweaking it the way I like takes hours to do… no more!

YMMV but it works for me and now I can move on and spend my time and money on things more interesting. πŸ˜€

Now what to do about contacts and calendaring… hmmm…

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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-01

Jul 01 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @billerickson where are you having drinks?! Green? #

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I have seen the future and it is solid-state

Jul 01 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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