Archive for: February, 2010

Viper in the stable

Feb 26 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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How to move your data directory to a different drive in Win7

Feb 26 2010 Published by under Ramblings

My primary drive in my desktop PC is an SSD, and I have a 1TB drive for my data drive… this tool makes it easy to split things up onto those two drives…

Profile Relocator is a step-based application that allows the re-locating of the Windows Users profile directory. Once re-located, any created profiles will appear in the new location in their entirety. The advantage to doing this allows profiles to be stored in a location that doesn’t reside on the system drive, ensuring that profile data isn’t compromised as a result of re-installation or system failure.

Profile Relocator

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Hitler makes a Hitler YouTube parody video

Feb 25 2010 Published by under Ramblings

There are so many of these, and I really don’t want to like this one – but man is it funny…

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Windows Mobile 7 Looks awesome!

Feb 22 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Kudos to Microsoft in starting from scratch… WinMo7 looks great…

Forget everything you know about Windows Mobile. Seriously, throw the whole OS concept in a garbage bin or incinerator or something. Microsoft has done what would have been unthinkable for the company just a few years ago: started from scratch. At least, that’s how things look (and feel) with Windows Phone 7 Series. This really is a completely new OS — and not just Microsoft’s new OS, it’s a new smartphone OS, like webOS new, like iPhone OS new. You haven’t used an interface like this before (well, okay, if you’ve used a Zune HD then you’ve kind of used an interface like this). Still, 7 Series goes wider and deeper than the Zune by a longshot, and it’s got some pretty intense ideas about how you’re supposed to be interacting with a mobile device. We had a chance to go hands-on with the dev phone before today’s announcement, and hear from some of the people behind the devices, and here’s our takeaway. (And don’t worry, we’ve got loads of pictures and video coming, so keep checking this post for the freshest updates).

Windows Phone 7 Series hands-on and impressions (updated with video)

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My new TED arrived today – sweet!

Feb 19 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Finally got my library card

Feb 19 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Video of the Known Universe

Feb 19 2010 Published by under Ramblings

After watching this, I am reminded about how insignificant we all are…

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About Wifi on School Buses

Feb 18 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Go figure… wifi on buses…

VAIL, Ariz. — Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers break the monotony by teasing, texting, flirting, shouting, climbing (over seats) and sometimes punching (seats or seatmates).

But on this chilly morning, as bus No. 92 rolls down a mountain highway just before dawn, high school students are quiet, typing on laptops.

Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall

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Blackberry getting new awesome web browser that includes Flash!

Feb 17 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Just when I thought that I was going to switch away from the Blackberry to either the new iPhone GS or Nexus One… Blackberry annouced both a new Webkit based browser… and get this – FLASH SUPPORT!

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SlapHappy!™ for iPhone and iPod Touch Released!

Feb 15 2010 Published by under Ramblings

My buddy Nathan has released his new game! Try it out!

SlapHappy!™ By Free Time Studios

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Apple commercial in the style of Jersey Shore

Feb 15 2010 Published by under Ramblings

“Check out these Abs! Boom! ” Funny stuff

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Checking out the new CompUSA store

Feb 14 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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How to add Facebook-Chat on your desktop

Feb 12 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Clearly, the world does not need yet-another IM network… but alas, here’s how to do it:

Facebook may have partnered with AIM to bring chat to your desktop, but if you’re not a fan of the official AIM client, there’s now an easy way to get Facebook Chat in the IM client of your choice.

Over a year ago, Facebook announced that they planned to support Facebook Chat over XMPP/Jabber, the same protocol that Google Talk uses, so people could use Facebook Chat in their favorite IM client—and then it was never mentioned again. Yesterday, though, Facebook announced that in addition to the AIM partnership, the XMPP/Jabber implementation had finally come to fruition.

If you are using a multi-protocol IM client such as Pidign, Adium, or iChat, set-up is really easy—you just add a new Jabber or XMPP account, the username being your username@chat.facebook.com, with your password being the same as your Facebook password. If you still haven’t gotten a Facebook username (the tag that appears after www.facebook.com/ for your profile page) you’ll need to go to your Settings page to enable it.

How to Add Facebook Chat to Your IM Client

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I haven’t seen a Worldbook set in decades!

Feb 11 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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How directional Yagi antennas work

Feb 11 2010 Published by under Ramblings

This a great video showing how directional antennas work using a light bulb:

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NYTimes reports on food in Houston

Feb 10 2010 Published by under Ramblings

You know, I’ve only seen J.J. just like in that photo… you know… running around with a beer while serving food… pretty accurate action shot in my book. 🙂

RARE is the city where a chef can set up tables inside a former car dealership and pack the house nightly. But on a recent evening in Houston, I sat inside that space, which has been reborn as Reef, a bustling, hyper-inventive seafood restaurant, and thought about the unusual fish on my plate: a Gulf of Mexico wahoo, to which the chef and co-owner Bryan Caswell had done unexpected, and unexpectedly delicious, things.

I was thinking, too, about how, in the years since I left Houston, where I grew up, it’s gone from a city where the high-end restaurants were as gilded as they were mostly mediocre to a place with a world-class food scene and a rising generation of culinary stars. Instead of playing catch-up to restaurant trends elsewhere, Houston’s most talented chefs are finding their own voice: uncovering the food traditions of the area’s ethnic populations, experimenting with little-known seafood varieties from the nearby gulf, and embracing Texas’s strange agricultural rhythms.

Remixing Regional Flavors in Houston

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Trying out different MR16 LED replacements

Feb 09 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Competitive Pen Spinning in Hong Kong

Feb 09 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I wasn’t sure if yo-yo was competition worthy – but I can certainly say that Pen Spinning isn’t… 😀

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Another month, another ham radio ECHO meeting

Feb 08 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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If you missed all the 2010 Superbowl Ads…

Feb 08 2010 Published by under Ramblings

In case you want to see the 2010 Superbowl ads again… you can see them at:

2010 USA TODAY Ad MeterSM tracks Super Bowl XLIV ads

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In addition to Transition Time, apparently you need Buffer Time

Feb 08 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Where is all this extra time going to come from?!

It might seem efficient to have back-to-back appointments with small buffers to compensate for meetings running over and time to get to the next one, but what about the time needed to process what happened in the meeting? In every appointment I have, whether with a client about a project, a partner about a strategic alliance about collaborations we’re getting underway, or a guest about the radio show, there’s usually some sort of follow-up that needs to be done after the meeting. Wouldn’t it be more effective to do that while it’s still fresh on my mind?

The Importance of Buffers

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Spoof Video: Engineering Paradise

Feb 04 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Not the highest production value – but still entertaining…

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All about the Toyota Gas pedal problem – with photos

Feb 03 2010 Published by under Ramblings

All the details about the Toyota gas pedal problem…

Toyota has released their official “fix” for the sticky CTS-made gas pedals on the recalled models affected. From their graphic, it’s difficult to understand what parts are involved, and how they work. Thanks to our recent tear-down of the CTS pedal, we have the pictures and familiarity with the unit to explain it in detail.

Toyota Gas Pedal Fix Explained – With Exclusive Photos

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Hopefully this will be enough storage for all the small parts

Feb 02 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Stop being late? Its all about Transition Time

Feb 01 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I hate no idea there was a term for it… Transition Time!

My intentions are good. I don’t like being late. Most people who are late don’t like being late. And I never plan to be late or intend to be late. I understand that it’s disrespectful and unprofessional. Not to mention uncomfortable.

Here’s my problem: I have a very high need to be efficient and productive. And transition time is neither of those things; it’s annoying.

Optimize Transition Time (And Stop Being Late)

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