Archive for: April, 2010

Android overtakes iPhone in Web Traffic

Apr 30 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Android is starting to become a serious threat to iPhone – wow, I would never have expected that…

As we noted earlier, mobile ad network AdMob has released its monthly mobile metrics report for March, which takes a close look at Android OS traffic. One interesting stat that was hidden in the report was that Android ad traffic overtook iPhone traffic in the U.S. for the month of March.

According to the report, Android traffic in the U.S. increased to 46 percent of operating system share compared to 39 percent for the iPhone operating system. Worldwide, the iPhone OS still took the top spot, taking 46 percent of the OS share, with Android phones seeing 25 percent of impressions. AdMob measures mobile ad impressions, which is a proxy for overall traffic.

AdMob: Android Passes iPhone Web Traffic In U.S.

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Your allergies are geting worse thanks to global warming

Apr 29 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I wasn’t sure it was just me, but I’ve be thinking that allergies have been getting worse for people…

Ah, spring. Flowers! Lawn sports! Baby birds! Lots and lots of snot. Yes folks, this year’s pollen counts, especially in the southeast, are through the roof, and as our intrepid reporter Kate Sheppard wrote between sneezing fits last week, a new study from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) suggests allergies will likely become even more fierce if the planet continues to heat up.

Why Your Allergies Are Getting Worse

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Canon S90 arrived – lets are if its as good as Pogue says it is: )

Apr 28 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Next Android Update will include Flash! Weee!

Apr 28 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I don’t have any idea what this will do for performance, but at least I have a choice to run or not run Flash on Android! ๐Ÿ˜€

In an interview with The New York Times, Googleโ€™s Andy Rubin revealed that the upcoming version of the Android mobile operating system will fully support Flash technology. Code named Froyo

Google Confirms Android 2.2 Will Support Flash

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Inventables board meeting 2010

Apr 26 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Installing ham radio gear

Apr 24 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Blockbuster competing against redbox

Apr 23 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Ready for some rfid hacking

Apr 23 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Houston Propoganda Video

Apr 23 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Whats there not to like about this city?

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Defeating a sliding chain lock using a rubber band

Apr 22 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Man – nothing is safe these days

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At mini-up – Thomas Goetz & Peter Sheahan speaking

Apr 21 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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On TED: The danger of science denial

Apr 21 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Frankly, I’d prefer to go into the future as well… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Learn how to power-nap

Apr 20 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I have no problem power napping… but for those of you who can’t, you might find this useful…

I am the kind of person who takes 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep, most nights. Falling asleep is an ordeal for me (unless I’m completely exhausted). Don’t get me wrongโ€”it’s not an unpleasant ordealโ€ฆ there are worse things in life than lying in bed. But I truly envy those people who can just put their head on a pillow and drift off within moments. Oh, such blissโ€ฆ not for me. I will lie in bed, awake, forever thinking and rethinking whatever happens to be on my mind at the time.

Because of this, I always thought that power napping was not for me. After all, power naps are supposed to last about 20 minutes, and you don’t need to be a maths genius to realise that if it takes you at least half an hour to fall asleep, 20 minutes won’t be enough. So, therefore, I thought, since I can’t fall asleep quickly, I can’t nap.

Fortunately for me, I was completely wrong about this.

How I Mastered the Power Nap

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Wideband o2 sensor to be installed

Apr 19 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Judging the Rice Biz plan competition

Apr 17 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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OMG! Gmail has drag and drop for attachement! sweet!

Apr 15 2010 Published by under Ramblings

I can’t believe its finally here… this is so awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

We’ll enable this for other browsers as soon as they support this feature. For now, you can drag and drop attachments in Chrome and Firefox only.

Drag and drop attachments onto messages

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New Photoshop has crazy-cool erase feature

Apr 13 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Check out this demo of the new Photoshop… it amazing what it can do!

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Ham Radio ECHO meeting presentation about working public events

Apr 12 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Wrapped sway bars with teflon tape to keep them from creaking in cold weather

Apr 12 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Houston Galleria LEGO Store open!

Apr 12 2010 Published by under Ramblings

OMG! There’s a LEGO store in houston! woohoo!

5015 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 439-0773

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Opened March 2010!

The LEGO Store raises the bar in kid-chic design, innovative displays, in-store family events and consumer-friendly play areas to deliver an engaging, entertaining and fun experience for families.

Our Pick A Brick wall features LEGO elements in a variety of colors & shapes in bulk.

The “Living Room” is an interactive play area positioned in the center of the store designed for hands-on, minds-on play.

Our “Brand Ribbon” runs the circumference of the store, featuring LEGO model displays, company history & fun facts to entertain guests.

The LEGOยฎ Store Houston Galleria Houston, TX, USA

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Peplink 210 – lets see how well it handles balancing both DSL and cable

Apr 08 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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Why its so hard to schedule a meeting with me

Apr 08 2010 Published by under Ramblings

Evidentally, I’m on a maker’s schedule…

Business people in Silicon Valley (and the whole world, for that matter) have speculative meetings all the time. They’re effectively free if you’re on the manager’s schedule. They’re so common that there’s distinctive language for proposing them: saying that you want to “grab coffee,” for example.

Speculative meetings are terribly costly if you’re on the maker’s schedule, though. Which puts us in something of a bind. Everyone assumes that, like other investors, we run on the manager’s schedule. So they introduce us to someone they think we ought to meet, or send us an email proposing we grab coffee. At this point we have two options, neither of them good: we can meet with them, and lose half a day’s work; or we can try to avoid meeting them, and probably offend them.

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

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Rigol hack done – full 100mhz bandwidth

Apr 07 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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iPad? Forget it – I’m looking forward to the HP Slate

Apr 07 2010 Published by under Ramblings

To me, the iPad is a giant iTouch – and thats great for some… but for me, I’d rather have a shrunken PC… At the same price point as the iPad, I can get an HP Slate which has tons of hardware including USB, an SD card slot, TWIN cameras, and a full load of Win7 to run whatever I want… including FLASH!:

HP’s 30sec commerical:

Adobe demo’s Flash and AIR on HP’s Slate:

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Rigol DS1052E arrived today – time for some 100mhz hacking!

Apr 06 2010 Published by under Ramblings

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