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Apr
20
2007

Macbook Pro Uptime

Rebooting is standard procedure for nearly every computer I own or have ever owned.  I’ve noticed however that whenever I have to reboot my Mac, it makes me mildly angry.  I’ve become accustomed to running my six standard applications (Firefox, Mail, Adium, iCal, iTunes, and NetNewsWire Lite) all the time.  I literally never turn them off.  When my computer goes in my backpack, it’s sleeping and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Uptime is […]

Apr
3
2007

Favorite Firefox Extensions

I’m always on the prowl for new Firefox extensions to make browsing easier for me, and thought I’d share some of my findings. I use Firefox primarily on my Mac, but on my work computer and home computer I’ve installed the very same plugins. It’s nice to have the same setup anywhere you go. I’d be curious to know what Firefox extensions you all use and find invaluable on a daily basis. Please leave comments […]

Mar
29
2007

Save The Internet – Preserve Net Neutrality

I’ve added a new link in the Links section and thought it was important enough to explain why. Up until now, the internet has been a neutral playground.  Anyone could post content of any type, but your internet service provider probably does not want this to continue.  Most ISPs are now trying to prioritize content into different categories and make you pay  more if you want to access certain kinds. Are you a YouTube fan?  […]

Mar
28
2007

Ubuntu Feisty Beta

So being a student I don’t have a lot of access to extra hardware to test out certain things, so I’ll freely admit that my testing of Feisty is patchy at best, because I’m limited to VMWare Fusion, but I’ll tell you what I’ve seen and beyond that, I’ve heard some good things. I saw in the news a month or so ago that Ubuntu was not going to make proprietary drivers available in Feisty. […]

Mar
22
2007

HDTV Explained in English

This is HDTV as simple as I can explain it. I recently came to the realization that I live in a fantasy world. This fantasy is that after I finally finish Grad School and become employed full-time earning a real salary that I’ll suddenly have loads of extra money to spend on expensive toys. Don’t bring me back to reality. I like where I am. With that in mind, I’ve begun researching HDTVs. So many […]