Category Archives: Tech Heaven/Tech Hell

Visualizations

iTunes 8 was released to the world today, and included in its myriad upgrades and changes — but not even mentioned by Sir Steve in his presentation, sadly — is a new visualizer that looks suspiciously familiar to yours truly. … Continue reading

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The Film Library Project: Part Three

This past weekend I achieved a minor milestone: all my DVDs — every film from Airplane to Young Frankenstein and every television episode from “Absolutely Fabulous” to “Strangers With Candy” — have been ripped from their silver disc prisons and … Continue reading

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The Film Library Project: Part Two

It’s been a few weeks so I thought I’d let you know how things are progressing and what I’ve learned in this process so far. Ripping over 300 DVDs consisting of both films and television show episodes takes a 1-for-1 … Continue reading

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Mousequest

When I moved from Windows to Mac (and I’m one of those cited in the study that blames Vista for that switch) one of my worries was about finding a good mouse. I know, sounds silly, but having checked around … Continue reading

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The Film Library Project: Part One

Some time ago, I decided that it was dumb and a waste of space to keep my library of around 300 DVDs in their plastic boxes stacked on shelves inside two rather large cabinets. So I purchased a Sony 400-disc … Continue reading

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A High Definition Choice

I am an early adopter, when I can afford it. As such, I have experienced my own personal disappointments when a format or platform I selected under-performs in the market and is judged a failure by every measurement except quality, … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Apple?

Now that I’ve traded in my dirty old Windows box for a shiny matte silver Macbook Pro, I’ve become one of those sycophantic Apple cultists dredging the rumors sites for every drop of hardware and software news I can swallow. … Continue reading

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XBOX360²

Microsoft announced XBOX 360 pricing at the German Games Conference in Leipzig and, true to form, they’re going to make things hazy and indistinct, especially for wary parents who have to figure it all out without the benefit of their … Continue reading

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Google food

If you want to get in on a little of that hot Google stock action and work for a company that provides benefits like yoga, fitness training and free massages, they’re currently looking for two gourmet chefs to fill the … Continue reading

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XBOX 360 = $300

Someone over at Wal-Mart opened their big mouth and spilled some beans (maybe) about the price of Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360. According to TotalVideoGames.com, the high-end mini supercomputer entertainment hub-to-be will retail for $299.99 in North America, which is about … Continue reading

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