Promise Technology, Inc. has proven to have some of the worst technical support in the world. It’s widely accepted that Promise’s ATA RAID controllers are among the best, but what good is a great controller if there’s no one to back it up in case of failure? My onboard RAID controller died so I purchased… Continue reading Broken Promises
I got to sleep this morning a bit after 3:00. It could have been a little closer to 4:00 than I’m admitting to, but that just sounds idotic to me. I was awake all night engaged heavily in a hopeful search for more experience, money, and adventure. No – I’m not a successful entrepreneur, I’m… Continue reading Just One More Level
Niall Kennedy’s blog spoke recently of a rumor regarding Technorati’s sale ‘to a large search company.’ The thought is interesting enough, though not as extraordinary as you might think. The ‘large search company’ would most likely be Google or Yahoo – in that order. Yahoo is certainly trying position itself in the industry as the… Continue reading Technorati to be Assimilated
The Konfabulator tool was recommended to me by a coworker recently. He noticed that I used the Desktop Sidebar, a Longhorn-looking (Windows Vista) desktop component. To be honest, I was speculative of the Konfabulator’s ability to replace the Desktop Sidebar, both by its name and the source of information (he’s not a Windows guy, so… Continue reading Konfabulator – Yahoo! Widgets
eBay marketers are potentially some of the seediest, unethical types out there. There are good deals to be found, sure. But there are also traps and deceptions around every corner. In this example, someone is using familiar practices to improve the sales of their product. I searched for “Jornada 720” and found this item: The… Continue reading The Dark Side of eBay
In a particularly sinister plan led by one North American Hornet Saturday, my assassination was attempted in vain. I was minding my own business and mowing the lawn when a humming bird-sized hornet leapt from hiding and sniped me. Fortunately, my ninja reflexes allowed my life to be spared and I received the wound on… Continue reading Something Wickèd this Way Comes…
How many unsavvy Internet users just found new horrors when they searched for “deep throat” looking for more details on the F.B.I. Watergate case. Ha! There goes innocence.
For all of you that have asked, here’s a link on how you make Adobe’s Reader 7.0 load faster: Jonathan Hardwick: How to make Adobe Reader 7.0 load faster He’s a done an excellent job of explaining the process, but I’ll summarize for you here. Adobe Reader 7.0 Optimizer Edit –> Preferences General: Disable “Automatically… Continue reading Still Waiting for Adobe Reader to Load?
Via BoingBoing, we learn of the Watsui Cow’s rather well-endowed head. Link Suprisingly, there’s very little information discovered about the watsui cattle through a quick google.com search. I also checked the Wikipedia, but nothing there either. I’d write something if only I had found a relevant source. Also, this rather funny sign:
Microsoft Research tells us about some intelligent software able to make decisions on availability versus message importance. The workforce potentially loses lots of productive time attending to unimportant emails. Worse still, unimportant messages can cut into personal time. This system is designed to do the human part of risk analysis in order to determine whether… Continue reading A Considerate Computer