$2B for a virtual community of students

The Facebook is a babe in terms of years in business. But man have they cranked up the valuation. Turning down $750M is a big pass, but pocketing an extra $1.25B would be a nice bonus if Steve Rosenbush at BusinessWeek is correct. I thought Facebook was cool when I first saw it. I was […]

Another Ajax replacement for an existing application

I’ve watched Michael Robertson since he started the Lindows business. Now it appears that in addition to his SIP / VoIP stuff, he’s launching a series of Ajax-based applications to replace desktop applications. The first is ajaxWrite. I was working for an innovative blade server company (Xyterra) in Scottsdale Arizona when I first ran across […]

Pinewood Derby is over…I can breath again

Spent this past week on the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Been totally swamped. Wow what a lot of work. First challenge was building a car with Jed. We ended up with a simple yet effective wedge design with the weight formed inside the hollowed out wooden block. Jed ended the evening with a 3rd place […]

Comfort with Windows and HP over Apple OS X and MacBook

True confession: I’m feeling a few pain points with my Mac. Like almost all my tech choices, there are hardware and software issue. In this case, most are dumb hardware issues. Like where is the right click on the trackpad? I’m going to have to relearn every application I use. Of course I can click […]

14.1″ vs. 9.25″ footprint is HUGE…

The size of the MacBook Pro is going to take a little getting used to. I’ve been using a 12″ form-factor Tablet PC for the past 3 years. My HP TC4200 Tablet PC has a footprint of just 9.25″. My former laptops have been approximately 10-12″ footprints for the previous 9ish years. It’s a big […]

Dave’s amazed…

Just showed the MacBook Pro to Dave. He liked the tiny, built-in iSight camera. Took this picture of himself. Fun.

Gleeful about my new MacBook Pro

I said I was going to do it. And I did. Tonight I added yet another computing device to the family. A sleek, silver MacBook Pro. Specs: 15.4-inch TFT display with 1440×900 resolution 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache (1) 667MHz frontside bus 1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 100GB 5400rpm Serial […]

Moment of silence for service men/women in Iraq

The invasion was fast and destructive. We flexed our muscle and showed the bully-like strength of a superpower. Now, three years later, we resort to defending ourselves from homemade bombs on the streets as strangers in a strange land. I love America. I’m grateful to our service men and women and the great honor they […]

Windows on Apple…What about OS X on Dell, or Lenovo, or …

It didn’t take long to get Windows to launch and run on Intel-based Apple hardware. But why are we so fascinated with technology inside small markets. It’s cool that Windows can run on the best industrial designed hardware. But we’re overlooking the OS. When will OS X run on a Lenovo ThinkPad or a Dell […]

When does a dog become too old to learn new tricks?

It’s just a few short months before my 40th birthday. I like to think I’m still hip and young. I’ve tried to keep up on trends. Try new music. Try to be the first to find and try new things. However, the fact remains the same: I’m on unavoidable collision with a birthday. In my […]

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