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Almost persuaded to drop DirecTV [updated]

April 15, 2011 1 Comment
Almost persuaded to drop DirecTV [updated]

I love it when technology converges. The first key step was buying a Windows Home Server box last summer. It took me a while to get all the kinks out (read my review at the link), but since then it was worked pretty much trouble-free, 24/7. Not only do my various computers get backed up […]

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The Thermocline of Knowledge

April 8, 2011 0 Comments
The Thermocline of Knowledge

I’ve written here before about the thermocline of truth. The webcomic Partially Clips gives a different, humorous slant; click on the comic to view it in full size. ..bruce..

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Calling all Sundog fans

March 2, 2011 159 Comments
Calling all Sundog fans

Wayne Holder, founder of FTL Games and co-designer of Sundog: Frozen Legacy, is seriously contemplating bringing Sundog back to modern platforms. But he needs to get a sense of the level of interest for such a game. Drop me a line here and let me know: if you are interested in seeing Sundog available again […]

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Curious iPad behavior (excess “Other” space being used)

February 28, 2011 5 Comments
Curious iPad behavior (excess “Other” space being used)

My wife called me up to her office with a question earlier today. She was syncing her iPad (64GB) with her MacPro and noticed that iTunes listed 9.9GB of space on her iPad being taken up by “Other”, with no indication of what that “Other” was. She said she had checked on-line, found some similar […]

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Fascinating look inside Microsoft

July 9, 2010 0 Comments
Fascinating look inside Microsoft

The KIN debacle (product canceled after five weeks; reports of actual phones sold range from 8,000 all the way down to 500), followed by Microsoft’s announcement of layoffs, has triggered on-line discussion among Microsoft employees, past and present. Even recognizing the self-selecting and inevitably self-serving nature of those comments, they still reflect serious, serious problems […]

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