May
21
2011

Netflix App Review for HTC Droid Incredible

Finally, the Netflix App for Android is here! Android phone users have waited quite a while for this to happen. I know that personally, I was getting tired of my iPhone using friends bragging about how they had the Netflix App for quite some time now, and I didn’t. We’re even now though! Well, sort of. There some controversy with this App, because it’s release for Android is incredibly limited. If you have one of […]

May
14
2011

Super simple Javascript User Agent detection

I recently had the need to detect some mobile User Agents. If you’re not familiar with the topic, a User Agent is a piece of information that’s in every browser, desktop or mobile, which basically gives some data about it’s vendor and version. So you would be able to tell if a site visitor was using Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, or was on an iPhone for example. There are some very robust and complex […]

May
7
2011

eBooks may be here to stay, but paper books aren’t going anywhere

I recently wrote about how eBooks are finally a legitimate medium for distributing books, and their statistics are actually making a huge dent in best seller lists. While it may seem that the end is near for traditional paper books, I really don’t see it that way. While eBooks may have some advantages, in many ways, real books will always be superior. What got me started on this train of thought was my recent experience […]

May
1
2011

Who to trust, when even a big name like Sony lets the info of 77 million people get stolen?

UPDATE:Unbelievable, Sony announced that ANOTHER 24.7 million accounts were compromised, including 12,700 credit card numbers. This time, all from Sony Online Entertainment servers. — I’m sure everyone has heard the news by now that the PlayStation Network was hacked, and as a result, data from 77 million accounts has been stolen. Yes, 77 million, it’s insane. Don’t worry too much though, only 10 million of those users may have had their credit card information stolen. […]

Apr
24
2011

Site5 Hosting – I know quality when I see it!

Anyone who runs a small website has gone through the process of trying to find a hosting provider. If you’re really going to do it right, and research all of the possible providers, this can be a daunting task. I actually busted out a full spreadsheet, listing services, pros, cons, prices, etc when I did a recent hosting change. After all of this, I settled on Site5. I’m not sure where to start here, because […]

Apr
20
2011

Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones review

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I recently moved into a new office, and had to get a new set of headphones. I don’t buy them too often, so I’m always stuck with the question of which style to go for. I was considering some fairly cheap ear buds, but in the end, I decided to go for the Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones, which are over the ear. At my old place of employment, I was using the Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling […]

Apr
17
2011

Syntax coloring, welcome to the dark side, maybe

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Being a web worker, I find myself staring at walls of markup, code and text on a regular basis. As we all know, syntax highlighting and coloring plays a big part in making our lives easier. Editing a huge file of code in nothing but Notepad with black text would drive almost anyone crazy. A recent job change forced me to reevaluate my work space, to try and spice up my environment a little, while […]

Feb
21
2011

Netflix, please get some new content to stream, and stop messing with the stuff you do have

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I’ve been a Netflix fan for a long time. When it first came out, I was on the 3-disc plan, and loved it for several years. I had a lot of free time back then, so I’d be able to watch them immediately, and see a ton of movies for a ridiculously cheap price. Then they came out with ‘Watch Instantly’, which lets you stream movies instantly without waiting for the disc to get mailed […]

Feb
13
2011

Digital media statistics are finally starting to matter

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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Ebooks can no longer be denied. Their sales speak for themselves, as Amazon recently reported that it sells more ebooks than printed books. Even The New York Times admits they must now be recognized alongside traditional books on their bestseller lists. This is all part of the transition of traditional media accepting the new digital age.

Feb
7
2011

The site is live, welcome to . . . nothing

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The site is now officially live. By “live”, I mean I’ve finished the WordPress install, slapped a theme on, put in a draft logo, and set up a twitter account. So what can you get out of this? Nothing yet. Stay tuned for some actual web/tech related posts later this week. Baby steps people.

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