The Future Officially Began On February 16, 1978

February 15, 2007

(although this says 1979; damn you, wikipedia!)
— historyswipe from Warren Ellis’s Engine message board (thank you!)

Tech That Makes You Go Oops!

February 15, 2007

My Top 5 Tech Mistakes

[…] A few more years passed and last year I somehow got hooked on the Palm LifeDrive offering – 4GB microdrive, bluetooth and WiFi. This one had more utility with the WiFi and I often used it on campus but using it was still a hassle. I started lugging my laptop around instead and the PDA is sitting on my desk back home, boxed up. I now believe that PDAs suck and Smartphones are cool. There’s just something about WWAN connectivity that sets the two apart. […]

I know exactly what he means about anywhere-connectivity, having suffered through etherjacking and searching for legal, free hotspots with You Know What.

Still, the total investment I will be making in my LifeDrive is low and I also know that I can get good use out of it. I won’t be saying Oops!

LifeDrive Notes: More On Podcasts And iTunes

February 15, 2007

Can someone help me? I want to sync my Treo/ LifeDrive/ Zire with iTunes.

Will iPhone Games Work Like This?

February 15, 2007

I just came across a YouTube video that shows a demo of an accelerometer being used to play a game on a Pocket PC. I believe this was once demoed on a Palm way back when.

Also: Compaq’s itsy used two accelerometers!

Thursday, February 15 2007: Girls Don’t Cry @ Pianos In NYC 9PM

February 15, 2007

Their February Valentine’s residency at Pianos hits week 3 of 4.


Pianos is at 158 Ludlow St LES, NYC, NY 10002. 212.505.3733

The Girls have their own Category. Click right here to see other posts about this fantastic band!

WTF? A Google Warning I’ve Never Seen

February 15, 2007

Google warning

Is anyone reading this tech enough to go to the target page in question and see if there is indeed a threat there?

I ignored the warning and went to the page anyway.

Hide The Children! Someone Else Is Telling The TRUTH!!

February 15, 2007

OhMyGod!! We can’t have this!! This is the fucking Internet, for God’s sake!! You can’t tell the truth here of all places!!

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Joel Johnson Returns…to Spank Us All for Supporting Crap

And you guys just ate it up. Kept buying shitty phones and broken media devices green and dripping with DRM. You broke the site, clogging up the pipe like retarded salmon, to read the latest announcements of the most trivial jerk-off products, completely ignoring the stories about technology actually making a difference to real human beings, because you wanted a new chromed robot turd to put in your pocket to impress your friends and make you forget for just a few minutes, blood coursing as you tremblingly cut through the blister pack, that your life is utterly void of any lasting purpose.

Then you had the audacity to complain about broken phones, half-assed firmware that bricked your gear, and winner-takes-nothing arms races between the companies whose gear your bought and the hackers who had nothing better to do than try to fix it. Do you realize how ridiculous that is? Programmers with free time did more to help you get quality products than you ever did by buying the broken gear in the first place.

Stop buying this crap. Just stop it. You don’t need it. Wait a year until the reviews come out and the other suckers too addicted to having the very latest and greatest buy it, put up a review, and have moved on to something else. Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn’t do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself. Only buy new stuff from companies that have proven themselves good servants of their customers in the past. Complaining online about this stuff helps, but really, just stop buying it.

— emphasis added by me.

Riiiight, as if those sorry-assed no-life suckers would tell the truth! (Hello, Nokia 770!)

Oh how I love this:

If you write like another stupid fanboy who ricochets a pillar of spunk off the roof of his gaping mouth just because something is glossy and uses electricity, you’re just doing the work of the companies trying to get rich selling us broken promises.

Hey, Joel Johnson! Bill Gates just let me know: NO Microsoft MVP badge for you!

–linkswipe from BoingBoing

Cat Massage Videos!

February 15, 2007

I love the Internet!!!!

It has everything!!!

Cat massage video [YouTube link]. And click on the others in the right side scroll list.

Bravo, Nintendo! Now Can You Please Do A PDA?

February 15, 2007

Customer service gone shockingly right

[…] if you read this and you think I got paid, or that I’m lying, you are a sad, sad, cynical person. It only goes to show how rare great customer service is, and how important it is that we tell the “good” stories as well as the bad.)

I believe it.

I wish everyone could have this kind of experience.

Are you listening Sony, Apple, Nokia, Sony, Apple, Nokia, Palm, Palm, Palm, Palm, Palm?

Reference: iPod For Beginners

February 15, 2007

Need help with that iPod?

iPods are indisputably the most popular gadgets of recent years. The iPod, however comes with very little documentation. As such, NotePage, Inc. has created a downloadable pdf that explains the ins and outs of iPods. The free iPod tutorial explains the differences between the iPod models. It also deciphers the technical jargon used on websites to explain the iPods various features and functions. Check it out … it’s not bad!