Public Request for Feedback from AT&T

August 23, 2012

To Whom It May Concern at AT&T: From the rest of the community who is fully confused by the latest announcement from AT&T concerning Facetime over 3G and the requirement for the new shared data plans, we would like to have some questions answered that would help to further solidify your position and rationale for […]

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Understanding Pinterest’s Terms and Conditions

March 12, 2012

So apparently there is a new Pinterest controversy spreading about their terms and conditions. http://www.knoed.com/thewindowseat/pinterest-change-your-terms-or-were-leaving/ Although I do not use Pinterest, several of my family members do and were obviously concerned. Here is my take (and I’m not a lawyer, so take the time to read the terms yourself and make your own decisions).

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Alternatives to 3/4G Naming

December 16, 2011
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Currently the term 4G is thrown out there by carriers in a complete marketing purpose. Originally, 4G was reserved for LTE Advanced which is not expected in usage for 3-5 years prolly. Since then to one up each carrier they have made HSPA+ 4G. Now we have 3 distinct technologies (HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced) that […]

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Why Do People Still Use Texting?

October 26, 2011

Question: Why do people still text when it is the biggest ripoff in history? 5,000% markup! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/technology/paying-to-text-is-becoming-passe-companies-fret.html?_r=1&hp http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/the-biggest-ripoff-text-message-beats-movie-popcorn/30327 http://gthing.net/the-true-price-of-sms-messages It literally costs carriers next to nothing to send a message. The message piggybacks all the other packets, so those packets would be sent regardless if a text is sent. Plus, the infrastructure is already built […]

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4 Reasons Samsung Should Buy WebOS

August 29, 2011

Is Samsung thinking about buying WebOS? I really like this idea if it’s true, although I really doubt it. I have a hard time believing Samsung would ditch everything (Android, Bada, etc) to concentrate on WebOS. However, I do believe that WebOS could benefit Samsung and the community. I think Android is a great concept, […]

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Original Syntax Highlighter

August 22, 2011

All of our IDEs and text editors support syntax highlighting…however, here is the original highlighter before the invention of computers :) Does anyone remember these things? Next time you are writing pseudo code on your napkin or paper, break out one of these babies and make sure to use the proper color…you know, blue for […]

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Google+ vs Facebook and Twitter: My Personal Thoughts

August 12, 2011

For anyone who knows me personally, you most likely know that I despise Facebook and for plenty of reasons, most of which I consider valid (although some are just my personal annoyances). I’m also not an avid Twitter user, although I do use it to post my blog articles and share technology tidbits. However, I […]

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OS X Lion: New Scrolling Behavior

July 20, 2011

It is only day 1, but so far, I’m already getting quickly annoyed by the new scrolling behavior…almost to the point I want to switch it back to the previous method. For those who do not know yet, Apple, in the latest version of Mac OS X (Lion), in order to more closely align with […]

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RFC: Cross Request Websockets

March 13, 2011

One of the biggest problems I see with the web today is the ability to stream data. In the early years it was all done by polling which results in slower data retrieval and constant up and down connections which are expensive. Then, flash and java-based applets came to the scene and provided raw TCP/IP […]

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Beejive Supports MSN Multiple Points of Presence

January 4, 2011

One of my favorite paid applications on the iPhone is Beejive. It is a standard IM client for several IM services including MSN, Jabber/Google Talk, Yahoo, etc. Despite it being $10, it was my best $10 invested. It has allowed me to remove the $5+ dollars a month of text messaging (since all my friends […]

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