Archive for the 'Technology' Category

ReDo List for the iPhone

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Well I’m just tickled that I know someone who has published an iPhone app!  Tim Mackinnon, my good friend who I used to work with at OTI Ottawa and OTI London, has published an app called ReDo List.  If I had an iPhone, I’d buy this app, it looks really useful. The blurb says: ReDo [...]

Product Review: Samsung SyncMaster T240 LCD

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The Samsung SyncMaster T240 is a 24″ 1080p LCD. I just picked one up at my local computer dealer PCCyber for a pretty decent price of $300 CA, lower than I’ve seen at the big box stores and a pretty amazing price for a 24″ 1080p LCD (for comparison, is showing prices ranging from [...]

Out with Sympatico, in with Rogers (gripe post)

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

(Alternate title: “Turns out I’m an internet junky”) Patti and I moved into our new place on Tuesday (yeah!). I didn’t get a chance to set up the computer until Thursday evening (somehow Patti thought the kitchen was more important, mind you she is a damn good cook). Found the modem, found the laptop, hooked [...]

Thinking of buying a tablet PC, any thoughts?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

After all this writing about direct input and control, I figure I really aught to buy a tablet PC and see what the experience is like.  OK I’d still love to get a SmartBoard but lets start small and practical. Has anybody had experiences using or owning a tablet PC? There’s some sexy ones by [...]

Mean time to music

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Recently, Mcq and I were working on a track together.  Its been a while since we’ve done this together and for my part I’ve not been making a ton of music on my own so I’m a bit rusty. We use Reason, which I used to use a lot but haven’t in a long time [...]

Microsoft “Surface”

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The big buzz is Microsoft’s announcement of “Surface” (aka Milan), a 30″ LCD/computer/furniture that you can interact with directly without the need of a keyboard or mouse. As discussed in my previous post, while there are lots of digitizing and touch screen technologies around, with the exception of the Lemur, they’re all one pen/finger at [...]

Getting rid of the mouse: from jazzy to big

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The keyboard/mouse combination is fine for primarily typing tasks, but the depth of interaction and expression they offer is pretty poor. The places where we see the most innovation are in music and gaming. Musicians are pushing this because they are coming from a tactile world (keyboards, guitar strings, etc). Gamers are pushing it because [...]

RSS Readers lose the art of the site

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I use the Google Reader RSS reader. Its a great reader, easy to use and clearly presented. Its awesome that if you read from several different machines it keeps track of what you’ve read.  Of course, its Google!. I read a few feeds (not as many as Mcq, wow, he’s a pro) so a reader [...]

Critical point, here I come!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

I had to bring my car into the shop for a recall on the software. Cars have become such complex pieces of technology, and mine in particular (BMW330i) has tons. Unfortunately that did not go smoothly and I have a rental for a few days. My rental is a little Toyota of some kind. One [...]

Making the “Modern” WP theme wider

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

I am currently using the very artful “Modern” WP theme. However, I find it slightly too narrow, or maybe my blogs are wordy and seem too long (you decide). Unlike some WP themes, this one is fixed width, so even if you resize your browser wider, you gain no additional width for the main body [...]