01
July
2008

I’m such an idiot

I jammed a superdrive back in April. Forgot about not leaving a DVD in there and now Microsoft Office 2008 is stuck in there and it won’t come out. I can actually hear the drive spinup and try to access and then stop. Once I even got the CD icon for a second. Looks to […]

29
May
2008

Cordless Drills and Screwdrivers

Hey I need one now that I’ve got a boat to mangle. Some to look at are: Panasonic EY6432GZKW $200 and the Ryobi P813 at $170 are really godo if expensive. The Makita BDF452HW $200 is only 3.5 pounds. If you want to be really manly, then the Hitachi DS18DMR at $200 and 6 pounds […]

07
May
2008

Cool sites from Alex…Blackle.com

!>http://www.blackle.com/logo.jpg! Hey instead of white which burns LEDs, go to a “Blackle”:http://blackle.com which has saved lots of power just by turning down Google with a black screen! Says you can save 750 MWhr/Year if everyone used it.

07
May
2008

Free iPhone Wifi at Starbucks

Hey a big incentive to learn how to make iPhone’s a proxy server for your laptop! AT&T Officially Lists Wi-Fi Hotspot Access with iPhone Plans – Mac Rumors AT&T’s iPhone website (under ‘Plans’ tab) has been updated to reveal that each iPhone plan now includes access to their “more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks […]

03
May
2008

Entourage 2008

Hey maybe this 12.0.1 fix will help with Entourage and the sync issues we’ve been having. The readme certainly gives some hope: Description of the Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update Reliability is improved when synchronizing with a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server. This update improves synchronization support for users of Exchange accounts […]

19
April
2008

Google Apps

We’ve been trying to figure out the right way to do email and synchronize Calendars. Maybe Google is the right way to do it on the backend? The candidates are: * Exchange. This is trusty and reliable. The main issue is do we have to run our own Exchange and Blackberry Servers or do the […]

18
April
2008

Home by Bus

Hey Seattle has this really cool application “Tripplanner.metrokc.com”:http://tripplanner.metrokc.com, you just type in any two street addresses adn it tells you what the best way. Takes into account when you leave so you’ll catch the bus right. Cool! I tried this and it really does work. Got home in 30 minutes including a short walk.

09
April
2008

Zenphoto

OK, finally flopped Nextgen Gallery for ZenPhoto even though I can’t get the widget to work. But, let’s try integration. First, you should see a “Photos”:http://tongfamily.com/zenphoto button now at the top. You do need a password to see anything though 🙂 But to get it to actually integrate into the blog is the trick. First […]

09
April
2008

WordPress Widgets

Quick review of widgets and WordPress. BTW, does anyone think the WordPress 2.5 is confusing compared with 2.3? sticking the really important plugins and settings to the right to be confusing and there are so many entries under Manage it makes no sense to me. h2. Thumbs up: * WordPress Auto Update. Hey every program […]

24
February
2008

REI Deals

Hey, if you are buying lots of gear, now’s the time to do a few things. First, if you know an REI member, if you sign up this month for $20 fee, you get a 20% off for a non-sale item. So if you’ve been eyeing something that is $100, now’s the time. Also “REI […]

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