Windows Vista and My Patience

Assuming this is real, it is a crying shame for Redmond. (Though not as quite as shameful as the rollback to XP options being offered by many PC vendors.) Like countless others, I was counting the days til February 15th-the originally-leaked date for the first service pack release for the beleaguered OS. Now it looks like it will be at … Read More

The iPhone: 21st Century Sex Toy

From the depths of my pants pockets it beckons to me:”Take me out. Play with me. Fondle me…” Apple’s “Tech Product of the Year” isn’t my first smartphone. Two handsets ago, I owned a Cingular 8125, a very functional Windows Mobile device with a slide out QWERTY (which I never used). But I don’t remember it talking to me like … Read More

REPRAZENT!!!

Convenient that a guy with my namesake put in his time on the ice in B-lo.

The Worst Toilet in Silicon Valley

Okay. This isn’t really it. In fact, I don’t know if it IS a photo of the REAL “Worst Toilet in Scotland” from “Trainspotting”. But it’s not far off from the brown splattered atrocity I often walk into on my floor. The fifth floor where I work is what some might call “an all sausage party”: WAY too many males … Read More

Anatomy of a Thwarted eBay Scam

How embarrassing: As a nine year member of the eBay community (mostly as a seller) you’d think I would see this one coming. Luckily, I caught it JUST in time. Here follows a cautionary tale for other users…I had an item on the auction block that was won by a bidder who had only been a member for about two … Read More

Basking in the Glow of the Red Devils

As a lifelong (but hopefully recovering) hypochondriac, I had a recent visit with my doctor over cholesterol and blood glucose concerns. As I often do, I was wearing a long sleeve Manchester United jersey the day of the visit. I was pleasantly surprised when at the end of our uneventful visit, my younger than me Grey’s Anatomy doctor (100% Irish … Read More

The eBook Debuts, Gutenberg Shrugs

As stated numerous times, I am a shameless gadget whore and until recently (i.e. marriage and looming fatherhood) a longtime early adopter. But I can proudly say that I was never once-not even for a second (Okay, maybe ONE second) seduced by the LCD screen of the eBook concept, the announcement of which long preceded my newfound life of relative … Read More

iPhone Blues

iPhone activations are unavailable in your service area until 06:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, September 17 due to scheduled system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.We will process activations in the order received immediately following the system maintenance. We will send you an email confirmation as soon as we complete your activation.┬áPlease do not try to activate again … Read More