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The iPad - My Thoughts

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Finally it is here. There has been a lot of negative reactions to Apple's new iPad. Remember the reaction to the first iPod or the iPhone? Many of the complaints are things that can (and hopefully will) be addressed with software updates. This is a major new product which means …


Sanctuary - Sleepers

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Another excellent episode of Sanctuary. I am continually impressed by the rich mythology of this show. After the exploration of the Ancients and their history in the Stargate franchise, I really began to appreciate how well those shows weaved their mythology together. However, I have been even more impressed with …


Bluetooth Support for Toshiba Laptops on Ubuntu

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It has taken a long while for me to figure out how to get the bluetooth adapter in my Toshiba a200/a205 laptop to work with linux. I am currently running Linux Mint 8, which is a derivative of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic. These instructions and tools apply specifically to …


Mac OS X Theme for Google Reader

Update (12/13/09): I've posted an updated version with an enhanced rollover on menu items.

Note: I did not create this theme. That credit goes to m.mike kondo.

This excellent skin for Google Reader has a few bugs because of updates Google has issued since the script was …


Sanctuary - Veritas

What a fantastic episode of scifi. This week on Sanctuary brought a suspenseful and fast paced thriller to this already great series.

WARNING: the following review contains spoilers for the season 2 episode Veritas. After the nice character development for Henry last week, this episode was a refreshing fast-paced mystery …


Linux Today Userscript

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Have you ever been reading an RSS feed (e.g. for Digg) and when you click on an article in the feed it takes you to the intermediate site and not the original article? This often wastes a lot of time reading news items because you end up visiting twice …


Get Lucky

Mark Knopfler's latest offering doesn't disappoint. Throughout both the Dire Straits years as well as his solo career, Mark has always shyed away from the pop sound in favor of rich imagery and sound. Get Lucky is no exception. Right from the title track, Mark's unique style of weaving a …


My Thoughts on Mono

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If you follow any tech news sites, you've probably come across the Mono controversy. If not, let me give you a brief introduction. Microsoft built on top of the Java programming language syntax to create a new language called C#. C# fixed a bunch of the programs with Java (such …


Managing Wine Bottles

WINE, a reimplementation of the Windows API for *NIX-based environments recently celebrated its first stable release. Although it is capable of running a whole host of Windows applications natively on Linux, often specific applications will require a particular tweak (such as overriding a native dll) to make them work. This …


Budget

This budget application allows you to easily manage both expenses as well as savings transactions and accounts over varying periods of time. Bills paid monthly can coexist with bills paid yearly. Projected totals for each sheet are created and a report of all of your earnings and savings can be …