Archive for February, 2008

Wireless Trends

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

With all the big names starting to go wireless with their newest devices (iPhone, gPhone, Skype phone)  and the shift in how people are using their computing devices no longer at the desk but with handheld devices; I thought it rather interesting that the new Mac air has no ethernet port.  Seeing how Steve Jobs always likes to minimize his computers and push the envelope with the new technologies I thought it rather fitting he now wants to have us all go wireless with our networking.  There will still be a slight transition before everything is wireless, in the meantime I can see a market for a complete kit like this one.

I was considering Guy’s comments on his new Mac Air and how it is still inconvenient to go totally wireless.  It reminds me a lot of the change to no longer include a floppy drive in the Macs several years back.  I think I would miss the DVD drive more since I like to watch my own movies while flying or on the train.  Yet this option makes for a much larger and heavier machine so I am not surprised it was left out.  As for the solid state drive, this has been a long time coming and I feel it is about time we began to move away from disk drives.

Horses at Play

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Take a warm blooded mare, 2 mustangs and a donkey and give them a pond in the summer and this is what you end up with:

Horses at Play

Sounds like Greek to me

Friday, February 8th, 2008

A few years back I was commuting on the train in Boston and talking with another passenger.  We were discussing foreign languages and he proudly told me he can speak every language in the world except Greek.  And of course the punch line was ‘it’s all Greek to me.”

So today I was writing a response to an email in German and was having trouble with the spell checker in my email program.  So I thought it was time to update it with the German language dictionary and looked in the options to do so.  Being a software product of MS there were no choices available, so I tried my other options with Thunderbird and Firefox.  I was surprised to see it was a matter of 2 clicks and I was on my way again.  I want back again later to take another look at the MS product, still not sure what the intended path is for their product.  Later I was reading about how the stock price has dropped with their bid to buy Yahoo and I could not help but wonder if there was a relation between the two.

Considering the ROI for the next few years it is hard to find synergy that would increase the market value for the combined company.

Did anyone else notice the ilu.com domain for sale?  Current bid is $12,587.  Would make a great Valentines website (think I Love U .com!) and have excellent product endorsement tie-in options.   Get this ranked by next year and you could easily sell it again for at least twice that amount.