Besides rearing three rowdy (I mean precious) children, I am an independent contractor. What does that mean? I fat-finger expenses into Microsoft Excel and store piles of receipts, reports, business cards, and 1099s, just so I can claim my earnings/losses.At the beginning of each year, I start formulating my spreadsheet and calculate my profit/gains. If I need to recall aRead more
Back in 2003 I reviewed the Tom Bihn Absolute Shoulder Strap, and while I may have thought that it was a nearly perfect bag at the time, Tom Bihn and company were not content to rest upon their laurels. The ID Messenger Bag has recently undergone some major renovations, and now we’ll get to decide if the updated versionRead more
Chris Spera’s review in Black, Mitchell Oke’s Comments in Blue and italicized.
I’ve been a freelance writer for a while now. Recently, one of the principles at WUGNET (The Windows User’s Group NETwork) remarked to me that I had been writing for them for nearly 10 years. WUGNET is one of the best and only newbie/intermediate-skilled Windows resources still onRead more
I’ve been purchasing software from Handango for about 5 years now. I’ve got purchases that go back to May of 2002. I’ve got 8163 Reward Points saved. I WAS trying to save enough points for the $200 Handango Gift Certificate (you need 20,000 points) but I think I’m going to cut my losses, cash out my points and stop buyingRead more
Oh it was released you say? No, what we have now is still the beta right? OK a bit of sarcasm here but after 5 years in the making I’m just a tad disappointed. After the initial wow of watching the windows swell open and throb closed, I’m left deactivating annoying security features that seem to get more in myRead more
For those of you that are curious… Yes, pocketnow.com is down right now. The server that we’re sitting on has a corrupt file system. Brandon, the site’s Editor-in-Chief is working hard with our host to resolve everything; but he’s not very forth coming with the information. I suspect he’s very stressed right now, trying to assist with the recovery.
Anyone remember those CD cases released several years ago that contained a flat panel speaker for listening to and sharing your music on the go? With the booming MP3 Player market the CD case has become a think of the past, replaced with hundreds or thousands of songs in a device so small it can slip into your pocket. PortableRead more
A healthy head of human hair sheds approximately 100 strands a day. Since there are an average of 110,000 other hairs on each person’s head, those lost are never really missed. Hairs are dropped everywhere we go, and for the most part – unless you are perpetrating a crime – there is no harm in losing them. That isRead more
Joel just pinged me to say that the latest incarnation of Geek.com is now live.
Geek has been redesigned for maximum visibility and much less clutter. There’s ten years of geeky goodness stored on that site – with news, updates and reviews posted every day by Joel, Matt & company.
Take a look and see what you think!
When I bought my MacBook Pro back in December I was excited that it had built-in Bluetooth, something that I gave up with my previous notebook. It was great being able to sync my PDA/Phone and use a wireless mouse without cables or dongles. The Logitech MX900 has for several years been my favourite mouse because of its excellent shape,Read more
One of the basic rules for taking good photos is to eliminate the shakes and hold the camera level. Using a good tripod is essential, especially when taking shots under low light conditions or when the subject matter is moving.
When I started taking digital photos, I had two tripods - one at a standing height of 6 feet and
So far I have been averaging about 11 hours of battery life from my Zune; and while that’s decent, it doesn’t inspire confidence for those long stretches of time when tunes are desired but there is no ready power source available. Well, Belkin has a solution, and it’s called TunePower.
According to Belkin, “TunePower keeps the music playing even
[Ed. note: Larry originally wrote this�review for the Palm Is Life forum, but he has also translated it for Gear Diary. To see this�review in the original Chinese, click here.]�
As my travel gear and gadgets are getting more and more heavy, I need a backpack to balance the load on my shoulders rather than try to use a side