(Why) I Hate to Date (Online) is a new publication from MaryAnna Donovan which outlines her 5 years of online dating. I thought it might be fun to look at this book since Judie had just finished writing a series about online dating in July. In the book MaryAnna provides commentary about a few of [...]
I was catching up with my feeds this morning, and came across a Consumerist post that really caught my attention. Did you know that tires have a shelf life? It stands to reason that they might, but I have certainly never worried about it. Evidently, the rubber begins to break down after six years, and [...]
When I bought my laptop a few years ago, I proudly brought it home, tore open the box, and set it up on my desk. I was so excited to give it a try. With a crack of my knuckles, I sat in the chair and reached for the keyboard, which sat flat on my [...]
Every mom carries around a basic toolbox, whether it be stowed in her diaper bag or purse. The child’s age will dictate what gear must be carried, whether it’s bottles, binkies and rattles, or tissues, snack money and aspirin. The cleverly named company, Mommy Toolbox, has created a line of products meant to make mom’s [...]
The FedEx man stopped by a bit ago with my new iPod Touch (thanks Michael!). Set up was incredibly quick in large part due to my having formatted and rebuilt both my iPhone and 1st Generation Touch so many times over the past few weeks. Initial thoughts- nice but not a huge leap forward. Unboxing [...]
Prior to using the Balanzza digital luggage scale I had an awkward way of weighing my luggage before leaving on a trip. In order to meet airline weight limits (typically 50 pounds) I’d try to position my fat suitcase on the bathroom scale. This was an imperfect method because it was nearly impossible to read [...]
I received an email offer about two weeks ago from SmithMicro. They advertise a software product called TuneRanger which promises to “Sync, manage and protect all of your iTunes libraries …with the click of a button”. I have my main iTunes library on an iMac and would like to synchronize all of the iTunes music [...]
There has been a host of activity (and anxiety) over at Jaguar during the past year. A new “entry level” model was introduced, replacing a pair of, shall we say, leftover Fords.
I have a large DVD collection. I am not yet all that excited about investing in Blu-ray where I get to pay twice as much for each new title. Although many HD televisions perform certain image upconvert functions (to improve the way standard TV and DVD images appear on the higher-resolution HD display), they don’t [...]
I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful working relationship with the folks over at E-TEN, now officially a part of the Acer family! I received a wonderful surprise the other day. E-TEN (now Acer, now that the merger between the two has completed) sent me the V900 WM Pro 6.1 mobile device!
The folks at Just Another Mobile Monday have published a cool review on the Sony Ericsson HBH-DS220 Stereo Bluetooth Headset. Says Ragart in the review – Before we jump into this review, let’s try and set aside all the problems we might have with Bluetooth and its software implementations. Forget the fact that the iPhone [...]
Digital cameras seem to be everywhere these days, and I am pretty sure you are all familiar with the basic premises of composing a photo on them. Set subjects in place, aim camera, scream “everyone smile!” point, and shoot as everyone smiles or says cheese, or whatever other instruction you gave them. Pretty simple. Simple, [...]
One of my favorite hobbies is working on my family’s genealogy; because it was also my uncle’s and grandmother’s hobby before me, I have access to a treasure trove of photographs, historical documents, family charts and other paraphernalia that they and others had collected. What’s not in my personal files is kept at the Angelo [...]
I’ve been using voice recognition software for a number of years. Back in my Windows days I used Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speaking. I started with Version 8 and the accuracy improved through my use of Version 9.5. (Version 10 has just been released and it promises to be even better!) When I made the move to [...]