July 24, 2002

Thu, 25 Jul 2002 04:44:26 GMT

I must say that I'm pretty impressed with RU thus far. Some of the concepts haven't quite sunk in yet with me, but the overall experience has been quite pleasant. Starting with the negatives, I wasn't impressed with some of the usability. Now I'm a pretty big dweeb, but I still haven't figured out how to make the "My Pictures" tool to work (I even read the docs...), nor can I see any way to include regular old html links in a mail-to-blog post. Hopefully I can pick up on both of these elusive features pretty quickly. Like most users, I tend to get frustrated pretty easily. On the plus side, the app worked right out of the box. As promised, I was blogging live almost immediately and before too long, I was able to start using some of the customizations that make this app really nifty. For instance, it took me all of two minutes to get the mail to blog feature setup and customized. It certainly didn"t take a lot more to get me to the point where I was blogging via my RIM. I look forward to playing with this great app a lot more over the next 30 days...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2002 04:30:26 GMT

Interesting that no one has "officially" picked up on Verisign's latest alleged shenanigans yet. Of course, the rumor could turn out to be false, but some of the statements check out against other scuttlebutt that I've come across before. This wouldn't confirm the charges, but it does (in the absence of a denial) lend some minimal "authority" to the claims...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2002 01:54:07 GMT

I was quite surprised to see how much home broadband routers have dropped in price over the last few months. I purchased a SMC Barricade a few months back for roughly $250 CAD and now they've dropped in price to as little as $100. I was able to find a buyer for my used one for roughly the same amount which allowed me to get into wireless at home for roughly no cost (thanks eBay), but it looks like the technology is going to start finding its way into the home in a big way.
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Thu, 25 Jul 2002 00:51:07 GMT

Did you know that you can lose up to 3lbs per year by not parking in the spot closest to the mall doors? Don't know if that's as neat as wireless blogging but...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2002 00:33:38 GMT

The number of people that one interacts with throught their lifetime is truly amazing. What's even more amazing is how few of them one gets to know.
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Thu, 25 Jul 2002 00:23:18 GMT

I think that I've finally figured out how to do something useful with blogs and wireless..hooha!
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Wed, 24 Jul 2002 23:39:03 GMT

Congress is preparing to consider a proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading--a step critics say amounts to vigilante justice. [CNET News.com]...

I suppose that this would only be fair. Considering that the Internet has been hacking on Hollywood content for years ;)

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A last-minute shopping spree

Year-end surge to lift IT spending. A last-minute shopping spree as IT buyers scrape out their budgets will push computer technology spending beyond 2001 levels, predicts research firm IDC. [CNET News.com]...

Gotta love stories like these. Remember, 2001 was a hang-over year IT spending-wise (that pesky little Y2K rumor), which puts 2001 pretty close to the bottom of the barrel. Typical of IT reporting though, the cart has to pull the horse before anyone makes a move. Sigh.

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