• Holiday Ideas
    As the holiday season and the end of finals approaches, I have to think about what to get those hard-to-buy-for family members this year. It's always a struggle to try to come up with a thoughtful, useful gift for the parent or sibling who seem to already have all of their toys, or power [...]
  • So that's what 'The Golden Age of Radio' was like ...
    In the midst of a party with friends Saturday night, a handful of us huddled around my 8-year-old stereo in my neighbor's apartment. It's a three-disc, two-cassette deck 50w detached double speaker system with auxiliary input. The radio tuner is rarely used now, a drastic change from when it sat in my bedroom at my [...]
  • Calm after the Storm
    A REVIEW OF SORTS: I ran off to the local Verizon Wireless store in the company of fellow nerds Sunday, eager to get my hands on Blackberry's "Storm" model just released for VZW. Spare the further weather puns, the Storm seems impressive at first glimpse but fails to completely leave me in awe. Clearly the big difference [...]
  • Vista, Round 2
    Wow! I seem to have struck a nerve. 6 comments off of one post is awesome! I'd like to respond briefly to my previous post and the responses I got regarding Vista and Windows 2007. Yes, I got the vocabulary mixed and complained about Vista when actually Word 2007 was giving [...]
  • And the Struggle Continues...
    HDCP in New Apple Laptops I wonder how long it will be before this ridiculous dance comes to an end. It's been coming to a head for the past decade, and it's been intensifying. My generation utilizes technology in almost every facet of our lives. When we legally buy a piece of media, we expect to [...]
  • Vista -> The Devil
    Windows Vista actually made me cry this morning. I want to pummel whoever thought it would be a good idea to completely reformat a program that half the world has been using for years and that made perfect sense the way it was set up. It was such a simple thing, too, that [...]
  • Toasted Cheese
    I have come across the most helpful tool in my current development as a Creative Writing major. As part of an assignment on reviewing an online literary magazine, someone in my class presented on www.toasted-cheese.com Apart from having a cool name, this website not only has awesome stories that it publishes, but it [...]
  • History is made.
    We've made note of those Obama messages on this blog before. Here's another I just received: We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion to this campaign. All of this happened because of you. Thanks, Barack
  • Comfort music
    Plugging into my iPod is one of the most relaxing things I've been able to do this week. I came down with sniffles and a sore throat Monday afternoon and just wanted to curl up like a grizzly bear and hibernate for a week. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do that since [...]
  • Memories of the way we used to call
    When was the last time you called someone using a landline phone? For me, it was nearly 3 months ago. I remember the call because I had to take the phone out of the box and plug it in in order to use it. Since then, it has sat idly on my desk collecting dust. Do [...]
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