Category Archives: techy stuff

alaska mac store

You know, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this place over the years. I always try to support local businesses when they compare favorably to the chains. If something costs a BIT more, I don’t mind paying it, just to shop locally. If it costs a LOT more, like with the Asus EeePC I just […]

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i will buy this man’s book, now

Clay Shirky. I think he may be one to watch.

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social networking

So, today, I had the opportunity to meet up with two people from the local “web developer/IT Professional” community in Anchorage. I know, you’re saying, “what community?” Well, it turns out that there is one. I connected up with them through Twitter, a micro-bloggin service that lets people follow other people. I’ve been digging on […]

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why twitter?

When I first told a good friend of mine about Twitter, he replied, “why do I want to see what everyone is doing every second of the day?” Which made sense, as far as it goes. He’s not a lifestreaming proponent. But twitter has become something less lifestream and more conversationstream. I’m finding and following […]

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dump our schools, already!

I’ve heard the same theme from other people: the older generations just don’t get what all the new tech is about. I’m not finding that to be true in my world. Maybe I’m unaware of my own unaware-ness, but I always feel like I do generally get what the next big tech/music/tv thing is about. […]

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wow. never seen such speeds

My clearwire account was “managed” due to excessive upload bandwidth. I’d been experiencing crap internet for a few weeks, but didn’t tie it together (the crap internet happened before the email telling me about the excess usage). So I called them last night, and found out about the upload stuff, capped my bittorrent uploads at […]

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Rob – FriendFeed

In an ever-spiraling downward trend of continually self-folding self-reference, i present to you, the social networking/ web 2.0 aggregator feed for what I’m doing on the web: Rob – FriendFeed Make sure you sign up and add me as a friend, and we can wathc each other spin our wheels in cyberspace.

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stupid little backend stuff. whew.

So, I totally killed my work’s website. I’m trying to upgrade PHP so I can upgrade moodle and make it work. So I go to the excellent Mark Liyanage’s site, download the packages and install on a test server. All works. I install on current server. All works. Sort of. Messing around a bit, I […]

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best. iphone tip. evar. iPhone: The Missing Manual: Books: David Pogue McCallums Awesome iPhone Period-Typing Shortcut I have in my possession a nugget, a secret bit of iPhone information thats so valuable, such a headache- and time-saver, that I dont know what to do with it. One voice in my head says, “Hoard it Keep it a secret […]

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shit, it happened

Apple – iPhone The revolutionary iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499. It joins the 8GB model for $399. And the iPod touch now comes in a new 32GB model for $499. It joins the 16GB and 8GB models for $399 and $299, respectively.

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