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Unnecessary Re-branding

Last week, word hit the Internets that Radio Shack was rumored to be re-branding themselves simply as “The Shack.” Since that rumor first hit, they have confirmed that it’s not just a rumor, and they will, in fact be changing their name to”The Shack” in the coming months. That doesn’t really make much sense to… Read more »

Redesign #3 for

You may have noticed that things have changed a bit around here. I’ve been working on a new design off and on for a couple months now, and have finally gotten to a point where it is “done enough” to implement. As these things go, it will probably never be “done.” In this new design,… Read more »

New Book Suggestions from Book Army

A couple years ago I was on the hunt for a site to keep track a small bit of information on all the books I read in a given year. What I eventually settled on was a service called LibraryThing, that I’ve been using for quite a while now. When I started looking for this… Read more »

Netflix Warehouse Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what happens when you send back a Netflix DVD for a new one? The Boston Globe has put together a great photo walkthrough of a Netflix receiving warehouse. It is a lot less automated than I had assumed. A small army of people turn around an average of 60,000 DVD’s every… Read more »

You Should Have Seen This

Greg Rutter’s Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You’re a Loser or Old or Something I haven’t seen all of these, and I don’t know if I’m better off for it or not. Maybe I’m a loser or old or something.

What if the Internet Disappeared?

Last week I was talking to a coworker of mine and somehow the conversation moved towards the possibility of the internet disappearing. She came out and askedĀ  me what I would do if the internet was gone. It’s an interesting question to think about since the Internet has become such an important part of our… Read more »

Happy Birthday Doom

One of the original, first person shooters turns 15 years old today. The video game Doom was released by ID Software in December of 1993 (a follow-up to Wolfenstein 3D). I don’t think I started playing Doom until the summer of 1994, when a friend (who had spent the time downloading it on a painfully… Read more »

2008 Holiday Gift Guides

A happy Cyber Monday to you all! I started putting together lists of (geek) gift guides mainly for myself a few years back to help with my holiday shopping. So with the shopping season now officially upon us, here’s this years list. I’ve chosen these lists because they appeal to me, and the people on… Read more »

War of the Ads – Apple vs. Microsoft

Apple has been dinging Microsoft with its “I’m a Mac” ads since 2006. Microsoft recently decided to strike back with a 300-million-dollar campaign and some very odd ads starting Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. Then they released some “I’m a PC” ads with content hitting back at Apple, which I have to admit (after the… Read more »

What Firefox Extenstions do you Use?

I catch a new article every few weeks along the lines of “The Best Firefox Extensions for Doing ______.” Sometimes I see something cool that I end up downloading and using regularly, but most of the time I just stick with what I’ve got. I decided to share the list of extensions I have installed,… Read more »

Internet Connected Toaster

You knew something like this would happen sooner or later. Someone has gone out and created a toaster that you hook to the internet. The toaster pulls down news stories and burns it to your bread so you can read as you eat, I guess. It can also toast images to your bread. It’s kind… Read more »

Best Unboxing Video EVER!

This is probalby the best unboxing video I’ve ever seen. It is for the Samsun Omnia i900 phone. It seems that it was actually created by Samsung, to go viral… and it sure has. I’d totally buy this phone if it came like this!

Evernote – Extremely Handy, Note Taker/Sharer Thing

At work I split my time between two physical offices. That can make keeping notes and paperwork between the two somewhat difficult. Enter Evernote, the super handy multi-platform information capture tool. Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible… Read more »