Posts Categorized: Reviews

iTunes Library Updater

iTunes Library Updater has become my handy program of the last few months. Getting married last summer meant merging two collections of music in one place. It also meant getting two separate installations of iTunes to work with this merged collection (we both have ipods). If any of you have attempted this, you know that… Read more »

Entertaiment PC: Software

This is a continuation of a few older posts on the entertaiment PC. Adding HD to the Entertaiment PC Building an Entertainment PC: The Guts Much of what I’ve done with software on this computer is based loosely on Jon’s system. The core to both of our systems is a little piece of software called… Read more »

Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper

Cherry Chocolate (rain) Diet Dr. Pepper viral marketing campaign = Great! (based on the internet video Chocolate Rain) Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper (the drink) = Yucky!


As sort of a New Year’s resolution (which I rarely do), I decided I wanted to track all the books I read in 2007, and maybe longer. I thought to myself, “there’s got to be some sort of software or website that does this kind of thing,” After doing a lot of digging, I didn’t… Read more »

Netflix Watch Now

This past fall, I finally made the jump to Netflix (yah, I know… what took so long?!?) after paying something like $6 for a new release at the local video store. I had eyed the service for a while, but paying for that video was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Anyway, I’ve been… Read more »

Since I’m currently in the process of planning a wedding, I’m constantly looking for for technology that will make that job easier. For instance, we’re using a Wiki (that I loving call our WedWiki) to keep track of wedding information (links to decorations, food, tux/dress, to-do lists, etc). Last month I stumbled across a nice… Read more »

New Picasa (with Web Albums)

Last week Google came out with a new service called Picasa Web Albums. It is the online photo album for Picasa users that has been rumored to be coming out for some time now. It is still in “Test,” which is odd since everything else google puts out there is in “beta,” so there are… Read more »


I just got my beta account for Farecast yesterday and was able to take it for a spin. Farecast is a different type of travel site than your typical dime-a-dozen Expedias and Travelocities. Those sites search the airlines for the lowest price right now. What Fareast does is try to predict how the airline fares… Read more »


Earlier this week, I went to the Bijou (The University of Iowa’s indie/art film theater) to see Steven Soderbergh’s new film, Bubble. I’ve been a fan of his movies for a while (Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12, Traffic, The Limey, and others) so I was expecting to enjoy this one as well. Outside of… Read more »

New Peach Mentos

The Mentos gods have been smiling down on me the past couple weeks. Not only did Mentos update their website recently, but I have finally discovered the holy grail of Mentos… peach flavor! I don’t remember when I first caught wind of the mystical peach flavored Mentos, but it was some time ago. I think… Read more »

New Netscape Browser Beta Released

I have followed Netscape, and the browser as we know it since NCSA released the very first version of Mosaic in 1993. I watched as Netscape was born from some of the original Mosaic developers. I can honestly say that I have downloaded every version of the Netscape browser since its birth in 1994. I’ve… Read more »

Review of My New Timbuk2 Commute Bag

As of last Tuesday, I’m the proud owner of a Timbuk2 Commute bag. I anxiously waited for the UPS man to bring me my new bag. I can definitely say that after a few of days of carrying it around, I’m very happy with it. Timbuk2 is a San Francisco company has been making messenger… Read more »