Technical

Rooting Android

The Wife‘s phone is dying. She’s insisted she didn’t need a smartphone for decades, but now she wants one.  One problem; we’re dead broke.  We had to steal from Peter to pay Paul this month in the first place, large phone expenditures aren’t in the works for us.  If you want a phone that works …

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Disability Health Technical

Treadmilling Computer Time

I, like most people, have never been one to exercise. Large sums of money have been spent in studies attempting to find out why this is true. Wasted is more the word for it. I don’t know why “we’re all lazy” isn’t a good enough answer. The trick, it seems, is to make exercise part …

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Humor Technical

Why Don’t You Try USING the Computer?

You call in for service, and the computer that answers the phone (annoying in itself. Uppity computers) demands that you identify yourself so that you can be routed to the right department (which, BTW, never gets you where you want to be) and several hours later, when the live person finally gets around to answering …

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Games Technical

Game Distribution Systems; Steamrolled

Ran across an interesting article today Saving Progress: Impulse Buyer in which the author offers praise for Valve and their Steam game delivery system; and it’s ability to effortlessly deliver games to your desktop. I’ll give the author points for identifying the reason that Valve promotes Steam, to the exclusion of all other methods of …

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Technical

Attn: Yahoo! This Is True is not Spam

I just added the True A Day widget to the sidebar of the blog. If you like This Is True, and just happen to have a Yahoo address, too bad. Yahoo has blocked This Is True from your mailbox. Yahoo! extends its idiot streak by blocking some 20,000+ subscribers of one of the oldest, and …

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Technical

Microsoft Responds to Yahoo! Announcement

I don’t know about you, but I think this statement: It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not embraced our full and fair proposal to combine our companies. Based on conversations with stakeholders of both companies, we are confident that moving forward promptly to consummate a transaction is in the best interests of all parties. read …

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Humor Religion Technical

Googlism: the one true religion

Jay Garmon. Again: the ultimate example of tech industry hero worship: The Church of Google. In what is (probably) an exercise in gleeful snark, this church promotes the notion that not only is Google a god, but that “She” is a more useful object of worship than most competing theological entities. After all, Google queries …

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Politics Technical

I want to live in a surveillance society

The title might give you pause, but if you read far enough into the article, you stumble across this comment: Shouldn’t recording your own police interrogation be a constitutionally protected right, like the right to an attorney? If not, why not? read more | digg story The subtitle did it for me. “Big Brother is …

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Holiday Humor Technical

Happy birthday TCP/IP

So today marks the anniversary of the adoption of TCP/IP. 24 years ago today, the internet as we navigate it today was formed. The only reason I know this is because it’s linked to the google logo on my home page (digg it if you must) I don’t know about the rest of you, but …

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