When traveling and visiting friends or relatives I usually don’t carry my laptop since I know I’ll have access to a computer. I am however concerned about the security of these machines. Fry’s had a deal on 128MB USB flash drives for less than $10 so I figured it would be worth it to install [...]

Living in a densely populated area in Silicon Valley, I find my WiFi network less and less usable. On a given day, there are between 20 and 40 access points that my laptop can find without any external antennas, etc. Every couple of weeks, I check what channels people are using and try to select [...]

With all the news about The FCC encouraging a la carte TV pricing, I’m wishing for IP TV again. As usual, the polarized opinions about this issue have one side saying this will save us money and the other saying it will cost us much more. Either way, this method of content delivery is completely [...]

I’ve placed 5 orders at Amazon.com in the past week and noticed some strange things. The “Next” or “Submit Order” buttons on some of the screens during the order process are missing. At first I thought it was a browser thing, but after placing orders on two different computers (at different locations) with both IE [...]

On my trip to NY, I tried some Coluccio olive oil. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. It has a wonderful bright, green flavor and a spicy, peppery finish which adds a great additional layer of flavor to your cooking. Hopefully I can locate it in the Bay Area or else [...]

I finally got around to trying raw milk! I purchased a quart of Claravle Farm raw milk (Watsonville, CA) from Whole Foods for $3.49 plus a $1.25 bottle deposit – definitely a splurge for a quart of milk but well worth it. The taste is incredible with much more depth and intensity of flavors. It [...]

I flew from SFO to JFK on Song – Delta’s answer to JetBlue. Overall the planes are pretty good. They seem better than AA and Delta’s normal economy seating. Each seat is equipped with a 16:9 ratio touch screen which is quite nice. The monitor gives you options to watch 24 channels of Dish Network [...]

Having used Google Desktop and Konfabulator for some time, it occurred to me that Outlook is missing some key features. First, Outlook should allow you to pin the calendar to your view. If I want to check the calendar, I need to click “Calendar”, and then click back to “Inbox”, my default view. It would [...]

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