Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 30 2007

PC World: “The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac.”

PC World Magazine is running a feature on the "Most Notable Notebooks of 2007". This one naturally caught my eye:  Fastest: Apple MacBook Pro "The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year is a Mac." I'm thinking about sending a framed copy of the article to Bill Gates.

Oct 28 2007

Gordon Ramsay overload…

My addiction to BBC Food (the TV cable channel, not the cafeteria fare) continues unabated…and lately I've been getting a double-shot of foul-mouthed Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay.  The network is running the latest season of "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" on Wednesday nights, and is featuring the first season of his series "The F Word" on Friday …

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Oct 26 2007

Texting Casablanca


It’s only been a few days since I found out that a couple of my siblings have added text messaging to their mobile phone contracts, and I’m already in trouble. (Unlike most of Europe, SMS is a separate service in the U.S. and has to be activated by your carrier in order to work on …

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Oct 24 2007

High-tech bait & switch

One of the most fantastic things about the internet is the way it lets people cross borders.  Thanks to the worldwide web, anyone with an internet connection can get access to news and information from practically every corner of the globe.  And not just the text-formatted stuff but also live radio broadcasts and streaming video. Lately I’ve noticed …

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Oct 22 2007

Simon Cowell just *might* salvage Swedish Idol

I read a blurb in the newspaper this morning that TV4, the network that produces the Swedish version of the Idol talent contest franchise, has invited Über-evil judge Simon Cowell to be a guest on their own panel for an upcoming program. No word on whether the blunt Brit will actually turn up in Stockholm…I’m …

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Oct 19 2007

I hate it when a goofy blog quiz is accurate

What time of day are you? You Are Midnight You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits. Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence – you like to experiment with your lifestyle. Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you …

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Oct 17 2007

Even Alpha Geeks can’t work miracles without hardware

Let me start off by saying that I have the utmost respect and admiration for the guys in my company’s IT support department.  Their’s is often a thankless job…especially since their success usually depends upon the computer competency of a bunch of technically-challenged middle managers. I’m actually one of the more computer-literate people at my office, which is kind …

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