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Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

I know it happened two weeks ago, but I just stumbled upon a clip of Bill Gates’ keynote speech at CES 2008. He opened with a video of what his last day as a full-time employee at Microsoft might be like. Many of you know that I’m a die-hard MacAddict, and by extension lover of [Keep Reading...]

Help me name my blog

I wrote a weekly newspaper column for two years. I almost never had trouble coming up with a headline — in fact, they usually came to me while I was interviewing an artist or looking at his art. They were pithy, witty, often sardonic. That’s just my style. Yet somehow, I can’t name this blog. [Keep Reading...]

Twitter Twitter Everywhere

I only started using Twitter a couple weeks ago, but now I’m noticing it mentioned everywhere. Here are just a few Twitter apps that I’ve recently discovered. Twitterific A simple desktop app for your Mac to read and publish tweets Cool features: Scalable (and pretty) user interface; auto-update your iChat/Adium/Skype status; unread count displayed on [Keep Reading...]

I Scare Myself

I read a statistic in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal that surprised me: “U.S. households had their TV sets on for 8 hours and 44 minutes daily during the 2006-2007 television season, according to Nielsen Media Research.” I thought about how that could be possible. Start with 524 minutes. Let’s say you wake up at [Keep Reading...]

Microsoft Download Center

Apparently Microsoft forgot that people read from top to bottom. I have a file that was created in Microsoft Word 2007 and I need to open it on my home computer, a Mac with Word 2004. The new extension is .docx, and as a result my computer can’t read it. After some Google research, I [Keep Reading...]

Facebook helps users “clean up” their profiles

Facebook has finally realized that people’s profiles are out of control. Yes, it’s great that they allow users to run third-party applications in their profiles as a form of self-expression and entertainment (free to the user and the developer), but when you’re just looking for someone’s contact information it can be impossible to find in [Keep Reading...]

Ten Best Things and Five Worst Things About the BlackBerry

Ten Best Things about the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition: Battery status is expressed in 5% increments, so you never have to estimate how much juice you have left “Convenience key” can be set to open any app, or can be used to lock the device (you choose!) Unlimited custom profiles give you detailed control of [Keep Reading...]