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Five Rules of Bluetooth Headset Usage January 26, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Bluetooth, Fashion, Geeks, Humor, PPC-6700, Science & Technology, Stupidity, Technology.
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“Picard to Enterprise… prepare to beam two aboard!”

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Bluetooth headsets. They are extremely cool technology, and most of the time*, they work well, even for non-technical users.** It’s a bit “Star Trek-y.” Unfortunately, they are approaching iPods as the latest form of “technology masquerading as a fashion accessory.” (more…)

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Hasta La Vista… Baby? January 23, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Computers, Mac vs PC, Macintosh, OS X, Technology, Vista, Windows.
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One of the top stories today on WordPress is “Will Vista Be the Reason You Switch to a Mac?” Ignoring all the questions about the poll the article references, there is an interesting market dynamic approaching as existing PC owners consider changing their computing experience.

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I think it’s interesting that there are assumptions about Vista from the “I already know Windows” perspective. By all accounts, Vista dramatically changes the way you use Windows (as it should, if it’s going to fix some of the many fundamentally broken things about the preceding versions). (more…)

iPhone & PPC-6700: Part 2 January 19, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Communication, Computers, email, iPhone, Knowledge Workers, Mac vs PC, PPC-6700, Science & Technology, smartphone, Technology, Windows.
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Recently, I did a bit of a feature comparison between the recently announced iPhone (from Apple) and the PPC-6700 (my version from Sprint, but manufactured by Audiovox). The iPhone runs a version of OS-X and the 6700 runs Windows Mobile 5.0, so they are both running variations of the most popular desktop operating systems. They both have touch screens.

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However, that’s where the similarities end. Here, I’m going to recap some of the complaints that I’ve seen related to the iPhone, point out some things that are seriously wrong with the 6700, and then compare the lists. (more…)

I’ve Seen Dead People January 18, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in death, Family, Fear, Flatulence, Funerals, life, Love, Parenting/Children, Theology.
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The other day, Tiffany blogged about returning from the funeral of her husband’s grandfather (I can’t decide if “grandfather-in-law” makes any sense as a familial designation). As someone who wrote a blog entry titled “Putting the ‘Fun’ in Funeral,” I most likely have a different perspective. Instead of hijacking her blog (as I’ve done before) with a really long comment, I decided to link to it instead.

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I’ve seen a few dead people in my life. (more…)

NASA Changing to GAS-A? January 17, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Flatulence, Fun, Humor, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Science & Technology.
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Does the Farting Preacher know about this new development?