It’s been an interesting couple of weeks, computer-wise, here at the casa. My main machine has started showing its age and I’ve been forced to put it on blocks for a while to see if I can get it back to its usual self. In the meantime, I’m having to do my work on my laptop — which beats not having a computer at all, n’est ce pas?. Continue reading
I’ve gotten to use a lot of operating systems over the past few decades. Some I like, some…well, not so much. In recent years I’ve come to like Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular. Maybe you should give it a try, too. Continue reading
This trend is sad news indeed. There are rarely enough check-outs open and many of them are slow. I still have to un-cart, sometimes bag, and then re-cart my items. Except for the scanning, I’m self-serving anyway—without the slowdown of … Continue reading
Remember back when there was mention on another blog that the Fox lawyers had examined The Connor Wars to that point and said it was 80-85% of the plans for TSCC (cf The Connor Wars Writer’s Room 12 – About … Continue reading
I love this. Instead of some study where adults bring their own biases and preconceptions, one blogger just asks and–more importantly–listens. What Teenagers Think About Facebook, Twitter and MySpace « Media and Tech.
For a SF writer, it gets harder and harder to find those science things that are “indistinguishable from magic”. Harder, but not impossible. There are still wonders we don’t yet have. Continue reading
Prepping for The Connor Wars was an interesting exercise. The big thing was deciding how much of the future world we had seen that I was going to use Continue reading
It’s been three years since the technology was announced with plans to introduce a product before the end of 2007. With no actual products being released since, Memjet was looking like classic vaporware. All that may be about to change. Is … Continue reading
For lightweight portable computing, I’m still going with netbooks, for now. 10 Things Netbooks still do better than an iPad | Crave – CNET.
All your quote are belong to us! Top 25 Quotes in Tech – PC World.
As small computers have become increasingly homogenized, the idea of the killer app is more of a fading dream. There are still technologies to be exploited. One is about to burst forth, one might come soon, and research is going on with two more. Each of these pieces of tech has the potential of making its creator not only rich, but legendary. Continue reading