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Category Archives: General

Going Black

Nearly 16 years ago the web went black in protest of the anti-indecency provisions of the Communications Decency Act. Intended to protect minors from indecent material, much like the way existing FCC regulations limited when and to what extent certain topics that were inappropriate to minors could be broadcast over the air, the provisions of […]

Awesome Android App of the Day: Sound Manager v2

The original Motorola Droid (and possibly other Android devices, though most what I’ve seen has been specific to the Droid) seems to have a bug. For whatever reason, lots of users report that the vibrate on notification feature of their phones stops working for no apparent reason. That means that, when the phone is set […]

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago today was a beautiful fall day as I recall. I was 11 days into my new career, and I got up and left for work, just like any other day. I had been at work for maybe half an hour when my phone rang. It was my co-worker Carol asking if I […]

Rochester Reference in Glory Days

Glory Days has always been one of my favorite Springsteen songs. With it stuck in my head, I got thinking about the video and decided to look it up on YouTube. I vaguely remember the video from watching it on MTV and Nick Rocks when I was a kind—I distinctly remembered the baseball field at […]

Awesome Android App of the Day: Swype

As a little kid I used to love to finger paint. Finger painting is a great, natural way to express yourself and I loved how the paint felt in my fingers. One of the things that I like about the Android OS is how customizable it is. Even some of the most basic features, like […]