Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Windows Journalists and their newsletters...

Several Windows journalists have sites where they offer newsletters. I haven't subscribed to any of them, however I have gotten much free information from them.


My favorite is John Dvorak, who writes a column for PC Magazine.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Portable DVD Player Pt 4 (Final)...

I've finally decided on the Polaroid PDV-0700. It is available from Wal-Mart. They sell it for $198.86 and with a 3 year warranty and shipping the total is $222.22. Some additional information is available from the
manual and reviews from Epinions and Amazon.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

NASlite File Servers...

NASLite is a single floppy disk based Network Attached Storage (NAS) Server Operating System designed to transform a basic computer into a dedicated file server. NASLite is intended primarily for use in a small business or home office network. By design, NASLite is a community file server and does not support features such as user management , the ability to join domains or disk quotas. However, it is very easy to set-up and use.

Here's a review from Michael Horowitz.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Looks like a Jimmy Buffet Song...

Looks like a Jimmy Buffet Song
I took this picture in Florida in March. This area suffered significant damage at the hands of hurricane Charley.

Things I'll miss about Austin (if we ever leave)...

Waterloo Records - The best place to buy CD's, especially Austin or Texas artists.
Chuy's - The only place in town to eat Tex-Mex.
Alamo Drafthouse - Dinner and a movie, all in one.
Round Rock Express - Double-A baseball, soon to be Triple-A

I hate rebates...

I believe that rebates are a waste of my time. When I compare prices, I assume that I won't receive the rebate and decide if it's still a good deal. If the rebate is required for it to be a deal, I go elsewhere. It seems like I'm not the only one. Ed Foster has a log entry called Ed Foster's Gripelog: Forced to Play the Rebate Game. Please read it, especially if you work in Marketing.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

A great church...

My lovely wife and I are members of St. George's Episcopal Church, Austin, TX. I serve on the vestry and also on the school board of St. George's Episcopal School.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Sources for great links...

This guy has some of the coolest links daily:Waxy.org: Links Miniblog. My other source is Madville.com

Learn more about digital photography...

The Imaging Resource Presents WebPhotoSchool! is a place to get lessons on how to shoot great pictures.

Great place to buy cell phone chargers and other accessories...

cell phone shop - Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, Nextel, Kyocera, accessories is where I buy accessories for cell phones. I just ordered two car chargers and a new antenna.

Confessions of a Car Salesman...

Edmunds has posted a great story: Confessions of a Car Salesman. They hired " a veteran journalist, to go undercover by working at two new car dealerships in the Los Angeles area." It's enlightening and frightening.

An editorial on turn signal use...

I am constantly frustrated by people who don't use turn signals. I wanted to write an editorial, but I found one that says precisely what I wanted to say. Please take a moment to read MATT HELMS: Turn signals for idiots: That means you, pal. The following day's column MATT HELMS: Turn-signal rant hits a nerve with readers has some great quotes from readers. He has great things to say about driving in general. Please check out his column.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Great local musicians (Austin)...

There are lots of great musicians in Austin. Here are a few of my favorites: