Now that’s a coincidence. As she searched for her umbrella just a few days ago, my wife suggested it would be great if there were some kind of gizmo that she could attach to objects so her iPhone would help her find stuff. Well it seems the guys at BiKN had the same idea. It’sContinue reading “Find your stuff with your iPhone”
Austin Meyer, owner and developer of X-Plane, is now involved in the development of real avionics. Imagine a flight simulator installed as a piece of equipment in… a real airplane. Now imaging that, as you fly, the software in that little box “constantly simulates a glide down to every runway, in every direction, at everyContinue reading “Who said flight simulation was a game?”
After experimenting with several contenders over the last few months, I ended up picking MindManager despite its hefty price tag. It definitely has the largest feature set and the most polished interface. For an overview of what the mind mapping application market has to offer, head over to lifehacker.
Mark Bower posted long ago now his definitions of the various kinds of information worker categories. This is useful to keep in mind when you design enterprise solutions to be used by a variety of these profiles.
Considering my shifting requirements (more family, more work, less hacking), it only made sense to migrate my personal website over to a hosted wordpress blog. The Pair Networks team has been wonderful over the last few years but I simply don’t need that much infastructure. It’s always fun to check your Google ranking once you’veContinue reading “Google ranking”
Not sure about you, but I certainly didn’t know about geocaching until today: “The core sport involves using a handheld GPS unit to guide you to a destination, where a hidden container (“cache”) is stored. Once found, you log your visit in an included logbook, and optionally trade one of the many contained “goodies” forContinue reading “Geocaching: a new kind of game”
That’s it, I managed to unsubscribe from Digg and Gizmodo. Don’t take me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed every day of subscription. However they each easily produce an average of 30 posts a day – about things I really, honestly, can live without knowing about. Or so I finally managed to persuade myself;-)
Even if you don’t buy into the “Web 2.0” meme, this article by Tim O’Reilly provides an interesting overview of the recent evolution of Internet applications. Whatever the name, a lot is definitely happening around the ideas of user participation, loosely coupled systems, remixed content and riched online experience. This is a short quote toContinue reading “What is Web 2.0?”
I still remember the day back in in 1997 when I purchased my first PDA on a business trip to Mountain View, California. I got out of Fry’s and back to my hotel room, unpacked the unit (a PalmPilot Professional) and began learning Graffiti. The little beast became part of my life for good afterContinue reading “Finally a truly versatile digital assistant”
After a few days investigating software antivirus options on the market today, I finally uninstalled Symantec’s Norton Antivirus 2005. Among the multitude of AV software options, my short list was down to Grisoft’s AVG Anti Virus, Trend Micro’s PC-Cillin and ESET’s NOD32. Bottom line is, there doesn’t really appear to be one top AV thatContinue reading “Switching AV software”