Category: Whatever

Why I’m not on the Moleskine brandwagon 0

Why I’m not on the Moleskine brandwagon

It’s really 5 simple characters: $5.99. That’s it. I was walking into Borders back in January and on the discount racks in the atrium I thought I saw a big section of Moleskine® notebooks. It turned out that they were actually Piccadilly. When I saw the price tag I was...

Don’t Use the Tongs 5

Don’t Use the Tongs

I remember when I was a kid and I’d go to a birthday party or something that was being hosted by a moderate-to-severely uptight  mom, they’d never let us just grab a sandwich or some chips off of the tray. We had to use the tongs. They were the magical...

Tech Slumming 0

Tech Slumming

Whenever I look for a new gadget or program I research the heck out of it and get the fullest feature set I can afford. And I tend to not even look at “consumer” level products. I go more for “prosumer” and up. Consider my new Canon 400D. I didn’t...

Insanity 0

Insanity

I just read once again the oft-repeated line, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” (To be fair, the person I just read it from said “a” definition, attributing the phrase to Einstein) I’ve heard this time and again in...

Two for Tuesday 1

Two for Tuesday

Well, actually Friday.  Yes, only 3 days until I join the dual-core revolution.  I ordered my new set on Sunday night from NewEgg: Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2GB pqi Turbo DDR2 667 Gigabyte mobo with 690V chipset and 2000MHz HyperTransport MSI 8500GT OC 256MB GDDR3 It’s not my dream system,...