Longtime readers of this blog know that I'm a sucker for novel uses of technology, especially those that give me a chance to learn something new. So when I spotted a Vonage VoIP telephone on clearance at the local Best Buy, I couldn't resist. After a quick Google search to confirm it could be unlocked and used with any provider, I took one home. I don't have it working … [Read more...] about Experimenting With VoIP
Archives for July 2009
Nth Generation Computing has a massive presence in the Southern California IT infrastructure community, and their annual Symposia are on the calendars of most in the area. That's why I'm very pleased to be able to attend and speak at this year's event, and I look forward to seeing my LA-based readers there, too! … [Read more...] about LA Folks: Come to the Nth Generation Symposium!
Western Digital announced this morning the world's first "1 TB mobile hard drive!" But although the news is great for storage-hungry folks looking for a portable external drive, it doesn't quite mark a sea change in the storage industry since this drive cannot be used in (most) laptops. … [Read more...] about WD’s 1 TB Laptop Drive? Not Quite!
CloudCamp Boston is just a week away, and I'm really looking forward to it. After my great experience at CloudCamp Columbus last month, I was pleased to discover I would be in Boston when CloudCamp rolled in there, too. If you're in the Boston area and are interested in cloud computing, I urge you to attend this free unconference! … [Read more...] about Boston Folks: Come to CloudCamp!
Google Reader has long been my RSS feed reader of choice, but using it was never much of a social experience. The earlier attempts at community, from shared feeds to comments, just fell flat. Good thing the solo experience (not to mention the iPhone version) was so solid or I would have given up a long time ago. Today, Google announced improvements to Reader, making the … [Read more...] about Google Reader Gets More Social