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Jolicloud Review and First Impressions

If you're a rabid follower of Caffeinated Pixels (please tell me you are? *hopeful eyes*) then you already know that I currently own and love a Dell Inspiron Mini 9.  Ever since I first unwrapped it from its sparse packaging (fitting for a refurb) I've wanted to get something else other than Windows on it.  Now, don't get me wrong, XP actually runs great and I've used it A LOT.  It's just... so... sluggish... and takes forever and a day to boot.  I can actually crack a beer, make a snack, use the washroom, and change clothes before it's even ready to use.

Matt's Tech Law #5 - Filter Your Own Spam Without Punishing Others


Spam. It's the e-mail you don't want, but is sent to you anyway. In fact, Spam has been around since before the Internet and e-mail became mainstream. They even celebrated the 30th birthday of the first known Spam message last year.

I've been able to watch the evolution of Spam fighting techniques over the years, and while I understand the need for inbox protection from nefarious spammers, I'm fed up with the laziness of e-mail users. 

Review of The Hit List for Mac OS X: A New GTD App

It's really no big secret at all that I love to stay organized... I've blogged about it in the past, and use multiple tools to keep all my ducks in a row.  Yes, my day isn't complete without a Sheldon-esque, meticulously organized and purposed list of to-dos... not to the point of insanity (like our favorite nuclear physicist) but to help me stay organized and productive.  At least that's what I tell myself.

My Favorite Apps For Twitter-ing My Life Away

Well, I can't say I Twitter my life away.  More accurately, Twitter has become a part of my life, both personally and professionally.  I've found great enjoyment in following tweets of those I know personally, and some that I know only by a pseudonym or an avatar.  I'm always looking for that great link, amusing experience, or quirky photo to post.  I've read news and learned about great new apps through Twitter.  It's also become an indispensable tool for networking with and growing online communities.

I'd like to share my 2 cents on the best Twitter clients out there - which ones are your favorites?

Review of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - Netbook Heaven

What is it with tiny electronics?

For some reason, the more Lillputian, the more attractive they are to me.  I don't mean so small the product is unusable, like a flip phone the size of a peanut or a laptop the size of a checkbook - but compact enough that the small size is actually a benefit.

Even though I'm in love with my MacBook (despite some of its issues) I caught the "mini" bug about a few months ago.  Seeing boatloads of reviews of netbook computers wore me down, and I finally pulled the trigger.

Highlights Of My First CES In 2009

I'd been in Vegas before, and what a crazy place it is.  It was about 5 years ago, for a nationwide manager's conference.  I was stuffed into the Flamingo like a sardine in a can with almost 300 other employees, with 4 days of nonstop meeting days and 4 nights of nonstop... studying... for the next meeting.

But let me tell you, I have never been so exhausted from a work related journey than I was after CES 2009.  Had I followed some sage advice, I probably would have been better off... but no, I lugged around that heavy bag and wore dress shoes.  My feet still hurt and my shoulders were sore for days.  I actually wore holes through brand new socks.



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