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Musical heaven with Audioengine A2 speakers

I went on vacation this weekend to musical heaven thanks to my new Audioengine A2 speakers. There was a bit of a shipping delay, but let me tell you – the sound is well worth the wait! First impressions: On receiving the package I noticed that there was an inspection sticker on the box, stating that […]
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Toshiba TG01 – another one bites the dust…

Toshiba just announced it’s upcoming mobile phone, the TG01.  It looks promising aesthetically, and the hardware sounds pretty good (minus the touchscreen), but the OS on the phone (Windows Mobile 6) sort of ruins the whole experience.  The user interaction is TERRIBLE.  Little quirks about the phone’s interface ultimately gave this phone a bad review. […]
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Finished reading Managing Humans: My final verdict…

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp, is a book that derives from Lopp’s personal experience at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland.  The book is written from the perspective of a fictional character, Rands, who takes you through multiple semi-fictional stories that complement the lessons in the book. […]
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I dropped my iPhone -> best iPhone case

I dropped my iPhone a couple days ago.  I was walking to my car, pulled out my iPhone, and… crap.  It’s got a scratch.  Wait… no… it’s got a crack!  Dang. Just a few days ago one of my coworkers was admiring how shiny the back of my iPhone was.  Barely any scratches – it […]
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Currently Reading: Managing Humans

I’ve read almost halfway through the book Managing Humans, by Michael Lopp, and just thought that I would post a quick update. Verdict: It has a lot of character, especially for a management book, and I really like it. Let me explain. The book is told from the point of view of the same fictional […]
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Looking for all the iPhone developers using Twitter?

I was reading Jeff LaMarche’s iPhone Development blog and saw that Tim Haines (developer of the BurnBall iPhone game) has put up a google spreadsheet document that all the iPhone developers can put their twitter accounts on.  There’s even a ruby script that somebody made so that you can add them all at once!  Pretty […]
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99Games iPhone App review: Chess Lite and Chess Pro

Platform: iPhone Application Name: Chess Lite | Chess Pro Application Type: Game Game-Genre: Strategy Cost (Chess Lite | Chess Pro): $0.99 | $3.99 Powered by: 99Games Summary: Wanna play chess? Chess Lite and Chess Pro are two great ways to play chess for cheap.   Being a $0.99 app, Chess Lite is obviously just a teaser […]
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99Games iPhone application: Jigsaw Wild review

Platform: iPhone Application Name: Jigsaw Wild Application Type: Game Game-Genre: Puzzle Cost: $1.99 Powered by: 99Games Summary: If you’re looking for a simple jigsaw puzzle game then look no further.  Jigsaw Wild is a simple Jigsaw puzzle game with an exotic wildlife theme, hence the “Wild” in the title. Pictures: 8/10 The photos the game […]
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Engadget on the Palm Pre

Engadget got their hands on a Palm Pre: “There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Pre, and with a device this new, you can never truly understand what the experience will be like until you put it through the test of an average day’s work. That said, Palm has made enormous strides with […]
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Galcon: Best iPhone game yet

I was just introduced to Galcon a couple days ago and I have to say that it is by far THE BEST iPhone game that I’ve played to date.  Galcon is a fast paced strategy game that dives you right into the meat and potatoes of what you’re looking for in nearly every strategy game […]
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2008 external storage solution

I need some sort of external storage solution that I can use to solve my file-sharing, non-backed up, multiple copies of files spread willy-nilly on different machines, too scattered to know where any of my files are, no central storage area problem.  I need a reliable storage unit as a central repository for all my […]
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Apple’s new in-ear headphones: AppleInsider review

Check out this great review by AppleInsider on Apple’s new in-ear headphones.
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David Pogue’s BlackBerry Storm review story

David Pogue wrote his original review for the BlackBerry Storm last week and his verdict was that the phone is terrible.  And he was spot on.  David Pogue posts another article detailing some of the email responses that he received to his original article.
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VMware 2.0 vs. Parallels 4

As an update to my earlier post about VMware vs. Boot Camp, I’m now adding Parallels to the mix.  I used the same Boot Camp partition that I used in the VMware  vs. Boot Camp scenario.  I installed all of the Parallels tools onto Vista and restarted… The verdict: *drumroll* – Parallels and VMware are […]
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VMware Fusion vs Boot Camp | Unibody MacBook | Windows Experience Index

Yesterday I decided to give VMware Fusion a try on my 13″ Unibody MacBook.  Running Windows, however painful, is still important for me because I’m a software developer mainly for Microsoft technologies – I’d like to be able to be able to program in .NET 3.5 and Silverlight using Visual Studio 2008… I didn’t want […]
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