Surprised me with the marketing tagline: The new Dell Streak. More than a smartphone. More than a tablet. While it’s interesting that Dell has a phone that is based on Google Android, what I actually find most interested about this is that it uses Gorilla Glass. For those that don’t know, Corning invented Gorilla glass… Continue reading Dell goes Streak-ing through the Quad? Come on Everybody!
Time Lapse Photography from the Dashboard
Time Lapse Photography is actually a cinematography technique where a series of photos are taken at one rate and then played back as a video at a much faster rate than they were taken. In this instance, I programmed the camera to take a photo every 15 seconds. This was all shot using my… Continue reading Time Lapse Photography from the Dashboard
Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 1: Installation 101
I am a huge fan of free software. I think that there are tons of great free software packages available: WordPress, Ubuntu, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Picasa, TeraCopy and many more. When most people hear FREE software, they hear Open Source. However, not all free software is open source. One… Continue reading Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 1: Installation 101
The History of Search is a Popular Topic Today
While I wrote a very generic overview of search technology as a favor in a blog post today, it appears that I’m not alone in thinking about the history of search today. Xeni pointed out two other History of Search items today as well. It appears that my text heavy approach to the topic has… Continue reading The History of Search is a Popular Topic Today
What is in your Website Search?
Original Photo by JohnStover There are literally hundreds and thousands of ‘search engines’ out there. Some of these search engines are for finding stuff on the Internet, like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Some search engines are more specialized, like the search box you see on a single web site that searches only that single website.… Continue reading What is in your Website Search?
Amazon announces new $139 Kindle available August 27, 2010
The most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon: Kindle! Thinner, lighter, easier-to-read, and CHEAPER. New wi-fi only Kindle is only $139 new! You don’t need to purchase a Kindle device to utilize Amazon to purchase eBooks. You can download (for free) Kindle applications for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry,… Continue reading Amazon announces new $139 Kindle available August 27, 2010
Virtual Hard Drive Conversions: VHD, VMDK, VMWTF
Working with SharePoint, virtual machines are a way of life. At SusQtech, I end up working with a variety of different virtualization formats while supporting our customers and partners. The virtualization platforms that I see most frequently are Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, VirtualBox, and recently, Xen. I really don’t have the time, desire, resources, or money… Continue reading Virtual Hard Drive Conversions: VHD, VMDK, VMWTF
Firefox 4 Beta Released
Clearly, I am glutton for punishment. Anytime there is a new Beta/Alpha/Release Candidate/Pre-release, I immediately download it, install it, and hope my computer keeps working after the install. Why is it that I need to reformat/reinstall my entire environment every 6-9 months? Ponderous. If you’re as daring, feel free to participate in the open Firefox… Continue reading Firefox 4 Beta Released
Speed Up Your Old Computer Now For FREE with Ubuntu
Ubuntu may be difficult to pronounce, but it can breathe new life into your old computer. I used to spend time and money buying upgrades for laptops and adding faster hard drives and adding more RAM, but I’m convinced that laptops are built to be disposable now. Sure, they may be built to last a… Continue reading Speed Up Your Old Computer Now For FREE with Ubuntu
Top Seven Free Software Tools – for either PC and Mac
Technology can be defined as the knowledge and usage of tools, techniques, and crafts. I am not a PC, and I am not a Mac. I am a human that uses technology. I may not resemble the average technologist. I use PC, I use Mac, I use mobile. What I do share with other technologists… Continue reading Top Seven Free Software Tools – for either PC and Mac