Monday, May 28, 2007

Bringing the internet back to the dial-up and small device world

I say dial-up not because I think we should still push dial-up use, but I use the term to describe people on internet connections at this speed. Currently I'm surfing at about 100 kbs down and 40 up and it's very slow. I've been spoiled with broadband for so long. Of course here I'm in a place where the only other thing that would be available would be dial-up and this is wireless mobile that I don't have to connect to and I can just show up and start using it (Yay for Sprint Broadband). So I'm still winning over dial-up. But the fact of surfing at these speeds has brought back the reality that the net needs to still be considered for small form devices such as UMPC's, PDA's, phones, etc. We aren't out of the age of super processing power. Everyone is starting to head into super mobile market. I've got a UMPC that is just loaded to the brim with software and the manufactures just didn't think about speed on this thing. It would work if it didn't come with so much preloaded software.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Taskbar follow up

So I found one that works (even it appears with Vista)!

Great little app and man so easy to provide feedback! No forum to sign up on! I love that! I know big sites have to keep out spam and all but it's sure nice when you don't have to sign up for something just to post a quick one time comment on something.

God is good! All the time!

Vista.. why aren't some things in this update?

For instance something I've wanted for years with Windows is the ability to rearrange items on the taskbar (open windows). Alas as far as I know you still can't do it. So you have to download and install some other app to do it. I think I'm just going to use mods to create my own OS from now on.

Fast and cram

I'm just going to fast (aka not eat, or eat little) and cram as much work and education that I can into each day. I've noticed that if I don't eat as much I can focus better. I wonder what other kinds of things fasting does for you.

That eSeminar was good. I'm going to go through more of them as I have time. The downside is I don't have the software to use. CS3 is so expensive and the other thing is so far I haven't gotten really creative with what I do.

CS3 Production Premium eSeminar - report 1

It's broadcasted live via Acrobat Connect Professional. Which is quite a neat way to attend virtual conferences.

The Creative License Conference - 2

Correction, I'm not at the conference I guess... it's not even The Creative License Conference. It's a eSeminar called Introduction to CS3 Production Premium. I misread the title. Anyway, it's fun imagining that you really are at a real conference none the less. :)

Live - From the Adobe CS3 Creative License Conference

Yes, that's right, I'm blogging live from the Creative License Conference. 5 minutes before the conference starts... attendees are gathering in anticipation.

Friday, May 18, 2007


I want to leave a simple review that a friend of mine did on a software product. I type in the product name on Google and the first page of results lists a couple of sites that you can do it at. Well for one reason or another none of them were user friendly or either working. I'm sure that's why most review type sites are failing right now. They just don't have the system simple enough to make it easy to do. You either have to register or if you write one, you better save it because it might get lost.

Anyway, I'll just post it here.


I've tested and found that so far the SmartSync Pro is excellent! It is $35 per license (per user) (so I've got it on both my computers for the same cost).

One major caution, READ THE MANUAL & UNDERSTAND it BEFORE you do anything. Get your plan in place. The first pages convinced me to do this when I started to brief over it. I realized I needed to read it & understand the concept & how it works before I started & get a definite plan per sync BEFORE starting to use the program. (You are messing with your actual files & if you hit one particular button, it could easily delete files you don't want to delete. Concept, just don't use that particular button. It really is for only making the destination directory EXACTLY like the source directory & NOT for syncing them.)

If you decide to use this & need to ask a question, go ahead. I'll see if I can answer it, but do read the manual first. Makes it a whole lot easier.

I read the manual to see if would do what I needed. Formed a plan of what needed to be backed up onto what to be able to sync it with the other computer, and so on. Then I installed & used the manual (with all my highlights & marks) and my plan. It worked well. Took some thought, but well worth it. It has done VERY well.

I've been able to backup my data onto external hard drives. (One has to work as a secondary drive for my laptop, since my laptop only has 55 GB & my photos I need on it are well over 100 GB, besides the data.)

Another works as the go between the desktop & laptop (since the first one is too small - bought it a while back).

The synchronization has done well. ALL data is transferred. I've tested it with sample files to see how they were processed & how to handle the situations. It does very well. I haven't seen anything to compare.

Thought I'd pass on the info. :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Those verification codes

So I couldn't read the verification code that MSN Live was wanting me to type in so I thought I'd try the audio and listen to that to get it off... heh... that's worse then the text! LOL!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

PC World's Techlog Introducing iGoogle

PC World's Techlog Introducing iGoogle

I saw this yesterday and was wondering what it was all about. Neat!