The iPad for Content Creation

The iPad is a great device. I often have people ask me if they should buy an iPad instead of a laptop. I guess that depends on what you want to do with the iPad but it can’t replace a laptop for me. I started thinking about what it would take to make the iPad more functional and allow it to replace a laptop. And I am not going to jump on the “Flash” bandwagon. First of all...

Let’s get rid of the microwave

When was the last time you cooked without the microwave? In our fast paced culture, the microwave fits perfectly; it cooks nothing well but it does it quickly. Does that sound like life? We need to concentrate more on the depth of a few things than the shallowness of many. We are all spread thin and we tend to do things “ok”, but not great. Just like the microwave. Our kids suffer...

iPhone 4 battery

As of June, 2012 I have owned an iPhone 4 for 18 months.  In the past month the battery life has dramatically shortened.  A full charge in the morning is down to 40% or less by 5 PM.  I tried all of the normal tricks to improve battery life but it was obvious that the battery itself was worn out. A quick search on EBay turned up many vendors selling very cheap batteries, so it was worth a shot....

Hitachi 0S03288 0S03289 external hard drive failures

Hitachi has a line of external USB hard drives that are appearing now. They are fairly cheap, come in 1 and 2 TB versions, and they are large. (The size is not really a positive…) Anyway, they come with very nice drives inside (The 2TB version has a 7K3000 6Gbps Sata 3 with 64MB cache drive) which sells for more than the external version! Anyway the problem with these drives is the USB...

Reset lamp timer for Toshiba TDP-T420 TDP-T360 projectors

Toshiba doesn’t include instructions in the projector manual to reset the lamp timer. Instead, they include the instructions with the lamp. That’s fine, unless you buy a generic lamp. And until you reset the lamp timer you will be shown a message every time you turn on the projector warning you that your lamp has reached the end of its life. On these projectors, the lamp is good for...

« Previous Entries Next Entries »

Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes