Monthly Archive: April 2009

Untangle – Don’t bother 14

Untangle – Don’t bother

Recently, we’ve had an upwelling of spam at the office. The most problematic component of which is the fact that all the text is gibberish with only the images being “Spam”. If your spam filter doesn’t have an OCR plugin, it’s not going to do a very good job stopping the spam – which is exactly where I was. To make a long story short, getting an OCR plugin for...

Jim Butcher *LIVE* right now on BittenByBooks.com 0

Jim Butcher *LIVE* right now on BittenByBooks.com

BittenByBooks.com is currently (as in right this second) conducting an Interview with Jim Butcher. In the comments section the interview continues with Jim Butcher is responding to the fan questions. Heck he might even answer my question! If/when he does, I’ll post an update to the article. Also, in case you’ve been living in a cave without internet or access to a library, Jim Butcher is the author of (thus...

Thanks for failing CNBC! 0

Thanks for failing CNBC!

Words can’t even begin to describe the amazing stupidity of CNBC in their recent segment on “Money trend: Mac vs PC”. Gizmodo has an excellent article (with embedded video) about the segment, titled “CNBC Is Ridiculous: Macs Come With Photoshop, PCs Need $600 Extra to ‘Perform As Well As a Mac’“. Basically CNBC decided that the price premium that comes with your Mac is “worth it” because you get all...

Why don’t people build mobile sites? 1

Why don’t people build mobile sites?

Over the years as I’ve spent more time on my cell phone for data access (markedly more since I got a company phone), I’ve wondered why more websites don’t have a mobile version. Of course there are a few big companies that have mobile versions (like Google) that are basically as good as their regular site (granted Google’s regular website isn’t terribly complex). Some companies (such as Starbucks) have mobile...

Review: Xbox Live Purchases Through Amazon 0

Review: Xbox Live Purchases Through Amazon

A while back, Amazon (in partnership with Microsoft) started offering Online Game Codes for Xbox Live products (store front here). When it came out it had some of the more popular as well as the more expensive options, but some of the recent stuff hasn’t made it on there just yet, such as Puzzle Quest Galactrix. In addition to games, they also offer the Live access cards as well as...