App Review: Sleep Cycle alarm clock
October 22, 2010
For a long while now, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of having an alarm clock that is somehow tied to one’s sleep cycle. On a conceptual level it sounds cool, and on a practical level it would be very nice to have. I’ve had days (as I’m sure most have) where I’ve woken up after a full night’s sleep and been barely able to get out of bed, or fallen right back to sleep. Other mornings, I’ll wake up slightly before my alarm and bounce out of bed like I’m on a caffeine drip. This, of course, is all based on where I was in my sleep cycle. Last night, I saw an article about an iPhone app called “Sleep Cycle alarm clock”. Since I love the idea and the app was only $0.99, I gave it a shot. After the first morning, I’m quite pleased.
Amazon's desperate Video On Demand promotions
June 28, 2010
Last night I was surfing Amazon MP3 for some new music, nothing exciting really. While extremely rare, I decided to splurge and buy an entire album. Before I had even begun the track downloads, I had a new email from Amazon. To be exact, it was an email stating: Your recent order entitles you to a promotional code that you can apply on your next qualifying order.
iOS 4 is out (UPDATE: Horrible noises)
June 21, 2010
As of about 11AM PST this morning, the new iOS 4 was available for download via iTunes. I plugged in my iPhone 3GS, hit “Check for updates” and gave it a whirl. It took about 20 to 30 minutes to do the entire process. That included backing up (8GB), downloading, updating some apps, installing new OS, backing up again, etc.
How to make Daemon Tools and iTunes live happily...
August 15, 2007
…ever after. Or at least something close to that. Anyways, as a techy person, the first thing that I install on all machines is Daemon Tools. No, its not because I have CD images of my games, or anything fun like that, its because I keep all the office software on a NAS. Most of it is in ISO format because thats what I download from MSDN. Anyways, for those that don’t know, if you try to use the CD burn functionality of iTunes, and you’ve installed Daemon Tools — no go.