Motorola’s genius marketing department hit Apple with a Super Bowl commercial. I think a lot of people wouldn’t understand what Motorola is inferring about Apple, so I’ll explain it. For reference, here’s some great commercials from Apple: Apple’s 1984 commercial… And Apple’s 1985 Super Bowl commercial… And Apple’s tribute to the crazy ones, the misfits, … Continue reading “Brilliant Super Bowl Commercial from Motorola”
My dream cell phone plan comes true. The mobile provider targeted towards trendy-youth of all places has the best plan designed for mostly data usage. $25/monthly for 300 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. A few days ago Virgin Mobile launched a new Android phone, the LG Optimus V (Optimus One). LG’s strategy with this phone … Continue reading “Android, Affordable”
Ben’s old Filing System, papers piled in boxes For my entire life my filing system has been to throw papers in a “Need to file” box. My thinking is that someday I will organize and file everything away. That day has not come. So I add more boxes. Finding a specific paper isn’t efficient. I … Continue reading “Going Paperless”
I’m switching to Blogger again… we’ll see how long it lasts.
If you’re looking for some good wireless routers Buffalo Technology officially released their DD-WRT firmware for the WHR-HP-GN and the WHR-HP-300N.
After reading the chapter on taxonomy governance in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Ben Curry and Bill English, I started thinking about my own personal taxonomy. Taxonomy is a division into groups or categories. A good example is a Library’s Dewey Decimal Classification. Tagging has become a popular means of classification in blogging and … Continue reading “Taxonomy at Home”
Backup Requirement Daily full backup, transaction log backups every 15 minutes. Files are backed up to the local filesystem. Remote backup server copies changes from the server every 15 minutes. Although not an efficient use of space, it is useful to backup to the local hard drive in case a point in time restore is … Continue reading “How to Backup SQL Server 2005 Databases”
What’s the big deal about push email? RIM’s Blackberry and BES server, Apple’s iPhone and MobileMe service, Microsoft’s ActiveSync with Exchange all offer Push Email. That is, your phone instantly gets a notifcation of new email. I don’t get it. I don’t want my phone to tell me when I have new email. I disable … Continue reading “Push email.”