This is a great example of someone recognizing something we all hate and making it better. We all despise our thermostats. And for good reason. A simple task like changing the temperature shouldn’t be very confusing, but the thermostat designers have made it complicated. My first apartment had this Energy Star programmable thermostat. I think … Read more
Since moving to North Idaho our internet is slow, we’re regularly saturating our 1/2 Mbps upload doing cloud backups and uploading pictures and videos which can make gaming or web browsing painfully slow and unreliable. I tried to get QoS (Quality of Service) working on DD-WRT but it can only have QoS rules based on … Read more
On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Aetna Notification wrote:@autoemail.aetna.com> @autoemail.aetna.com>New Communication on Aetna Navigator®Dear BENJAMIN,You have a new communication to view on your secure Aetna Navigator® member website. Click here to display your online communication.(snip useless info) *** On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Benjamin Bryan wrote:@b3n.org> @b3n.org>Please send the contents … Read more
An educational behind the scenes look at how incoming mail is processed
Rainy day, time to finish up this blog post. Raindrops coming down… So Eli and I did a little exploring of VoIP solutions and found four to enable free or low cost calling on phones with unlimited data plans (or over wifi). I tested using the LG Optimus V from VM and the Droid Charge … Read more
This is why your next computer upgrade should be a SSD. I ran the following tests on Apple’s stock Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB: 1. Cold boot2. Logos passage guide on 1 Kings 8.3. Open IE from Windows 7 in Parallels “cold” boot.4. StarCraft II load 4v4 map with 7 AIs. I then replaced the hard drive … Read more
Ben: HTC Incredible Kris: LG Optimus V Eli uses his parents droids for now.
Should be color coded snaps.
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, … Read more
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 … Read more