RockMelt isn’t all that hot

I somehow missed the hype machine for the new social browser, RockMelt.  So, when @LastPass tweeted that it worked with RockMelt, my ears perked up.  RockMelt? WTF is that? RockMelt is a new kind of browser, or so the introductory video told me, one that combines your social web with your browsing experience.  We’ve met such browsers… Continue reading RockMelt isn’t all that hot

Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

I’ve been a sideline fan of Linux for a long time.  My very first experience with it was buying one of those 800 page, dictionary-sized technical manuals for Linux which came with Red Hat, Slackware and Caldera.  I effectively destroyed my Windows 95 box trying to get Red Hat installed and failing. After that, I was much more cautious,… Continue reading Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

Google Voice: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

google voice is one of the latest in beta systems and software and may be the harbinger of goog’s plan to take over your phone.  the skinny is that google voice is sort of a layer on top of your normal phone service.  it’s a free system that offers voice mail (that transcribes your voice… Continue reading Google Voice: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

everything’s better in the cloud

since google’s big chromeOS unveiling last week, i’ve been left thinking a lot about cloud computing and chrome as an operating system in particular.  while i failed to be enamored about chromeOS, i do think the concept of cloud computing is an exciting developing technology.  chromeOS felt half-assed and not-fully-developed (the latter of which, at least, was true).  and… Continue reading everything’s better in the cloud

someone put me out of my g33k’d misery

i feel like steve jobs is playing a cruel game of punk’d on me. so here’s the deal.  i have a macbook.  many applications that i want to use don’t work or don’t seem to be entirely supported or have weird issues in tiger (such as the bizarre instance of photoshop not being able to… Continue reading someone put me out of my g33k’d misery