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Who do you trust with your data? #mozy #backup #tech #mac

July 27th, 2009 2 comments

Mozy LogoAs home computer use grows from playing DOOM to the occasional email and the casual 5 min session of web surfing into something more intrinsic to what we all do all day it becomes critical that the state and the data stored on that computer be protected.  As most of us know, having a hard disk fail or a motherboard die can not only be a buzz kill, it can wipe out your financial data, irreplaceable family photos and that Dylan collection you’ve spent half your life amassing. Read more…

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Donuts? #android #smartphone #tech

July 25th, 2009 Comments off

Our Friends over at Giz’ have a nice piece on the latest incarnation of Android smartphone OS (as opposed to the Android fictional netbook OS).

What leaps at out me is that all the “gee whiz” features are things that the iPhone has had since 3.0 if not earlier.  I’m at a loss to understand the excitement over Android.  It’s not ground breaking. It doesn’t have the ease of use of iPhone OS X and it seems that all it’s hopeful of doing is replacing the truly hideous WinMob garbage from our friends in the inspiration and innovation starved North West.

It’s kind of the Linux of smartphone operating systems.  Everybody’s talking about it but nobody is really using it.  Like the Zune, I’ve still yet to see one being used on the street (maybe I just don’t get out enough).

So whether it’s a Donut or a Cupcake, I still ain’t buying it.

Gizmodo.

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Music to find your blue self with #glass #watchmen

July 23rd, 2009 1 comment

Koyaanisqatsi - Philip GlassLast night I put frustration aside and I waited the 4 minutes for my Blu-ray player to start playing Watchmen.  At 3+ hours it’s more film than most people have attention span for.  I was captivated…  A movie hasn’t done that to me at first watching since Blade Runner or Star Wars, and friends, that was a LONG time ago. Read more…

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Numan Tours With Pleasure AGAIN! #Numan #music

July 3rd, 2009 Comments off

30 years after its first release and meteoric rise to #1 in the UK album charts, Gary Numan is touring again with the Pleasure Principle album. Read more…

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