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Do You Learn More Effectively by Writing or Typing

The act of writing helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely. Here’s a look at the science and psychology behind writing, and why the pen may be mightier than the keyboard. Here is a great article on LifeHacker about writing vs typing.  It is not an end all [...]

Delta Paperless Boarding Passes

This is a letter I sent to Delta recently regarding my experiences trying to use their new paperless boarding passes. Since I first heard that Delta was offering paperless boarding passes I thought how fun this would be to try. On my last few trips from LGA I decided to try checking in on my [...]

Windows Command Scripting Gems

Over the last few weeks I have been extending my knowledge of Windows Command Scripting, or to simple folks, writing batch files.  A few things really annoy me, like when people cannot grasp that something has changed.  News flash the acronym PCMCIA went away years ago when the decided to call it PC Card, cmd is [...]

The curse of 64-bitness strikes again

After installing Vista SP1 under Parallels on my new MacBook, I decided maybe it was not as bad as I thought before.  I have been learning more about Vista and found some things I like about it, for example the new Backup application writes the backup to VHD files, wow Microsoft made a great decision [...]

There is nothing new under the sun

I recently came across some materials that were mailed by Apple to me at an early employer.  I was particularly intrigued by the cover letter extolling the virtues of Macintosh/MS-DOS Compatibility.  The time frame had to be in the early 1990′s.  The products they were referencing were SoftPC and the Orange Micro Orange386.  The closing [...]

Delta preparing for in-flight data services?

I was recently on a Delta flight from JFK (New York) to MCO (Orlando) on a recently updated and modernized Boeing 757-200(E) which happens to be International configuration.  The first thing I noticed is that seat 1A is configured for crew rest with a small privacy curtain. The seat pitch was definitely not domestic, and they had [...]

American Express ExpressPay key fob

American Express introduced ExpressPay in 2003 as a key fob which was trialed initially in the Phoenix area.  They begn to expand it and CVS was the first merchant I noticed with the ExpressPay logo on their payment terminals.  I locaed the ExpressPay web site and immediately applied for one because 1) it looked extremely [...]

Why I love my iPhone

With the release of the iPhone 2.0 software and the unlocking tools I decided it was time to take the plunge. My old Sony Ericsson phone was showing age with buttons missing etc. So a friend was selling his first generaton iPhone for $300. The unlocking tools worked well and fairly easily. I setup my [...]

My issues with the iPhone and AT&T

I have been considering the iPhone for the first time after the announcement of iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 software.  Before that I was more than happy to stick with the wonderful handsets from Sony Ericsson.I am presently using T-Mobile and I have been on their network for over seven years.  My services are as [...]

Flash Player support on 64-bit operating systems

Can somebody please wake me up from this bad dream because it only keeps getting worse.  I visited a web site today that announced I needed to install the Adobe Flash Player.  I tried to install several timed by clicking “Install” on the window that popped up.  Finally I clicked on the “Adobe Flash Player [...]