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Archive for September, 2007

Treo 755p Killer

September 27th, 2007, 2:54pm by Kelvin

Palm just announced what appears to be a cheap, slimmed down 755p– the “Centro.” Might take a little luster off the new Sprint Pearl. If i were in the market for a Palm OS device on Sprint, I would definitely get this over the 755p and the 700p. No contest. The stock market seems to think they’re going to have a winner on their hands (up 5% since the launch).
Coverage at Engadget and Treocentral

I made the front page of Digg

September 23rd, 2007, 8:07pm by Jake

This Was Today? (100)

So, in the last 2 days I managed to get 2 stories featuring Flickr photos onto the front page of Digg. Today, the story featuring the above photo made it, and yesterday it was a photo uploaded by the noted gadfly Thomas Hawk. In both cases, the underlying story was Flickr deleting photos which showed children smoking. Flickr has since apologized for the most recent incident, but it’s not really clear if they have a policy of deleting photos that show kids smoking. Check out Digg now to see the story before it rolls off the front page.

Allofmp3 alternatives

September 21st, 2007, 4:05pm by Kelvin

Allofmp3 has a posting insisting that it’ll eventually resume service. In the meantime, here are the alternatives for downloading digital music that I consider.

1) iTunes: Pay for downloading DRMed or DRM-free (EMI only) AAC files
2) Walmart (and others): Pay for downloading mp3 files (EMI and Universal only).
3) SpiralFrog: Subscription (DRM’ed) WMA files for free (ad-supported).

Of course, Mike will continue to buy used CDs and rip them perhaps via LaLa.
Me, I’m kinda liking the free-subscription music option– since it’s protected WMA, it doesn’t work with Macs, iPods, or Zunes, but conceptually, it’s a business model I can get behind. And of course, it doesn’t preclude buying music outright via any of the other options.


September 16th, 2007, 5:14pm by Jake


I was near some furniture dealers today, so I decidedto check out the
sofas. Then I noticed the recliners and thought that may also be a smart
purchase. Of course, my place isn’t really designed for big chairs. That’s
when I noticed the reclining sofas… brilliant. I found one I liked, and
went to take a picture of the display tag when I noticed the style name.
The Jake. Hmmm….

So, what should it say?

September 13th, 2007, 11:24pm by Jake

I’ve essentially decided to buy an iPod Touch, since it’s a sweet device, I don’t have a video-capable iPod right now, and it’s unlikely I’ll ever get an iPhone for a variety of reasons. So the iPod Touch it is! With the employer discount, I can get the Touch for about the same price from Apple with tax as I can from Amazon without it. The advantage of buying from Apple is I can get free engraving. The downside is the inferior return policy & delivery is a little bit more of a hassle. (Amazon delivers UPS, whoa re happy to leave it on my doorstep w/o a signature, while Apple ships FedEx, which requires a signature left on my door or a trip to the nearby FedEx office.) Is it worth it to get the engraving? If so, what should it say?

UTC Apple Store

September 11th, 2007, 3:13am by Kelvin

Proof that UTC is getting with the times…
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Resident Evil Trailer

September 11th, 2007, 1:01am by Kelvin

Ever wonder what life would be like in a post apocolyptic Las Vegas? That seems to be the premise of the new Resident Evil movie. Check out the trailer.

Live scoring on the iPhone

September 10th, 2007, 4:54pm by Kelvin

Sent from my iPhone

Silly sheep

September 8th, 2007, 3:57pm by Jake

Silly sheep

So, Flickr has a feature called Explore which features the 500 most interesting photos for each day, as determined by their magic algorithm. Yesterday, my friends in the troublemaking group DEL*TE ME! Uncensored decided to have a little fun. I was nominated to hold the sign shown above, and they would do their best to trick Flickr into making it the #1 photo on Flickr. And it worked! If you visit the Explore page on Flickr, you’ve got a 1/10 shot at seeing this photo. Nothing like a little silly fun.

New iPhone Pricing

September 6th, 2007, 8:44pm by Mike

So we all know that yesterday, at the special Apple event, Steve announced new iPods, and new pricing of the iPhone, dropping the price by $200 just 2 months after it was introduced. Sounds like a second slap in the face to early adopters (the first being the fact that you didn’t have to actually wait in line, which certainly Apple knew, but they sure got some marketing mojo out of that).
So today, in an effort to appease the masses, today Steve announced that Apple will refund $100 to people who bought the iPhone before yesterday. In an interesting development, people who bought the iPhone with an Amex are able to claim the entire $200 difference, and apparently, if you’re still within the 60 days, certain Citi Mastercard and Visa buyers have also claimed success. Could be the basis of a new advertising campaign…

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