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Turning off a trackpad in Linux

My new HP Spectre laptop is good, but the touch pad is huge and the linux palm detection or turn off the trackpad when typing setting doesn’t work well.  For a few months I had to type slowly and carefully in order to not send the mouse across the screen or worse, move the cursor […]






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The new Pokemon GO game has been released in the U.S. and it seems to be a pretty fun idea.  The augmented reality game connects with a Google Maps like system (could very well be Maps itself) to give the player a real world space to explore and look for pokemon.  I can help but […]






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Note4 vs iPhone almost a year in

It’s been almost a year since I switch from the Apple iPhone to the Samsung Note.  I rarely use my iPad anymore unless I’m playing one of the board games that I have previously purchased from the Apple App store.  Many of the things I thought I would miss from the Apple ecosystem just aren’t […]






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Still working with my Note4

My first attempt to leave iPhone was a move to the Sony Xperia play.  It could have been a great phone, but the Sony ecosystem is very different that Apple.  You had to purchase everything several times.  Oh, you want that movie on your PS3 cash please… Now you want it on your Sony phone, […]






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Migration to android

I can’t take it anymore!  The iPhone’s new user interface is just too stark and bland and thin.  I had a long chat with an Apple employee about the philosophical reasons behind the abandonment of skeuomorphics.  The newest Mac OS is sporting a flattened and bland interface as well and no theme settings or adjustments. […]






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Free trade coffees in an anti-competitive pod: hippie hypocrits!

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is hard at work making pods for the Keurig brewer that contain some kind of exclusivity device.  Just like iTunes music that gets tied to your computer the Keurig 2.0 system will only brew drinks from licensed pod makers.  That means kiss those lower cost pods at Wal-Mart good bye.  If […]






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New public key

I’ve posted a new public key to the MIT keyserver and uploaded it here as well.  The new fingerprint is 1D2D B4E9 1679 C035 C147  4E27 63CD 9230 C91C 3606 I’ll be revoking the old key, so please switch over as soon as convenient. VTC students: Don’t fret about your lab 7. I’ll correct them based […]






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Second look at the Playstation Vita

Back in February I wrote here that I’d be waiting until a price drop for the Vita.  Well the Assassin’s Creed bundle basically did that for me.  I got a 4G memory card, the AC3 game, and the Vita for the MSRP of just the Vita alone.  The machine is amazing with all sorts of interesting ways […]






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Microsoft Surface: All about the ecosystem

So the new Microsoft Surface product was announced on Monday. It’s a hybrid tablet-laptop and it looks really cool. Lot’s has been written about it and the wars between iFaithful and MicroSofties are breaking out in post comments all over the web. My opinion is that Microsoft has a chance to build an ecosystem with […]






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Another tech legend passes

It’s been a bad year for technology. We lost Steve, Denis, and now Jack. All three contributed to the industry in immeasurable ways. Sad times indeed.






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