Anandtech has been amazingly consistent for as long as I have been reading it, probably over 10 years by now. Amazing for a website if you ask me.

Anand just put out one of the best and most detailed reviews I have read in a long time: Anand Reviews the Apple iPhone 3G.

BTW, loving the new “Press This” feature of WordPress 2.6.

I am now using Firefox 3. It isn’t much different from Firefox 2. That is probably a good thing, but I don’t know if it deserves the “3” label.

I finally replaced my iPod battery. It took about 15 minutes. I let the thing run overnight. The battery now lasts about 9 hours instead of maybe 3 or 4 hours.

This will come in handy for my flight back east on Saturday.


The powers that be need to take the saying “If you can’t beat them, join them” to heart. I believe that the capability of technology to serve copyrighted works illegally will not ever be defeated. Shortly after it was announced that efforts are being made to dismantle The Pirate Bay, I see this article on Slashdot about efforts to not only decentralize file sharing but to decentralize the searches for such items as well.

I was at the sports bar tonight watching the Spurs vs. Hornets. HDTV is so beautiful I could see the individual white hairs in Byron Scott’s mustache. Usually I had noticed it most during football. But tonight it so enhanced my basketball watching experience.

If I am studying at home, I have been turning off my computer monitor. I get too easily distracted. But sometimes I need to actually use my computer. How to not get distracted then?

If it is with Word, I use full screen. It works well. But with Firefox, their default full screen sucks. The tabs still show. Enter fuller screen. Simple, but beautiful.

It looks like I’ll also be replacing my iPod battery as well. It seems that my iPod can only play music for maybe 3-5 hours on a single charge now. Still better than buying a new one.

William/Will/Billy/Oogablah lent me his Ipod. I sacrificed it to the Apple gods, took the 10GB hard drive out, and replaced my dead 40GB hard drive. It’s like getting an inferior kidney from a family member. Better than your now defunct kidney but it’s not as good as you once were.

I did cut my finger though opening William’s Ipod.

Google transit finally included MUNI in their service. An example.

I’ll be using this a lot more frequently now.

My video card is about to be two generations behind the bleeding edge. Check out the new GeForce 9800GX2.