Archive for November, 2009

Stuff to Watch: Vexille

Vexille has what is easily one of the best story lines of any sci-fi recently. If you’re into science fiction movies you owe it to yourself to watch this. A bit slow at times, I’ll admit, but overall great and thought provoking. (Just try to look past the fact that it’s a CGI anime, if you’re not into either.)

It’s up on Hulu for now, but I figured if I could embed and make it easy for you, why not?

Thoughts welcome.

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Posted by Gnorb - November 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm

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Today I turn 11110. Today I turn 1e. Today I turn…

Today I turn 11110.

Wow. I made myself feel old. Let me try that again.

Today I turn 1e.

Better, although since most people don’t count in either the binary or hexadecimal systems, I suppose I should tell you that today, according to the decimal numbering system and Gregorian calendar, I turn 30. Read more…

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Posted by Gnorb - November 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

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Verizon’s Motorola Droid: Some Thoughts

First, this is not a review. It’s a collection of thoughts given my recent experience as an owner of a Motorola Droid. If you want a review, there are a number of excellent ones out there already. This is simply a collection of my thoughts. Take them with a grain of salt. Second, this piece was typed using pretty much only the Droid. Images and edits were done on a computer, but otherwise it was done using the free wpToGo app from the Android Marketplace.

I realize this is a long piece, so I’ve included an audio version (created using text-to-speech software) so you can listen instead of reading. I recommend reading, though: better visuals. Download the Motorola Droid Review (Audio)

There are three things I hear about constantly when the Droid is being talked about. First, the boxy design with the gold accents; second, the keyboard; and third, the inevitable comparisons to the iPhone due in large part to Verizon’s “iDon’t” commercials. I’m sure that if Verizon had decided instead to compare this to a Windows Mobile phone or Blackberry then that’s where comparisons would start, before inevitably moving to the single most popular phone on the market now. (For the record, though, it’s not the most popular platform. That crown belongs to Symbian, which as of this writing still holds over 40% marketshare.) I’ll address these and more throughout the piece.  Read more…

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Posted by Gnorb - November 18, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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Collection of Motorola Droid for Verizon Reviews (Plus Some Thoughts)

Still looking for a new smart phone; haven’t made up my mind. I’ve been keeping an annoyingly close eye on the new Motorola Droid coming out for Verizon, and after reading all the recent reviews I’m more confused than ever.  Read more…

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Posted by Gnorb - November 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

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