Category: Ramblings

Frankentablet Lives

A few years ago I found a deal for a Samsung Galaxy Tab from AT&T,   they were offering a refurbished unit for $199 with no contract.   I bought one.   It came...

Why I will not switch to Windows Phone 8

Recently for work I have been testing some applications on Windows Phone 8,  I thought to myself ‘Hey, this is a great time to personally check out the Windows Phone system’.   My current...

Being part of a Macaws flock

What many people don’t realize when they are looking to own a large bird is that this living family oriented bird will consider you as part of their flock. Macaws are community creatures and...

Disneyworld is NOT for small kids

What do you say!  Disney not a place for kids?  Well my observations over my last trip to Disneyworld has completely confirmed it.     As we roamed each park we saw people with...

Tablet Mania

It would seem that everyone out there is making a tablet.   Apple, Android now Microsoft has even entered into the tablet market directly. Apple has continued to make a compelling experience for users...

Disney Ticket Pricing Fantasy Becomes Reality

Disney Ticket Pricing Fantasy Becomes Reality

I knew that once Disney started allowing Annual Passholders to make monthly payments that the inevitable price increases were to become steeper.  And for the past few years they have risen by $20 to $60 each...

Cloud PC is the Future

Cloud PC is the Future

My thoughts about personal computing have moved more toward virtualization, being a Sr. Systems Engineer for 20 years I have seen this convergence.   I view each user having a web based system that...

Rules Season Slapped Down to 13

Rules Season Slapped Down to 13

<< UPDATE >>  I was riding up in the elevator in the garage with one of the production crew and spoke briefly with him.   The cast and crew were notified last Friday that...

When your Web Host support fails.

When your Web Host support fails.

My blog is running WordPress 3.1 and there is a new version 3.2.1 which requires MySQL version 5 my web host is still running MySQL 4.1  and extended support ended Dec 31, 2009 so...