Archive for March, 2007

Wired gets a facelift.

Posted by grelmar on March 16th, 2007

Subtitle: It must be tough to be “venerable” on the internet. just launched a new look about, oh, within the past hour or so. Well, that’s not quite true. They’ve been fiddling with the look for a couple of months, but that’s mostly applied to the internal page layouts. They just flipped the switch […]

Death of the Stardust

Posted by grelmar on March 13th, 2007

Subtitle: Blowing up a building Vegas style. I’ve only ever been to Vegas once, and really, it’s not my kind of town. I spent exactly one night on “the strip,” then a week crashing around in the desert with a friend and his 4×4. We’d make a game of getting “lost” in the desert, then […]

OLPC Video

Posted by grelmar on March 8th, 2007

This is pretty spiffy. I’ve been following the trials and tribulations of the One Laptop Per Child project for some time now. It’s a really neat idea cooked up by some of the hardcore propeller heads over at MIT. It’s a highly noble venture. Basically, it boils down to creating a durable little laptop that […]

Dell gets “Told” by it’s customers…

Posted by grelmar on March 6th, 2007

Subtitle: First Dell asked what their customers wanted, but will they listen to the answer? Dell has been running a “suggestion box” on their company website for the past three weeks. Clocking in at over 100,000 requests, take a wild guess at what the top suggestion from Dell’s customers was?

Windows Vista – not exactly “wow”

Posted by grelmar on March 4th, 2007

Subtitle: I suspect Vista will become the new bane of my existence. This one is for the designated “tech guru” in any circle of friends/family. Bear with me while I give a bit of backstory. About a year and a half ago a friend brought me their defunct PC and asked if I could get […]

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