Office upgrade: Das Keyboard 4 Professional

Office upgrade: Das Keyboard 4 Professional

I wore out the keys on my old keyboard awhile back, and have been stuck using an extremely low end keyboard for a few months. Cheap keyboards have a bad habit of taking a moment to recognize a keystroke. This particular keyboard takes just a fraction of a second too long to recognize my shift key, so I end up trying over and over and over to type a capital letter. I finally had enough and...

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9 books that changed the way I see the world

9 books that changed the way I see the world

I love reading. Actually, that isn’t really true. I hate reading. Takes forever, can’t watch TV or code at the same time, etc. What I really love are stories. More than that, I love the ability that some authors and books have of getting me to see the world in a different way. I’d like to share with you a few of the books that I’ve found especially thought provoking. I...

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My first iPod Touch

Last week I got my very first iPod Touch. I had a surge of traffic to my sites from iOS devices, and wanted to test to make sure my websites worked well on them (i.e., I wanted to make sure there were plenty of ads and that they showed up correctly). My current phone is an Android. It works okay. Most, if not all, of its problems come from me being cheap and buying the least expensive Android...

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Cheap, easy to customize PBX

I recently stumbled across an amazingly awesome set of tools: Twilio and OpenVBX. I’ll tackle each one separately. First, Twilio. This service lets you purchase local telephone numbers from almost anywhere in the country for just $1 per month, 1¢/minute inbound, and  2¢/minute outbound. This may sound like a lot, but it is actually quite cheap. For $10/month you can talk for 15 hours...

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Pinterest needs some work

Pinterest needs some work

My wife convinced me to try out Pinterest. It is basically a normal bookmarking site that shows a thumbnail from the bookmarked site (not to be confused with a thumbnail of the bookmarked site). The thing that makes it so popular is that it is geared towards the kind of stuff you’d find in Martha Stewart Living, and the terminology/interface is geared towards non-techies. And that is the...

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Why you should have an account at allthis

At the beginning of this month I stumbled upon allthis, a website that lets you buy and sell 10 minutes of people’s time. I was a little skeptical at first, but now that I’ve been using it I am hooked and absolutely convinced that it is going to be huge. Here is how it works: You signup and get some free time credits. You use those credits to buy someone’s token. Each person...

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