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Wired takes Jobs email analysis a little too far

In the past couple years, the internet has become ripe with Apple bloggers, watchers and analysis.  Everyone hangs on Steve Jobs every word and watches closely for Apple’s next move.  Sites like MacRumors and AppleInsider, but firstly Think Secret, have all become immensely popular as the pass-time has grown.  But today I came across a […]

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9/9/08 – two very different events, what will we get?

Both Microsoft and Apple have press events scheduled for 9/9/08.  Apple’s event, titled “Let’s Rock”, should usher in a new refresh of the iPod/iTunes franchise.  For a few quarters now, the iPods sales numbers have been down as I think the market has reached maturity for portable music players.  Fortunately, Apple released the iPhone at […]

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Shoe Circus: Microsoft’s new ad campaign

The first of Microsoft’s ads to help repair its tarnished image has made it to the light of day…  The only reaction I have is… HUH?  Is it supposed to be funny?  Of the minute and a half head scratcher, only 10 seconds even mention’s any of Microsoft’s brands, let alone a computer.   And […]

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Prepping for Tropical Storm Hanna and maybe Hurricane Ike

My week at HTC has been filled with hurricane contengency planning and preparation.  For the most part, HTC is in a good state with two connected datacenters about 15 miles from each other and real-time replication for much of our data.   Most of our planning is revolving around protecting the things that aren’t stretched […]

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Google Chrome first impressions

Its been a couple days of using Google’s new browser Chrome here in the office.  For the most part, I run my Gmail and Google Reader in it and it works great.   For other sites, like Facebook, its not doing quite as well.  To start with the positive, the browser’s minimalist design is very […]

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Slow updates

I apologize for slow updates on this blog.  I feel like I got a false start on it and then left it hanging for a couple weeks.  During that time, I’ve had some personal things going on that have taken much of my attention, but I’m going to be trying hard to post and keep […]

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VMworld preview

Found out late last month that I will be attending VMworld beginning on Sept 15 in Las Vegas.  This will be my first VMworld, so not sure what to expect and still trying to arrange my schedule to attend as many sessions as possible on the topics of interest for my company.  Unfortunately, I was […]

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Microsoft planning ad to combat Mac

Heard on the radio this morning that ole Microsoft is in the midst of producing an advertising campaign to counter the Mac/PC ads from Apple. They have enlisted comedian Jerry Seinfield to star in the campaign along side Bill Gates. I can only imagine how this one will go. For Microsoft’s sake, I hope that […]

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MobileMe followup

In my original post, I completely neglected the Back To My Mac feature introduced with OS X Leopard’s release. It was another big feature of .Mac and now MobileMe that I really like to make use of. BTTM worked as somewhat of a mystery to me, until yesterday. AppleInsider has a great post about how […]

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USAA – the model of customer service

In light of HP’s crap support yesterday, today I thought I’d relay something more positive towards a company I admire. This time its not Apple. Its USAA – the United States Automobile Association. USAA is a bank/insurance/financial company which is a member’s only corporation serving active and former members of the armed forces and their […]

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