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USBCell now available

The USBCell seems to be available for ordering now in the US.  For those of you who haven't seen this yet, it's basically a rechargeable AA battery, except it has a built in USB plug so that it can recharge … Continue reading

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Buying notebooks

I read Jeff Atwood’s decision making process on buying a laptop (he picked an Asus W3J) with great fascination today.  I suppose one of the main reasons anyone becomes interested in something often has to do with seeing parallels and … Continue reading

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When servers blow up

Several years ago, at the height of the Internet craze, a company called NetPliance released a product called the I-Opener. The I-Opener was a computer based on a razor/razor blade model.  Sell the hardware (which was worth about 300 bucks) … Continue reading

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Touchpads vs trackballs vs trackpoints vs mice

My very first laptop was an IBM Thinkpad 500.  I won’t go into the specs except to say it was OLD.  One spec I will mention is that it had a Trackpoint.  You know, one of those eraserhead things that … Continue reading

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Roomba – 1, Dirt – 0

In my previous post on unwiring the house, I mentioned that one of the primary motivations came about because I wanted to give the Roomba clear berth to do its job.  I promised to write more about the Roomba, so … Continue reading

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