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Sublime Sherlock

November 10, 2010

The BBC’s sublime Sherlock brings an exciting, fully modern Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to 21st Century London, all the while retaining the essence of Holmes.

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Five Bars at Home with the AT&T 3G MicroCell

April 30, 2010

The AT&T 3G MicroCell is a very good, not-too-expensive solution for getting a great wireless signal in your own home. Even if it’s not available online yet, your local AT&T Wireless store probably has them in stock. Recommended, with minor caveats.

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Four quick iPad thoughts

January 28, 2010

I just watched the full video from yesterday’s introduction of the Apple iPad, and had a few thoughts. If you have seen other Apple product introductions, the format is familiar, and they are never less than well executed. Of the intros I’ve seen, nothing has come close to the introduction of the iPhone. (I saw […]

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Improved Audiobook Builder

May 26, 2009

Just a quick note to mention that Audiobook Builder, my preferred solution for creating audiobooks on Mac OS X, was recently updated to version 1.1. The improvements include: Longer audiobook parts, 18 hours instead of the prior 12 hour limit. New options for where to break an audiobook into parts; for me, this means no […]

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Barack Obama for President

October 29, 2008

I’ve had 3-4 anti-McCain blog posts in draft status for weeks now, and have wanted to pull the trigger and publish them, sometimes coming within a button press of doing so. But I kept hesitating, and finally tonight decided to dump them, including those already published. Partly because it’s too late, I doubt there are […]

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iPhone 2.0 and iPhone 3G

July 14, 2008

I upgraded my original iPhone to the 2.0 firmware release on Thursday night (before all the activation problems started), and have been using it for a couple days now. As others have written at length elsewhere, the 2.0 software release has a ton of improvements. While those are nice, I barely notice them. The real […]

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Complete set of Harry Potter audiobooks at Amazon.com

January 30, 2008

I’m still waiting for a deluxe boxed set of all the audiobooks, like the deluxe print books set, but if you’re just looking for a great deal on a complete set, packaging be damned, here’s all seven Harry Potter audiobooks at Amazon.com, at a 40% discount from full retail. It’s still $275, but considering what […]

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What’s happening in your neighborhood? EveryBlock.com can tell you!

January 24, 2008

There’s a new web site launched this week, EveryBlock, that aggregates together all of the “news” and makes it available on a very geographically-specific basis — that is, specifically for your block. They launched covering only three cities, but San Francisco is one of them. Want crime reports for your neighborhood? Got ‘em. Want restaurant […]

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MacHeist II: 11 great Mac apps for $49

January 14, 2008

This year’s MacHeist includes 11 applications in the bundle, which individually would sell for $368.75. When bought as part of the MacHeist promotion, the whole collection is under $50. Now, it’s a rare person who would want and use every single one of these applications; there’s just too much variety to have everything fit perfectly. […]

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Deathly Hallows not coming to iTunes Store

August 28, 2007

I’m a bit late to have stumbled across this information, but it would appear that the final novel in the Harry Potter series will not be coming to the iTunes Store: HEARING HARRY You may have the seen the avalanche of press coverage about the new “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” hardcover selling 8.3 […]

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One week with an iPhone

July 6, 2007

Last Friday I bought an 8 gigabyte iPhone at an Apple store. I’ve been using the phone for a week now, and overall, while there are certainly flaws and omissions, it is a spectacular synthesis of hardware and software excellence. No other handheld device I’ve used even comes close, including the seven previous iPods I’ve […]

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The Overlook by Michael Connelly

May 25, 2007
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