Time Spent With Lion


Things I like Auto-popup of authentication sheets at public wifi hotspots like Starbucks works great. Love the new spelling correction hints that let you see what it wants to do before autocorrecting it – giving you a chance to say no. Love the fact that you can now hold down a key to get the […]

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When do You Have to Buy Office?


One tool that no computer should be without is the one we typically call an “Office suite” – a collection of programs to manipulate words, numbers, and data so that we can present that information to other people. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and Outlook are the gold standard for this. For years, companies spent […]

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Ha Ha Only Serious…


There’s an expression in the geek community, “ha ha, only serious,” that tells the listener that the previous parody, joke, etc., may have been intended to be humorous, but also includes a large degree of truth.  This comes up because I was explaining to a friend a large part of why “Like a D6” (that […]

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Parody


Here’s one on the lighter side. A bunch of gamers got together and made a short video spoof of the Far East Movement song “Like a G6,” but revolving around a D&D theme. Basically, if you’re a gamer of any sort, or live with someone who plays Dungeons & Dragons (or any other RPG for […]

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iOS5 – Undervalued Changes


Looking through Apple’s page on iOS5 and its new features, many of them are being covered by the tech press, especially the new notifications (sorely needed). There are a few that have received scant attention, and yet I know will personally benefit me or people I directly know a lot.  Calendar is expanding the available […]

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Gamer Origin Stories


I often listen to a gaming-oriented podcast called “The D6 Generation,” focusing on board and miniature games. Most episodes include an interview with a member of the game design community, and a question often asked at the beginning of the interview is to describe their gamer “Origin Story” – or how they became a gamer. […]

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Reactor Problems in Japan


After the recent quake near Japan and the tsunami that followed have killed thousands, destroyed billions of infrastructure, left many without power or water, destroyed trains, and destroyed oil refineries outright in an inferno worthy of Dresden, we keep hearing about the reactors. The short answer: yes, it’s a shame. Yes, some people will get […]

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