3 iPhone Apps I Want to See

December 27, 2009

So far I have loved my iPod Touch to death. That said, there are some apps I’ve looked for that simply weren’t there, and this post is a call-out to some of my favorite websites and online services that I think need to have their own official iPhone apps.

Meebo1. Meebo

This site is a great way to run all your IM accounts in a single browser window without needing to install anything on our computer. The simplicity of their design and their ability to constantly add new features and support for more protocols means they need to develop an iPhone app that’s just as easy and versatile.

Mibbit2. Mibbit

Much like Meebo, this site makes it so you don’t need to install anything on your computer, only this site is for IRC instead of IM protocols. It’s quick and easy to get going, and I think they could design a very nice iPhone app for IRC chatting.

uTorrent3. uTorrent

There is already a very nice iPhone interface available for uTorrent, but as often as it is updated it still is lacking in a lot of ways. It could seriously benefit from a real dev team instead of one poor guy trying to do everything himself. Plus, it would be nice to have an actual app instead of just a web interface.


My First iPod Touch

November 2, 2009

Well, I finally managed to get my first iPod touch. I knew if I got anything less than the 64 GB I would regret it. Thankfully, I have a Best Buy card and an employee discount to boot, so I financed most of it interest free.

By far this is the single best investment I’ve ever made. I am so completely happy. It has made life so much easier for me, plus it’s just so much fun to play with!

I’ll paste more info as I play with it.


MICROSOFT OMFG WTF?!?!

October 28, 2009

For those of you who don’t know, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has the ability to store any files (such as profiles or saved games) on a removable memory card that can then be taken to a different Xbox. Pretty nifty, except Microsoft only makes 512 MB cards, which is about as capable of holding data on it as a peanut shell is of holding the Encyclopedia Britannica. Not too useful.

Microsoft lost to this thing.

So thank God that Datel makes a memory card that holds 2 or 4 GB of data, and can be upgraded via microSD card to hold up to 16 GB! Once again, a third party saves Microsoft’s ass.

But it seems Microsoft isn’t too happy that people are buying a competing product. Instead of improving their own offering, what is Microsoft’s solution? To eliminate the competition by making all “unauthorized” memory cards cease to operate.

So now I have a $30 piece of plastic that can’t do shit. At least I can reformat the microSD card and use it in my phone.

Microsoft: FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU AND FUCK YOUR MOTHER TOO. I FUCKING HATE YOUR GODDAMN FACE YOU MOTHERFUCKER.


PeerBlock Picks Up Where PeerGuardian Left Off

September 30, 2009

Those of you who are downloading music and videos illegally (Bad! Naughty!) should know that nearly 100% of P2P activities are monitored by anti-filesharing organizations and government organizations who are perfectly happy reporting your activity to the authorities and getting you sued by the MAFIAA.

For a long time people have been using PeerGuardian 2, a program that uses blocklists that you choose to block your computer’s internet access with specific IP addresses. There are a few lists that are specifically made to keep your torrent client from talking to IP addresses of known P2P monitoring organizations and therefore keeping you out of trouble and out of jail. This way you can avoid anyone having solid evidence of your online activities being less-than-legal.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Benchmark Tests

September 30, 2009

Just kidding, Microsoft Censorship Department. Crawl back in your holes.

Guess what? The free MSE software that Microsoft has released recently has all kinds of restrictions that prevent you from seeing how it compares to commercial products. Check out this statement in the MSE End User License Agreement (EULA):

You may not… disclose the results of any benchmark tests of the software to any third party without Microsoft’s prior written approval.

Wait… what? This restriction means that nobody can test MSE and compare it to other products and then publish the results. If I downloaded a crapload of viruses to see which ones MSE could detect and posted the results here, I would be violating the EULA and Microsoft could sue me. What the hell?

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Google Chrome OS: Concerns and Answers

July 9, 2009

Google Chrome OSAlright, I thought I was gonna dump this blog out of loss of interest, but after Google announced their own operating system for netbooks, I had to chime in.

The first thing that I want to point out is that now is not the time for people to be freaking out on either side of the spectrum. I’m all for getting excited, but this product is still a year away at least, and until we actually see a release candidate, there’s no way to know what the specific strengths and weaknesses this OS will have.

With that in mind, I’ve been hearing different concerns regarding wether Google Chrome OS will be a viable alternative to Windows 7 or not, and I’d like to respond to each in turn.

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New Google Technological Breakthrough

April 1, 2009

panda_128I’ve always said Google would rule the web someday, and now they’ve finally done it.

Introducing CADIE, the first self-aware AI program. Written entirely in INTERCAL, this program has already integrated itself into Gmail (it will write emails on your behalf), Google Docs (it will embelish, proofread, even fact-check for you), and Google Code (generating code in your preferred language to accomplish a specified task).

Google is so proud of their amazing accomplishment, they have even made the source code available for free download. Check it out, and enjoy the multitude of benefits we will see in all Google services thanks to CADIE.


Mooch Report

March 20, 2009

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Not Enough Work

March 20, 2009
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It's even harder if you're an @$$hole who pronounces <> brackets.


Mooch Report

March 17, 2009

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Good Deals

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