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03/24/10 10:34 - 39ºF - ID#51262

ok i get it

The architecture of my office is nowhere near as awe-inspiring as the Roswell Park tuna can. But check out this sweet view from the corner office!

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- Z

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03/23/10 10:36 - 36ºF - ID#51256

drainage situation at work

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03/21/10 09:24 - 38ºF - ID#51241

z_bar

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03/17/10 10:13 - 40ºF - ID#51211

buy this album now

Melo-M: 'Singalongs.'

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'Take On Me:'




::DOWNLOAD SOUND::


buy buy buy

LATVIA FUCK YEAH

- Z

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03/16/10 05:08 - 56ºF - ID#51200 pmobl

testing mobile post

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I don't know who these people are or where they get off putting my name on
their foolish granola bars. I categorically deny all involvement with this
product.

- Z

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I don't know who these people are or where they get off putting my name on their foolish granola bars. I categorically deny all involvement with this product.
- Z

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03/15/10 09:27 - 45ºF - ID#51196

bad scene

We had a few enormous geese take up residence in the fields around the office. Today I noticed they were all gone. I wonder what happened?

- Z

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Category: awexome

03/11/10 09:03 - 47ºF - ID#51160

AXE COP

Write off the next ten months, I hereby declare AXE COP to be the Best Thing of 2010.

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It's written by a five-year-old and illustrated by his 29-year-old brother. I'm pretty sure something this nonsensical needs a special permit from the Pope to be this awesome.

- Z

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ps. Don't listen to your music library sorted ascending by track duration. Bad juju.
pps. Coffee Crisp tastes like a doughnut, if a doughnut were a candy bar instead.
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03/06/10 06:19 - 30ºF - ID#51119

derby girls

No respect for technology.

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02/20/10 11:54 - ID#51046

not a stupid windows phone ad

(e:paul) wanted to know how my Nexus One compares to an iPhone. I previously had a first-generation iPhone, though (e:dragonlady7) has a 3GS. I'm still on AT&T's network, though not for long. It works just fine on EDGE, though T-Mobile's data service is cheaper and faster.

Except for storage capacity, the Nexus One hardware specs are much better than the iPhone 3GS. It is about the same size [slightly smaller] and weight [slightly lighter]. The battery life is comparable [slightly less]. The display is a little larger but has an insane resolution [800x480 @ 252ppi vs 480x320 @ 163ppi]. The camera has a flash and digital zoom, and is five megapixels rather than three. It records video at 720x480 at 20fps 'or higher', compared with 640x480 at 30fps. It has a 1GHz processor compared with 600MHz [both ARM Cortex A8]. It has twice as much RAM [512MB vs 256MB]. The speaker seems a little tinnier than the iPhone's. The hardware design is slick, the one glitch I found being that the target area for the soft-buttons is actually slightly above them, along the bottom edge of the touch-screen.

Nexus One definitely has a more 'open' feel to it. It isn't carrier-locked. It uses a standard Micro USB connector [although this is not compatible with the more common 'Mini USB' connector]. You can upgrade the storage [MicroSD] relatively cheaply up to 16GB [32GB when it becomes available] without buying a new phone and service contract. You can mount the MicroSD card as a mass-storage device, and transfer files to-and-from without restriction. You can replace the battery. You can install applications on it from third-party sources. OS updates are pushed directly from the manufacturer without going through the carrier. The manual comes with instructions for bypassing your carrier [via Google Voice] when placing international phone calls. You can, in theory, get a shell prompt on the phone or unlock the bootloader using tools supplied and supported by the manufacturer for free [although it's unclear to me how that's useful, and unlocking the bootloader voids the warranty].

Android OS feels comfortable coming from iPhone, but it's definitely different. It has a lot of 'wow' features of varying usefulness - interactive wallpaper; Google Goggles, which lets you search by photo & location; Compass View in maps, which adjusts the display heading when you move the phone. All text fields support voice input, which works pretty well.

Overall, it has a more 'power-user' feel to it, without being excessively geeky. You can place active widgets on your home screen in addition to application icons and bookmarks. Application switching is smoother than in iPhone, with the Back button working smoothly within and between applications. Android also has an 'Alt-Tab' equivalent which shows the last six apps you used. It not only supports but relies heavily on multitasking, and even provides a cumulative display of battery usage broken down by application. If you pull down the status bar at the top of the display, it shows all pending notifications from running applications; poking one takes you to the right place in the right application.

The Android platform encourages interapplication communication, so the applications integrate tightly with each other. To wit: Facebook. My contacts came from Google Contacts and a vCard export I did from Address Book, but the contact photos came from each person's Facebook profile [this is the first time I've ever had reasonable photos in my address book]. When you click on anyone's picture anywhere in the UI, it shows their Facebook status and a list of things you can do to them: phone, text, email, map, Facebook. It's not that Facebook has a deal with Google, but that their application takes advantage of hooks that anyone else can use.

The built-in apps are mixed, in comparison with iPhone. 'Maps' is way better, giving live navigation instructions in the foreground or background. 'Browser' is a version of Mobile Safari, but its zoom feature is a little wonky. Though when you zoom in, it rewraps text to the viewport, which is nice, and it creates auto-links from addresses as well as phone numbers. 'Messaging' is slightly nicer on Android due to some neat minor features like showing the recipient's photo and Facebook status in the header. Gmail as an app is largely comparable to Gmail as a web-app, with the addition of new-message notifications. 'Contacts' has a fairly awful and confusing UI which really needs to be replaced. 'Music' is somewhat disappointing - I miss 'now playing' on the lock screen, sound check, and EQ settings. It's also very difficult to export playlists and music from iTunes. 'Clock' should have a timer and stopwatch in addition to alarms. There is no built-in 'Notes' application.

People have been complaining lately of bugs in Android. Yes there are bugs in Android, but I think the impact on user experience is exaggerated. In any case I've seen, if you are relatively savvy you can probably understand what's happening and work around it.

Oh right and you can also make calls with it. (-:

- Z
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02/18/10 08:27 - 29ºF - ID#51040

i'm aiight if you're aiight

Sorry about Chocolate Rain, guys. [Although I admit, Tay Zonday singing You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch is pretty hilarious.] For penance I changed my user sound [which I must not have done in years] to a CD I dug up at the office. -->

Thus bringing us to today's moment of Wikipedia Zen:

Terminator X quit the hip-hop scene in 2003 and has been running an ostrich farm in South Carolina.



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