Reviews Archives

  1. Twitterrific 2

    Twitterrific 2 is a fantastic upgrade to Twitterrific. If you haven’t already, grab the public beta (I’m alexkingorg on Twitter). Here are the settings I use1: And here is the result: The “expand when focused” list is a brilliant interface for Twitter updates, I’m encouraging Kevin to adopt it for Tiny Twitter. Make sure to…

  2. A Week of Twittering

    I’ve used Twitter for the last week – my account is here – (primarily through Twitterrific) and it’s been an interesting experience. I’d looked at Twitter a couple of times before hand, but never really thought it was that interesting. I’m not going to go visit a web site a couple of times a day…

  3. Ditching Plaxo

    I tell ya, this sync thing needs to work or it’s just a pain in the arse. I’ve gotten rid of Plaxo because I had the same problem I had with Zimbra – it was silently deleting my data. As far as I can tell, if there were two “Home E-mail”s (or any type of…

  4. Invisible Shield Review

    I decided to get a screen protector for my BlackBerry 8703e when I first got it, and after looking at a number of options I went with the Invisible Shield. As a WriteRight user for nearly a decade, I was hesitant about going with a solution that gave you only a single shield. Even with…

  5. Logitech MX Revolution

    I’ve been using the Logitech MX Revolution for a little while now. The Good Rechargeable battery and cradle. Free spinning scroll wheel. It’s just fun. Accurate mouse tracking. Immediately available when I turn it on – no needing to move it around to get it “recognized”. Battery level display. Not bad looking. The Bad Can’t…

  6. DataTech Labs: The Best Data Recovery Shop In Denver

    A number of my friends have been asking what finally happened with my hard drive disaster. I believe it’s finally over and done with (the comment added yesterday by Mark Tessin’s son1 notwithstanding), though it didn’t turn out exactly has I’d hoped. By far, the best things to come of this are: A huge reinforcement…

  7. Scott and Alex on Firebug

    I don’t know how I missed upgrading to the latest Firebug for so long, but I’m kicking my own arse for not getting on it sooner. Scott: I hope you are using FireBug by now. This thing rocks Alex: been using it for a few years Scott: the newest version is awesome with debugging and…

  8. Vienna

    When I was using FeedLounge for my feed reading, I used NetNewsWire to handle a set of private feeds (some of my own data stats, local feeds from my machine, etc.). When I left FeedLounge, I went back to NetNewsWire as my primary feed reader, using the syncing feature1 which connects to the NewsGator servers…

  9. Apple Keyboard Revisited

    I tried the Logitech S 530, the Kensington SlimType and the MacAlly IceKey, but none of them felt as good as my Kensington StudioBoard. Unfortunately, the KSB is misbehaving rather badly, with keys sticking and key combinations not working. I contacted Kensington support, and they are sending out a SlimType as a replacement. I’m not…

  10. My Reynolds Data Recovery Experience

    Summary I took my drives to Reynolds back on Dec. 1, 2006. Since then they basically ignored me. I’ve been updating the timeline in my original post to reflect the (lack of) progress I was making in getting any kind of response from them. On Thursday last week, I decided to try driving up to…

  11. OpenDNS

    I’ve been using OpenDNS for a number of months now, and I am a fan. My favorite features: Faster DNS response than my ISP means pages load faster. Typo correction – my .vom and .xom typos automagically get turned into .com for me. They take an ‘as little as needed’ approach to asking for information…

  12. On Safari

    I used Safari as my primary browser for a little over a week. Disclaimer: I was not a fan of Safari before this and have used Chimera/Camino as my primary browser for several years. This post has my notes from the experience. The transition to Safari was pretty easy. LaunchBar already indexes my bookmarks, so…

  13. Reynolds Data Recovery = Nightmare

    Back at the end of November my desktop machine froze and my hard drives got corrupted. It happens. I hadn’t done a recent backup (entirely my fault), so I had a choice: forget about the data I was losing or pay someone to get it back for me. I decided on the latter. So far,…

  14. MacAlly IceKey

    So I gave the Kensington SlimType a shot, and gave it a pass in favor of the MacAlly IceKey. After using the IceKey for about a week, I’ve decided to ditch it as well and go back to my Kensington StudioBoard – despite the couple of minor issues I have with it. I did take…

  15. Kensington SlimType

    Yes, I said I’d never buy anything from Kensington again but the SlimType got pretty good reviews so I decided to try it out. The Good The styling of the keyboard is pretty nice. The volume keys and sleep (power) key work without drivers. The Bad Keys are stiffer than a Power/MacBook keyboard. A little…