Reviews Archives

  1. OneBox

    When I decided to offer phone support as a premium support option from King Design I had to set up phone service that would work the way I needed it to. I’ve been using a OneBox account for this, and I’ve been quite pleased at the way it’s worked out. My requirements: A toll-free number.…

  2. Public Internet Access via FON

    I picked up a FON router when they were offering them for free a little while back. It’s a pretty nice little device and I like the idea behind it (trade some of your bandwidth to use other’s bandwidth). It creates 2 wireless networks: a private network that is password protected and a public network…

  3. Coda

    There have been lots of hubbub going on around Panic‘s new web development tool, Coda, and with good reason. Coda’s approach to web development quickly divides folks into two camps: those that love it and those that don’t. Of course, now that I’ve said that I’m going to try to place myself in the middle.…

  4. Invisible Shield Review #2

    I’m surprised at how much I like the little Canon I picked up before my last golf trip. The high-speed video mode works really well for dissecting a golf swing. The only problem is the beating it takes bouncing around the golf cart. I was careful to keep the screen side up to avoid banging…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…