Technology Archives

  1. AppleTV (Airplay) with the Asus RT-N66U

    I finally took the time to re-work the AV set-up in my house over the last few weeks (a project that was years overdue). We have two TV watching areas (living room and basement) that are now equipped with the same basic kit: A/V receiver Sony DVD/Blu-Ray (also does Netflix, Amazon video, etc.) AppleTV Harmony…

  2. Notes on FoldingText

    Folding Text

    UPDATE: There’s a nice customer support forum for FoldingText that I found after writing this post – lots of great info there. I’ve updated the content here accordingly. I’ve been trying out FoldingText for the last couple of weeks and have found it to be a good general purpose writing and note-taking tool for me.…

  3. Game Center Handling the Load

    Last week I complained about the performance of Game Center among other Apple web services. I don’t know if the Letterpress activity has tapered significantly or not, but I’m no longer seeing errors when playing. I’m also seeing improved performance in the iOS App Store. I’m impressed that performance has been shored up so quickly.

  4. Apple Web Services Performance

    Game Center Error

    The one major annoyance/frustration I have with my various Apple devices is Apple’s own web service performance. I see errors and frequent requests to “re-sign in to iTunes” with iTunes Match. It takes 15-30 seconds to load up a tab within the Mac App Store and sometimes even longer in the iOS App Store. Especially…

  5. Monktoberfest 2012

    Welcome to the Monktoberfest

    The best part of any conference is the people; with Monktoberfest the last two years RedMonk has set the bar incredibly high. For the second year in a row, Monktoberfest (and it’s stewardship by my friend Steve) has thoroughly impressed me. As most of the attendees are “friends of RedMonk” it’s not surprising that they…

  6. Lightning Adapter Pricing

    Adapter Pricing

    I don’t get this… how is the adapter $10 more than the cable itself? I’ve accumulated a ton of 30-pin cables; I can only assume that this adapter is intended more for devices like docks, etc. rather than for the cables themselves. Hopefully Monoprice will have good options on cables and/or adapters in the near…

  7. Fix for Nexus 7 Not Turning On

    This weekend my Nexus 7 went “dark” on me and wouldn’t come back. I assumed the battery had died and plugged it in – no joy. I tried holding down various buttons for 10-15 seconds, etc. – nada. This post has the solution: hold down the power button for 30 seconds. That did the trick.…

  8. My Internet is Broken

    I came home this evening to non-working @centurylink DSL. I spent the next several hours on the phone with their tech support and the tech support for the NetGear modem. The CentryLink support insisted that my line tested fine and modem must have gone bad while I was at work. I thought this unlikely since…

  9. TweetDeck and Twitter Lists

    My “following” list on Twitter is made up primarily of people who I know in real life (who aren’t too verbose on Twitter), with a few choice “entertainment” gems. I like it this way, it keeps the noise to a level where I can generally keep up with folks I care about. At WordCamp San…

  10. 70% of the Problem

    There was a pretty good tempest in a teacup regarding Readability over the last few weeks. While I’m sure I didn’t exhaust the available material, I did read the articles I linked above as well as a few others. I link to these because they were written by folks I’ve known well by reputation/production (and…

  11. TechStars Boulder Early Application Deadline: Feb 26th

    If you’re planning to apply for TechStars Boulder for this summer (2012), make sure you’ve got your application ready to go for the early application deadline in 2 weeks. It’s been amazing to see TechStars grow and thrive as it has. The experience offered to the teams and the quality of the mentors is remarkable;…