August 6, 2011

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I’ve Upped the Ante – My Increasing Android Investment

Android has been my smartphone OS for almost a year.  And it has served me quite well.  But it has its limitations on a smartphone.  The limitations are many.  And some of them are even noteworthy.  But my biggest challenge with my smartphone is that it is a wholly inadequate platform for writing notes and […]

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July 30, 2011

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Welcome Back My Friends…

…to the show that never ends. Last weekend was exciting – and frustrating.  Seven days ago, I decided that I needed to switch to a different ROM on my phone.  I loved Liberty GB.  But about a month ago, it lost all of its momentum.  Daily builds had dried up.  And there was no sustainable […]

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July 26, 2011

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Using Android to Remotely Control Media Playback

It’s interesting to see how mobile devices can be used for the oddest little tasks.  My Android phone can do a lot.  It can run all sorts of network apps.  And the latest app I’ve picked up is a remote control tool for the VideoLAN VLC media player. When you think about it, there isn’t […]

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July 21, 2011

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My Phone, The Chew Toy

It’s marred and unseemly… but it still functions. These words will haunt me for awhile. When I got up at 4:30, I really  didn’t want to get moving. But my life has mission and purpose. So I  got up and got prepared for the morning commute. Everything was progressing to plan until I went to […]

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July 18, 2011

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Spotify @ Home

The social networks have been aglow with the news that Spotify has jumped the pond.  It is being hailed as the closest thing to the second coming of the musical messiah.  Indeed, some predict that Spotify will finally bring profitability to an otherwise flagging digital music market. I don’t know about all of that.  I […]

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July 16, 2011

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A New Market Is On The Horizon

    Just when you thought Google’s plate was too full (with Gingerbread/Honeycomb, Google Music and Google+), it looks like the Android team is sprucing up the Market a bit. The snapshots above were taken from my phone on the new Market.  The functionality is almost the same as it was before.  But the look […]

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July 16, 2011

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Naming Your Phone Ain’t Easy

  This week has been hectic at work and hectic at home.  When there weren’t too many things to be done, there were hugely important little things that needed to be addressed. This ain’t either one of those! 🙂 Like a lot of other geeks and music freaks, I’ve been fiddling with Spotify.  I’ll post […]

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July 16, 2011

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Sometimes You Have To Have Faith and Patience

Some of you have been asking me where the prenuptial posts have been.  I have been loathe to post about the subject because there is still a great deal of emotional turmoil surrounding the situation.  So without further fanfare, I am announcing that the upcoming marriage of Bailey and Daniel has been postponed. While the […]

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July 10, 2011

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Google+ Is Changing The Way I Blog

Google+ is already affecting the way that I blog – at least, a little bit.  I really want people to be able to use +1 for my blog posts.  And I didn’t see the GetSocial folks solving this issue any time soon.  So I started to look around and see if there was any native […]

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July 10, 2011

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Google+ Comes Crashing Into Chez Roo

I’ve been hearing the buzz about Google+ for months.  It has been the subject of many tech conversations for quite some time.  But I’ve been way too busy with weddings and work.  So Google+ has taken a back seat at our home.  But that ended yesterday. A few of my friends saw a plaintive lament […]

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