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Thoughts on my LG G Watch

For the last 7 days I’ve been wearing my Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law: an LG G Watch. It’s a watch that runs Android Wear and works hand in hand with my smartphone. As a watch It’s very comfortable. The… Continue Reading →

I want to use Google+ but can’t justify doing so

Like many people in my age group *cough* 40+ *COUGH!!* I rely on social websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook lets me maintain a way to keep in touch with friends that I’ve not seen in years and Twitter… Continue Reading →

Reeder for the Mac

I have a 90 minute commute to work and about an hour of that is on the train. To make my ride more entertaining, I use my iPhone to listen to music, browse the web, and read up on my… Continue Reading →

Google Voice on the iPhone is slick

After I read this article on Gizmodo  (helpfully called “How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad”) I figured what the heck and did the deed. The Spirit Jailbreak Tool is as fire and forget as it gets. I… Continue Reading →

Google Voice on my iPhone

I like playing with technology and I received an invite to Google Voice. I use an iPhone 3G so the integration is limited to a HTML5 web page running in Safari. The integration is not bad at all and the… Continue Reading →

Now trying OpenDNS SmartCache

If you are an IT/Network professional with UNIX/Linux/BSD experience and you have a network at home, you really can’t resist playing around. It’s the best way to learn and causing outages at home will only irritate your family. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Google Public DNS or OpenDNS?

Disclaimer: one of my brothers works for Google, I like Google and I hope they are wildly successful. Google announced that they are offering a fast, highly available, and secure public DNS. It’s not a TLD registrar like Verisign but… Continue Reading →

Shockingly, Bing is not bad

I don’t think Microsoft will make the slightest difference to Google, but Bing is not bad. The video search results are cool.

Moving some users to Google Apps for mail

I host the domain dembowski.net and also handle the mail delivery.  The mail ultimately ends up in Stefan’s house via his DSL line. That DSL line has been prone to problems so I played with the idea of moving the… Continue Reading →

More fun ad placements

CNN has this article about an illegal immigrant who married someone who’s legally in the U.S. but had to go back to Mexico. This seperated the husband from his wife; it’s a sad story and shows some of the real… Continue Reading →

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