Archive for March, 2009

Rich functionality underlies Simple Presentation

March 29, 2009

The title “Rich functionality underlies Simple Presentation” is perhaps the highest compliment I can pay a piece of software. Achieving this should be the holy grail of software development. Sometimes the presentation is simple but the functionality is also very limited. Other times the functionality is very rich but the user interface is also extraordinarily [...]

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Devalued President

March 29, 2009

One thing you have to give the British is they know how to craft a speech. Check out this gem from a Member of Parliment in the UK.

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Cannot recommend the Sylvania G-Meso Netbook

March 15, 2009

I’ve checked the statistics and it doesn’t look like I’ve lead anyone astray, thank goodness. Over the last month I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that it was wrong to recommend the Sylvania G-Meso Netbook. This unit has some serious problems in some key features. You can find better value elsewhere. Here are the problems: [...]

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Car repair: arrrgh, Chevy Malibu: Yummm!

March 12, 2009

My Land Rover LR3 is in the shop for repair for a computer crashing problem (yes, oh the irony of that). Basically after driving awhile and perhaps tapping on the brakes all the idiot lights come on at once – transmission fault, brake fault and suspension fault. The suspension fault is actually the most worrisome. [...]

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Investing in stocks now seems idiotic

March 5, 2009

Well, I’ve often heard that when the stock market bottom occurs it will feel absolutely horrible to own stocks and even foolhardy to contemplate a new purchase. It certainly feels like that now. Its hard to summon the requisite optimism to even look at the market or even my stock screen at this point. But [...]

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