It’s com-crap-tastic!

Today is the day the Internet died. Effective today, Comcast starts metering broadband access. If you're a Comcast High-speed Internet subscriber, then expect your traffic to be capped at 250GB per month. True, that's a sizeable limit, but consider how much bandwidth is used by HD video. Who knows what we'll be downloading in the …

I’m a PC

  The new Microsoft "I'm a PC" ads are live, and they've already received a warmer reception than those from a few weeks back, which featured Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates traveling the world together.   The new ads feature a honest-to-goodness Microsoft employee named Sean Siler, who bears a passing resemblance to John "PC" …

Come together

I've finally upgraded my phone, and as promised, I'm here to deliver the good news. I decided to go with the Verizon SMT5800.   For me, this represents a convergence of technologies that I've been trying to achieve for quite awhile. Ever since my first PDA (a monochrome Handspring Visor running PalmOS), I've hoped to get …

At a loss for words

<rant>   Lately, Microsoft Office Word 2007 really chaps my hide. Not only have Microsoft fractured the tried-and-true interface with that "fluent" crap, but they have added a zillion goofy new features that few people are likely to actually use. And the one feature that would really help me out doesn't seem to exist.   I work …

Mesh it up

If Microsoft has its way, the NBT (next big thing) is going to be Live Mesh, which is nothing less than a platform to integrate and organize our digital lives. At present, it's a file sync tool at the tech preview level, which should not be confused with SkyDrive or FolderShare, which are two other, …