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Seriously? Notepad?

I think he was half joking.

In yesterday's webconference with a vendor, the presenter fired up Notepad to do some text manipulation. Let's ignore my observation that Notepad is a crippled piece of junk compared to TextEdit, and go on to his comment that Notepad was "the best tool every produced by MicroSoft."

I replied "I thought that was Steve Ballmer."

Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

A very interesting article on the differences in the PC and mobile supply chain ecosystems and why mobile tech advances so quickly compared to PC tech.

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Another reason I hate AT&T

They're just so very... corporate.

AT&T charges customers to opt out of text spam.

Really, who sat up on their hind legs in a meeting and suggested it was a good idea?

Embarq's Hosting Abilities are at Least, Cheap

I don't actually use the space that comes with our DSL contract. But wow, ignoring the whole issue of terms and conditions, Embarq's hosting is just terrible, or at least, so minimal that it is a joke. What is this, 1999? 20 megs? 15 pages? 1 Gb a month?

But in happier news, when calling to get our DSL speed raised, we not only got it raised, but got the price lowered.

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Boxee

I'm very impressed with Boxee from boxee.tv. If it talked to AirTunes, could manage a DVD player and could see iTunes playlists, it would be perfect. I rather expect it will get the first and last of those with some beta updates. Now that I have my big HDTV it looks amazing, though of course now the low rez internet shows are painfully, well, low rez.

Still, I get to see the Daily Show and Colbert without having cable and don't ever need to worry about there being nothing on TV any more. Never again ET tonight, never again Jeopardy.

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