It’s been not quite two years since I moved from a Blackberry to a Droid X. The X turned out to be a good phone and a good device overall, and I enjoyed the large screen, a big change from the postage stamp display on the Blackberry. Other than wanting a phone with 4G I […]
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The first conference I went to back in 1999 I attended every session, the bonus sessions, the breakfasts, everything. It wasn’t a desire to get the maximum value for the registration cost as much as a desire to get the maximum value. I was new to IT and this was a gold plated chance to […]
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I blogged a while back about not having the ability to easily disable purchasing on the Kindle. Until recently we managed ok, but then my youngest child started clicking on the ‘not-free’ games to the tune of about $100 in a day. I can live with the occasional $1.99 purchase, but those $19.99 games add […]
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I’ve deliberately waited a bit to write this after the event, just to see what stood out after a week – what would still seem interesting? In no particular order: Great venue. It’s a high school, and while it wasn’t fancy, it worked – and that’s what we need. Speaker dinner was good food, good […]
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