Month: December 2011

The Silliness of Marketing

I received an email last week from Verizon informing me that the Galaxy Nexus had arrived in stores.  The picture of the main portion is above.  The Galaxy sounds like it’s going to be an amazing phone, what I don’t understand is why the ad doesn’t say that!  The phone…

Twitter for Fun, Pittsburgh Fear Factor

A few months ago, right after the original announcement that Batman would be filming in Pittsburgh, something really funny happened; people decided to use Twitter to imagine what Batman would be like if he was a Yinzer.  I wrote a blog post about it then.  It’s a fun use of…

We’re Not Nearly Done Making Things Cloudy

Note: I had written a very elegant post on this topic, but it got lost deep in my wordpress instance… so all you’re going to get is the executive summary. Amazon’s cloud is starting to reach critical mass and that is believed to be a sign that cloud computing is…

Amazon Silk’s “Cloud Acceleration” Isn’t Working

When Amazon announced the Kindle Fire, one of the most interesting features was the browser, Silk.  The idea is that Silk will cache entire web pages (including all the bits that come from third parties) on Amazon’s EC2 cloud and have them ready for super-fast delivery.  The most popular sites…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Sauerkraut Crisp Edition

Looks like Ohio isn’t done putting a twist on Sauerkraut.  A recent contest put on in Ohio was to come up with the next big food product.  The winner… Sauerkraut Crisp crackers, go check them out. On to the purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitter to…

ChromeOS, Google Docs and Fighting With Microsoft

Joe Brockmeier over at RWW asked an interesting question in his post yesterday, “Why hasn’t Google killed off Chromebooks?”  They’ve been on a killing spree lately with labs, Wave and others.  So why not kill off a set of devices that Brockmeier points out will have lower sales per year than…