Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Review of 7-in-1 Universal HD Remote Control

Originally submitted at Radio Shack

This remote can simplify your home theater and make it easy to control everything with one device.

Quick and powerful little remote

By M II the K from Lebanon, PA on 1/31/2008


5out of 5

Pros: Easy To Set Up, Durable, Nice Button Configuration, Nice Features

Best Uses: Upgrade

Describe Yourself: Tech Savvy

Primary use of this product: Personal

Haven't used it long enough to find any pros. Feel of the buttons leads me to believe the keys will stop working. (Oil builds up under the rubber.) Cleaning with a que-tip and alcohol works for that.

I'm controlling a media PC using GBPVR software. Also, Sony Receiver, Apex DVD changer, and Sharp VCR.


Note: When you do a review on you can have it post to your blog. That's interesting.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Techno Art

Beyond simplification of life, technology is good for Art.
Take a look at this digital sculpture.

Monday, January 14, 2008


This post was inspired by Jeff Atwood's comments, here.

I have 2 keychains. One has my keys and store cards. One has my thumb drive and led flashlight.

My main keychain (with the keys) has 2 car remotes, 2 car keys, 2 house keys (our front and back doors are different locks. Have to fix that.)
I also have 2 keys for a building I frequent, a key to my parents house, and 3 store cards and a gym membership card.

It's the remotes that make it so big... 1 of my house keys has a built in led light (Key Lights brand), great for finding the keyhole when you forget to turn on the porch lights.

I usually keep my big keychain in my coat in the fall-winter months, since it bulges in my pockets. I've actually been stabbed by some keys. I only keep my thumb drive key chain in my pocket.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

A look at Microsoft Marketing

I was thinking about some of the marketing campaigns Microsoft has been using lately and what they might mean. Let's examine them.

MS says: Where do you want to go today?
Means:   More than likely you will not be able to accomplish anything in (the) Office today. Why not go for a drive?

MS says: Do more with less.
Means:   We can't provide those features you want. Try to do more without them.

MS says: It's better live.
Means:   This online communication thing isn't working out. Why not meet people face to face?

Those are just my thoughts.