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Rhapsody 4 has this annoying bug: If you’re running on a dual head setup, and you maximize Rhapsody on the non-primary head, then minimize it, then restore it, it restores to the primary head, not the one it was previously on. Minimizing and restoring a window should never change it’s position on screen. Anyhow, so […]

Internet Explorer 7

It’s finally out, and looks pretty good to me so far. It’s pretty fast, and it has tabs, and it has tab thumbnails. It also seems to be a little bit more standards compliant. The way they got rid of the menu is interesting. It seems hard to find things, but maybe I just have […]

Love or Hate Lost

People seem to either love or hate the latest season of Lost. I fall into the group of people who like it so far, but I know many (including Qian) who are really irritated by it. I can’t help but feel that whether you like or dislike the show at this point starts to say […]

Belkin Ergoboard PS/2

*Model*: F8E208-BLK *Switch Type*: Rubber membrane dome *Cost*: $25 from newegg.com *Connector Type*: PS/2 I found out about this keyboard through my friend Phil at work. He seems to be fairly picky about keyboards like I am, so I took his recommendation seriously. I’d been using a Powerbook for the last year, so I didn’t […]

$wp_query and get_posts()

So one of my very few customizations to this WordPress template affects the heading of the “Keyboard Review” list that you see on the right. If you actually click on one of those links, you’ll get shown the review for the keyboard, but you’ll also notice that the heading becomes “More Keyboard Reviews”. This isn’t […]

iPod's success

Some dude goes off about “Why Microsoft can’t compete with iTunes”:http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Q4.06/F6DC3D84-5B4D-43D4-B9ED-1F2033A895DA.html. I think he’s taking something simple and trying to make it into some grandiose statement about Apple vs. MS. The success of the iPod is actually not too difficult to understand. Apple simply had the best software + hardware combo, and the best marketing. […]

A few keyboard tidbits

I just purchased the “Belking PS/2 Ergoboard”:http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=98781 from Newegg. This is the keyboard that my co-worker Phil has been using for a while now, and it might be the best non-Microsoft ergo keyboard out there (that’s under $50). I’m pretty it will be to my liking (since I’ve already tested it out), but I’ll reserve […]

Return of the Floppy Drive

I thought these things were totally outdated, but apparently not. They have saved my ass twice in the past week, both during Windows installs. I guess the real problem is that the XP installer is 5 years old, and doesn’t have any modern drivers. Microsoft should really release setup disks with updated drivers once in […]

Asus P5B Deluxe (/Wi-fi) Edition Reviews

Here’s another set for the Asus P5B Deluxe and Deluxe/Wi-fi Edition motherboard. * “NeoSeeker”:http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/asus_p5b/ * “RegHardware”:http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/09/13/review_asus_p5b_deluxe/ * “Bit-tech.net”:http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/08/03/asus_p5b_deluxe_wifi_ap_edn/ * “Legion Hardware”:http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=580 * “PC Perspective”:http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=297 * “OCWorkbench”:http://www.ocworkbench.com/2006/asus/p5b_deluxe/g1.htm

Some places to try

Qian and I watch a KQED show, “Check please, Bay Area” every week, where they have three guests rate each other’s favorite restaurants. Out of many weeks of watching, there’s a few that we’d definitely like to try: * Aziza (outer richmond) * Memphis Mini’s (haight) (I’ve had takout from here before) * Da Flora […]