Category Archives: 1 Geek

A Walk Through Computer History at the Living Computers Museum + labs

Today, I took a stroll down technology memory lane and visited the Living Computers Museum + labs in Seattle, WA.  This museum houses working computers from the 1960’s through today.  By “working”, I really mean that they are powered up and you … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved: The Case of the Depleting iPad Battery

I have owned an iPad since the very first day they were available. I pretty much carry it with me everywhere.  It is either in my hand, under my arm, on the desk next to me or in my backpack. … Continue reading

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iPad New: Unboxing, First Impressions and a Fix for the Verizon Data Signup Email Issue

After patiently waiting for more than a week, the new iPads have arrived!  Packaging for the new version of the iPad is quite similar to the old one.  Unless you look closely, the box is almost indistinguishable from the previous … Continue reading

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The Do Not Call List: Has It Stopped Working?

It has happened to you before. You are enjoying time with your family, eating dinner or participating in a business meeting when you phone rings. It is a number that you don’t recognize. It isn’t a local number. It could … Continue reading

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Roku 2 XS: A Good Buy For Streaming Media

Although I already own an HD TiVo and Apple TV, I have been looking for a streaming media alternative that would allow me to use other video sources for media consumption. For whatever reason, HD TiVo seems to have problems … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Unboxing and First Impressions

As indicated in an earlier post, I pre-ordered a Kindle Fire.  It arrived safely today.  Here are a few photos of the unboxing process.  I was amused by the packaging which made it look as though it was packed specifically … Continue reading

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Traits and Skills of a Good Software Test Engineer

I have been in the software industry for nearly 25 years.  In that time, I have had various roles including software developer, trainer, software builder, tester, development manager, test manager, test lead and software release coordinator.  I recently put together … Continue reading

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Facebook App For iPad: Try it. You’ll Like It!

The official Facebook app for the iPad has now been released through iTunes.  Up until now, you had several choices: Use Facebook’s web interface through Safari – This solution does use up one of the nine Safari tabs available and … Continue reading

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AT&T: T-Mobile Bid Is a Cunning Strategy

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the offer by AT&T to purchase T-Mobile for $39B from Deutsche Telekom.  At that time, I took the point of view of the consumer and drew some conclusions about things I felt would … Continue reading

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My Top Feature Requests for iPhone 5, IOS and iTunes

As most of my readers know, I have been an iPhone fan since the device came out.  I stood in line at my local Apple retailer in Chicago for just over six hours on June 29, 2007 to be one … Continue reading

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