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How Bill Gates uses Office

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Interesting take from the former CEO.  A shorter version of this article can be found in Secrets of Greatness by the editors of Fortune magazine.  I highly recommend it.

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July 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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Adobe Opens Up (Sort of)

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Creative Suite fan and have been a dedicated user since CS2; but if it’s called the “Open-Source Media Framework” why is it based on Flash instead of something like the HTML5 video element? (Which is almost guaranteed to be on all browsers and platforms soon after the standard is finalized)  I’ll admit, it’s a good idea with a lot of potential, but just maybe Adobe could take a lesson from the Linux community and instead position the project as a way to add to the Internet, instead of relying on a platform-specific solution.  Locking web developers into a single platform is NOT the way to go.

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July 25, 2009 at 11:03 pm

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Wired Magazine’s “100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About”

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Not a bad list. My score is 65.

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July 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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The Irksome Cellphone Industry

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Let it be known: the 4 major wireless carriers have been put on alert. Perhaps, instead of focusing on exclusivity agreements, these issues would be a better use of the Senate committee’s time.

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July 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

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Same friendly service, much better name

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After some constructive suggestions from my Dad, I’ve decided to change the name of the blog.  It’s an inside joke so don’t feel too bad if you’re left out.  Hit up the comments and maybe I’ll let the secret out.

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July 22, 2009 at 1:28 am

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Verizon just doesn’t get it.

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The best explanation I’ve seen for why Apple chose AT&T over Verizon.  Even if they were allowed to do it, AT&T would get KILLED if they tried to cut out the App Store.  The system may have its quirks, but it gets the job done.  Ian Paul at PC World describes it almost like the nail in the coffin for a Verizon iPhone deal:

I think it’s a safe bet that Verizon’s app store will make it very difficult for the post-AT&T iPhone to make the jump to “America’s Largest and Most Reliable Network.”

I just have one question: What “post AT&T iPhone”? No other carrier will be able to touch the iPhone for at least another 2 years if not longer, Apple simply won’t allow it.

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July 16, 2009 at 2:15 am

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Hillary Clinton is asked for Firefox in the US Department of State

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One department has already gone and made the switch, let’s hope the others follow suit.

(Via Mozilla Links)

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July 16, 2009 at 1:53 am

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