Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sick - need supplement info

So there has been some funk going around my house and it needs to vacate.  No, I am not talking about Quang but he had better not go any further on my bad side. 

A week and a half ago I found out I had a kidney infection, beyond painful and thankfully 1000mg of cipro daily for 7 full days killed it.  BUT half way through that I ended up getting a nasty virus that I am still fighting.  Poor Conor got it too, I thought he was getting better and then he spiked a 103 temp.  Took the little dude to the doc and the step test was negative.  He recovered just in time for his 2nd Birthday party at Arnolds -- what a relief.  So we thought we were through the worst of it and had a fun day planned for Monday (his actual birthday) but of course his sister got sick.  Yesterday Caitlyn developed a 104 fever, this morning the fever was still as high so she went to the doctors.  This one tested positive for strep.

What supplements do you give your kids?  What do you take yourself?  I need the kids to be healthy for 4th of July weekend. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed 'Sea Ray'

Now this is exciting! I have always loved the N Series devices and have never ventured out to purchase one due to the OS. This changes everything... running mango! Windows Phone 7 shouldn't be discredited at this point, it is still young but catching up fast.

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Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed 'Sea Ray'

Ok, this one's odd. In fact, we didn't believe the images until a video just surfaced showing Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, foolishly asking a crowd of people to "put away their cameras" for the unveiling of something "super confidential," codenamed "Sea Ray." Naturally, a few people ignored the plea for "no pictures please" and, indeed, leaked the new device out to the blogosphere. What is it? Why, it's Nokia's first Windows Phone. While it looks nearly identical to the just announced N9, the different LED placement on the back (in line with the same 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens) confirms it's a new device as does the additional hardware button (for shutter release, we presume) along the side. And the fact that it's running Windows Phone 7 Mango seals the deal. See a few more shots and a snippet of the video after the break, then hit up the source to see the video uncut.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pre-school Grad!

My sweet baby girl is now a pre-school Grad. Hard to believe how fast she is growing up. Love you, Caitlyn!!
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T-Mobile debuts "More for Me" Android app, aggregates daily deals

I'll have to check this out. Great idea if it is implemented properly.

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T-Mobile debuts "More for Me" Android app, aggregates daily deals

T-Mobile has launched a new application and service for Android smartphones that aims to make it easier for users to see and take advantage of daily deal offers.

The new app, called More for Me, aggregates daily deals into one, easy-to-access place for customers. T-Mobile has partnered with Living Social to load the More for Me app with locally relevant deals for each user. Users can specify their interests for more personalized recommendations within the app as well.

More for Me is in beta now and available in the Android Market for any device running Android 1.6 Donut or higher, even if it is not on the T-Mobile network. The app and service are free. T-Mobile has plans to develop More for Me for other smartphone platforms in the future.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Great idea!! Evernote's Peek the first app to take advantage of iPad 2's Smart Cover

As far as mobile apps go, this is truly innovative. I am impressed and talk about a way to engage your audience. This will keep users on their app longer... they added a gaming aspect without making it cheesy.
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Evernote's Peek the first app to take advantage of iPad 2's Smart Cover
Evernote has just introduced a cool new app that utilizes the magnetic capabilities of the Smart Cover on the iPad 2 to help users study and improve their memory skills

Called Evernote Peek, the app utilizes the flexible, magnetic Smart Cover for the iPad 2 to present pieces of information to the user in a similar fashion to flash cards. The user can lift up just a portion of the smart cover to reveal a question, and then lift it up further to see the answer. When the cover is closed fully, a new question is generated. Evernote is positioning Peek as a tool for students, trivia buffs, and anyone who is looking to enhance their memory.

Users can create clues and answers right in their Evernote account. The note titles become clues, and the body of the note will contain the answer. Peek allows players to keep score as they play along. The iPad 2 has to have its brightness set to about 75 percent and the auto-lock disabled in order for Peek to work properly.

Evernote Peek is free and available in the iTunes App Store now. It requires an iPad 2 and an Apple Smart Cover for the iPad, though it does not matter what color Smart Cover one chooses.

Take a look at the video below showing Evernote Peek in action.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World IPv6 Day

I wonder how much will be broken... will we get any stats on this?

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World IPv6 Day

World IPv6 Day is an event sponsored and organized by the Internet Society and several large content providers to test public IPv6 deployment.[1] It will start at 00:00 UTC on June 8, 2011 and end 23:59 the same day.[2] The main motivation for the event is to evaluate the real world effects of the IPv6 brokenness seen by various synthetic tests. On World IPv6 Day, major web companies and other industry players will come together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours.The goal is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 address space runs out.[3]

The test will primarily consist of websites publishing AAAA records, allowing IPv6 capable hosts to connect using IPv6. Although Internet service providers (ISP) are encouraged to participate, they are not expected to deploy anything on that day, just increase their readiness to handle support issues.

Many companies and organisations have committed to participating in the experiment, including the largest search engines, social networking websites and content distribution networks.[4]

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Interesting - Want One of the First Google Chromebooks? Try Gilt Groupe.

I have no interest in getting one of these but this is story caught my attention. Talk about an odd pairing... Gilt & market launch of a new chromebook. I would expect bestbuy or another retailer but Gilt?

Still shaking my head. Hope this works for them.
Amplify’d from allthingsd.com

Want One of the First Google Chromebooks? Try Gilt Groupe.

I have a feeling there won’t be a mad rush on the first Google Chromebooks when they go on sale mid-month. But for those who can’t wait that long, Google is teaming with luxury seller Gilt Groupe to distribute some of the first machines.
“We were able to get our hands on some early Samsung Chromebooks before they go on sale June 15, so we wanted to find a way to make them available to our biggest Chrome enthusiasts,” a Google representative said in a statement. “We teamed with Gilt Groupe to provide early access to our eager applicants of the Chromebook pilot program last year.”
Google also promised Chromebooks to all attendees of its I/O developer conference, but no word on when those will be arriving. Samsung showed off its Chromebook at an event following last month’s conference.
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