Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Nook Touch Items For July 1st

Looking for Nook Touch rooting instructions? Start here.

Oh snap!

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Freedom Tower, July 2011

Photos taken today, Friday July 1, 2011.

As seen from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal:

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Ladies Playing With Snakes

Photos taken today, Friday July 1, 2011.

Get yer mind out of that gutter.

Out of consideration for the people who can’t tolerate snakes, the pictures are after the break.

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Gas Keeps Dropping In Price!

Photo taken today, Friday July 1, 2011:

It was $4.35 on June 25, 2011.

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I Have Fondled Tech Machines!

My damn back survived. I survived.

I went and fondled the following digital devices today, in order:

1 – Nook Touch
2 – iPad 2
3 – HP TouchPad
4 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″
5 – HTC Flyer

I will have many, many pictures for the Nook Touch, showing some things no one else has.

A few pictures for the HP TouchPad, with some points about it.

No pictures of the iPad 2, Samsung, and only one of the HTC Flyer.

I plan to have all this posted tomorrow.

So cancel your holiday weekend plans and stand by. Ha!

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Walkies With Me Back

Taking my damn back out for a several-hours walk to unpain it.

Might also fondle some tech stuff.

Taking along the camera.

L8r.

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Create Your Own eBook Cloud Library

eReader: A Library in the Cloud

It’s Dropbox + Calibre + OPDS.

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Blue Sony Reader Pocket Touch 350

Following a labyrinth of links, I was led to the Sony Reader site for Japan.

And found this:

Aside from offering the Pocket Touch in Silver and Pink — as in the U.S. — they offer a third color: Blue.

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Chickenshit Behavior From Corporate Giants

As everyone knows, yesterday was June 30th. The deadline for iOS apps to remove their buttons that lead to their websites where transactions can take place.

Everyone has been waiting for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo to announce changes to their apps to bring them into compliance with Apple’s restrictions.

So far, no one has said anything.

So while Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo play Chicken with one another, to see who blinks first, customers are trapped in a limbo between them.

Where the hell do the words customer service come into this?

All of these companies pride themselves on doing what’s right for their customers (well, mostly).

Where the hell are their commitments to that today?

They play Chicken. Their customers eat chickenshit.

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Another Stabbing Of The HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad: Six Disappointments

Speaking of performance, to call the TouchPad sluggish doesn’t do justice to its laggy behavior. This may be the first tablet running Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, but if I hadn’t known that a dual-core CPU was inside, I never would have guessed. Never mind the onerous initial boot-up process: The TouchPad took 69 seconds for a cold boot-up, compared with the iPad 2’s 26 seconds, and it took nearly twice as long as most of the competition did in our SunSpider JavaScript test. Loading apps felt interminable; Quickoffice took 10 seconds to launch, in contrast to the near-instant launch of Apple’s Pages. While spending time with the TouchPad, I felt as if I got to know WebOS’s spinning-circle and pulsating-logo graphics (two indicators that something is loading) far too well. Even scrolling through lists and content felt jerky, not smooth.

HP says blah blah blah an Over The Air update will fix things.

When the original Palm Pre went on sale, Palm kicked out an OTA update that first day. I’m waiting to see if HP is smart enough to do that.

Update — there’s more!

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