Monday, December 31, 2007

Twice Grinched by Apple Thieves!

In today's Future Tense Podcast, Jon Gordon says that overall satisfaction with online retailers has dropped a wee bit this Holiday season, but that online shoppers remain generally satisfied. The one example he gave of a guy having a crummy experience with the beloved online site was me!

I had mentioned to Jon in an email that in the run up to Christmas, I had twice received an empty box instead of a shiny new red iPod Nano. AAARRGH! I am sure that all parties, Apple, my wife, and I felt a bit like the Fates were against us after the second empty box arrived.

All ended satisfactorily, however. My wife's dream of a happy Christmas for her poor waif of a husband came through on the third attempt. And now, I think the Red iPod Nano is better than any bike ever.

qv: [Satisfaction with online shopping dips]

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Monday, December 17, 2007

I miss my Leisure Suit!

The 15 minute lunch offers a review of several pages of the 1977 JC Penney catalog. The things we wore, the furniture we bought. It all seems unthinkable now... but it was glorious then. Set the WAYBAC machine to 1977!

qv: [15 Minute Lunch]

Gadgetfest podcast from GSABusiness

Francis Allgood of GSABusiness featured the GSATC Gadgetfest in his podcast this week. Coverage of Gadgetfest starts at about minute 14, right after an interview and update from Sam Konduros of SK Strategies.

qv: GSABusiness

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A quick and nerdy slide show of Gadgetfest

Wanna see what you saw (or missed) at Gadgetfest 2007? I've put the pictures up on Flickr, and created a quick and nerdy slide show via Slide to show them off:

Prefer something a bit less glitzy? The Gadgetfest photos are online at Flickr.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

A sneak preview of the OLPC XO

Alas, the OLPC XO has not arrived yet, even though my pal Ken got his yesterday. I did come across this great overview of the device by David Pogue, however and thought you might enjoy watching it with me...


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Deb Sofield wins in a Waterslide!

It's old news that Deb Sofield won as Water Commisioner. So old, in fact, that she has now been sworn in to her new office. I was on hand at the ceremony and caught a snap of her and Adam Gautsch at the following reception.