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Monday, September 10, 2007

Ringtones for iPhone | Free Ringtones for iPhone

Last week Steve Jobs announed a bevy of new/revamped iPods. Additionally he announced ringtones for the iPhone. Through iTunes you can (re)buy a song on iTunes for $0.99 (in addition to the original purchase price) and custom select up to 30 seconds to make into a ring tone. Thanks for nothing Steve....

There are already several ways to get ringtones on your iPhone at no additional cost. iRingtoner is one app with instructions on

Immediately after the announcement of ringtones baked-in to iTunes, the hackers have unraveled how to get free ringtones on your iPhone. Its hardly a hack and more of a procedure. Ars technica has the scoop on the file rename hack for ringtones.

Friday, September 07, 2007


Wouldn't it be great to be able to snap a photo of those meeting notes on the whiteboard or keep a digital copy of notes on your writing pad? Well some smart fella has created a website just for that. Check out Qipit.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Eudora lives to see version 8.0

Most Penn Staters will recall and I am sure countless other long time email users the great Eudora email program. Scott Gilbertson writes on his blog at "Eudora, one of the earliest and much revered desktop e-mail clients, has been reborn under the Mozilla Thunderbird umbrella. The new beta version of Eudora 8 and the Penelope add-on are available for download from the Mozilla site."

Grab the release here.

Friday, August 17, 2007

"My first iPhone a box

Ok, so its not as good as Justin Timberlakes D*ck in a Box but this is still funny. Doesn't hurt that the chick if pretty freakin' hot!

Check out this video: My first iPhone Bill!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies - Paper

5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies - Paper

Excellent paper on Hard Drive failure rates in the real world. Interesting to note that there is correlation of (higher) failure rates between SCSI, FC and SATA drives. Additionally the authors note there is no correlation to (higher) failure rates between manufactures. They do note that real world HD replacement rates are much higher than hard drive MTTF estimates from vendors.

Friday, January 12, 2007


So I finally got the RCN triple package. So here's what I got and how it works...

CableTV (Full Basic): $30
Internet (10 Mbit down/800KB up): $30
Phone (Unlimited local, regional, and LD for 1 year; 5 features (caller id, etc): $30

Add my DigitalVision (little ones need Sprout and 3 PBS's :-)), HD and HD package (ESPNHD for me) and total bill is like $132 plus tax.

Separately with Verizon for phone (local only, crap), DSL (3mbit) and cable unbundled my bill was $157. So i save a few bucks and get better services in both the Internet and Phone experience.

I can only hope we get Verizon FIOS (fiber to the home) soon as well. Verizon is aggressively pricing their TV and Internet portions of this service. Also, the speeds at release of this service are 5 and 10 mbps. Expect 20, 25, and 30 mbit speeds in a year or two.

I'll re-post in a few months on the reliability and quality of the service.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home

MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home

Free learning. All the info you can learn at MIT, free minus the actual degree. Really cool.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple iPhone

Probably the most amazing device I have seen in a long time.

Read here how Apple, Cingular, Google and Yahoo! kept the secret for nearly 2.5 years of development!

I am so buying one when its out!!


The one laptop per child program has provided some more great details on their now final design. Check out this article.