2010 Auto Show Pics are Up! 
Sunday, 14 February, 2010, 03:26
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So, as per usual, I went to the Chicago Auto Show and too some pictures. I had three cameras with me but only ended up using two. Silly as it sounds, there's a reason for that: two of the cameras have model-specific battery packs, and one has a 64MB card and is too old to take new cards. All three are pretty old. I'd love to pick up a bitchin' DSLR and a huge memory card.

I took upwards of 200 pictures, but not all of them made the cut. I lean pretty heavily on the auto focus on these cameras, and the auto focus sucks almost as much as the steadiness of my hands. Some of these were just barely out of focus and were easily fixed with a quick sharpen, but others were just horrendous. In the end, I think there are only 110 photos left.

So ... link is in the bar on the right. Enjoy!
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It's that time of year 
Thursday, 11 February, 2010, 01:18
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No, this isn't a sappy Valentine's Day post -- it's an Auto Show post! Yes, that time of year has come around again.

I imagine it will be more depressing than last year's Auto Show. i hear Ford had a very good display at the Detroit Auto Show, so I expect something good from them this year. Toyota, not so much; from what I've seen they're leaving the FT-86 out, and that's the one car from them I really wanted to see. Honda's bringing the CR-Z, which should be interesting to look at. They'll undoubtedly have the Crosstour, which doesn't photograph well but looks amazing in person.

Anyway ... looking forward to running down tons of batteries and filling up memory cards.
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The Perfect Softphone 
Tuesday, 2 February, 2010, 02:34
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Let's make this short & sweet. The perfect softphone would be free and would integrate into a piece of software that I already use as a plug-in. It would show up as a set of options, or as another tab, or as a separate small window, but it would not require the installation and execution of a completely separate program.

At the moment, we're using X-Lite. It's a gateway drug, as it were -- a free application that provides users with the "most popular" features of eyeBeam and Bria, CounterPath's paid products. It's a separate, standalone program.

The problem is that this is an additional program to support. Additional programs require additional how-to guides, additional application knowledge, additional licenses, and so on. if the softphone component is integrated into an already-familiar application, that's one less thing to worry about. For example, everyone in the office knows how to use Skype for voice and IM. Why not have a separate tab in the Skype interface that allows the user to place and receive alls via our own Trixbox?
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Desserts and Birds 
Thursday, 21 January, 2010, 03:44
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Cupcakes, Donuts, Eclairs ... yes, it's another Android post! I'm diggin' my phone, that's for sure. It shipped with Cupcake and now has Donut, but I can't wait for Eclair to come out. The one Eclair feature I'm looking forward to is the Exchange support, because ActiveSync on Donut leaves much to be desired.

I don't know if I'm patient enough to wait for T-Mobile to release their MyTouch Eclair update, but Cyanogen is still based on Donut. That may leave loading a generic Eclair ROM ... which may not necessarily work well.

In other news, I signed up for Twitter. No surprises on the username I chose ... trying to figure out the point.
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Happy Birthday Julie :-) 
Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 18:44
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I think the subject line says it all :-)
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