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Organizing Text Messages

One thing that bothers me about text messaging is how it ends up being a system more like instant messaging rather than short e-mails. I can label an e-mail, mark it as important, or otherwise make it distinct. I can search through e-mails, find previous messages, and easily manage the content. With text messaging, there…

Fan Expo Canada Adds Sports

Last year was my first year at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, and it is looking like it might have been my best opportunity to go, as this year they have added Sports Celebrities to their roster. Yes, Fan Expo is going to be taking both the North and South halls at the convention center,…

Locked Out of My Apartment

So, I’ve been living in Georgetown for over a month now, and I’ve never needed to unlock the exterior door. It remained unlocked the entire time, and so I never needed to test that key. Unfortunately, for the first time last night, it was locked upon returning home, and I was unable to get into…

F-35s Scrapped

So, my cousin, Mark, tagged me on Facebook in regards to a link on the National Post about the F-35 purchase being scrapped. It got me ranting and raving a bit, so I decided to collect those thoughts a bit and post them here. Here’s what I posted on Facebook: So, here’s the issue… Canada…

Cyanogen Mod 7

So, I have tried twice before to install a custom firmware onto my phone. The last time, I almost made my phone unusable, but after hours of work, I was able to get it back to the stock firmware. Today, I decided to try again, and was finally able to install Cyanogen Mod 7, the…

Smartphones Too Difficult

One issue that recently came up in my life is how complex smartphones can be, and how many users aren’t really ready for the learning curve. For the longest time, cell phones were just to make phone calls. You took them out of your pocket, dialed, and were able to talk to someone. Pretty simplistic,…

Laptop Cooling

Why don’t laptop docks have included cooling fans/pads for the laptops? There are some HP laptops at work that keep randomly shutting down, and it appears to be from a heat issue, as both machines could easily fry an egg on the bottom of them after a day of use. I would like to get…