Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dickhead Move of the Week


Although there was *stiff* competition from annoying, whiny blogster/rumor monger Perez Hilton (why ask that question - did you want to out someone that doesn't agree with you or were you just looking for a handjob, err, handout?), I have to give it to Time Warner cable in a little town in North Carolina called Wilson.

The Wilson city government had gown to TW and asked them for faster broadband access for locals and businesses - they refused, saying it would take too long for them to recoup the expenses (2-3 years). So in the great American spirit, Wilson adapted and overcame.

They ran their own fiber network throughout the town, using municipal bonds and Stimulus money, and now provide 10 to 100 Megabit up and download speeds for less than the standard TW broadband costs. They compare all-in-one packages at $100 for their speeds to the $137/month introductory costs for TW.

So what does TW do? They pressure state lawmakers to make it illegal!

Read all about it here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back That Ass Up!

Ok, so yes - I do love hot asses - and even anime - but that's not the topic of my blog this time. I was just watching some content from Hulu and saw an advertisement for free online backup space. I checked it out, and it actually is a very nice piece of software. You get 2 GB for free, just for signing up, and if you get someone else to join, you both get extra space.

So I'm letting you know that it's a good service - it will download your My Documents, Pictures, or whatever you need backing up every night and not cost you a dime. Your only expense is if you want more space.

So try it out - it's on me.

Mozy

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is why GM is failing...


So GM and Segway decided to combine products - making a Segway that's too big to use on the sidewalk, and making a car that would provide you no protection in an accident in the city. Brilliant or not? You decide.

Link to BBC News article

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ok, so no release date yet...

...but they did post a new product!

Behold, the Pomegranate!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Palm Pre


They're supposed to post the release date for this phone today - we'll see!

In the mean time...