Sunday, December 16, 2007

I Don't Know What it Is....

But I can't wait until Cloverfield comes out in January.

Is Apple Dealing with the iPhone's Biggest Flaw?

Basing its information on an Apple, Inc. help wanted ad, AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is busy working on Exchange syncing.  According to AppleInsider, "Thus far, the iPhone's official support of Exchange has been limited to IMAP functionality under certain conditions. The lack of full support for the Microsoft platform is commonly cited as one of the primary barriers to adoption of the Apple handset by businesses, as Exchange is widely deployed as the email solution of choice amongst the corporate world."

They're totally right. One of the main impediments to official support by corporate IT departments is limited or non-existent Exchange support. Even those like me who'd deal with unofficial support by my IT peeps, can't justify it. This may change.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Suburban Atlantans State Sitting in Traffic is Worse than Black People

Gwinnett County is a suburban county located northeast of Atlanta.  It is also the poster-child for ugly sprawl.  This land of strip malls, massage parlors, million dollar homes, chain restaurants and other ubiquitous symbols of modern suburbia for years barred the door to Atlanta's mass transit provider, MARTA.  Well, the worm has turned, I guess.  The AJC is reporting that 2/3 of Gwinnetians are now in favor of MARTA accessing their county.

"I think the general perception in Gwinnett that voters would not want to have it in the area, that's obviously changed," said Chuck Warbington, a Dacula resident and director of the CID. The CID is proposing a local light rail line from Gwinnett Place through Indian Trail, Gwinnett Village and Norcross that would connect to MARTA's Doraville station. It might or might not be run by MARTA.

Warbington said he's lived in Gwinnett all his life and remembers the fears that went into the county's 1990 resounding vote to reject a MARTA extension, 70 percent to 30 percent. While the money was important, he said, "the biggest thing I remember, and I've had people tell me who lived in Gwinnett then, is MARTA's crime, and the urbanization of Gwinnett...I think that was the perception back then."
Well, this is good news.  

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What if a Cyclone Hit the 8th and 11th Biggest Cities in the World

and nobody knew it? That's about to happen. I had no idea that Tropical Cyclone Sidr is galloping towards Kolkata in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh. It ain't on CNN, CNN's Asia page or even Sepia Mutiny. WTF?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Injured Reserve

My sister-in-law's dog and I both had knee surgery last week. She, Lea, is the smaller one in the picture below. We're both doing well, but i thought I would share a photograph of us together this weekend.

Mausa and Lea Recuperating

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Holy Chit on Here!

A desi balla!  The kid on the left just decommitted from Oregon State.  The kid on the right, is named DiPanjot Singh and plays basketball for Evanston High School in Illinois.

It's no surprise that he's a Sikh, I guess.  They're generally the tallest and burliest Indians around.  But bravo for him keeping his culture and religion in the forefront and wearing his patka on the court.