1976 Where were you?


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On my quest to 2000 blog posts I am passing the bicentennial year today (1976 posts). Additionally now more than 21,000 page views of my blogs averaging a little over 10 views per post. Of course take out the first 800 blogs and the views average shoots up to nearly 25 views average per post.

During those 1976 posts, I’ve posted from Maryland, Seattle, Chicago, Mexico City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpor, Beijing, Shanghai, Amsterdam and a number of other countries. I’ve posted from 30 of the 50 states. With nearly 2000 posts I won’t say they are all good – they aren’t. Many are stream of conscious posts about what is in my head that particular day. My other blog focuses more on a professional and relevant professional topics than this blog. This blog has featured poetry and many other forms of creative writings and musings.

This blog represents my catharsis, my personal journey of enlightenment. I’ve blogged about thoughts I’ve had about technology, reviews of technology and things that I am just thinking about. I’ve blogged about great events in my life and the lives around me. There are a few blogs like this one, when the blinking cursor laughs at my inability to come up with anything except a blog about my blog. There are days like that. That was the title of the very first book I ever wrote, and sold in 1993. “There are days you just want to go home.” A book that took me two years to write although it is the fictional account of 1 year in the life of a teacher.

I’ve published a few Random Thoughts as well over the years. Those came from my wife, she loves the old Jack Handy “Deep Thoughts.” segments of Saturday Night Live. Like Mr. Bill and the Pepsi, Pepsi, Chezburger skits now long ago memories of SNL.

The past is a child of the future, and the parent of the future at the same time. It is the path upon which we tread but ever so lightly, you don’t want to wake up memories that were put to bed a long time ago.

Smile

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Just another shameless review


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Kind of reviewing the rules from years ago (I haven’t posted them in a long time)

Rules:

  • If I hate an item or love an item I will review it.
  • I am more likely to review items I love than items I hate. I get tired of all the negative reviews out there. For example if you go back to day one of my technical blog (http://docandersen.wordpress.com) you will find the first few reviews are of Vonage. They sucked at that time so I reviewed them as horrible. For the most part I try for positive reviews so if you are interested you can make a good buying decision.
  • Just because I own something doesn’t mean I will review it. There are a lot of things that are just “good enough”
  • Some reviews have wishes for the application in the future.
  • I do not try to play favorites. I loved the Ipod when I worked for a company where that wasn’t popular.

Products that continue to make an impact day after day:

  • Asus (G73 gamer laptop and EP121 Slate)
  • Active Words I now have more than 300 commands on my laptop simply an amazing product.
  • Omnipage – great product continues to be the best OCR package for scanning.
  • HP Color Laser – what a great addition to the network (and a fantastic printer)
  • ASUS MT101 netbook (what a great media player, network router and all around good to have 32 bit windows 7 device)
  • Windows NT mode – I have four machines running it – frankly it solves a lot of application compatibility issues that I have at times with some of the older applications around.
  • Microsoft OneNote – what did I do before this?
  • Ipod Touch – simply a go to device on so many levels – and very useful all the way around!
  • Live Scribe Echo Smart Pen – it makes me smarter – which frankly is amazing!
  • Kindle – this device rocks and remains one of my go to devices.
  • Mini-Cooper S (if only we had the Navigation system working). What an amazing car.

Devices that just aren’t good yet (but have potential)

  • windows phone 7, I can’t say how disappointed I am in this device. I have been a loyalist and frankly feel like the device was a huge step back from the windows mobile devices. I am hoping that my hardware will support the new version of the OS and that its worth having. Otherwise its IPhone for me.
  • Open Office, it is still not there. I have it installed on a fairly decent computer and it just doesn’t cut the productivity requirements.
  • Blackberry Torch – so close – but still not there yet.

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