Giving G.I. Joe: Retaliation a Second Chance

I was sorely disappointed with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra when it first released. I said to myself, “If they ever make G.I. Joe movie, it BETTER be good.” I wanted to slit my wrist the day I witness that movie [don’t worry, I didn’t]. Skimming Google Trends I saw “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and clicked on it. To my surprise this movie trailer is pretty good. I really loved the music, the costumes look revamped, and the action scenes look pretty decent. Then again; it is a movie trailer… I’m a little liery of Bruce Willis, but whatever man. I’ll give this movie another chance — one last chance!

Reviews, Technology

SCVNGR Review for Android

I checked-in to one of my favorite podcasts while traveling to work, This Week in Startups. Jason Calanis interviewed an impressive 21-year old CEO, Seth Priebatsch. The interview greatly peaked my interest in yet-another-geolocation application oddly named SCVNGR (pronounced scav·en·ger). To my surprise, this app has a few features that exceed other geolocation apps. Seth coined the application as “social gaming.” From my time toying with this “social gaming app” I can see that some of the processes have been well thought out and as a result displays an intriguing user interface. I know it’s a bit extreme, but within 5 minutes of playing with this app, I felt that I could easily drop my faithful Foursquare and Gowalla apps.
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Linuxapade, Technology

Forward Thinking with Chrome Web Store

I’m somewhat taken back by the lack of understanding towards Google’s Chrome Web Store from various hosts on technology podcasts that I listen to, such as: Buzz Out Loud and Tech News Today. The general consensus is, “Why do we need yet another marketplace?” And “How many times will a developer have to create an application?” It’s almost as if they can’t see the future coming. In my tiny/little world I’m not afraid of marketplaces because they remind me of the software repositories available to us in Linux. Also with the semantic web meaning something to web developers, we’re finally clearing the jungle of web applications not working on multiple browsers.
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The Great Email Exodus!

A co-worker happened to see my Gmail inbox one day and the amount of unread emails caught his eye.  It was roughly 11,000+. He then bet me $5 that I wouldn’t delete anything before the year 2008.  After a couple of test searches, to see if there was really anything of value in those emails, I decided to remove the old emails.  I didn’t get the $5 though, because it wasn’t spontaneous anymore. Don’t worry, I didn’t delete any emails either. :) From that experience, though, I’ve been a little more conscious of just how big my digital property collection is. I don’t think I horde a lot of physical items, but I am certainly a horder when it comes to digital property.

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Google Chrome vs Chromium

The other day I had a problem with the Chromium repo a fellow Fedora user maintains. I couldn’t get Flash to work after his latest update. Someone on the forum told me that Google has a beta release of Chrome. So; I removed the “chromium” repo I had previously installed and after installing the new one, I got confused. I thought to myself, “What is the difference between Google Chrome and Chromium?” I thought Chromium would be exclusive to Linux.

Well; I Googl’d it and found this wiki. I thought I’d attempt to give it some traction since others must have the same question.

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How Wise is the Group?

Novell GroupWise 8

Last night I went to my third LUG meeting at Emory University School of Law facility.  For those that don’t follow my social foot prints, I’m a part of a very well established Linux User Group called Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. These guys have been in the game for a long time and vividly remember the days when x server wasn’t even a twinkle in their distro’s eye.  Well last night one of the members, James Taylor, presented the Microsoft Exchange contender, Novell GroupWise.

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Family, Linuxapade, Rant

Moving Along

Collage of GNOME Epiphany, Identica, Facebook, and Google Apps

There are a lot of things happening in my life, but it’s not time to broadcast them yet. The kids are fine (all 3 of them) and me and the wife are happy. My full-time job at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is becoming more stable since I made a very hard decision about my freelance work with Digital · Alias. One can surely guess what I mean based on that sentence, but since everything isn’t final – I’ll keep it vague.

In the world of Linux, I’m getting very tired of Firefox not working out the way I’d like it to. It’s always ran very slow on my desktop (Fedora x86_64). I’ve switched to Epiphany (a GNOME project) and boy does that web browser need some work. Good thing is, it’s fast, bad thing is it’s very immature and I miss ALL the convenient features Firefox has. I’ll stick with it because I need speed more than convenience.

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