Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

4.74 Degrees of Separation on Facebook

Apparently, 6 degrees of separation has been shrunk down considerably. This is interesting to me, as lately I have been connecting with people I have met because they know disparate groups of folks I know. Also, I have abandoned Google Reader because of their stupid G+ end-run, and am now using NetNewsWire on my MacBook. […]

November 24, 2011 • Tags:  • Posted in: Interesting Stuff, Life • 967 Comments

PIPA / SOPA / PROTECT IP Act – A horrible, terrible, awful, no-good idea

I know I haven’t posted here in a while. A long while, actually… But I feel this is vitally important and I am more than a little disturbed by the possibility that America, home of free speech and purported bastion of personal expression, is coming as close as it is to a horrendous, wholesale miscarriage […]

GMail Inbox Zero. Dear Merlin- Thanks!

I have toyed with this concept before, and thanks in equal parts to Merlin Manns Inbox Zero, GMail, and my own epic laziness and lack of desire to wade through, well, crap, I have finally succeeded.  I bragged on Facebook and got a few people expressing an astonished brand of envy, so I thought I’d […]

AppBrain

I’ve recently started using AppBrain for my Droid, and it’s awesome. Here’s a list of the apps I have installed: bensbrowning’s Android apps on AppBrain

May 7, 2010 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Android, Life • No Comments

Geeking out /dev/car – QR codes and plastic widgets

A few months back, I bought a new car. It’s a 2010 Kia Forte SX. In black. In Phoenix. Hey, pimpin’ ain’t easy! It starts out geeky, with a 6 speaker stereo that supports MP3 CDs, audio input jack, and a USB input (for USB sticks or, less elegantly, iPods). It has Bluetooth speakerphone/voice dial […]