About 3 years ago I started wearing a Fitbit fitness tracker. A year or so later I upgraded to the Fitbit Ultra, and then in October 2012 to the Fitbit One. This last November I bought a Fitbit Force. While I’ve been generally happy with the Fitbits I’ve had, for reasons both hardware and software,… Continue reading 2014 Carbon Steel Basis vs. Fitbit Force: Same Day, Different Readings!
In the past we’ve asked you to share your best tips with the community, and in the same vein comes my newest talking point, the elusive yet useful joys of a small nugget of wisdom. Your mission, dear community, is to share one short line of wisdom that you might give to new users of… Continue reading One Line Wisdom: Windows Mobile Edition
http://www.appliedpda.com/ “Easily share your coordinates with others through Email or SMS. Simply select a recipient then press the ‘Send’ button. It is that quick! No extra typing required. The messages are automatically constructed for you by LocateMe.” LocateMe provides a novel way to let others know what’s going on when you’re running late, or simply… Continue reading LocateMe Locates Us a Contest!
This last Christmas (the one a few weeks ago), my totally awesome in-laws bought me something every geek should own, Star Trek: The Next Generation – that’s right, all 179 stupendous episodes (Yes, even “The Naked Now” counts as stupendous… just barely). So when I started messing around with my new Linux machine, I wanted… Continue reading Jon’s Linux Experiment – Part 3 – Watching DVDs
http://omnia.samsungmobile.com/ Product Category: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional SmartphoneManufacturer: SamsungWhere to Buy: Expansys [Affiliate]Price: $689 USD (16 GB), $634 USD (8 GB)Specifications: 5 MP Camera, 3.2 TFT WQVGA Touch screen (240 x 400), Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11g, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA 7.2 Mbits, TV-out, FM Radio, Integrated GPS, microSDHC, 1440mA battery Pros: Fun to use & responsive;… Continue reading Feel In Touch: The Samsung Omnia Reviewed
http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=3731 “Pandora provides a personalized, Internet-based radio service. Today, Pandora announced that it is extending its PC-based software to select Windows Mobile devices. The mobile version will have the same features as the online version, such as creating new stations, bookmarking songs, and rating songs with thumbs up or thumbs down. Pandora will initially support… Continue reading Pandora Puts Personalized Music On Windows Mobile Devices
http://www.pharosgps.com/buzz/buzz_…eler117_127.pdf “Pharos introduced two new GPS smartphones that offer full-featured navigation and lightning-fast 3.5G connectivity on an unlocked, Windows Mobile handset. The Pharos Traveler 117 and 127 are Pharos’ first phones to include Pharos Smart Navigator, a unique hybrid navigation product that is the first to combine navigation software + location services on a Windows… Continue reading Pharos Unveils New Traveler 117 and 127 Phones
Welcome to Jon Westfall’s Software Based Experiment Resource site. This site will begin it’s life to serve as a supplement to my contribution to the SJDM Computing Symposium, and continue on as a resource to other social scientists that seek simple solutions to building software. (Whoa, Holy Alliteration Batman!) If you have any questions, feel… Continue reading Building Software Based Experiments: Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Today is the last Friday in July, which means it’s SysAdmin day. The 9th annual SysAdmin day to be specific. Check out http://www.sysadminday.com/ for more information. The blurb on their frontpage pretty much says it all. Here it is, edited for length: “A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an… Continue reading Happy SysAdmin Day Everyone