Wednesday, September 13, 2006

NEW BLOG LOCATION

I finally decided to get an actual custom blog setup which can be found here! The new site has many more features and will (hopefully) provide me with a more long term delivery platform for my "techno-babble". Once again, the new URL is:

http://www.dailytechnobabble.com

For the time begin, older posts will remain here for those who have already linked to them.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Customize your (virtual) world!

Every once in a while I run across a web site or resource that is just plain cool. I was on the prowl for a new source of desktop backgrounds (the BMW web site has not posted anything new in a while) and I ran across this site. This great site called Interfacelift.com has tons of high quality backgrounds and icons for both Windows and Mac! Check it out.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Apple Iphone or is it Ichat Mobile or whatever!

Saw a new story about how the Apple cell phone / smart phone is close to production! Let the speculation begin....opps too late! (See previous posts) I sure hope Apple releases something that is far more than "just" a cell phone meets Ipod. Many of you out there are like me, seeking a digital device that lets us combine a PDA, Ipod and basic cell phone so we can concentrate on more important issues (such as why in God's name to old people leave the blinker on....).

Monday, September 04, 2006

Real Estate Bubble Goes POP!

Yes, I know...this post has nothing to do with technology...or does it? About six months ago I purchased my first property, a small condo. Initially I was excited about going through the process since most people I had talked to said owning your own home was a rewarding process in itself. Boy did I have a lot to learn. Turns out the process was a total pain in the ass with the biggest headache being the Real Estate broker. Even though a I had retained the services of a buyer's agent I still got run around over prices and since I was not buying something worth millions of dollars I got minimal service from both sides. So, after three months of basically doing my own research I finally found a nice place that fit my criteria. Now, after the initial purchase has passed and I have had some time to settle into my new place I can look back on the process with a bit less emotion but I sill can't even imagine doing it all over again. So what does this rant have to do with technology? Quite a bit....

You see, I was doing some random surfing and ran across this story about how traditional Real Estate brokers are starting to feel threatened by online broker services such as Redfin. GOOD! Bout time they stated to fell the heat! 6% commission? Not anymore, now they will have to start being more "customer focused" or bad things may happen. Just like the music industry, it's now time to make some changes and focus on the future before they get steamrolled by some new technology (like Redfin).