Technologist

Office tech is my primary offline business, but I'm interested in anything high tech.

CAPTCHA Updated

Thanks to the torrent of spam comments that began today, I've changed the CAPTCHA method for anonymous comments from being simply math-based to a more difficult image code. Sorry for any frustration that causes, but even though anonymous comments are not immediately posted I still have to deal with a large queue. I may switch back once the spam subsides.

By the way, registered members get their comments posted immediately.

Boxing Windows 7

I had the opportunity to download Windows 7 Ultimate this weekend and install it on my Mac. You might not be aware that Microsoft is offering to let you try Windows 7 for an entire year for free; the Release Candidate is about as close to the real thing as we're going to get until October and won't expire until June 1, 2010.

The Palm Pre

A couple months ago my Palm Treo 650 finally ticked me off enough that I stopped using it and went back to my previous phone, a Sanyo that I stopped using when I upgraded to a smartphone. I had originally purchased the Treo despite poor reviews by existing users; I had used a Palm for years and wanted to stick with a hardware/software platform I was familiar with.