Archive for the 'nerd stuff' Category

A reply from Kobo

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

In case any one is curious, here’s the reply I got from Dan Leibu, CTO of Kobo. They’re definitely owning up to the problems which is nice. Dear Ms. Schachter: First and foremost, please let me apologize for the poor experiences you have had in upgrading your Kobo Reader. I’m deeply sorry for them and […]

Kobo Update Chaos

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter or know me in real life you’ve likely heard that I upgraded to the new version of the Kobo Desktop and eReader software. It was an awful experience that resulted in me resetting my unit to the factory defaults. This was particularly aggravating because the same thing happened the […]

Geeking out with my iPhone

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Here’s a post about a few iPhone things I would have liked help with upfront. Case! Before I bought an iPhone I picked myself up a case. I’m not the most gentle technology user, and knew I would need a durable one. I read a number of articles about touch iPhone cases and realized there […]

Kobo + iPhone = Not so slick

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

I’m pretty disappointed in the Kobo/iPhone integration so far. I was eager to have a few books from my kobo library on my phone, so downloaded the Kobo App the first day I got Harley. When I launched the app and logged into my account I expected for my books to magically appear on the […]

Meet Harley

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

No, not the motorcycle in the picture. That’s N’s and I don’t think it has a name (and I don’t really like it – even though I sat on it). Harley is my iPhone. It’s about time, eh?

My friends do cool things

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I have friends doing interesting things. I thought I’d share a few of them. First there’s Nat who is working on a TOEFL iBT site. If I needed to learn English, I’m sure this would be super useful. Then there’s Lisa who has her startup Coupled Together with her husband Marc. They started their relationship […]


Thursday, September 16th, 2010

as i’ve mentioned, updating my site yesterday was more painful than it could have been. i’m going to document some of my mistakes so that if folks google something about updating from wordpress 2.0.X to 3.0.1 they might find this helpful. I’m using a click through for the body of the post because it’s long, […]

all better

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

i decided i wanted to be able to keep a reading log as a “sub-blog” since i have a hard time keeping track of what i’ve read and it’s only getting worse with age. that was pretty easy to configure using wordpress, but when looking at the API i realized how out of date my […]

Kobo Story and Review

Friday, July 16th, 2010

This post is longer than it should be because I haven’t written in awhile, my code is taking a long time to compile these days, and it’s my blog so I’ll do what I want. I put headings so you can skip to the actual review part if you so choose Part 1: Where I […]


Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

So, I have grown out of using the word “like” as my filler word when I speak. Its replacement: So. And it turns out I’m not alone – according to an article in the NY Times, my use of the word is one of the [few] ways I’m a stereotypical Software Developer So it is […]