Before Google+, all was grand in Jon’s world of Super Syndication (Much to Jason Dunn’s chagrin). I posted things straight to ping.fm, and it sent it everywhere I wanted. I hadn’t found a really good way to archive my ping.fm statuses, but did have a pretty awesome way to share posts from Google Reader simply… Continue reading Post to Google+, Automate Your Shared Items, And Other Super Syndication Techniques
Recently I found that I had a problem with my Samsung Galaxy Tab (Although you might have the same problem with your Xoom, G-Slate, or any other Android / Droid device!). I would keep the WiFi radio turned off when I wasn’t using the device to save battery life (and since I didn’t have a… Continue reading Keep your Android Tablet Up To Date Daily With Increased Battery Life!
Last week while sitting in Studio F on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, I knew something was wrong with my Macbook Pro. The computer would lock up periodically, wouldn’t reboot, wouldn’t stay working, and had somehow found a knack for annoying me on a day when I should have been having fun with friends while learning about… Continue reading AppleCare at the Apple Store Is Better Than Mediocre
So here is an interesting thing about our government – they do some strange things out of the public eye that cost taxpayers money. Some of these things are nefarious, and others are just a bit exorbitant but otherwise harmless. Case and point? Renaming post offices. Each year, Congress finds new and innovate ways to… Continue reading Why Am I Paying For Needless Post Office Renaming?
I recently read and posted on my Facebook a USA Today story (Using The Chronicle of Philanthropy as their source) that Walmart, Beloved Low Price Supplier or Hated Evil Corporation (depending on whom you ask), topped the list of charitable cash contributors, donating $288 million last year. AT&T was second at $240 million, BoA third… Continue reading Money for Thought
I had an interesting realization about myself today: I really don’t enjoy watching two people fight each other in any way. And given the popularity of things like UFC / MMA / WWE / Action Movies, I’m wondering what it is I’m not “in to”. Don’t get me wrong – the point of this post… Continue reading Explain The Appeal of Wrestling / UFC to Me
Hey, so no one could provide a definite answer and all of the stuff I found was way out of date, but here’s the proof straight from my own experience. If you have an iPhone 3GS that you somehow killed the activation on (e.g., it’s stuck on the “insert SIM” screen / Emergency Calls only)… Continue reading Yes, an AT&T GoPhone SIM Will Activate an iPhone 3GS
I recently did something a sane financial decision maker would recommend: I started saving money for the devices that I knew I may want this spring. Starting with some money I got when I walked in graduation last year, and for Christmas, I have amassed a bit of a warchest now that could finance a… Continue reading Jon’s Life Philosophy and The HD2, Nexus 1, and iPad
Lifehacker recently published an article detailing a few ways to help remember the things you actually care about, as opposed to those you don’t but remember anyway (such as the MVP of the 1996 All-star game). One of the little gems that was tucked in the article was the application fbCal which integrates your Facebook… Continue reading Add Facebook Friend’s Birthdays to your Calendar Automatically
I often talk with people who spend just as much time as me (or more) surfing various blogs and sites to keep up on news in a broad array of areas. One complaint is usually that people miss material, or material is posted so rapidly that they feel overwhelmed. A solution to this is to… Continue reading Get Off Your Lazy *** and Set up Google Reader!