Web professionals; sign & track contracts with EchoSign

Last year Drew introduced me to web based service which expedited the process of sending, receiving, signing, and returning legal documents – contracts. Without the help of EchoSign, we would have lost a few days waiting for FedEx to deliver and return the signed documents. Why put up with the waiting time to send & […]

WordPress; manage, reduce, and prevent comment spam

An ideal blogosphere would be free of comment spam – solicitations for enlarging your manhood with knock off drugs, wooing the lady with tried and true sex tips, or drug pedaling bots which believe that BBCode is a compatible comment format for WordPress blogs. The WordPress Discussion Options SubPanel offers a Comment Blacklist filter: When […]

EVDO fans make ready, Kyocera KR1 firmware update

Sprint EVDO coverage in Seattle is fast with very little competition (for now) – Still waiting for HSDPA to ship There is no doubt that anywhere any time internet via EVDO is a personal favorite. Even more so of a favorite for Sylvia who seems to have semi-permanently jacked my Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem. […]

Nokia (N95) mobile phones play nicely with Apple OS X

UPDATE: Nokia now offers a free official utility dubbed Media Transfer which provides support for transferring photos & videos with iPhoto, and music with iTunes. The utility also provides support for application management on your handset. Having spent my fair share of time with various mobile handsets, I’ve spent a noticeable amount of time and […]

The Seattle Gum Wall – giant wall(s) of gum

Video screenshot – Syl & I visit the Seattle Gum Wall at Pike Place Market – View the video (QuickTime required) For those of you who have never visited Seattle, here’s a little piece of Seattle character which defines this fine city. Having lived in Seattle for over 20 years, I am ashamed to have […]

Hands-on with Symbian powered Nokia N95

A few weeks ago, Nokia officially launched its latest power-packed mobile handset on US soil. The Nseries handset, dubbed the Nokia N95, is one of the most anticipated and feature-packed mobile handsets on the market to date. However, at $750 MSRP, you may begin to ask yourself if a "phone" should ever cost more than […]

35 designers, 5 questions, a long list of answers

Smashing Magazine recently polled 35 different individuals whose livelihood deals in some shape or form with web design. If you’re not already a subscriber, I highly recommend their feed which regularly publishes some of the most detailed and exhaustive resource lists on the net. Their latest “list” showcases the responses to 5 distinct questions answered […]

Talk of iPhone rebates & subsidies, mine is already here

A little over a month ago I shared my surprise and discovery of a little snippet of text on a Cingular receipt that read "iPhone for Derek Punsalan, 2 YR Agreement SAVINGS $150". Looking through some of the comments on that post, as well as the ensuing Digg, a number of individuals believed that it […]

Mailplane, Gmail will replace your desktop email client

One year ago, I experimented with Google Hosted – 5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email – and soon moved and began managing all of my email accounts using Google’s services. Why? Because it was convenient, accessible, simple, quick, and everything email should be. Because Gmail provides the option to “Send mail as:” or download mail from […]

MyMint interview, I should stop eating out

Have you ever caught yourself questioning a purchase at the cash register – the energy drink, the triple shot, a new piece of hardware, or a new article of clothing? I know I have. Unfortunately, the disciplined side of me – the side which decides whether or not I should make a purchase – was […]