Month: October 2011

Remote desktop sharing

Remote PC support has come a long way.  It used to be a long phone call and people would explain what they were seeing.  Then we added remote desktop sharing tools like VNC.  Now many sites and applications have these features.    I have discussed remote desktop sharing / support apps before – http://jimiz.net/2008/07/open-source-applications/ Since then I have tried many versions.  Go2MyPC, …

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Bike Saftey

My wife sent me this link in an email today. http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/ottawa_county/vehicle-hits-bicycle-in-robinson-township  It is tragic to see someone get hit on a bicycle.  Since I have been riding into work I think about this often.  I have had a few close calls, but I have not been hit.  A co-worker was struck last year.   He suffered a broken leg and a lot …

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iPhone and iPad emulator for windows

I’ve been involved in some mobile application development and have had the need to test a site and application with many mobile devices. During this process I have found two good iOS emulators. http://www.electricplum.com/dlsim.html and http://code.google.com/p/ibbdemo2/ I just recently learned that the ibbdemo2 was replaced by the electric plum version above.   I found these to be great emulators and tools …

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Wi-Fi Sync iPad or iPhone

I updated all devices at our house today. Ipads, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4s. Everyone now has ios 5 and all devices are backed up and have iCloud working. If you have not ever heard of all the “i” things can you imagine what I just said. Before the iPhone people did not even know what an app was… now we …

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Great Biking Poster

I came across this advertisement on a blog that I read about urban biking / commuting. I thought it was a pretty common sense advertisement. I think there is another that compares electric cars as well. Original Link http://urbanvelo.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/reality.jpg

Bike Commuting Tools

I had a few setbacks on  commuting this week.  Over the weekend I let someone borrow my bike for a race here in GR.  During the race the chain broke.   Thankfully we were able to get them another bike in about 15 min.  I felt bad that the chain broke, especially since they were in the middle of a race. …

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Bike Commuting to Work

I have started biking into work again.  It has been enjoyable and an interesting adventure.   This time around I’m using my commuter, a converted mountain bike (Schwinn S9five6 – Purchased in 1995).    This is one of my favorite bikes, I’ve had a great amount of fun over the years with this bike.   In the last 5 years it …

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