Galaxy Nexus now, or ARM Cortex-A15 later

(Note: I simplify a lot of performance characteristics based on process node and architecture, but I realize a lot of factors come into play, including instruction sets, to determine how fast a particular platform is) I want a Galaxy Nexus (GSM version) very, very much. I have attempted to subsidize the cost somewhat by offering…

Google+

On a personal note, I begin residency this Friday (July 1), and would appreciate any prayers and well wishes on this next stage of my career. Now on to the subject of this post. Announcing Google+ This past Tuesday Google announced Google+, what the average user might refer to as Google’s answer to Facebook. In…

Ubuntu and TRIM

I just purchased a Kingston SSD 64GB for $64 (after rebate) and installed it on my Acer 1410. I will be posting my experience with it soon, as well as the computer itself. For now though this post is more of a call for help and frustration. Linux has had TRIM support since kernel 2.6.33…

Google Docs, Forms

Since my blog post on the Google Spreadsheets code (for which Jonathan’s comments were immensely helpful, so thank you Jonathan!) I realized there is a far better way to go about entering the billing data my mom needs. It would be far easier if I could make a webpage for my mom to enter the…

Netflix Post annulled

Back to Android and Netflix. I should really update with a new post because Netflix has released an app for Android while I was vacationing in The Great Smokey Mountains. The app only works on a few handsets: HTC Nexus One, Samsung Nexus S, HTC T-Mobile G2, the original HTC Evo 4G and the HTC…

Google Spreadsheets Day of the Week

Microsoft Excel is awesome My mom, on occasion, will babysit for family friends or what have you. She logs the date and time for billing purposes on a notebook. Later when she sends “the bill,” it is sent electronically and yours truly converts that information to an Excel spreadsheet. I loved using Excel because it…

HTC Thunderbolt does Voice + Data on Verizon 3G

Anandtech has finally published its review of the HTC Thunderbolt (wiki). I am interested because I have some family considering this phone. As expected the “4G” (Verizon’s LTE) web browsing battery life is abysmal. Also although the screen HTC uses is huge (4.3”), they use one of the four standard Android resolutions (480×800) which doesn’t…