Monday, June 23, 2008

Baby Josh

Baby Josh
Originally uploaded by bilhelm96
My new nephew. 8lbs 4oz 20.5in born 10:58am

Thursday, June 19, 2008

How the mighty have fallen

How the mighty have fallen Originally uploaded by bilhelm96
Saw this at work and I couldn't believe it. First because it might be the largest cache of remaining Zip disks anywhere. Second, because they were free. Not even five years ago these things were like gold. We had to bribe the admin's to get them for us. Just another item in the bin of tech antiquity.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jawbone 2

I bought a Jawbone 2 last week to replace my Jabra BT250v. As much as I liked the 250, the noise cancellation left much to be desired. Since, many people rated the "Roberto, Assassin", I mean, Noise Assassin technology as beyond belief, and AT&T came to my office selling them at half price, I got one. First off, Noise Assassin works as advertised. I took a call from my sister while in the car with the sunroof vented, windows partially open, and the radio on, and doing 50mph; she thought I was in my house. The trick is that the little white tip on the front must touch your face for the thing to work. The tip senses the vibrations in your jaw to determine if you are speaking. Unfortunately getting the headset in the right place is a bit of a feat. I tried the two leather ear loops and all three ear pieces and it always feels like it is about to fall off my face. Interestingly the picture on the Jawbone home page has the model not using an ear loop. Ha, I tried it and every time I turned my head it fell out. Clearly an area where the Jabra over-the-ear headsets have an advantage, it always fit my ear right. The buttons one the Jawbone are easy to find, but mildly confusing. Pressing the main button to answer and end calls seems standard, but pressing the second button for two seconds to initiate a call isn't. Better would have been just to press the main button similar to the Jabra. Overall I like the Jawbone, especially the noise cancellation, but if it wasn't half price I wouldn't have bought it.