Articles Posted in the " review " Category

  • Kindle Highlighting and Notes–More Useful than Paper!

    Kindle Highlighting and Notes–More Useful than Paper!

    As I  mentioned in the previous post, my favorite feature of the Kindle is the ability to highlight sections of the text, add notations, and then use those clippings.  I wrote then: With the Kindle I can highlight sections of...


  • The Amazon Kindle (and what’s on my sidebar)

    The Amazon Kindle (and what’s on my sidebar)

    Today I had to take one of my cars to the dealer for the state inspection.  As usual, I took my Kindle to read while I waited, and as usual, I also found good conversation among my compatriots.  While I...


  • “Fooled by Randomness”

    “Fooled by Randomness”

    My eldest daughter gave me the book “Fooled by Randomness” Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and I have enjoyed reading it “so far.” The premise of the...


  • iPhone 3G not Charging (Screenshot) and JOTT!

    iPhone 3G not Charging (Screenshot) and JOTT!

    Here is the screenshot taken (using that new, cool iPhone feature.)  As you can see the charging feature of my accessory is not supported.  In this case, the accessory is an Altec-Lansing InMotion portable player. You can get a quick...


  • iPhone 3G not Compatible with Accessories

    iPhone 3G not Compatible with Accessories

    UPDATE, 13 Dec 2009: I have found a couple adapters that will enable the newer iPhones to work with the older accessories.  Go check out http://theprofessornotes.com/archives/770 Okay, I did it. I bought a 3G iPhone.  And I like it.  I...


  • Convert text to speech–and MP3 files!

    Convert text to speech–and MP3 files!

    Thanks go to the folks at the applephoneshow.com for a great find! I have been asked if I know of a program that would convert text files, or better yet PDF files, to speech. Unfortunately, my answer was always “no.”...


  • American Airlines wins!

    American Airlines wins!

    As many of you know, I have had my run-ins with US Airways. The stories continue to pour in from friends and family about the evils of USAirways and the way they handle customers. Fortunately I had an experience that...


  • The Zoom H4–my Views

    The Zoom H4–my Views

    It’s time for a techno-geek update.  As you know, I record not only podcasts for this site, but also several other podcasts.  One aspect of my podcasting is recording my lectures so that the students can go and review the...


  • 4 Mile Creek

    4 Mile Creek

    4 Mile Creek Okay, I had to add this quick link. It’s not every day that I find a military officer who runs such an open opinionated blog. It’s interesting, and evokes many a rant from the left. Check him...