Articles Posted in the " Uncategorized " Category

  • Researcher, Scholar? Tomato, Tomato?

    Researcher, Scholar? Tomato, Tomato?

    I wanted to get some feedback from the readers of the blog (and other places) on what the distinction is between a researcher and a scholar.  My first thought is that a researcher conducts research, but a scholar is one who conducts...


  • Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Lots of stories have made the news lately about hackers getting in to Sony, and Nintendo, and NPR and…. the list goes on.   In addition, we have continuing stories about personal computers getting hacked, including the (impenetrable) Mac! 1...


  • How to sort Kindle Clippings file?

    How to sort Kindle Clippings file?

    The Kindle is a great device, allowing users to not only read with the comfortable eInk display, but also to highlight and take notes.  The drawback (as I had previously noted) is that the plain text file is saved in...


  • iOS 4.1 Giveth, but mostly Taketh Away (from 3G)

    iOS 4.1 Giveth, but mostly Taketh Away (from 3G)

    By now everyone has heard that Apple has released the latest version of their iPhone operating system, the iOS 4.1. Jobs showed many exciting new features, and promised bug fixes, which he said including the poor performance issues experienced by...


  • iPad–TheProfessor is now accepting Donations!

    iPad–TheProfessor is now accepting Donations!

    For those that have followed the discussions on our “Real Tech for Real People” podcast at http://getthenext.com, you will know that I am not convinced enough about the value of the iPad to drop the $499.95 to get one. That...


  • Donate to CV THON–and Watch THON’s OFFICE

    Donate to CV THON–and Watch THON’s OFFICE

    There are now two days until CV THON starts. IF the storm stays away… I am sure you are wondering “how can I donate, and ensure these kids get credit for it?” It’s simple. From their website: For Members of...


  • CV THON 3 days away!

    CV THON 3 days away!

    Cumberland Valley HS’s THON is only three days away. As I mentioned before, this THON is like it’s (much) larger sibling at Penn State, raising money for the Four Diamond Fund and their fight against Pediatric Cancer. Take the time...


  • Time to Upgrade an iPhone? Recorded on the zi8

    Time to Upgrade an iPhone? Recorded on the zi8

    I finally received my Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera (Target had them in stock, and on sale! Go Target!)  I really am enjoying it, and I am even “digging” the Raspberry color. Matt and I had a chat in...


  • Digital Book Readers (Kindle?) in Academia (an outline of thoughts)

    Digital Book Readers (Kindle?) in Academia (an outline of thoughts)

    This post is from my “Archives of Incomplete Thoughts” but I wanted to share them with you all… I have been pondering for a while the use of the eBooks (and specifically the Kindle) in Academia.  Ever since I considered...


  • Refurbished Kindle 1’s for only $150 (okay, $149.99)

    Refurbished Kindle 1’s for only $150 (okay, $149.99)

    UPDATE:  Apparently Amazon is no longer selling the original Kindle even as a refurb.  They are selling the Refurbished Kindle 2 and the Refurbished Kindle DX though, and so far everything I have read says that this is a GREAT...