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REVIEW: Pelican Micro Case i1015

January 1, 2010

I’ve bought a LOT of Pelican shipping containers in the past several years and they make a MEAN box.

So, when the email came in asking me to review the i1015 Micro Case (for iPhone) I have to admit, my expectations were pretty lofty.

The GOOD
The i1015 seals TIGHT. So, if you work in a dusty environment or maybe a little bit wet/misty… this case might just do the trick for you. The lid is transparent to boot. There’s a handy jack outside that couples with the phone on the inside. While I haven’t tried this (and don’t recommend it by any stretch) I suspect the i1015 will float if dropped in a lake.

The BAD
What seems to be missing to me is a charging/peripheral slot. For instance, I might be on a boat (or sitting on the front porch when the neighbors sprinkler turns on). My phone should be able to charge while safely stowed away. There really aren’t any security features… It took my oldest (8 years old) less than a minute to open the box. All the other Pelican cases I’ve owned were lockable… I like the idea of being able to store my iPhone in a shock absorbing case, still use it AND charge it. So, that’s where my expectations were maybe too high.

The UGLY
I suspect there’s no way around the bulk. It just seems unnecessarily big in my opinion (about as big as the 3GS box my phone came in when I bought it).

I’ll probably give this unit to my neighbor across the street. He bought the iPhone on opening day just like I did and is an avid fisherman (taking his boat out regularly). Wouldn’t it be great to know his iPhone didn’t go down to Davy Jones’ locker because of the i1015. THAT would be one swell success story… Maybe he’ll toss HIS phone into the drink just cuz. If he does I’ll let you know all about it. :)

[REVIEW] iFrogz Earpollution Earbuds

September 24, 2009

iFrogz was kind enough to send me a pair of their Earpollution Earbuds to review. The short of it: They’re decent earbuds at a good value. More after the jump…

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Snow Leopard Imminent

August 24, 2009

The Apple Store has just updated to note Snow Leopard ships on August 28. Lots of update options: $29 update is presumably an updater only for those of us running 10.5.x already. If you buy a new Mac that doesn’t have Snow Leopard installed… $9.95 will get you there. A boxed full-install, set of Snow Leopard will cost $129.00

Snow Leopard unlimited server will cost $449 and ships at the same time.

Visit http://store.apple.com/ for more details.

Calling all .Net Devs

October 14, 2008

Orlando friend just emailed. She’s needing .net, asp.net and VB.net Devs. Some are remote-friendly opportunities. Some require existing Secret clearance. email me at GeraldB28 at me dot com

If you know of any good dot net devs about to be out of work… shoot me the best of the lot… I’ll try like the dickens to refer them on to a soft landing.

Need a Rails dev PRONTO!

October 11, 2008

If you know of a hot shot Rails developer have them give me a shout. Need them on a project yesterday or sooner.

Gerald Buckley
(918) 813-9745 or geraldb28@me.com

Pre-Registration Opens at Grocio.com

September 10, 2008

For those of you who haven’t heard, I launched a little startup today called “Grocio” (pronounced Grow-See-Oh). Registration is free!

We’re a comparison shopping engine for groceries. Starting with your zip code and shopping list, we’ll identify the least expensive local grocer. At the same time we MATCH coupons to the EXACT items you’re shopping for. So two things are happening here:

  • You’re saving a TON of money at the checkout counter by picking the right grocer.
  • You’re adding to the savings with coupons you didn’t spend an hour trying to find in the newspaper.

We’re in a local business plan competition (kind of like TechCrunch50) and could use all the registrants possible. If you like the concept, drop in and give us a vote of confidence by registering please.

List of Web 2.0 Startups & Their Servers of Choice

July 26, 2008

Saw a question  on LinkedIn a couple of days ago asking what server a web startup should saddle up with. The answers, of course, were “it depends”. Lots of things help determine “which server”. There are lots of choices to make. What’s interesting is the decision other startups have settled on. Anticipate some people are going to ask, “How’d you assemble this list?” I’ll preempt that by directing you to NetCraft.

[EDIT: Have begun adding a few new sites here and there. Check back semi-sort-of, but-not-too often.]

For instance (and this is by no means comprehensive. So… feel free to comment with your site of choice to help round out the list):

Web 2.0 Server Choices

Site

Digg.com

Mint

TechCrunch

TechMeme

SmugMug

Seesmic

WordPress

Twitter

FriendFeed

Facebook

Myspace

Loopt

Kaboodle

last.fm

GigaOm

Vidoop

Twitpic

Ning

Tapulous

Zivity

vsnax

topix

flickr

tokbox

Snap

Wesabe

pandora

kosmix

EngineYard

BrightKite

BlogHer

TypePad

Blogger

Seagate

Flypaper.com

Empressr.com

SlideRocket.com

Meebo.com

Server

Apache

F5 Big-IP

Lighttpd

Apache

Apache

nginx

nginx

hi

FFServer

Apache

IIS

IIS

Apache-Coyote

Apache

nginx

Apache

Apache

Jetty

Apache

Mongrel

Apache

Apache

Apache

Apache

Apache

Wesabe

Jetty

Mongrel

nginx

LiteSpeed

Apache

Apache

GFE

Sun One

IIS

IIS

IIS

lighttpd

OS

Linux

Big IP

Linux

Linux

f5 Big-IP

F5 Big-IP

Linux

Linux

Linux

f5 Big-IP

Wind Svr 2003

f5 Big-IP

Linux

Linux

Linux

Linux

FreeBSD

f5 Big-IP

Linux

Linux

Linux

Linux

Linux

Linux

f5 Big-IP

Linu

f5 Big-IP

Linux

Linux

?

Linux

f5 Big-IP

Linux

f5 Big-IP

Windows

Windows

Windows

Linux


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