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New Amazon Packaging With Ads –

New Amazon Packaging With Ads –

I am Amazon addict and I have Amazon prime.    There are many reports that Amazon looses alot of money on Prime free shipping and I guess they are finding ways to make the money back with advertising on their packages.  I just ordered Crucial 256GB mSATA SSD and this is what it came in.

Site Changes – New Host, New Theme

Site Changes – New Host, New Theme

Hello you sexy visitors and blog readers: I have just moved this site to a new host and I am working out some of the bugs.  I reverted back to a simpler theme for the time being.  I hope this site is still usefull for all of you.  Thank You,  Dan Pereda

Macbook pro with retina display- It is not worth it

Macbook pro with retina display- It is not worth it

I just spent the last few hours playing with what I hoped to be an impressive, macbook pro retina display. I am not an apple fan boy, but I admit that their hardware has been impressive and I was excited about the retina display. When i got me grubby hands on it, i was expecting to be WOWed by the display, but doing normal everyday tasks, I really couldn’t notice it.  I fired up a standard macbook pro and compared them side by side.  only if…

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Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

So now that I have a new laptop (see post here, here, and here)  I am going to change my RoR Dev enviroment from Linux to windows.  or atleast I am going to try. First stop: RailsInstaller.org and pretty much that is all you need.  I like a few more things. Cygwin- Hint instill using admin rights, Sublime text 2 Add new SSH Keys to github and bitbucket. I think I am ready to go…..  Ohhh yeah Coffee!

Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Review – Ongoing

Samsung Series 9 15 inch ultrabook – Review – Ongoing

More posts about this laptop here, here and here. Updated 6/18: As of 6/11/2012 8pm PST : I have only owned this Sleek Ultrabook for a few hours.  This post will be updated as I go and uses this machine. Pros:  FAST. I have a Desktop with an SSD, this still blows that out of the water Sexy,  It looks really cool Thin and Light. Doesn’t get hot Quiet (no fan or HDD sound) Loud speakers (but tinny sound) Super fast start up…

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My new workhorse : Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15 inch ultrabook – intro

My new workhorse : Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15 inch ultrabook – intro

More posts about this laptop here, here and here. I have been drooling over a new laptop for almost 2 years now.  Ever since my screen broke on my Acer 5610z.  I have alsways had a work laptop to hold me over, so I was waiting till I found something I really liked.  I knew i wanted something thin, light and powerful.  I bought  a 13″ Mac Book Air about 6 months ago and promtly returned it 3 days later.  It was sexy machine,…

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10" Tablet vs 7" Tablet – which is better?

10" Tablet vs 7" Tablet – which is better?

I have had a 10″ Viewsonic G-tab for about a year and I also have a 7″ Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet for about 4 months.  When it comes down to choosing, you have to first decode what your going to use it for. There are literally dozens of Tablets to choose from. Do you need tablet?: While alot of people think they need a tablet, they soon find out that it becomes a paper weight that collects dust. Here are some ideas where…

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How long would it take you to spend 1 billion dollars?

How long would it take you to spend 1 billion dollars?

How long would it take you to spend $1,000,000,000? If you spent a thousand dollars an hour ($1,000). That is 24 thousand dollars a day ($24,000). That is over 8,7 million dollars a year ($8,760,000) It would still take you longer than you will live.   It would take 114.16 years. That is a long time, long, long, time