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Contextual Text

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Blah blah, been gone a long time, blah blah, my bad.

For anyone that uses IM or text half as much I do, you’ve undoubtedly noticed different patterns in how people text or IM. If you know a person well enough you can “hear” when they are angry or happy by how they type, response speed, word usage etc…. but have you noticed your own context based texting? I have noticed a big differance in how I text vs how I type and even how I text depending on what phone the other person is using. When I IM I tend to send short burts, no message over 1 sentance but when I text, if it’s a long text i’ll really fill up the characters trying to get everything into 1 text. However if I know the other person is on a smart phone with a conversational view I’ll send more quick bursts. So what do you do? do you change how you text/IM because of the medium or the reception medium?

@jacobingalls

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My New Rig

Posted: May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

My inner nerd is rejoicing today. I am getting a new Asus notebook with the follow specs

Product Features

  • Intel i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz); 16GB DDR3 1333MHz , 4 SODIMM Sockets
  • Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5; 1TB Hybrid HDD/SSD (2x 500G 7200RPM/4GB SSD)
  • Blue-Ray Burner; Illuminated Keyboard; 1x USB 3.0 + 3x USB 2.0 Ports; 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth
  • 17.3-Inch Full HD (1920×1080) LED Display; 2.0M Webcam; Gaming Backpack and Mouse; ASUS ROG Dogtags w/limited edition serial number
  • 1yr Accidental Damage Warranty and 2yr Standard Warranty Included
I am getting it for work, but I can pretty much get to use it as my personal PC too and that is awesome. I’m really excited about this PC, I’ve always been on under powered computers and now that won’t be an issue

Rule #1

Posted: April 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

The first rule for a techy in the business world is ALWAYS ALWAYS assume the person you’re dealing with is a complete and total moron when it comes to computers, email, smartphones and anything more powerful than a 4 function calculator. My real job is a full time simulation and logistics consultant, so 99% of my work is done on a computer using some form of specialized software. This is no big deal, I’ve been on a computer since I was 5 and I’ve payed attention to most conventions that softwares follow. Drag and drop, point and click, ctrl+v all these things are second nature to me, and I would assume that most high level business people would be this way too. Oh no, I am so very wrong, I run into high level managers of companies who don’t know crap about anything and I always have to wonder how they got so far for being so computer stupid.

@JacobIngalls

Atlas Shrugged

Posted: April 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’m going to go see Atlas Shrugged tonight, I’ll update with a review tomorrow but for now here’s a trailer

Guest Blog

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

I wrote a piece for Johnny B Gamer, you should go check it out http://bit.ly/h6COE5