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May 2009

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Racing for a Cause

May 20, 2009

I took Tuesday off this week to take part in a very special charity fundraiser event to support the Special Olympics of Connecticut.  7 friends of mine, 4 of whom where stationed in Iraq last year, and I put together 2 teams to take part in an Endurance Karting challenge.  The challenge took place at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, where 14 teams of 4 drivers raced for 4 hours straight.  The only requirement was to have 15 driver changes throughout the race. 

Time to Abandon the BlackBerry Storm?

May 15, 2009

I've been a strong supporter of  the BlackBerry Storm since it's announcement last year, but it may be time for me to cut my loses.  I expected a buggy phone with it being the first generation model.  But... I also expected RIM and Verizon to fix said bugs with OS updates. 

Kindle DX: Big Screen, Bigger Price Tag

May 8, 2009

The third version of the Kindle was announced this week, featuring a larger screen and an even larger price tag.  The Kindle DX is designed specifically for making newspaper and magazine reading easier and more familiar for the Kindle user.  It features a 9.7 in screen versus the 6 in screen on the Kindle 2, but it also costs $130 dollars more with a price tag of $489.

While I've never used one, I'm very interested in the Kindle.  I love gadgets, and I love to read. 

Twitter Needs Filters

May 1, 2009

I jumped on the Twitter wagon a month or so ago and like almost everyone else in marketing, I used twitterfeed to abusively spam topics of interest across the Twitter interface in an attempt to gain exposure and social prowess in my field of expertise. I've had a change of heart.

While now unethical in my eyes, my strategy worked.  I basically set my Twitter on auto pilot. My twitterfeed would pull from 5 or 6 of my favorite rss feeds every hour or so.