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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Is this still working?

Lets see if they fixed the upside down photo issue I had posting from my iPad

A real live bug as opposed to a computer bug – one of the prettiest I’ve seen. Don’t have a clue what it is. It is about 1 inch in length – any ideas what it is?

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Obama’s team is high Tech. They use slides!

By why don’t they use slides for the TV broadcast? It would be so much better than showing all the bozos in the Senate and Congress and their politically practiced reactions to every word in the speech. Check it out here: http://www.slideshare.net/whitehouse/state-of-the-union-2014-enhanced-slides

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Geeky Shoes

They used to be geeky, now they are cool!RAM Shoes

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

GEEKGEER

 I’m the geekman and I think it is time to redo my site here. I’m also the father of monidog at monidog.com

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Internet Everywhere [non-edited draft]

So here I am again in the middle of the Navesink River trying out this new software for posting to blogs. It’s still new to me. This is my second attempt to post to my site using it. I have yet to figure out how to get the photo to be upright, except to flip the picture before inserting it. Maybe there is a software update that will fix this. 

Maybe I’ll just post all my photos upside down. Having upside down photos would not be a big problem if you are viewing this on a cell phone or tablet that you can easily turn around, but a challenge to those people viewing it on a desktop computer. I would guess in a few years the will be fewer and fewer people sitting in front of a desktop computer.

I spend more and more time using my tablet computer rather than my desktop, although I really like the two big wide screen monitors on my desktop. I can be much more productive with the large screens. And then there is my iPhone that is attached to my hand. I go from two big screens to a micro screen in comparison. But with my small iPhone and iPad I really can work from anywhere, even the middle of the Navesink river. Maybe the internet anywhere access is turning the world upside down.

So what do you think of my upside down view?

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012

New Post from iPad Posts app

Trying out this new app on my IPad to post to my blogs. It would be great if it works. It will allow me to write and post from anywhere I can get a wireless connection. If you are reading this it worked. Let’s see if I can add a photo here: 

I’m not sure why the photo is coming in upside down. And there does not seem to be a way to turn it around.
If you look at the photo upside down, that is a view I have while writing this post on my iPad? What do you think?

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

The Original GeekGeer Site from 1995

Thanks to wonderful technology, that is a bit scary that everything on the web from the beginning is saved somewhere online. This is courtesy of WaybackMachine.com. If you go to the live archived site, you can actually click around the old GeekGeeer site.

I still have a few geekgeer glasses around if anyone is interested – but they are now the collectors edition and very expensive.

These GeekGeer glasses had a special screen anit-glare coating that was leading edge eye wear technology at the time that is now long outdated because you don’t need anti-glare for the latest flat screen monitor technology. I don’t think anyone could really imagine how different the world would be in 15 years due to the Geeks taking over the world with the internet and “World Wide Web”!

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Nerds Rule at Carnegie Mellon says Bill Cosby

This is a great and funny keynote speech by Bill Cosby about being yourself, especially if you are a NERD. Watch here: Bill Cosby’s Keynote at Carnegie Mellon.

What’s better being called a Nerd or Geek? Bill makes being a Nerd cool!

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011

WSJ Says Everyone Wants to Be a Geek

The Wall Street Journal says “Now that Everyone Wants to be a Geek, Lawyers Have Been Called”, a June 20th, 2011 article talks about how Best Buy is suing companies using the word “Geek” that they say conflicts with their trademark GeekSquad. GeekGeer has been trademarked since 1997. It’s kind of ridiculous and seems more like a publicity stunt. It would be like saying no one can use the word “window” because of Microsoft’s trademark on “Windows-tm”. Maybe they will sue GeekGeer and I can get some good publicity?

 

 

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

CES Keynote Address by Steve Ballmer

Watching the keynote. So far after five minutes, I’m unimpressed. One, Steve is not a good speaker – he needs some voice coach training. He sounds like he is shouting to the audience. Two, the intro video was a joke or supposed to be a joke – some guy “thanking technology” had some real important stuff like being able to do a video phone with his grand parents, play network games with some kid, made fun of stupid purchase he made on eBay and a stupid photo he posted on facebook and shared with all his friends (couldn’t do that without technology), but also finished his thank you with “now I have to get back to my 25th game of online scrabble”. I did not think it was funny – kind of saying what a time killer all this wonderful technology can be.

 

He should have highlighted how really wonderful technology can be and what it has done for the world and what it can do for the world and how Microsoft is at the forefront . . . but let’s see what Steve has to say . . . maybe that is where he is heading. . .
“what we take for granted today, was science fiction 10 years ago” he’s saying. Ok he’s going in the right direction. “Microsoft is empowering people to enrich their lives”. What is project Natal he’s talking about? He’s saying Xbox has changed the landscape of entertainment in the living room. They sold 500 Million games. Now he’s talking about Bing “their decision engine”. I guess that is supposed to be better than Googles “search engine”. Ford is bring the internet to the car dashboard with Microsoft’s sync technology – just what we need more driver distractions. Does it come with a direct link to do a search for a new insurance company to cover you after your next accident?

Windows 7 the biggest accomplishment of the year. Interesting enough, the only place I have Windows 7 running in on my new MacBook Pro. And I’m impressed. It runs well. I’m running the Beta Office 2010 apps on it, and in the past week only froze once.

I wonder how many times he rehearsed this presentation? I also wonder if they are using PowerPoint 2010 to drive the visuals behind him? He says Windows 7 has a 94% customer satisfaction rate – better than the 9.4% they achieved with the Windows Vista operating system.

There are 4 million windows applications. Wow. But I wonder how many of those Windows applications actually work or are useful?

He just brought out the Sr. Product manger Ryan out to introduce a number of PC’s using Windows 7. He sounds a little Steve Jobs like. He is showing some cool computers. One as thin as three poker chips. Now he is showing us the all important gaming machines. What is more important in this world than some good game computers.

This guy is a better speaker than Ballmer, but no where near as good as Steve Jobs. Now if you a product manger at Microsoft, you need to be a presentation speaker start performer. He is now pretending that h is a student. How cute. He is showing some cool text book software. Maybe technology will transform the sorry state of our educational system.

Yahoo, he’s loading up PowerPoint 2010. He is showing how you can have multiple people at multiple locations work on the same PPT file. The file can merge the changes from both PowerPoint users. This is all too much for me. I have to take a break.

Back. They’re showing Windows PC TV. Some cool stuff, the silverlight technology “the secret souce of TV and Internet integration” says Ballmer. Wonderful, I can record 4 HD shows at the same time. Why would I eve want to do that? Oh, I can now view my DVR content on my ATT phone. Windows TV not for me.

Ahhh, the big announcement: Slate PC’s, the new form factor that will be available this year. They are as portable as a phone, but as powerful as a PC. He says perfect for reading, surfing the web, watching TV. He’s showing the prototype of the HP State PC. It is cool looking. Looks very much like an oversized iPhone. he’s showing the Kindle book windows software.

Here comes Seth again, showing us how important technology has come. It’s supposed to be funny. They need to fire their marketing firm.

Robbie Bach is on stage talking about Entertainment technology. “When technology works the way you want it too, that is the WOW moment”. . . He’s talking about XBOX . . . games that rival real life. . . . sure that is what I need a game that rivals my real life.

They are going to introduce a new Genre of game – the Psychological thriller. And finally the game millions of gamers are waiting for the next Halo. Oh, in respect for the IP being demonstrated onstage they are suspending the media feed. Like no one in the room is recording it and going to upload it to YouTube before the demo is over? They’re back now.

XBOX live. Looks interesting. 20 million people are XBOX members. The numbers sound amazing. Maybe I have to buy an XBOX. Zune Video sounds really interesting too. How retro, they are bringing back all the old arcade classic Artari games. You’ll be able to invite your friends to play in your personal arcade. Once again they are suspending the media feed. I’ll have to check it out on YouTube later.

Introducing Project Natal for XBOX 360. From what I can tell is a 3D experience controlled by your body movements? Cool. Movements of your body controls the computer. Very cool. More than 3D. This is amazing. You get to go into your computer. You act the computer understands. “jump in”. I’m in. It will be available “this holiday 2010″. I’m getting on the waiting list now.

Good finish. Robbie was the best speaker of them all, and had the most exciting new product to announce: Project Natal.

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