Oct 30, 2009

Because I have to...

This is a pretty good review, and hits a lot of the points I was curious about...mostly the keyboard.

Maybe the DROID isn't the phone for me...but it is closer...DROID 2 for me?

Engadget takes on the DROID

Oct 29, 2009

Storm 9530 with OS…my take

I’ve posted recently about how the Motorola DROID might cause me to break up with my BlackBerry Storm 9530. I wrote that BEFORE I first installed leaked and then installed the Official Verizon To sum up, I re-like my Storm…mostly.

Oct 19, 2009

Storm Trouble brewing....

I think this phone could cause me to break up with my BlackBerry...


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700" caption="I think this is MY JesusPhone...."]I think this is MY JesusPhone....[/caption]

Oct 16, 2009

Windows Live Writer?

I think I just found a new tool for blogging!  Windows Live Writer!


I first found Wordpress For BlackBerry, which I do like.  My main problem is, that I don’t want to write a long post on my phone.  And then I get into this loop of “Should I post a quick blog, or Tweet about it?”  This usually ends up with me not doing anything…and then being kinda bummed that I’m not getting into writing more, and then I get down on myself for being down.  This goes on like this for a few hours, when my Wife snaps me out of it..or I find something shiny.


But now I’ve found Windows Live Writer.  A free tool that lets me compose a Blog post with all the shiny WYSIWYG-ness I have come to love.  The interface is a lot like any word processing program.  You have a toolbar along the top to change font size, bold, underline, center, and to add bullets. 

To the right, I have links to the blogs I have setup (so far just mine), Recently posted items, Drafts, and Several Insert plug-ins.  There is a “Add a plug-in” feature, which connects to the Windows Live Gallery, where you can find more plug-ins, such as add a Polaroid Picture, Flickr picture search, and so on.  The one that jumped out at me is the Twitter notify, which will tweet out your new blog post to all your followers.  I haven’t played with that yet, but I’m guessing it is pretty straight forward.  Plus, I’m not sure I’m ready to start broadcasting my blog posts yet…I’m pretty sure this is still and ALPHA blog.

Along the bottom of the Screen, you have your publishing options.  You can add tags, Preview the post with your current theme, and set a publish date.  I really enjoy the preview, as it can help me get a feel if my post is too long, or needs to be formatted differently.

All in all, the free Windows Live Writer is a great tool for beginning bloggers.  I can begin a post,  start the general outline while I still have it fresh in my head.  I can then add any media/content and preview it before I even open a web browser.  I’m sure as I use it more I’ll find things to gripe about, but for now, I’d give it two thumbs up.

To get HP Protect Tools to Work on Windows 7 on an HP EliteBook 2730p

Grab this Version of Protect Tools Security Manager. Should be version  The one that is listed for the 2730p is version and WILL NOT WORK.


Grab The BIOS Configuration for HP Protect Tools.


(Note, You don’t really need the BIOS part unless you’re like me and forgot your BIOS Admin Password…I’m awesome like that)


And then you should be good to use Protect Tools in Windows 7! 

Thanks to Markus Lentinen for pointing me to the Correct Protect Tools Version.

Oct 15, 2009

HP Protect Tools NOT windows 7 ready

I recently installed Windows 7 onto my Elitebook 2730p and stupidly installed the HP Protect Tools on it. I used the vista installer and figured it would be just fine...I was wrong.

It installed, but didn't really work. the Protect Tool Shield showed up, but any time I double clicked the taskbar icon, it just popped up a window and sat there. I thought I would uninstall it...but it just hung there.

I did a little searching around for how to remove it. I even tried safe mode on Win 7...no dice.

I finally just gave up and reinstalled the system. I didn't get too far in, so I figured it wasn't much of a waste.

This will teach me to wait for HP to release Windows 7 compatible Protect Tools

Oct 13, 2009

oh storm...

There are times that I love my blackberry storm. I love having push email...I love it. Access to my personal/work calendar is great. Phone call quality is great.

There are also tines that the thing is about two seconds away from being thrown against the wall. Th landscape keyboard is awesome. Portrait is a bit funky at times. (this could also be an issue with my thumbs being too big...but I digress.). I dent have many apps on the thing but it is almost out of space...why can't I save/run apps from my sd card?! Don't get started on the browser...that will be a post all by itself coming soon.

Speaking of apps...where are they? Blackberry world app does not have the breadth when compared to windows mobile or apple...I feel like I need to spend more time searching the web than my winmo/apple counterparts.

Time to learn how to make bb apps.
I should point out I wrote that post on my BB Storm While On the bus home...I have an odd relationship with my phones.

Motorola Sholes / Droid live photos : Boy Genius Report

Motorola Sholes / Droid live photos : Boy Genius Report.

I really want an android phone.  Don't get me wrong: I like my blackberry storm...I'm just realizing the limitations.

Which will be a new post!  I'll write it up...soon :)

Playing around

I've been playing around with themes/plugins

The site might be a bit crazy. My Hope is to start Blogging again. But, we'll see...

Updating again

Just updated Blog software AGAIN.

Will this never end?