Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Post 282 -- What Has More Leaks than a Washington Newspaper?

Post 282 -- What Has More Leaks than a Washington Newspaper?

Answer: Windows 7.


The Stories:
Was It an Inside JOB?

Early Adopters Seem Impressed.



This kind of possible Marketing Salvos will hit the back burners once MacWorld Expo hits later next Week.

Macworld Expo (Jan. 5-9) and the
Consumer Electronics Show (Jan. 8-11).

Wingman, watching the Watchers...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Post 281 - Windows 7 Beta 1 Just Can't Wait...

Windows 7 Beta 1, Just Can't Wait...

Slated to be released in Time for the Holiday's 2009.
A version, Beta 1, has been found on a Torrent site as a ISO File.

ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has a copy and reports his first impressions

Posted Here:;txt

Gallery: Windows 7 beta 1

Did you get a Virus/Worm Infected Photo Frame for Christmas?

Walmart Photo Keychain Comes Preloaded with MALWARE.

Also, Samsung's SPF-85H 8-inch digital photo frame, sold by Amazon and others comes with "W32
Sality AE Worm on the Installation Disc.

Now isn't That a Nice way to start the New Year?


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Post 280 - The 10,000 Apps AppStore:

The 10,000 Apps AppStore:


The App Store is only 5 months Old, and there are now over 10,000 apps.

Gizmodo has picked 30 for the iPhone They Think are Must-Have.

Of the 30, some also work on the
iPod Touch,
are Free and reside
on MY iPod Touch!

They have a page that Shows you what each App Icon stands for Here:

Of the 30, here are my favorite Freebies:
AOL Radio, Fring, Google Earth, Pandora, and VNC Lite.


WIRED Magazine
has a Top-Ten
Gadgets of 2008 Too!

Here's the Multimedia

Remember, this is Wired Magazine,

one of the 10 is the 2010 Honda Insight, priced at $18,500.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Post 279-- It's about Numbers: Open Source: 2.6.28

Post 179-- It's about Numbers: Open Source: 2.6.28
Newest Version of the Linux Kernel
Is Released to the

Last Week's Tentative Console Numbers...
Xbox 360 535,806 units
Playstation 3 had 239,576 units
and Nintendo Wii, drum-roll please,
sold 1.7 million Wii's in the Week.


Counting Down 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Post 278--Google Guy Gets Grinchy...

Post 278--Google Guy Gets Grinchy...

A Google Watch Blogger Points out

the Failings of Google for the Year.

Need I Say it's easy to hit someone who Down,
like the Economy.




Upcoming Blogs:


Post 279-- It's About NUMBERS


Post 280-- 10,000 Apps AppStore


Wingman, getting ready for some NOG...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Remember "We're going to need a bigger Boat." from Jaws.

The Shark is Coming.


Citrix To Bring Millions of Window Apps to iPhone


What's the coolest app that doesn't work on the iPhone...yet ?


On the Surface, this "Sounds Great", but listen to the sinister music in the background.

My take on this:

Here Comes the Shark to bloody the Waters...

Look how well things worked on Vista.

You do remember Vista Don't You.
It's the weak effort from Microsoft
that keeps giving XP a reprieves. (see last Post)

And things were going so swimmingly for the iPhone...

Here come the (left-over)
monkey wrench gadgets...

That Apple has been avoiding...


Monday, December 22, 2008

XP Gets ANOTHER Stay of Execution

XP Gets ANOTHER Stay of Execution

In a Deal that Sounds a lot like Buying XP on Consignment, MS pushes the Cut-Off from January 31, 2009 to May 30, that's another 4 months.

Very Interesting. The Shiny Penny just won't go away, eh?

In other interesting stories at The Inquirer:

Microsoft releases Emergency Patch
(for IE, Internet Explorer)

And Microsoft Signs up for the iPhone App store.

Wingman always inquisitive.

My iPod Touch Gadgets count is now 9 pages long...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lenovo Thinks: Two Heads Are Better Than One.

Lenovo Thinks: Two Heads Are Better Than One.
Photos plus Additional Story at

Should be easy Pitch for an "Inside Slider" (second screen) but the price may make you drool from the Upper Deck Cheap Seats.

Price around: $3,600 for this Beauty.

Wingman drooling, as usual...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Prez Bush Bails Out Auto Industry

Fri 19 Dec 2008 06:25:58 AM PST

Prez Bush Bails Out Auto Industry
Link to Bloomberg:

Screen captures from CNBC TV
Economy Snapshots
By The Numbers

By the Numbers


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

And The Snow Came Down in the Desert

Looking Across the Street

Just the Beginning of the Honda Cover-Up

Additional Photos will be on my Photobucket Album at :

Wingman says: Check it Out!

Sorry Jared, sent you to the wrong Site (
instead of Here:

Over on the Right is my Twitter Updates.
Use the Link there to go to

my Photobucket Album about the Snow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cajon No Pass Winter, December 15 2008

Tough Sledding (pun Intended)

Yesterday on the Cajon Pass

The Cajon Pass was closed for 4 hours yesterday due to Heavy Snow conditions and low visibility.

Because of the Heavy Traffic that makes the drive from the High Desert to the Flatlands below, it created a Traffic Nightmare as motorists spent hours in the tie-up.

Wingman Reporting

Monday, December 15, 2008

An Old XP and a Seadragon

Buying a DELL
With Vista,
This Christmas?
Give Me The
Old Horse
Instead, thank you.

I'll Pay the Surcharge...

For the New Price of $150 bucks surcharge,
DELL will switch the


to the still preferable XP.


This Move makes it easier to consider a
competing OS like Apple, or "Heaven Forbid" Linux.


Check Out the New Sweet Apple
iPhone, iPod Touch
Gadget from ????


It Shows off some

High Resolution Live
Updating Pictures

that only-work on
faster graphics

of the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Yeah, it's pretty Cool
(for Microsoft)

Think of it as
The GoogleEarth Zoom
on Steroids
working with
Hi-Rez Photos)

and Free.



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Digital Screens of My Life...

My New iPod Touch

Old Windows XP
running iTunes

The Sony PSP
Game Console

The New HDTV Flat Panel

My Linux Desktop Running
Fedora 8

Laptop Running

Windows 7 Beta

I've been waxing "fanboy" for some time now (a couple of months), since the acquisition of an iPod Touch.

Apple has to get a firm pat on the back and an "at-a-boy" for this device, and its upscale twin, the iPhone (which is full of the same goodies:plus camera and Phone).

It is without a doubt a technological marvel, and a very high-bar to reach for wannabe competitors.

Even Obama's Fav Blackberry.

So in no real order,

here are a few pictures of my

New Digital Fortress.


Monday, December 08, 2008

Blogging from the Bucket Is Back!

Just an announcement to say that is back up.

Using Wordpress to Post to it (I can do it with my iPod Touch).

Stay tuned.

The Voyeur with the Nikon Super-Secret Spy Lens

The Voyeur with the
Nikon Super-Secret Spy Lens


I remember an Old Joke that the local college was a offering a "Peeping-Tom" class, you didn't have to attend any classes, you just peeked in the windows!

Well has Nikon got a camera adapter for you?

Check out the SPY-LENS at, just peek around the corner for a quick look, wink wink.


Friday, December 05, 2008

A New MC2 is in Town!

The Story of Media Circus 1 and 2

by Wingman

Media Circus has been around since the early 90's.  That is why I called it Media Circus 2 Now.  Because it evolved when it went to the Bloggosphere

Well now Media Circus has come full circle, and returned as a WEB PAGE.

 Remember those things?

Also known as Home Pages.

So now, in addition to my Blogger Page called (and the twelve plus other blogs that I filter my thoughts through),

I announce (fanfare)

Short and sweet.

And I can post to my webpage using WordPress on my iPod Touch running Wordpress.

It seems the Naysayers were wrong.

You can go back Home again.

And You definitely can Take-It-with-You.

Wingman, on the Web page with the same name.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Nokia"s NEW N97 to Rival iPhone..What Are The Chances???

Nokia"s NEW N97 to Rival iPhone..

What Are The Chances???

AppleInsider LINK:

Will be out in the Middle of '09, but NOT in the States.

And NO AT&T G3 Network....Yet!

Oh, but it does have "Cut and Paste!".

Take that Apple!

Wingman....Big Deal!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Simpson's Show Microsoft: How To UnPolish Apple

Simpson's Show Microsoft:
How To UnPolish Apple


A great Video is at the site,
if missed yesterday's Episode of the Simpsons.

Numbers were in the Black on Black Friday, but look weak going into Today's "CYBER MONDAY".

Gizmodo also has a feature on:
How to Buy an HDTV Today.


Wingman, Flying low on FRING! (a New iPod APP)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nobody Does It Better. Not Bond, Engadget!

Guess What DAY it IS?

Here's A HINT:


Some hints of what to Get for
Black Friday



Vizio hacks prices on select HDTVs prior to Black Friday

by Darren Murph, posted Nov 26th 2008 at 7:03PM

We've already seen that a number of retailers will be offering Vizio HDTVs on the cheap this Friday (or Black Friday, as the in-crowd calls it these days), but the company is stealing a bit of their thunder by announcing cuts from the top a few days early. Vizio's 19-inch VA19 LCD will be offered for just $199.99 at Costco through December 7th , while the 32-inch VP322 plasma (pictured) will go for $437 at Walmart starting today. There's also the 37-inch VW37 LCD HDTV for $499.99 at Costco, the 32-inch 1080p VOJ32LF LCD for $559.99 at Sears and the 42-inch 1080p VS420 for $698 at Sam's Club. If none of these sets float your boat, check out our condensed guide to Black Friday: HD style for something more to your liking.

(From Engadget Site cited above)
Black Friday


The Morning WINGMAN Blogger Routine has been Updated To:

The New iPod Touch Mantra: SYNC and CHARGE!
The Daily Ritual for Touch Newbies is Sync Up the recent downloads of Gadgets and Charge the Device for the Next Day's Usage.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Every Year It Starts Earlier and Earlier: Black Friday

Black Friday Store Openning Times:

At have a listing for Black Friday Store Oprnnings:

Link Here:

Wingman Shopping

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jailbreaked in Less than 2 days!!

Faster than you can say, "How did they do that??",
iPhone Dev Team has broken
the just released iPhone 2.2 OS!

Now That is Quick.

How-to-Link is Here:

Try at Your Own RISK!

Wingman, updated iTouch to 2.2 Saturday.

Friday, November 21, 2008

About Cars:

About Cars:

Auto Crisis in America


Unconvinced Congress Tables Auto Decision

Meanwhile at Silicon Valley:

The Ironman Car

Kevin Rose, Head honcho at DIGG.COM, iss thinking about the Audi R8


The Ugly Tesla No.6
and Jason Calacanis


At the LA Auto Show Honda FC Sport Concept | LA Auto Show Honda: Quantum of the Grotesque

Moto head

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Magazines, Print Media and The Internet

Life's Amazing Photo Archive
on View at Google
From GadgetWise NYT:

"It’s the Life magazine collection, some 10 million images all together, from Marilyn Monroe and JFK to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Following the deal between Google and the keepers of the Life archive, a vast chunk is now up on line at Google Image Search."

Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search
and search
only the LIFE photo archive.

For example: computer source:life

And PC Magazine will print it's Last
Paper Issue in January 2009,
going to a strictly Online Publication.

Black Friday Ads LEAKED on the Web
Check Out

Black Friday Roundup is Back:

Wingman Talking.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Just When We Got Cozy with Quad Core..."

Dell brings up the 80-core chip

Yesterday, Michael Dell, at SC08, in a conference in Austin Texas on high-performance computing, he talked about a fast track toward 80 cores "Real-Soon-Now".


Intel's Dunnington processor will have 6 cores, Sun Microsystem's "Rock" processor will have 16 cores, while the Larrabee graphics chip may soon reach 32 cores.

It boggles the mind.

Also on CNET: YANG'S Travails
Yahoo's CEO Steps Down.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SoCal ABC7 Firestorm coverage

Southern California Firestorm News

to the News Roll on Right Panel
Also, a click here sends you to
The Logo goes there too.
My Twitter Post has a Link
News IS important.




Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've been Touched by the Hand of Apple???

iPod Touch (the real Name)

Last Saturday, I went off to Best Buy, reached deep into my pocket and pulled out my Credit Card and told the clerk to give me one of them "Touchy" things.

She brought out a box slightly bigger than a vertical deck of cards.

I said, "Is that it?"

She nodded.

She could tell I was expecting a little more for my money.

"How about a carrying case?"

I stammered, "Yeah, that might not be a bad idea."

Out the door and home to power up this baby.

After close to thirty years in computers, I felt like I felt when I bought my first Radio Shack Color Computer in the 80's.

I felt like a newbie, Exploring a Brave New Frontier.

I didn't even have a PC or Apple computer at home to charge it with. I was thinking I could do that at work on Monday, if I could wait that long.

I couldn't.

My son fired up an old Windows XP that was gathering dust in the "Computer Room".

We both had migrated after years of Windows frustration, to Linux and the Fedora Distro.

After a few hours of work with the XP workhorse of old and cleaning up enough space on the drive to import my music and video collection.

And the iTunes program.

The iPod Touch, that the clerk said had at least 25% batter power, was less than that and I plugged in the usb connector to charge this baby up.

The sucker is a bona fide technological marvel. A perfect marriage of technology and usability.

No wonder these things are flying off the shelves.

The reporters tell us 7.1 Million iPhones sold in the last quarter.

More to say, but I've got to get back to playing with my New Toy.

Wingman, a kid again.

Saturday night, I went to sleep at 3:30 in the morning...


Friday, November 14, 2008

Phoenix, the Mars Lander, says its "Long Goodbye".

Phoenix, the Mars Lander, says its "Long Goodbye".
The Sad "Goodbye" Letter at the following GizMoto Link.

Bring a Hanky...


Goodbye Mars Lander, Hello "Quantum of Solace",

the Perfect James Bond Movie,

according to GizMoto's Review:


Got to See for Myself: