Summer Catch-up

It’s pretty much been forever since I’ve updated anything here. In terms of photos, I have been doing some work on a new photo viewer as I dislike the user-unfriendly interface in place now. However, the new viewer is early in development and won’t be live for a while. I kinda wanted to wait until ...

HTC Touch Pro Tips and Fixes

(updated y2009m03d07) As I’ve been using my Touch Pro Pocket PC phone with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, I’ve come across different things I’d like it to do which it doesn’t do by default, or little bugs that need to be ironed out. I thought I’d post those here and add to it as necessary. Maybe ...

Beat Portal: Amazing Game!

At Christmas I was pleasantly surprised to receive The Orange Box from Dad (thanks!). This game deal of the century includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 & 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. I’m very fond of the Half-Life series, of which I previously purchased Half-Life Anthology (HL1, Blue Shift, Opposing Force, and Team Fortress ...

First Time Boarding This Winter

Last night I finally got some snowboarding time in. I heard that some of the gang heads to Kirby most Tuesday evenings so I thought I’d tag along. Snow conditions weren’t awesome but decent, and the weather really wasn’t very cold. During the first run of the season I always wonder how quickly I’ll find ...

Introducing “Nexus”, my HTC Touch Pro phone

It seems to good to be true, quite honestly. As of last Thursday evening I’m the joyful owner of a new HTC Touch Pro phone. As per my post back in June on what I want in a smartphone, I’d been keeping my eye on the Touch Pro and its eventual arrival in our fair ...

My YouTube Channel – TheKryptech

Now that we have broadband Internet access, I visit YouTube quite frequently. Yesterday I decided to create a YouTube account and post some videos. My channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/thekryptech  As of this moment there are only four cat videos but over time I’ll post more.

Merry Christmas!

A Dark and Stormy Knight

When I was out this morning I thought “Snow in the morning, huh. Ya, sure…” But then it started snowing and didn’t really let up. I went to the office early and left early. The roads were pretty snowy but the blowing snow was the greater trouble. Due to the conditions our church‘s Christmas Programme ...

Techies and Games — A Recipe for Success

After breakfast I enjoy my coffee while reading the latest news. Not the paper, mind you. I’m talking RSS feeds in Firefox. I subscribe to PC World Latest Technology News, Engadget, and New Scientist – Online News. I was reading an article on PC World titled Techies and Games — A Recipe for Success by Tom ...

How Broadband Changed My Life

We’ve had broadband Internet access for almost a month now. It rocks! My only complaint is that there have been occasional spots of downtime (usually not more than a few minutes) and I can’t get to our router from the “cloud” via an IP address (our “modem” is a point inside Silonet’s network). But for ...