If you have a Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and/or a 3DS/2DS, here are my friend codes:
3DS Friend Code: 3583 – 0737 – 5990
Just got the site back online
Wow! I came to my 2 WordPress blogs to clean them up and start updating again only to get “Internal Server 500” errors on both of them. After 3 hours of trying to troubleshoot them myself, I called my hosting provider, GoDaddy, for some help. It seems that the problems were related to GoDaddy transitioning my sites between servers and that it wasn’t my fault all along. Whew, that was a relief.
Of course, I spent the next 3 hours on the phone with GoDaddy tech support getting the links, redirects, database connections, and file/folder permissions corrected. After that, we migrated it to a new hosting offering to get off one that was being EOL’d (end of life’d).
And now I’m too exhausted to do much else. I’m hoping to start posting several times a week. If you’ve read this, say “hi” on the comments. It will make all the work I did today worth it.
Project Manager, IT manager and Consultant. 25+ years experience. Looking for a position in the US or UK.
My name is Scott Mahan. I am currently seeking a challenging position as a project manager in a developing organization where I can utilize my skills and expertise to successfully manage complex projects and deliver expected results.
A little bit about me:
- Project Manager specializing in Internetworking, IT, Database Management and Telecommunications.
- Employers include BBN Technologies, Verizon, Genuity, Cap Gemini America and IBM.
- Fluent in Windows, Mac OS X and most major productivity/office suites.
My resume is available here.
R.I.P. Steve Jobs – October 5, 2011
The technology sector and many Apple enthusiasts are in mourning today as Apple announced the passing of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. There’s not much more I can say. Apple has changed their homepage to a memorial to Steve Jobs. They’ve also put up a seperate page in his memory.
Sony Dash for $74.99 (63% off) at Amazon
Through their colleagues at Woot, Amazon is offering as today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day Sony’s Dash, which is similar to the Chumby, for only $74.99. This is 63% off their normal price of $199.99. But if you look further, $199.99 is the retail price. You can buy it direct from Amazon for $99.95, so you’re really only saving 25%/$25. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you won’t get your free 2-day shipping since the $74.99 deal is through Woot. And lastly, keep in mind that Sony is introducing an updated version of this product sometime this summer that will have a built-in battery and come in candy colors reminiscent of the old iMacs.
While I have no experience with this product, I have been looking for a bedside device to play Pandora Radio and Netflix. For less than $75 and free shipping, I figure it’s worth the try. I just hope that since it is being sold through Woot that I can return it if it sucks horribly. Hopefully if that’s the case, Amazon will intervene with their awesome customer service. I’ll be sure to post a review in a few weeks.
Waterfield Bags introduces Nintendo 3DS Cases
If you’ve ever owned a case made by Waterfield and you own a Nintendo 3DS, then you are already heading over to their website. If Waterfield is news to you, then listen up.
Waterfield makes cases/bags for most electronic equipment. I personally own several of their products. In fact, I own both their Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi bags. And now that I own a Nintendo 3DS, I’m looking forward to Waterfield’s three (3) new offerings for it. If they are anything like their previous Nintendo DS/DSi cases, then I know I will be impressed. Until I get my hands on them, here is what Waterfield has to say about them:
The slim 3DS Case is constructed from ballistic nylon, with a double layer leather flap and a scratch free interior liner. The back of the case has a stretchable, self-locking zippered pocket to hold your games and ear-buds. On the exterior of the flap, choose between our Black, Kiwi, Orange, Muzetto leather or our patterned design (for Black & Muzetto).
The 3DS Suede Jacket is minimalist form-fitting case made from soft, washable Ultrasuede® that protects the 3DS from nicks and scratches. It can also double as a screen cleaner.
The 3DS Travel Case is designed to keep the Nintendo 3DS and its accessories (including power supply) all together and tangle-free in one place. Custom-sized, padded, interior compartments and self-locking zippers keep your gear safe and secure. An optional shoulder strap converts the Travel Case to a stand-alone bag.
The cases sell for $11-$15 for the Suede Jacket, $39 for the 3DS Case and $49 for the Travel Case (optional shoulder strap costs $9 extra). The Suede Jacket and Travel Case are shipping now and the 3DS Case is available for pre-order with an estimated ship date of April 22.
Waiting for a reason to post
It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog. Part of it has been personal reasons, but it’s mostly because I have lost my connections for review/evaluation units and I no longer have the disposable income to buy everything that I want and deserves a good review.
I’m working on re-connecting with manufacturers in the computing and gaming markets to bring you the latest and greatest.
Review – Nintendo DSi XL
The Nintendo DSi XL has been out for a while and there have been many reviews and opinions about it. Many have complained that it is too big (aka not portable). This review will give you the point of few from a 40+ year old, long time gamer.
OK, so I’ve said I’m over 40 and you’re saying “of course you like the XL, you’re eye sight sucks.” Let me crush that first. While I do wear contact lenses, I am near sighted and have no problem seeing my DS Lite (yes, I still have my Zelda TriForce limited edition DS Lite). Read more…
From Brief to Beat – Cali Lewis now hosting GeekBeat.TV
Fans of GeekBrief.TV can now find Cali Lewis on GeekBeat.TV. GeakBeat.TV is hosted by Revision3. While I could go on and on about both Cali and the show, I’ll let you check it out for yourself.
Be sure to subscribe to the new show and let Cali know that we love her (in a purely technical, platonic way).
Should I buy an iPhone 4?
As with most iPhone 3GS owners, I am eligible to upgrade. But should I? With IOS 4 running on my iPhone 3GS, I am quite happy. And I love my Tom Tom GPS dock, which isn’t compatible with the iPhone 4. And tonight I read a strong rumor that Verizon Wireless will be launching the iPhone in January 2011. Trust me, the Retina Display, higher resolution camera, camera flash, and 512MB RAM are attractive, but are they enough?
Well, for now, I am waiting patiently. I’m still unemployed, so dropping $300 on a gadget weighs a little heavier than it used to. And I still have a strong feeling that if Verizon launches an iPhone, it will be a 32GB model and AT&T will show their trump card, a 64GB iPhone 4.