Category Archives: Computers Etc.

iPad 3G Activation Issues

Disclaimer: This piece contains facts as reported by word of mouth and by discussion groups. Interpretation of these events is my own opinion, and worth what it costs – your conclusions may vary. I don’t have the 3G version of … Continue reading

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The iPad May Result in the Fall of Civilization

In my lifetime, I have seen the rise of the personal computer. When I was a kid, books were the thing. Since then, with the advent of the personal computer, networks, the internet, wi-fi, and other technologies, more and more … Continue reading

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Popgun’s iPad #4 – Observations

I’ve now been using the iPad for a while, and now my iPhone feels so – small! Isn’t the iPad kind of bulky to carry around all the time? Well, actually, if I wasn’t carrying the iPad, I’d be carrying … Continue reading

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Popgun’s iPad #3 – Thoughts…

The Apple iPad Case arrived today, and I think it’s a good thing to have. It protects the case from dings and makes it easier to hold without slipping. It also can position the iPad a couple of different ways … Continue reading

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Popgun’s iPad Review #2

The iPad is integrating nicely in my daily life. I love how lightly you need to touch the screen; like other Apple products, mostly “it just works”. The word that comes to my mind after handling the iPad is “elegant”. … Continue reading

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Popgun’s iPad Review

Yesterday, I took delivery of my new iPad 64GB (wi-fi only). Related equipment that affects the quality of the experience: My three-year-old MacBook Pro 17”, an iPhone 3G, my MobileMe account, and my MiFi2200 Verizon internet appliance. Setup is easy, … Continue reading

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HughesNet vs Verizon Broadband Wireless

I’ve been frustrated with my HughesNet Satellite internet access for quite some time. The speed is much slower than the nominal speeds I am paying for, and it is also inconsistent. A few days ago it was operating at dial-up … Continue reading

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Mac OS X vs Windows 7

An anecdote about OS X vs Windows 7: I have a three year old MacBook Pro 17”, running, of course, OS X. I run Windows 7 in a Parallels virtual machine on this computer, for those times I’m doing CAD … Continue reading

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The Apple iPad

I have decided that I want an Apple iPad. I want one because: I like to read. In bed; in the bathroom; in the doctor’s waiting room; while eating; in point of fact, I am rarely without a book. With … Continue reading

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About HughesNet

My internet service is provided by HughesNet. I am not impressed. I’m on their ProPlus plan – 1.6 Mbps (1,600,000 Kbps) down and 250 Kbps up. Their website lists that as $79.99 per month. My actual payout per month after … Continue reading

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