Dev Storyteller

Thoughts of practical idealistic problem solver and software engineer, Mark Freedman.

Review Articles

U2 – No Line on the Horizon – Review

Five years ago, I jumped the gun, and declared U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" a great album, and a potential classic. Looking back now, although it's still an album full of some amazing pop songs, my susceptibility to hyperbole got the best of me. I let the...

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Brazen Careerist

I don't normally write general posts referring to other blogs, but for a while I've wanted to give a shout out to Penelope Trunk over at her Brazen Careerist blog. Anyone who's familiar with her writing is likely aware of how strongly people react to her posts (mostly...

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Key Launcher Experiment, So Far…

As you may have read, I've been testing several "key launcher" type of utilities for about two weeks so far. Although a key feature (sorry -- no pun intended) of several of these utilities is an "autotext" feature, this is the least of my needs for this type of app...

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Re-Automating

Programmers are a curious bunch. We'll spend hours or days working on a solution for ourselves that'll save us mere minutes. Part of it is just the challenge of stripping down tasks to their bare minimum, even if the total time we save from ever running that task adds...

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Samsung Q1 Ultra – Loving It

I know that the ultra mobile PC has not yet found its niche, but I have the Samsung Q1 Ultra, and so far I'm loving it. It's far from perfect, I admit: the keypad leaves a lot to be desired, and I wish the keypad was backlit, and it's no speed demon, but it's...

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Tegan & Sara – The Con

Those who really know me know that my second favorite band is Tegan & Sara (even people who don't know me know my favorite band). So one release I've been looking forward to this year is their latest -- The Con. So Jealous, released in 2004, is one of my all time...

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