Chris Hutchins, a former management and business strategy consultant who was laid off in early December, is looking to make the best of his predicament and a generally weak economy.
Realizing that he’s just one of many being laid off (more than 224,000 employees have been ejected from the tech sector since August), Hutchins decided to launch LaidOffCamp San Francisco, a “bar camp” style event that… → Read More
New technologies tend to follow different trajectories of hype, hope, and despair as they are discovered by different groups of people and finally adopted (or ignored) by consumers. Gartner actually goes ahead and charts this hype cycle for different technologies. Its latest hype cycle for 2008, shown above, is making the rounds. (It was released in July, but is just now reaching the upward… → Read More
I still haven’t seen an Eee outside of a press event and if I were in the market for a small-ish laptop then I’d opt for the Eee over the Air based on the simple fact that I can upgrade the little bugger for far less. A couple thousand less, actually. I don’t usually mod things, but I think I’d be ok with it this one time. If you happen to own an Eee, but you’ve been… → Read More
It’s October 24th, meaning you hip teenagers can go pick up your Sidekick LX from your local T-Mobile store. But instead of shelling out hundreds of bucks and renewing your contract for another two-years, why not win a free Sidekick LX? What’s that? I have your attention? Good stuff. All you need to do is head over to T-Mobile’s official Sidekick Wiki and sign up for a profile… → Read More
WikiHow has a detailed discussion on how to grab and place YouTube video on your iPod or other portable video player. Good news if you like 5 minute videos of kids skating with their hands. Firefox (Windows only) 1. Add the Greasemonkey extension to your Firefox browser. 2. Go to http://www.userscripts.org and install the Download YouTube Video script. 3. The next time you watch YouTube… → Read More