Kevin on February 5th, 2012

I have three Gmail accounts: one that’s associated with this blog, my “standard,” everyday Gmail account, and one that I use solely for online ordering and signing up for offers.  Switching between them has always been a pain: I’d have to log out of one, then log into another,- until I discovered that you it’s […]

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Kevin on December 5th, 2011

If you find yourself taking too much time trying to figure out what On Demand or Netflix flick to watch, check out Moviegram.  This beta site instantly provides IMDb, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes ratings, as well as the film’s trailer: What’s more, if you click on the individual ratings (IMDb, etc.), you’re taken to the […]

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Kevin on September 21st, 2011

Late last week I downloaded Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, and spent the weekend doing little other than devouring its 528 pages. A first novel with a wonderful mix of fully realized and in cases, marvelously flawed characters, The Art of Fielding centers about a shortstop phenom from South Dakota named Henry Skrimshander who, […]

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If you’ve managed to escape all the hype about Spotify, congratulations – you’ve found a hiding spot that Osama Bin Laden would envy. The noise about the streaming music service has been everywhere – even noted Western philosopher and parenting expert Britney Spears has recommended Spotify! What’s the buzz about? Currently available only in Sweden, […]

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Ya gotta love this: ever want to leave someone a voicemail without any chance you’ll actually have to speak to them? You know the kind of message I’m referring to…  “Gee, boss, really sorry I missed you – I’d love to discuss that (subject you don’t want to talk to him/her about), – let’s chat […]

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Kevin on June 29th, 2011

Regular readers may have taken note of this year’s installment of a Practical Hacks phenomenon – with the advent of warm weather, my posting frequency drops dramatically.  Adding to my regular summer activities (read: golf obsession), work has been particularly busy lately, leaving me with little time for the blog. Be patient: our good season […]

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Kevin on June 21st, 2011

I recently received an invitation to Google’s Music Beta – its cloud-based music storage service that lets you store up to 20,000 songs, regardless of origin, for free. Once uploaded, you can listen to your music on any Setting up Music Beta couldn’t be much simpler; if you wish, you can opt to receive free […]

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