Augmented Reality

by Scott Cimarusti on October 30, 2009, no comments

I hadn’t heard of this term until today, and I still didn’t really understand what it was describing until I actually experimented with it.  I’m not sure what practical applications it has other than the “gee whiz” factor, but regardless–it’s still pretty cool, in my opinion. Here’s a video example, from Musician John Mayer–check out […]

Linux vs. Windows

by Scott Cimarusti on October 28, 2009, no comments

I am an admittedly late convert to Linux–Ubuntu Linux, to be exact, since it’s the most user-friendly.  I have my home laptop set to dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 9.10 via Wubi.  And I have a Dell Mini 9 that’s running Ubuntu 9.10, too. I like Windows 7 quite a bit.  I was among […]

My TiVo is Evil

by Scott Cimarusti on October 21, 2009, no comments

Well, not really evil…  Devious, perhaps. I’ve been making a concerted effort lately to limit my TV viewing.  I’ve always been of the opinion that my time could be better spent on more noble and creative pursuits, but after a full day of work, school assignments, household chores, and seemingly unending battles of wits with […]

No Olympics for Chicago

by Scott Cimarusti on October 2, 2009, no comments

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Rio de Janeiro will be the host city for the 2016 summer Olympics. Ordinarily, I’m only minimally interested in anything related to the Olympics, but I’d been following the selection of the 2016 Olympics location because Chicago was a finalist in the running.  As a proud former resident […]