September 2012 archive

Drivers: DON’T STOP!

This is the first entry in a new category called “Pet Peeves”. Since I started riding seriously there are some behaviors I’ve encountered that really annoy me. First on the list … drivers that stop in the middle of an intersection to let a bike rider cross the street.

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Why am I annoyed about the Atrix / ICS issue?

Let’s get something cleared up here … I’m not annoyed at Motorola for not providing Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for the Atrix 4G. Not at all. Companies need to make decisions about what hardware they are going to support and what hardware they aren’t going to support. I participate in those kinds of decisions quite frequently …

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Atrix 4G to Ice Cream Sandwich?

For quite a while the owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G have been waiting for an upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android. Unfortunately, it appears that we’ve been waiting in vain …

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ReadyNAS and SMART Errors

As some of you may be aware, I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the “SMART” feature of hard drives. Rarely have I had the SMART capabilities of a hard drive actually tell me that the drive was going to fail. Recently I had an encounter with SMART errors in a totally different …

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