Andy Ihnatko sums up the Android UI perfectly

In his double-feature review of the HTC Droid Incredible and the Sprint EVO Andy Ihnatko summed it up perfectly when he said:

Working with any user interface developed by Google is like making out with Mister Spock. The company rarely demonstrates any sort of a working understanding of what the Humans respond to and doesn’t show any real desire to learn.

Tango Pro Review?

I had planned on reviewing this Tango Pro USB/Firewire HDD enclosure this weekend.

I drove down to Microcenter, picked up the Tango Pro, and then since Microcenter didn’t have the HDD I wanted I got that from Fry’s.

You’ve probably heard of the drive I wanted to use, it is the only 1 Terabyte 2.5 inch SATA drive currently on the market, the Western Digital 1 TB Scorpio Blue.

Anyway, the enclosure sounds great on paper, it supports Firewire 800, 400, and USB 2. It even includes all the right cables and has a pretty blue LED.

The one problem is that the WD 1TB drive doesn’t fit. It has three platters rather than the standard two, so that makes it slightly taller than a regular 2.5 inch laptop drive.

Oh well, back to Microcenter tomorrow for a return.

Qwerty to Dansdata to Dvorak

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The KeyGhost people asked me whether I’d like to review a QIDO, but I don’t really see that there’s a great deal to review in there. I can tell you now what my review would say: “I plugged the thing inline with a USB keyboard, and the keyboard continued to work normally, except when I tapped Num Lock twice, whereupon I couldn’t type any more because I don’t know Dvorak.”

via Dan’s blog: Know everything they type, or stop them from typing at all!

(Free) Box of Kotex Tampons-Super Plus (via Craigslist)

Found tonight under the free section on Craigslist in Philadelphia:

“Unopened box of Kotex Super Plus tampons. They will be in a plastic bag hanging on the mailbox at 359 Richfield Road in Upper Darby. Don’t bother emailing, just come and get them. Post will be removed as soon as they’re gone.”

The Drobo Pro from Drobover

Today Data Robotics announced their follow-up to the Drobo RAID-style device, the Drobo Pro offers the same deal in a rackmountable setup. More drives, expected technology upgrades, etc.

Can they please stop raping non-business users who bought the original Drobo before their shitty service plan came into effect now and give me my fucking firmware updates without paying extra.

Thanks.

Pure Digital’s Jonathan Kaplan–aka the Flip Guy–Speaks (Post-Cisco)!

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Kara Swisher from the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D spoke with Pure Digital’s Jonathan Kaplan on the subject of the Mino HD maker’s future now they they’ve been acquired by Cisco.

I’m just hoping they keep iterating on their fantastic Flip Mino HD series.