Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wow, this thing is still up?

There are negligent bloggers, and then there is me and Postrad. For those who care (besides the Chinese blog bots that have filled my comment sections), I am rapidly deploying a "phase 2" plan that will bring the blog back into the world of Regular Posts.

Stay tuned, Radcateers!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Why not?

After over half of a year of not posting squat, why not randomly write something quick just to dust off the site?

Postrad is still alive. Go to post-rad.com and see what a busy beaver I've been.

Happy summer, y'all.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Keeping the internet neutral

I've just read some disturbing news in regards to the future of the internet. It seems there are many forces at work trying to stipulate harsh controls and regulations upon the web, including (unsurprisingly) our own government. You have good old John McCain stating that a neutral internet is one that isn't truly free but controlled by the government (read on). Of course, while he is trying to paint current FCC regulations as part of a Socialist take-over of the web, the telecoms and cable companies are contributing to his campaign coffers.

Sadly, the attacks on Net Neutrality are not free from attacks on the Left, either. The Obama Administration is working hard to rewrite copyright laws that would stifle the web as we know it. Worse yet, they have been trying to keep it secret. Check out Michael Geist's fine article on the subject for an in depth look at what has been going on over in South Korea that could dramatically affect the way the internet operates.

If you don't think this is serious, I encourage you to read more about the subject of Net Neutrality.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

post-rad.com is live and postrad.blogspot.com is feeling neglected.

So I have been busy creating post-rad.com, which involved a lot of tough decisions. The initial site I envisioned was going to be a much larger affair. I, hoping to avoid turning my own portfolio page into a quagmire, pruned the whole project to the more stream-lined site that you now see. One of the big choices was to keep the blog off for now.

That doesn't mean that the blog isn't going to be maintained. It is. In fact, it will be brought into the pantheon of the post-rad.com domain in the future. For now, postrad the blog will continue its merry existence hosted by our good friends Google. When Google takes over the world we hope they remember how much we appreciated them. Hail Google!

I have nothing to add to this post, other than this:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Worst. Sidekick. Ever.

So for those of you who thought Scrappy-Doo was a terrible sidekick, think again.

Microsoft's cloud server support of T-Mobile's Sidekick went down earlier this week, and they lost all of their user's personal data. Yup, all of it. Pictures, emails, contacts, calendars, everything. And they apparently didn't back it up, so it is as gone as gone can be.

How bad is it? I mean, the Sidekick was one of the world's leading smart phones. It was one of the hippest devices to own once-upon-a-time. And according to Seth Weintraub over at computerworld.com, the device is as good as dead.

To all the Sidekick users out there, I send my sincerest condolences. I think it may be time to buy a new smart phone. Or maybe it is time to play things safe and just go back to the LAN line.

Or you can seek out one of these sleek looking "vintage" cell phones

UPDATE! Conan made a comment worthy of reprinting in the main post regarding this Sidekick fail. Looks like Microsoft managed to fix things with that limited budget of theirs:

"Data recovery was possible it turns out. You can follow that end of the story here: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/15/1855200/MS-Says-All-Sidekick-Data-Recovered-But-Damage-Done?art_pos=1

Thanks Conan.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I fell down after nailing a pot hole that was hiding in a puddle on my trusty (and rusty) Le Tour Wednesday Night. It was a good thing I was wearing a helmet, because I would have gotten a little love tap from mother earth had I not. Unfortunately, I strained my right wrist, not bad enough that I can't use it to type, just bad enough to make riding my bike uncomfortable.

Whattya do.