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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Selling Cars

Hi Ford, take note: Jeep has done an infinately better job of marketing to students. This Facebook group is so simple. Nicely done.

Google Office

Um, hi everyone. I’ve been using these ‘hosted applications’ for months now. My life revolves around hosted GMail and Calendar for devin.reams.me. So, why are we all getting excited over this? Oh, right, becase it’s Google. Slow news day I guess.

Mac Screenshots

I thought it was so cool to learn that I could simply take screenshots by pressing Command, Shift 3. Even better was Command, Shift 4 which allowed me to pick the section of the screen to save. But, what I didn’t realize, was the fact that these images are compressed in a super crazy Apple way. I can open them (they’re just a PNG) and see them. Then I even copy/paste them into a PowerPoint. But, and here’s the kicker, when you try to open that PowerPoint in Windows it basically says these pictures are compressed and can’t be shown. Neat. I have to go re-take 27 screenshots for a presentation on Tuesday. Neat.

BarCampDenver

BarCampDenverI spent a few hours at the first BarCampDenver today. It was nice to sit down and have a conversation, include the term ‘WordPress’ and not be the only one to understand what the hell it is. But seriously, it was fun and interesting and I got to chat with some cool folks (ones I had only seen and heard about online). I look forward to future geek events around town…

MacBook and Hard Cover Case

You may not have noticed but I recently bought myself a toy. Brace yourself: it was a black Macbook. I know, right? Who would’ve guessed? My friends all snickered. The others that had already “converted” let out their sighs of relief (aka “finally!”).

Airline news

How many weeks of this will there be? And that’s just the last three days.

Howto: Tidy up your power cable

DSCN1143So, if you don’t know already: I’m pretty clever. Not really but I sometimes impress myself with my ability to put two and two together. Remember that time I made an infrared receiver for my keyboard? I took another binder clip, taped it to the back of my desk, put my MacBook power cable through it and tada, no annoying power cable on the desk (nor falling behind it). Click here for the pictures. I know, I know, pretty clever eh?

Ford Can’t Sell to Students

I received a neat little letter from Ford in the mail today. As with all junk mail, I opened it. To my surprise I was invited to purchase an 06/07 vehicle from Ford and instant get $500 off! Wowzers, Ford, great idea! Let me go visit your cool website: fordcollegehq.com. Whoa, wait. What is this? There’s no way a student ever looked at this website before Ford sent out this letter… no self-respecting 18-35 year old would have spent more than three minutes on here. So, Ford, why didn’t you get someone’s expert opinion? That’s a rhetorical question becuase I’m here to give it to you anyway.

What are we looking for?

chartreuse (BETA) is often a very insightful blog. “Char” is a pretty sharp guy with short, smart posts about the “new media”. Today he explores the MySpace phenom and suggests that maybe we aren’t looking for hundreds of friends and people to connect to: “Maybe all the kids on MySpace aren

Television Sucks

I assure you not everything I publish is a rant. I’m just feeling feisty lately… my latest target is television. A few people have described their experience with a month without TV and I’m following suit. My roommate and I had talked about dropping Comcast for months now because, frankly, that’s too much money to pay for a lot of crappy channels. In this day and age I should be able to pick and choose. Since nobody is offering the a-la-carte TV package we decided to opt out entirely. Besides, we’d rather waste away in front of the computer than the television…