Archive for the ‘Miscellany’ Category

Technology: Good to the Last Drop

April 24, 2007 Leave a comment


A coffee maker that adapts and learns according to our coffee drinking patterns and adapts? Now there is an example of technology being put to good use! Check it out: Here’s an excerpt:

What will it be like to use such a machine? “For the first several weeks, the machine learns the drinking patterns of its users. Then it adapts. Every Sunday afternoon, it’s French vanilla cappuccino time. Each weekday morning, it starts brewing a triple espresso at 7:00 am. After dinner, it does up a creamy decaf café au lait.” How does it know where you are or at exactly which moment you’ll be ready for your drink? Pappas is tight-lipped about this aspect, the crux of his invention, but he hints at GPS tracking…


i want an -iPhone-!

April 9, 2007 Leave a comment


Welcome to 98 Pound Geekling! And thanks to my brilliant wife for the title!

“I want an iPhone” is a good way to start out a technology blog, since everybody is saying it. But I won’t just be covering Apple’s iPhone. Also look for tips, links, and news about all kinds of gizmos, gadgets, computers and tech toys. I’ve been a Mac user since 1990, so you can assume that I’m committed (or should be), though I know enough about Windows to give a fair share of advice to the poor masses who have sold their soul to the devil in Redmond.

I’ll be posting a few times a week, depending on what’s happening in the technology world. Things stay fairly interesting, so 3-4 posts a week should be pie. I’m open to any forwarded stories, links, and noteworthy tidbits if you have them! So send them to me by putting them in a comment on my author page.

Welcome, those of you coming over from, my other blog on Christian spirituality. And no, I’m not bald anymore… that was about 6 years ago. 🙂

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