Archive for April, 2008

April 30, 2008
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April 28, 2008
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Engadget posted some new iPhone rumors over here….

The first thing people will notice: the 2nd gen iPhone will be about the same size and shape as the first gen.
It will, of course, have 3G. And proper GPS!
The most noticeable physical difference is back of the phone is no longer metal — the whole thing is glossy black, from top to bottom. The volume buttons are now chrome.
Because it’s got a little less metal to deal with, it doesn’t have quite as many angular edges. The battery is (still) not removable.
The phone itself will be slightly thicker than the first gen device.
The headphone jack will no longer be recessed, and will finally be flush with the body.
The device itself uses roughly the same size and resolution screen as the first generation product.
No solid word on battery life or storage capacity.

April 24, 2008
Posted @ 11:06 AM by Hawk in Rant | 35 Comments »
April 23, 2008

(For those of you who just want to see the photos, skip down past the text!)

Hey guys! I don’t usually talk about my family here, but my brother did something pretty incredible a few months ago – literally two days after our trip to India (which I posted photos of a little while ago), he repacked his bags and hopped on a plane for another trip – around the world in 3 months. In his own words:

“In the Fall of 2007, a friend and I cooked this idea. We both had a limited amount of time before starting work, and while still living within the fast paced engineering frame of mind where everything seems to get done one way or another, plans were made. One cold December day in the ECE lounge, we sat down with a world map for 30 minutes, pointed to a few places on the map with no regard for reason, and handed it off to a travel agent.

The following three months, which were completely worth every penny, euro, rmb, and sole, were also 3 of the most taxing months imaginable. We slept on buses, airport floors, couches. We traveled by planes, boats, dog sleds, and rickshaws. For me, after years in school, I finally got to see the world I’ve spent so much time reading about on Wikipedia. So many years of just reading can create some hesitation… what if nothing lives up to all the wonders you’ve read about? Well, as it turns out, the world is far more colorful than any construction of the English language.”

I think that sums it up nicely. I’ve posted a few thumbnails of photos (they all link to the main Flickr set), but you can also check out this Google Map that traces the path of his trip. It starts in DC and ends in Peru. Photos:

April 22, 2008
Posted @ 9:16 PM by Hawk in Rant | 9 Comments »