Elecom Actrail headphone removes wire clutter from your iPod Shuffle

Portable music players may let you enjoy music on the go, but the disorderly headphones cable suspending all over the body just messes up the tidiness. Providing a solution, Elecom has developed wireless headphones, named the “Actrail,” for the iPod Shuffle to offer clutter-free music to the listeners anywhere, anytime. Integrating a 3.5mm jack on the side to keep the Shuffle in place, the Bluetooth headphones replace the regular over-the-head band with the dorky... Read more »

Trying to predict the future…

…is a discouraging and hazardous occupation.

Like a majority of the earth’s population, I am a big fan of the machinations of Mr. Arthur C. Clarke and his writings. He is considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century and he also had a penchant for predicting the future with some high level of competency. While many of his predictions seem outlandish his thoughts on telecommunication were remarkably prescient.

Case in... Read more »

“Who am I?”

The teaser poster for season 4 of the AMC Originals series ‘MadMen’ was released last week. The poster is at once familiar, simple and says a tremendous amount about what’s to come:

Don Draper is starting over and has all the tools he needs; his suit, his phone, and his cigarettes. In addition, he has established his footing and is looking towards the future.

For those who haven’t... Read more »

Unconventional speed tests for the browser

With Apple going all coo-coo bananas lately, it’s nice to see that another one of our favorite “do no evil” companies are producing some super slick stuff.

Now that the beta is available for Mac, many of the artists here have opted to install Google’s browser, Chrome. Those who have used it are claiming that the speeds are “ridiculously fast.” While there are still some anomalies and glitches in the beta release,... Read more »

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park.”

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think that it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for... Read more »

Reflections on a Mote of Dust

“We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every... Read more »

Bill Watterson’s Kenyon College Commencement

Bill Watterson has always been a tremendous source of “warm fuzzies” for us here at BG. His philosophy and values are an inspiration and there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t think of our old friends Calvin and Hobbes

Because of this, and our looming networking event coming up this April, we thought that re-posting Bill Watterson’s Kenyon College Commencement from May 20, 1990 was in order. It is our sincerest wish... Read more »

BASIC and beautiful…

As my family will attest, back in the early 1980’s, I did a lot of programming in front of my monochrome Apple ][. Regrettably I did not spend much time watching Night Rider or the Dukes of Hazzard. I say ‘regrettably’ because if I HAD spent time watching those shows, I’d at least have some retro-television-references to drop comedically in conversation.

Instead, I have a working knowledge of BASIC programming…which is a lot like... Read more »