It’s Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Austin, Texas
Apple's iPad tablet and AT&T
I've been following CNET's live blog about the Apple's release of the iPad tablet , and generally everything that's been annouced so far has been positive and intriguing -- until I saw this tidbit that makes me laugh somewhat:
11:14 a.m.: A "real breakthrough" he says. Two plans: 250MB of data every month for $15.
The second plan: unlimited plan for $30 per month. AT&T is the provider.
Free use of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots included too.
Is 250MB a typo by the author? Given that they are pushing the iPad as a method of viewing video and similar content -- 250MB worth of data seems like a ridiculously low limit for a viable internet access plan!! All in all, such a limited plan would seem to be merely a precursor to some obscene overage charges which would ultimately push the user to upgrade to the more expensive plan. Why even have the $15 plan (unless there is a way to automatically prevent overage charges once that limit is reached)?
That said, I'm not really sure AT&T's 3G network is up to the task of handling the increased internet traffic that this device will surely generate. Also, it would be nice if AT&T would give users a discount of some sort if they already have an iPhone data plan.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...