Stop… review time!

Jan 10th, 2008 by Jared Schwager , ,

If you’re reading this, I appreciate the fact that you’re actually reading my blog as I haven’t updated it in a loooong time. Unfortunately, with my new work schedule at my new job and keeping up with school I just don’t have the time I used to.

Also, in my free time I’ve been writing hardware reviews over at my friend’s site, Tech Gear. Go ahead and check out my Antec notebook coolers review and my new Antec A/V Cooler review. I’ll continue to write reviews regularly over there, so if you miss me enough, you can hop over to Tech Gear and see what I’m up to until I post here again, which may or may not happen in the near future.

In other news, I finally got a MacBook and have been enjoying playing around with it. You’ll probably see many more Mac OS X tips and tricks on here than before. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be doing Windows articles, just not as many. I’ll try my best to balance out all the Windows, OS X, and Linux articles I write.

That’s all for now!

And sorry to those of you who have been getting errors on my site. I completely forgot to re-activate all my plugins after updating WordPress.

Quicklinks for September 18, 2007

Sep 18th, 2007 by Jared Schwager
  1. Google today launched Google Presentation, a rival to Microsoft’s PowerPoint. If you’re a fan of the other Google Docs web apps, you’ll feel right at home with Presentation. Collaboration, online presentation sharing, and 15 built-in themes are just a few of the many features available in Presentation.
  2. Mozilla is showing off a mockup of the new Places feature for Firefox 3.0. As you can see, the mockup has quite the Vista look going on.
  3. Photoshop Express, a web-based version of Photoshop, is in development. John Nack of Adobe was kind enough to post a screenshot of the app in action. Unfortunately, Photoshop Express will have nowhere near the amount of functionality in the full version of Photoshop.

Welcome to the new Grupenet

Aug 29th, 2007 by Jared Schwager

As you may have noticed, I have finally finished the new Grupenet site design. There’s a few more little tweaks I need to make to it but it’s pretty much completely finished. Anyway, I hope you like the new look and definitely leave your comments concerning the new design. I love hearing from you guys.

Now I will get back to cranking out some more great posts now that I’m all done with the site design. Look forward to some new Mac OS X and Linux content as requested by a some readers.

Thanks for your attention!

What do you want me to write about?

Aug 24th, 2007 by Jared Schwager

I’ve noticed that I have been focusing a bit too much on topics involving only Windows lately and I’d like to ask you, the reader, what you’re most interested in, whether it be web apps, software reviews or anything else you see a category for in the sidebar. I will be getting a Macbook soon (whenever Leopard is released), so I will definitely be writing quite a few more more posts involving Mac OS X.

Go ahead and post a comment on either a topic you want me to write about more often or a specific post you’d like me to do.

I just thought I’d also throw this out. Ankesh is a good friend of mine and runs a great blog on tips & tricks for blogging. Go ahead and check it out here:

Also wanted to thank all of you who comment on my blog on a regular basis such as Robbie P and Ryan.

EDIT: Oh, and I thought I’d just let you know a new site design is in the works for Grupenet, which is one of the reasons I have been slacking off at posting this week.

Quicklinks for August 20, 2007

Aug 20th, 2007 by Jared Schwager
  1. Windows Update is to blame for this massive Skype outage. Many users rebooted PCs after installing Windows patches which caused a flood of login requests, prompting a chain reaction that had a critical impact.
  2. Handbrake 0.9.0 is out. This is a major release and includes many changes such as new Mac and Windows interfaces as well as improved picture quality and speed.
  3. A great comparison of WordPress 2.2 and MovableType 4 was done by Mashable. Not surprisingly, WordPress is still rated better than MovableType.