Archive for the ‘XY’ Category

All Fun & Games

Posted: July 13, 2010 in Tech Talk, XX, XY


Sometimes we communicate in ways other than Gchat.
But we need an iPad, 2 iPhones, and a $10 app.

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After having my iPhone for one week, I feel that I should update you on how well it’s working out for me. In short, it’s going very well. I had very lengthy write-up prepared, espousing the brilliance of nearly every single feature, but I decided instead to capture the main elements of with screenshots from my daily usage over the past week. A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? (more…)

Shirt-Buying Without a Wrinkle

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Tech Talk, XY

Kyle | Customer Champion: believe it or not, i’m actually here to help, ping me if you need anything

I recently stumbled upon blank-label.com, a website that allows you to customize men’s dress shirts. This may sound, well, not-for-bros, but think about it: No longer do you have to wait in long lines at department stores. No longer do you have to “settle.” Special size specifications? No problem. Don’t like the button-down collar? No problem. Want a monogram on the pocket? If you didn’t get it the first and second time, no problem. Suddenly, buying the shirt you want involves nothing more than a few clicks until, in the words of the website, “Damn.. 😉 You’ll be surprised how many compliments you get on your new shirt!”

I hate the actual “shopping” (read: searching) part of shopping. More than once I’ve wished for a “Control-F” feature for spatial searches. With this site, I can completely bypass the search aspect of shopping. The details of my experience follow, but overall the site thoroughly impressed me, and I think I may add this store to my list of acceptable stores to visit (currently arrested at the Apple Store and Fry’s Electronics). Just as soon as I receive my paycheck, that is.   (more…)

Wednesday, June 23rd

11:04 PM I am currently hiding in the parking lot of the Danbury Fair Mall. Only one hour ago I had been the first person in line for the newest iPhone 4. After having spent nearly an hour and a half on a train from New Haven to Danbury, my latest and greatest achievement was shot down in less than half that time. But I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)

Sibling Revelry

Posted: June 21, 2010 in Tech Talk, XX, XY

Chat with Kartik on Wednesday, June 2, 2010
me: YO
Sent at 10:32 AM on Wednesday
Kartik: Hi, Ro.
me: Do you want to start a tech blog with me?
Kartik: I’m busy right now.
me: Okay, so just read this later, but basically, I’m thinking that we can write about new “tech” things out there. I have that psychology, “user experience” perspective and you have the technical expertise.
Sent at 12:08 PM on Wednesday
Kartik: I’m working right now.
me: Okay think about it. (more…)