Netflix for Android Works on the Xperia Arc

Thanks to the ever-awesome XDA Developers I now have a working version of Netflix on my Sony Xperia Arc! This is going to make my little boy very happy on the next car trip!

You should know the Netflix for Android APK is available here and that, at least in my case, it was not available in the Android Marketplace so this is the only way I know of to get it as of Aug 2011. Those who have an Xperia Arc or have tried one will know that movies look unbelievably awesome on its Bravia screen so go and get this installed ASAP if you can. Continue reading

Microsoft Office Costs 25% More in Canada to Download

There are few things I despise more than getting cheated out of my hard earned money just because I am in Canada instead. This is especially true when there appears to be no reason other than greed!

Is Microsoft Price Gouging Canadians? My Experience Says Yes!

A screenshot I took of Microsoft Office 2010 shown at what turned out to be the USA price of $279.99I needed to get another copy of Office 2010 Home and Business for one of my staff. So, I went to Google and searched for the Office 2010 purchase & download site. I went there and found Office Home and Business 2010 for sale for a reasonable $279.99. When I clicked “Buy Now” I was taken to a page where… much to my surprise and annoyance the price increased to $349.99 !! What the hell??

For a while I just kept trying to find some reason why it increased in price and I didn’t figure it out until I looked at the two URLs of the websites:

  1. The address for page 1 (the MS Office order page):
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/home-and-business/?CTT=5&origin=HA101810737
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  2. The address for page 2 (the shopping cart):
    http://www7.buyoffice.microsoft.com/can/basket.aspx?cache=1165662165&culture=en-CA
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Dell Support Provider’s Acronym is “SOL” – No Really!

I am having some difficulties with my audio on my Dell m1330. As a result, I decided to look into my support options since I haven’t been able to resolve the issue. That is when I came across something so priceless I just had to share it; the service provider handling Dell’s rapid response hardware support is “SOL“.

pic showing Dell's rapid response depot provider is called "SOL"

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What Shook My Soul – Video and Images from the Japan Earthquake of March 11 2011

The Canadian Red Cross logoMore for myself than anything, this is a list of the videos and images that I found most arresting and frightening in today’s earthquake and following Tsunamis in Japan and its reverberations on North America.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before watching this let it be known I have already donated to the Red Cross in support of the victims of this tragedy; please donate too! I do not wish anyone to think I am making light of this disaster – it is unthinkable.  That said, I am in awe of the power of nature and this footage is incredibly profound to me.

An image of the devastation in Japan

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1) The 8.9 Sendai Earthquake Hits


Some of the first video I could find which only alludes to a possible tsunami and rumors of tsunami damage.

2) Footage of the Tsunami Damage Occurring Live Continue reading