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Entries from April 2010

The iPhone Prototype

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips An Apple prototype is found in a bar. A stream of events ensue where no one seems to do the right thing. That is too bad. This story won’t seem to die. A basic timeline: Person #1 carries an Apple iPhone prototype out of the facility Person #1 loses the prototype in […]

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Tags: Apple · People · Privacy · Problems

Publish on Demand – FastPencil

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I turn a book manuscript into a paperback book with little fuss and no setup fee. A few years ago I published a book with iUniverse. I enjoyed that experience with in self publishing or publish on demand. The package with iUniverse cost me $200, and I sold enough books to cover […]

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Tags: Systems · Writing

The iPad – part 0.2

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Several weeks into the iPad has me still searching for that one great application. Now I’ve had the iPad for several weeks. Some observations: 3G or not to be – My model doesn’t have 3G, just WiFi. This is fine for what I want to do, but I recommend a model with […]

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Tags: iPad · Technology

Cheating in Computer Science

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Universities report that cheating is prevalent in computer science classes. A closer look shows me that the universities are cheating the students by teaching them bad work habits. Computer science enrollment is high this year in universities. Cheating in universities is also on the rise. Universities are proclaiming that the cheating is […]

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Tags: Learning · Programming

Meeting Good People

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A recent peek into the world of grad students in engineering and related fields reveals a group of people with a strong desire to work for the benefit of others. I have been working with grad students on writing. This took many months to arrange, but for the past couple of weeks […]

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Tags: Communication · Learning · People · Technology · Volunteer · Work · Writing

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April 15th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The title of this post is a telephone number – the way we used to say telephone numbers. Much has changed in telephones, and much of the change is for the better. Still, we have lost a lot of our culture about telephones. The title of this post is a phone number. […]

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Tags: Change · Communication · Culture · Technology


April 12th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I have seen encouragement change the lives of people. Here I relate one episode of such. This post is a bit different from the rest. Well, that is if you can find a pattern in the rest of my posts. I’ve read a lot of blogging experts that say you should find […]

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Tags: Change · Family · Health · People

The iPad – part 0.1

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A few observations from a few more days with the iPad. You touch the iPad with your hands, even with dirty hands. Handwriting recognition software is one of the apps that could change everything. A few more impressions after a few more days with the iPad. The number 1 question: What can […]

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Tags: Design · iPad · Technology · Writing

The iPad – part 0

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Initial impression – I like the iPad. Let’s not forget how far hardware has advanced in two years. I bought an iPad this morning. I have a model with WiFi and 16 Gigabytes of memory. As most people already know, it doesn’t have: a phone 3G a camera (neither video nor still) […]

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Tags: Design · iPad · Linux · Technology


April 1st, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips When can you quit your day job and write full time? This question comes from time to time. Actually, it comes more often than I wish it would. People are looking for one answer: Quit now, write full-time, and you will make loads of money. I disappoint a lot of people because […]

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Tags: Employment · Work · Writing