Showing posts from 2010

My Take on Android, and Zio

So it's been almost a month since I bought my Android -based Sanyo Zio . Here're my short reviews of both Android in general, and the Zio (zy-oh) in particular. Android - Unfortunately, I'm stuck on version 1.6 . Though Cricket says they will be updating these eventually, nobody knows when. Even so, I've loved everything about it. I love the Google contact and calendar synchronization. I'll never have to transfer contacts, so long as I own an Android-based phone. I also love the Gmail and Facebook apps. Here's a finer break-down of various applications that I've found useful: Handcent SMS - This takes the stock text messaging software and upgrades it. It's fully customizable and allows message threads to be viewed as conversation bubbles. It also integrates Google's talk to text to make sending messages keyboard-free. Aldiko - Reading is my favorite hobby. And with Aldiko, I can read any free online book. My favorite economics/libertarian des

Using Blogger as a Private Journal

For just over a year, I've been using Blogger, the blogging platform I use for this and my other blogs, to keep an online personal journal. I've simply set it up as a private blog, only viewable by the author, and send an email to it, to create entries. Here's how to set it up for yourself: Go to . Signing in to Blogger: If you have a Google account, simply log in with it at the top. If you don't have a Google account, click "Create a Blog". This will take you to a form to create a Google account. Complete this step. Once complete, jump to Step 4 below. Once signed in to your Dashboard using you Google account, click "Create a Blog" at the top. The first step to creating your journal is to give it a name. I used "Personal Journal of Skyler Collins". Put your name in the space for Blog Title.

2009 Dallas Cowboys Recap

Great short video recapping the 2009 season for the Dallas Cowboys, NFC East Champions!