Archive for June, 2009

Jun 15 2009

Orbitz.com Considered Harmful

Published under Business

(Offtopic warning: my site is mostly about technical matters, not about consumer affairs.) Well, that wasn’t fun. We had reserved, or so I thought, a hotel stay of a few days, using Orbitz.com.  Life intervened, and it became necessary to cancel.  We attempt to cancel.  It turns out that we hadn’t reserved a hotel stay. […]

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Jun 06 2009

Palm Pre First Impressions (vs BlackBerry Pearl)

Published under Technology

Today I set aside my BlackBerry Pearl for a shiny new Palm Pre. There are various detailed, photo-rich reviews out there, and many more on the way. I’ll skip that, and pass a few first impressions of the Pre, particularly compared to the BlackBerry (Pearl, in my case). The hardware is quite nice; the size […]

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