Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Unable to watch the State of the Union address tonight

Because my AT&T High Speed Internet (DSL) connection is so utterly useless and incapable, I was unable to watch the President's State of the Union address tonight. I could not find a single solitary website that had an unbroken video stream of the broadcast of the President's speech.

I just deleted a profanity-filled rage letter to AT&T, but let me just say that I feel nothing but animus and resentment for this and every other telecommunications company with whom I have ever done business.

It makes me angry that AT&T collected US $6.4 billion in data service revenues this past year, and yet somehow, they are unable or unwilling to replace the copper wires in my neighborhood with fiber optic cables.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Snap software judgment of the day

As far as remote desktop connection software for Mac OS X goes, CoRD is the best.

CoRD > TSclientX
TSclientX > RDC


CoRD -
- Download size: 1.12 MB
- Install size: 3 MB
- Open Source? Yes
- Ease of use: Incredibly easy
- Installation: Drag to Applications folder

TSclientX -
Pros: Not Microsoft, Open Source
Cons: 40 Megabyte download

Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2 -
Pros: ?
Cons: By Microsoft (not Open Source), comes as an mpkg (no uninstaller), 10 Megabyte download