Reviews


Nedit – A Text Editor for Linux with some Killer Features

I’ve been using Nedit for at least 10 years as my primary text editor.     It has standard features for a programmer’s text editor:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Line numbering
  • Brace matching

There are a few areas in which the authors put in a lot of attention to detail.  It outshines every other text editor that I’ve ever used in a few areas.

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Maynard Community Band

I have been playing with the Maynard Community Band since 2002.
Every year the band plays several concerts:

  • Summer concert series Wednesday night in Memorial Park, Maynard, MA
  • Maynardfest in downtown Maynard, MA, midday on a Saturday in September
  • Christmas pops concert on a Wednesday night before Christmas as Union Congregation Church, Maynard, MA
  • A handful of other gigs at nursing homes, private events, and community activities

Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, check the schedule of upcomingevents for exact times and places.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Review

I just got a new cell phone: The T-Mobile Sidekick ID. This is re-branded version of the Danger Hiptop. I got the “light” version of the Sidekick III that does not come with bluetooth or a camera.

Overall, I am very happy with my Sidekick. It has many features that I’ve never had in a handheld device before. Many of the limitations that I have found are compared to a full featured desktop with a wired internet connection.

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Griffin Road Trip for Ipod Review

I have been eying products that transmit your Ipod on a radio station for listening on your car radio for over a year now. Up until now, the offerings have seemed rather limiting in some way. Either it has been too hard to change the station, the Ipod didn’t charge in the car, or the Ipod sat inconveniently on the passenger seat. The Griffin Road trip seems to be the best Ipod transmitter available, as it doesn’t have any of these problems.

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TripAdvisor’s Hotel Availability Comparison

Since I spent about six months of my professional life working on TripAdvisor’s hotel availability comparison feature, I thought a little writeup about it here would be appropriate. If you fill in the form over on the right you will be taken to a page on TripAdvisor that shows hotels that are available for the dates that you chose.

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SoundSpectrum releases G-Force 3.0

A good friend of mine from college, Andy, has been programming music visualization software for many years now. He started SoundSpectrum, a company based on his work. Recently another friend of mine, Anton, joined him. They just released their newest version of G-Force on June 8, 2005.

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