When Your Stuff Isn’t Your Stuff

When Your Stuff Isn’t Your Stuff

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with my Delicious Feed the past couple weeks or don’t keep up much with business or technology news, you’re probably completely unaware that the US Supreme Court is beginning the hearing process on a case called Wiley v. Kirtsaeng, a case that could prove to be the most important and high-stakes intellectual property case heard this century to date. The decision on this case will have lasting repercussions that could fundamentally change the used goods market in the United States and any other country that has to fall into harmonization with our intellectual property and copyright laws.

Have your attention yet?

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Gotta get away…

Gotta get away…

Since we’re on a pretty big cell phone kick here lately with the MMM traffic, I’m going to pander shamelessly to what the people want: more wireless service talk!

Today, we’re going to talk about the ugliness of contracts with the major players. I know some of you are afraid to change over to a cheaper cell plan because of the things, and some of the contract penalties can be intimidating, but don’t give up hope! There’s more options than you likely know and it might be cheaper to get out sooner than you think if you actually do the math.

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Get the Pomade, Ma…

…I needs to wax my ‘stache!

My upper lip was tingly all morning, and now I know why. Welcome MMM readers to the Technical Meshugana! Some of you might already know me as IP Daley over in the MMM forums, curator of the Communications Superguide. For those of you just joining in, this blog and developing wiki (slowly developing) is probably best described as a natural outgrowth of that guide growing into a hybrid of the early days of the Tech Report, Howard Forums, and Broadband Reports for the FIRE set with a dose of philosophy and ethics to our lifestyle served on the side. There’s not much here as of yet, but the resources are still young.

I know the Canadian MVNO post is not the thickest and richest in detail, but there are plans to expand and organize that information out a bit farther for our fine Northern friends as time permits. In the mean time, I hope you stick around, enjoy your stay (and the other topics), and pop back in from time to time!

Who needs to share?

Who needs to share?

Although today’s post does not directly address technologies most of you will directly manage in your day to day lives, it is a subject matter that addresses some of the unforeseen risks of doing business with a provider that promises “unlimited” services, a subject I briefly touched on in my second post.

Over the past few months in my spare time, I’ve taken to help support my synagogue in matters most technical. Some of these jobs have involved data management, hardware procurement, support… but the biggest job has been taking on and overhauling their website, which had been static page content up until the beginning of this year, and replaced with a decent, but barebones WordPress install by our worship leader that hasn’t had near the content as the original site since going live. For bigger site development like this, I prefer Joomla over WordPress for a variety of reasons, but that’s neither particularly here nor there.

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Dial C for Canada, eh!

Dial C for Canada, eh!

Today is the last and shortest of the posts directly related to the major questions and comments found in the comments from MMM’s Our New $10.00 Per Month iPhone Plans post, and we’ll primarily be focusing on Canadian solutions… but first, a new tool! My friend Yolfer over at Foundry In The Forest has created a spreadsheet calculator for folks looking to figure out if it would be worth switching wireless carriers to a cheaper plan if you’re under contract, and liking the idea (and given the consummate tweaker that I am), I created a stand alone web based version for folks to use. You can find it, use it, and link to it here: http://www.techmeshugana.com/tools/wirelessroi.html

And now, back to our topic…

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