• Quick RSS Feed Note

    Yesterday I deleted access to the ‘articles only’ RSS feed, so if that’s not working for you that’s why. There were about 400 of you using it, sorry for the lack of notice. With the increased length of my linked listed posts and the subsequent decrease in post frequency I no longer find it necessary […]

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  • (dv)’d

    I spent all night working to get this site migrated from a Grid Server (gs) to a Dedicated Virtual (dv) from Media Temple. I managed to do this so far without any support calls (particularly proud of this). If you are seeing this then the DNS changes have made it through and we are now […]

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  • Survey Results

    As part of the OmniFocus giveaway I asked that entrants write in with ideas about what they want to see more of on the site. More than a few people expressed concerns that I should not bend to the will of readers and I should do my “own thing”. Reader Bas Hintemann wrote in to […]

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  • Quick Blog Note

    Please let me know if you have any problems with the RSS feed over the next few days, specifically if you click to view an item and get a 404 error. I installed a new plugin that enhances a few things, but I have had trouble with it in the past (though I seem to […]

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  • TBR to the Future

    When I started this blog back in April of this year my only goal was to get my blog out there and to do my best writing. Turns out that I have started on a good path with the first goal and I think my writing has only improved since day one. What I didn’t […]

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  • Instafixed

    A huge thanks to Marco Arment for not only fixing the bug mentioned earlier, but for doing so quickly. Marco Arment: Users affected will need to tap the grayed-out stories in the iPhone/iPad app and select “Redownload” to fix them. Sorry about that.

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  • InstaFavor [UPDATED]

    [Updated: 12/29/10 at 11:23 AM] Thanks to all that emailed me — this looks to be a widespread problem for more than just my site. If you are seeing this please feel free to continue to report it and also report it to the developer of the apps that you are using. Thanks. [Updated: 12/29/10 […]

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  • Save Yourself Some Typing When Visiting TBR

    I have for a while now owned the URL ‘tbr.co’ but due to how long it took me to get that URL I had already purchased ‘tbr.mx’ to use as a URL shortener. Well tonight Ian Hines helped me out and showed me how to get everything pointed at ‘tbr.co’ to redirect to the same […]

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  • All New Archives

    I have been working the past few days to get a better archive page up, with 100% less crap in it. I am happy to say that I have done just that, now instead of looking by month or by category just click the Archives link to the right. What you see is all my […]

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  • TBR Goodies for Your iPhone

    I was a little bored yesterday with the snow slowing down western Washington, so I decided to finally make a new homescreen wallpaper for my iPhone. I made a TBR themed homescreen for my iPad a while back and really like it (not really ready to share that yet, needs a bit more tuning), but […]

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab

    I just got a review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon, I will be working on a review of it over the next week. Please email me if there is a specific something you want me to address in my review and I will do my best.

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  • Facebook Distaste

    I got a couple of emails over the past week that asked why I never update my Facebook page, and encouraging me to do so. The problem though I that I deleted my Facebook page oh so long ago so needless to say I was really confused. Turns out that I only deleted my personal […]

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  • Instapaper Buttons

    Just a quick note, you should now see “Read Later” links at the top of every non linked-list post, clicking this will send that post to your Instapaper account. This is of course a free update for all my readers.

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  • Quick Blog Notes

    If you haven’t already be sure to subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed in your feed reader of choice (mine is Google Reader on the Mac and Reeder Apps on iOS device) the RSS feed can be found here. [http://brooksreview.net/feed/] If you are too new age for RSS feeds and you prefer Twitter I can […]

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  • New Site Feature: Suggested Reading

    Just published a new page called ‘Suggested Reading’ where I am pulling my latest five starred items from Instapaper into the page. You can click on them to see what I find worthy of reading. To do this I am using Bill Israel’s excellent ‘Give Me Stuff I Starred’ javascript. Go get that here.

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  • What I Carry – Fridays & Weekend Bag

    Continuing on from my pockets to my lightweight weekend and Friday bag: Case: Booq Boa Push Apple iPad 16gb Wi-Fi Verizon MiFi Bose Headphones Sharpie Pen (blue) Sharpie Liquid Pencil Mini Moleskin Business Cards All in all a pretty light and ultra-mobile setup that I try to use on Fridays and the weekends (only if […]

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  • What I Carry [Updated]

    Patrick Rhone has a what I carry Meme going on right now, here is a shot of what I carry. I keep my car key and house keys separate because I can’t stand the jingling when I drive. The wallet is a Holstee that I just got. All I keep in it is ID, credit […]

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  • Broken RSS

    The RSS feed is all jacked up now, I am working on it but I really suck at coding. Hang in there. [Updated: 8/17/10 at 6:14 PM] Should be working now please email me right away comments@brooksreview.net if you have any more problems.

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  • Site Updates – Readability

    I wanted to give you a brief run down and tips on reading this site. First things first I do two different post types, linked items and articles. The linked items appear in a smaller Helvetica font with an underline on the title, clicking the title will take you to the link. Clicking the word […]

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  • Apple also Sent me This

    I also received this note from Apple on the order for my Wife’s iPhone: Dear Customer, We were unable to complete the authorization process for your iPhone order. As a result, we had to cancel your iPhone order. To complete the purchase of your iPhone, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an AT&T company-owned […]

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