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Gadget Glee - Mobile Device Charger
Kathy Brown    

I recently purchased a portable USB power supply. This one in fact.

portable_usb_power_supply.jpg

According to the description, it holds a charge up to three months. It's really small, which is great, it drops right into my bag without noticeable bulk or weight. I was out one evening and noticed my Blackberry battery was nearly depleted. I plugged it into my newly purchased and charged portable power supply. In about an hour, it was fully charged. All while I relaxed in the bar and didn't miss a tweet.

Inexpensive, small and it does exactly what it says. You can't ask for more!


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Jan 19, 2011
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Race Report: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
I suppose I should do a race report.  Last weekend I ran the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.  But it wasn’t really about the running.  Or the race.  This time, it was about the people.  Many years ago, I got into running and I joined a running site, www.RunningAHEAD.com.  The site has several running forums and boards, and most importantly to this post, user groups.  One of the groups is for women only, the LLR.  From that online user group many many friendships have grown.  Ove [read] Keywords: facebook twitter
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Review: User Story Mapping – OReilly Publishing
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
User Story Mapping By Jeff Patton O’Reilly Publishing Content: The Big Picture Plan to Build Less Plan to Learn Faster Plan to Finish on Time You Already Know How The Real Story About Stories Telling Better Stories It’s Not All on the Card The Card Is Just the Beginning Bake Stories Like Cake Rock Breaking Rock Breakers Start with Opportunities Using Discovery to Build Shared Understanding Using Discovery for Validated Learning Refine, Define, and Build Stories Are Actually Like Astero [read] Keywords: widgets
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How Kids Are Like Computers
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 1:12p   Kathy Brown
I realized the other day, kids are just like computers. Kids and computers only do explicitly what they are told. Sometimes the instructions don’t compile, both kids and computers will do nothing at this point. Sometimes the instructions compile, but there is a bug.  Both kids and computers will follow instructions to that point and then stop. Kids and computers both have pretty worthless reasons (error messages) as to why they didn’t follow the instructions. You can search on the [read] Keywords: bug
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Current Direction of the IBM Domino Market
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 8:55a   Kathy Brown
You might have seen the tweets by now: Spend 30 seconds & help our community find the current direction of IBM Domino in the marketplace bit.ly/PSCXPagesSurvey #ibm #xpages PSC has put together a survey in order to get feedback from Notes and Domino users worldwide and we will be sharing the results of the survey publicly. The survey itself takes under a minute and will be open until October 3, 2014.  The more people that take the survey, the more meaningful the results will be.  Go here t [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages community twitter
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Review: Java Cookbook
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 3:12p   Kathy Brown
Java Cookbook by Ian F. Darwin Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing Content Getting Started: Compiling, Running, and Debugging Interacting with the Environment Strings and Things Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions Numbers Dates and Times – New API Structuring Data with Java Object-Oriented Techniques Functional Programming Techniques: Functional Interfaces, Streams, Parallel Collections Input and Output Directory and Filesystem Operations Media: Graphics, Audio, Video Network Cli [read] Keywords: database java network server widgets xml
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IBM Champion Nominations are Open!
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 9:31a   Kathy Brown
As tweeted earlier, https://twitter.com/IBMChampions/status/506822528997027840, nominations are now open.  Here’s a link to the nomination form, ow.ly/AZlvE .  Remember that current Champions need to be nominated every year (if you feel they are deserving, of course).  And don’t worry, you don’t have to fill out every field on the form.  If you want to nominate someone, nominate them, explain why, click Submit. � For more info on the program:  https://www.ibm.com/d [read] Keywords: ibm community twitter
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Notes Developer Tips Articles – August Edition
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 7:17p   Kathy Brown
IBM ConnectED 2015 Many people have looked into their crystal balls and tried to guess what would become of Lotusphere, errr, IBM Connect, for 2015.  While full details are not yet out, we do have a new landing page to see.  As well as a new name, again.  Sort of. UPDATE: Registration is now open! Did You See These? Often we go about our lives, and we don’t notice when new things appear. Take for example, Content Types on a Computed Field. Did you notice when several new content types [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere notes application google
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Review: Hands On Sencha Touch 2
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:12p   Kathy Brown
Hands-On Sencha Touch 2 By: Lee Boonstra O’Reilly Publishing Right off the bat, I like the comparison to Sencha Touch versus jQuery Mobile, Appcelerator Titanium, and Kendo UI Mobile.  (Although a bit biased, perhaps, as the author is employed by Sencha, but still useful).  The book targets beginner to intermediate programmers, experienced with JavaScript, JSON, CSS3, and HTML5. Contents Introduction to Sencha Touch Installation The Fundamentals The Class System The Layout System Stru [read] Keywords: connections application javascript mobile server widgets




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Race Report: What?!
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 9:15p   Kathy Brown
That’s right.  It’s a race report.  My last report was for my disappointing marathon in 2010.  My last actual race was a 10k in June…of 2011.  Over three years ago. Last week, I ran in the Yankee Homecoming 5k.  I just re-started running again recently.  Recently == June.  I knew I could finis, but I knew I wouldn’t be fast.  I had no expectations other than just running.  Not a lot to report on the race itself.  Official race time: 31:15.  I came in smack in t [read] Keywords:
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IBM Champion!
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 4:12p   Kathy Brown
So many of the IBM Champions have received their “swag” kits.  As a repeat offender, errr, Champion, I felt I had a bit of experience on my side when selecting my swag.  Last year’s jacket only came in Men’s sizes.  Figuring I’d rather have a jacket too big, than a jacket too small, I ordered an XL, which was as you can imagine EXTRA LARGE.  So this year, we had women’s sizes to choose from.  I selected TWO jackets in TWO sizes, figuring I would at least [read] Keywords: ibm




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