Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Swinger

Conversation with Alex while driving to the RSHS Class of 88 40th Birthday Party.

Alex: "So are you going to take me to play golf?"

Dad: "Yes, I can do that with you."

Alex: "Tiger Woods. He's a good swinger!"

You have NO idea how right you are...
Sent in living technicolor from my Crackberry

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Picture of the Week


Jill Gupta sent me this picture for the Picture of the Week, and it's a good one.


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

iOverrated

I went over to Best Buy yesterday and got my hands on an iPad. Best Buy had three of them on display for customers to try before they buy.

Having the device in my hand, I really liked the design. It was sleek and beautiful, but that's where the love affair ended.

I wanted to browse the Internet. OK, open up Safari, find the keypad.

Wow, was that keypad SLOW. I had typed out the URL I wanted and it didn't even fill in the address bar as fast as I typed it.

Web sites came up rather slowly for my taste. A bit below any of the browsers I was used to on my laptop, but enough to notice. This could get annoying real fast.

Oh, and then there's Flash. Or, rather, the lack thereof. Loads of sites on the Internet use Flash for video and games. They didn't work. Seriously, the one of the most popular and most developed platforms used on the Internet and it's not supported? Really? That's stupid!

A quick Google search (NOT on the iPad, by the way) revealed that newer iMacs might have had a bit of a problem with Flash performance. There also appears to be a Flash iPad release on it's way, currently in pre-alpha, but nothing official yet. The arguments in the field thus far are that Flash is dying, and HTML5 needs to take precedence. I agree with that, but until that happens on ALL browsers and operating systems, and Flash is still out there in use, then iPad needs to support it. Remarks by Steve Jobs suggest he hates Flash, but his hatred should be trumped by his customers needs. Since he wants to make them happy, as he mentioned in the recent iPhone 4 Press Conference, he should support Flash.

There were a few apps on this device that intrigued me. One was a star chart, but it not move with me as I changed direction, holding up the device, as would happen with a phone I once used. There was a music application with a piano keyboard, and it was OK, but not spectacular.

I think the iPad is a good device. Not great. I don't have a list of things I think would make it great...yet.





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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Picture of the Week


I decided I'll keep the title though it's not entirely accurate. It sounds good anyway.

Here's the latest picture. I found this off a website some time back, and thought it was humorous.



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Friday, July 9, 2010

The Heat on LeBron

OK, I really don't care about this, but you have to admit it's DAMN funny stuff.

LeBron James decides, hey, I need to leave Cleveland. Maybe. No one really knew. He decided to have a "special on ESPN" to announce "The Decision". The only good thing about this special, prime time slot was that proceeds from the broadcast were given to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Couldn't he just write a check for that?

No, he had to go Prime Time. You know what will happen,right? He'll fall on his face and fail miserably.

I don't have that big a problem with him leaving the Cavs to go where he think he'll win a championship. That's his goal, fine, that's his goal, and in the end it's his decision and he has to do what he thinks is best for him. I really don't even think he'll fail flat on his face, though karma has a way of sorting these things out.

What bothers me is that from all the reports I heard and read, the owner of the Cavs didn't know until 9:01 PM EDT, one minute after the Prime Time special began, that he was leaving. His agent and PR person took care of it for him while he pandered on TV. You would think that the owner of the team would know before anyone else. That's just common courtesy.

It appears evident, to me at least, that LeBron had issues with Dan Gilbert for a while now, too. It's no wonder that Dan Gilbert's other company, Fathead, lowered the price of the LeBron Slam Dunk Fathead to $17.41. That would be the year that Benedict Arnold was born. Wow, talk about a statement. Not to mention, Dan had a few things to say to everyone else.

I've always been a fan of a player sticking with a team for the duration of his career, especially one that touts his hometown like LeBron did time and time again. I think LeBron could have made a big statement to his hometown, since he talked so much about it. Instead he went for what he thinks will be a championship. We'll see...




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