# Sunday, June 27, 2010

Since I’m getting back into blogging, I figured I would make upgrade my version of DasBlog to v2.3, change the theme, and spruce things up! I hope all two of you enjoy the new look :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010 3:55:20 PM (Alaskan Daylight Time, UTC-08:00)
# Sunday, February 08, 2009

A few weeks back, I wrote about Mac blogging software. Since then, I've removed Ecto. It was way to clunky, and not a joy to use at all. I've downloaded Blogo and figured I'd give it a whirl. So far, its pretty good. But none of these are like Windows Live Writer, which is really what I want. Oh well, can't have it all unless you write it yourself.

Sunday, February 08, 2009 12:11:01 PM (Alaskan Standard Time, UTC-09:00)
# Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm trying out blog editing software on my Mac Mini. So far, I've used MarsEdit and Ecto. I'm honestly not very impressed with either of them. MarsEdit doesn't support (that I've found) rich text editing from within its editor. It only supports raw HTML editing, but will shell out to other editors to do the rich text editing.

Ecto, took me quite a few tries to find a good link to download it. When I finally got it downloaded, isn't to terrible. The UI isn't very clean IMHO. Its interface for adding links is sub-par, and NOT discoverable. At least it supports a rich text editor out of the box.

I wish Microsoft would make a version of Windows Live Writer for the Mac :)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:48:12 PM (Alaskan Standard Time, UTC-09:00)
# Thursday, July 26, 2007

When I started this blog about 8 months ago, I decided I would write the kind of blog I like to read.  No non-sense, not filled with drivel about my life, and most importantly (to me any ways) technology related.

This post kind of blurs the lines a little bit, but I think in a good way.  My wife and I found out the end of March we are going to have a baby (Yay!).  I've known for a long time that when we did finally get pregnant, we wanted to be able to hear the heart beat any time we wanted.

To that end, I did a whole lot of research on fetal heart monitors.  Turns out, a lot of the consumer fetal heart monitors (especially the ones under $50) are glorified stethoscopes.  What self respecting geek would use something that cheesy?  Not I!

Once you move above the $100 mark, you start to get into Doppler.  These are the kind your ob/gyn and midwife have.  I knew this was what we wanted.  After more research, I settled on the Hi-Bebe-200 by Bistos.

What I really liked about the Hi-Bebe-200 I bought, was everything was included in the box.  Batteries, gel, the unit, instructions and carrying case.  When the device arrived, we immediately tried it out, and within about 5 minutes we had found the heart beat.  It was a very awesome experience!  Our second time using the device I found the heart beat in about 2 minutes.

One thing I wish they included was a 6 foot 1/8th inch audio patch cord so you can record it on your computer right away.  But a quick trip to Radio Shack and I have everything I need to be able to record the heart beat.

The eBay seller, Uncle Bobs Store was awesome.  Item shipped right away, shipping was only $6; and the item got here right away!

Enough non-geek talk.  Oh yeah, go listen to heart beat :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:00:15 PM (Alaskan Daylight Time, UTC-08:00)