Calendar functionality on a smartphone?

It seems that calendars should respond to time zone changes more gracefully. I don’t have another smartphone for reference, just an iPhone, but the combination of automatic time zone updating and calendar appointments should be handled more gracefully. Now, I know there’s a time zone support option on the iPhone, but not all appointment sources […]

Courier-Journal #fail: What’s a 5k marathon [Anthem 5k]?

Dear Courier-Journal.  5k is a distance.  If you’re unfamiliar, it’s 5 kilometers, which is roughly 3.1 miles. Marathon also refers to a distance.  At present, that distance is 26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers. In history, the distance has been as short as 24.85 miles.  However, it has never been remotely close to 5k. […]

Anthem 5k (Now with 50% less fail) Race Report

Course Commentary I’m not particularly fond of the Anthem 5k.  There were 8516 finishers this year.   In years past, this race was entirely run along the downtown city blocks.  While this made the course incredibly flat, every turn in the course was 90 degrees, and there were walkers interspersed with the front of the […]

5k strategy for Anthem

– Line up in view of starting line. Lookout for anyone with a music playing device, especially if larger than an iPod nano. These participants are in it for the long haul. They will also likely drop their player right at the start. – Run a sustainable-without-throwing-up pace for the first mile. – Mile 2: […]

Smartphone users disappointed with handset and application performance

From Fanfare: Research reveals 57% of smartphone users disappointed with handset and application performance Closer examination reveals that only 155 members of the public responded to the survey. One interesting “key finding” that I noted was that whether a problem with the device or the network, 53% blame the device for the issue. If Apple’s […]