Leopard has no love for Belkin Flip

I no longer love you

One of my favorite little pieces of hardware that is not an iPod or an iPhone, or anything else “i” is my Belkin Flip. It’s a handy little device that allows me to “flip” back and forth between two machines (including audio) with the press of a button. This little gadget has, or should I say “had” created a world of harmony for me allowing my pc and mac to share the same monitor and keyboard with minimal effort. Then I upgraded to Leopard.

I can count on one finger the number of times my mac has “crashed” in two years. Leopard + Flip = crash * every time you hit the button.

An email to Belkin support yielded the following direct quote:

“We are sorry to tell you that it is a compatible issue the Flip is compatible with MAC OS but since Leopard is the new OS.”

Hmmm… so… what exactly does this mean? How about a formal announcement Belkin?

500 Miles

While it may not be much for celebrity marathoners like Lance Armstrong or Katey Holmes it’s an achievement for an out of shape dude in his 30’s. So here it is in all of its glory. Proof positive of my 500 mile accomplishment:

500 Miles

Just disregard that it apparently took me 75 hours to do it. I think I need to recalibrate my Nike +. That’s my story anyway. If you are so inclined feel free to dig the certificate as well.


Go and see it. If you have the option to take in the 3D version I’d recommend it. Regardless of whether or not you like the movie it gives you the feeling that you are watching something revolutionary. I can remember having the same feeling watch Toy Story 10 or 15 years ago.

Further (and more importantly) I’d recommend checking out Seamus Heaney’s translation. If you are too lazy to read it, he will read it to you for $15.99 at iTunes. It is a tremendous work.

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