Xacking is zenhacks through tech (preferably) lo-cost hi-perf tech. Bootstrapping yourself to rockstar status without breaking bank or stones. I started the idea of xacking as being a way to carry flash drives around with all your key stuff. Now you can stick a computer on a stick. I've since drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and explore bang for buck when the initial buyin is HIGH but quality. The secret? Make it last a long time.
xackr has written 22 posts for Xackr

Why a 7″ iPad? You’re kidding right?

No I’m not surprised that Apple is making a 7″ iPad, after having wrangled the 10″ for a bit I know exactly why. Look at your hand, now look at the hand of your average sixth grader. See? The existing iPad, besides not having enough RAM and a camera, is heavy. It’s solid as a … Continue reading

Wow, I shouldn’t have ignored the iPod Touch

Sold my iPhone4. Not because of problems. Just a good opportunity so I took it. Didn’t mind my cell phone bill dropping $50 a month ($80 if you include the iPad I sold to o). Yeah I sold all my iStuff. My wife has my old 3GS so she can still get her tap-tap fix. … Continue reading

If there is a winner in the Google – Apple war who would you miss most?

Seriously. I realize that the Google-Apple war is a war between freinemies and most of the battles are sensationalistic blog posts by flamebaiters. In other words, the war is more about perception than reality. For a second though let’s say it’s an all out war. A caged death match. At this point, right now, who … Continue reading

First days with the iPad

My first days with the iPad have been as Jobs would say “magical”. The main reason I use that word is I know it will cause the haters heads to spin. So let me delight in that mental image for a second. There. The iPad as a computer is of course underpowered when compared to … Continue reading

What Steve Just Did – iPhone4

Well, despite all the ruckus raised on the Google-funded Apple hater sites, Steve just slam dunked with a product everyone already knew about but had no idea how disruptive it really is. Let me do a little future think on what just happened. Camera manufacturers just got hit over the head pretty hard. With HD … Continue reading

My iPad App List

Okay my iPad has shipped I believe, so I should have it in time to just slip under the deadline for the unlimited plan. Now my focus should shift to what I’m going to load on it. I only got the 16GB unit so I have to be frugal. Here’s my complete list I believe … Continue reading

Blog Softly and Carry an 8GB Stick

This is the second post I’ve written on my Windows 7 laptop, except I’m not running Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu (boy isn’t that fun to say) on a USB Pen Drive and booted from it. When I originally started Xackr, it was going to be about installing portable apps that allowed you to move … Continue reading

AT and T Baits then Switches

I had an AT&T Air Card, I paid $38 to “activate it” (which took 1 minute 45 seconds on the computer at AT&T) and $60 a month for 5GB of data. I needed to be able to take orders and set up demoes anywhere. I asked them at the time why it was $60 a … Continue reading

Holy Cow the new Opera smokes Google Chrome

I love Google Chrome. Probably my favorite browser for speed. I also like the combined search’n’url feature. Makes it really handy to use. That’s on a PC of course. Safari seems to blaze on my Mac while only a tad slower than Chrome on Win7. Then the not so fat lady sang. Opera feels like … Continue reading

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