Who is Excited About Google Fiber?

Who wouldn’t be?

Google Fiber just launched today its new 1 gigabit residential fiber network in Kansas City, MO. Internet and HDTV, folks. The network will deliver 1 gigabit connections to homes all over the city. And if you don’t think THAT is fast, then consider it is about 100 times faster than most current residential broadband connections found in the US right now.

This graph really needs no explanation, but it does show how Internet speeds in the US are just not keeping up with all the technology we are throwing on it. We simply need faster speeds to handle the new technology and all the content we want quickly.

Google states that there will not be any overage charges or caps, it will come with 1 terabyte of cloud storage and HDTV. Kansas City residents will have to pay a $300 connection fee to get the service installed in their homes, and the monthly prices are anywhere from the basic with free Internet for nothing per month, just the $300 construction fee (one time or $25/mo for 12 mo), 1 gigabit Internet for $70 per month (waive the $300 connection fee) or you can have the 1 gigabit Internet and tv for $120 a month.

Although if you are looking for Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead, AMC is not included on the tv lineup as of yet, along with CNN and ESPN.

The network box is similar to Apple TV and you can use your Nexus 7 tablet as the remote.







Here is the new awesome video:


You can go here to pre-register and be notified when it is coming to your address.

I for one am totally stoked for this to come to my hometown of San Diego.

Are you excited to have Google Fiber?

Introducing…Maura Longueil: Photographer Extraordinaire and Galley Wench

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Maura Longueil and I’m a compulsively over-committed mother of three. For fun, I hoard large quantities of chocolate and gather lots of smart and crafty people around me in an effort to encourage and foster everyone’s creative spirit. In a fit of shameless self promotion, I will confess that I sell these crafty products for profit at my boutique/studio in Hanover called the {Sassy Boutique} at Abbey Knoll Photography.

And when I have a spare moment, I photograph babies, families, seniors, weddings, and a few businesses.


What will you be teaching at the Geek Girl Tech Conference this year?

I’ll be taking professional headshots for participants ensuring that you all look ten years younger and as thin as you were in high school (back when you thought you were fat).

I’ll also be hosting a very fun photobooth when you arrive, so practice your fish face and cartwheels.

And teaching one Google Picasa workshop so everyone can get their act together with organizing their pictures.


What was your favorite part of the conference last year?

Spooning Leslie Fishlock.


PC or Mac?

Love/hate relationship. Love my Mac, hate the pretentious non geek girl types at the genius bar.


When did you first know you were geeky?

When I was in 5th grade, I wrote lines of code that would make a Christmas tree made of x’s with a blinking star on top. I also wore two ponytails, pink wide whale courduroys and an argyle sweater.


Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Trek because my mom once made me a counselor Troy costume for Halloween and by roommate bought me a chest communicator. Thanks Lars!


Choose 5 people from any moment of time to have dinner and drinks with. Who would they be and why?

The entire cast of MacGyver, second season.


Who do feel has had the most impact on technology in your time?

Steve Jobs.


Facebook or Twitter?

The Facebook time suck.


Tell us something about you nobody knows….

I spent a summer working as a cook in a galley of a tug boat which pulled a barge carrying top secret submarine parts between Boston and Virginia leading to the little known nickname of “galley wench”, affectionately.

Frayed Apple Adapter? How you can Replace it

Example of a "T" style MPM MagSafe Adapter which exhibits a strain relief issue, above.

Apple Fans, good news!

If you have a frayed or “strain relief” adapter, Apple has updated their program on how to replace your cord. Their website details how Apple’s Adapter Replacement Program works, and specifically notes what strain relief is and looks like and offers its Resolution Policy on how to obtain a replacement adapter.

The page on Apple’s site goes on to explain what you must do to replace your cord:

Whether your product is in or out of warranty, you can take your adapter to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store for evaluation and replacement if necessary. Pending the results of evaluation, you may or may not be eligible for a replacement adapter free of charge. Signs of accidental damage would negate any coverage. Be sure to bring in the computer used with the adapter; it is required to process potential adapter replacements.

I personally have never had a fraying problem, but if you have had any issues with one of your Mac power cords, read over the instructions and get to your local Apple store immediately and get that cord replaced! It’s great to know you can replace one this easily.