Saturday Surfing – 12/6/2008



Tech woes make 411 sad and exhausted

You ever struggle with a Windows computer? I spent over six straight hours with an online tech support site (Omni-Tech $14.99 per incident) trying to solve a pesky problem I’ve been having with Microsoft Office 2007… All signs point to “reinstall it,” but I chose to try the “figure another way out”…. needless to say it didn’t work – and I have to reinstall eventually (a GIANT pain in the neck, especially if you use Outlook.) On top of that – I mistakenly upgraded my Adobe Acrobat Professional to 8.1.3 without thinking – and spent another three hours getting that working again. Adobe’s installer has to be the worst ever. Annnnnyway….

So what web stuff did Hoboken411 conjure up this morning?

What might you click today?


  • Here’s an interesting profile about a young 19 year old female Ferry Captain for the New York Waterway. Brittany Catanzaro, 19, is NY Waterway’s first female ferry captain, and the youngest ever. She takes commuters from Weehawken and Hoboken, N.J., to Manhattan! Proof that it doesn’t matter how old you are, success and happiness will come as long as you have deep conviction and passion for what you do! (from yesterday’s New York Times)


  • How many more Chinese will gobble up American properties? This article from the Financial Times says “Chinese bargain hunters are preparing to descend on American cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, where homeowners have suffered some of the steepest price falls in the US.” As Real Estate falters, will Hoboken and the Northeast be next?

And lastly….


  • OJ finally gets juiced! – Not that anyone cares much anymore – but it seems after being known for over 13 years as the celebrity that “got away with murder,” O.J. Simpson gets a stiff penalty for last year’s kidnapping and armed robbery charges. A broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as much as 33 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, “It was much more than stupidity.” The 61-year-old football Hall of Famer stood shackled and stone-faced when Judge Jackie Glass quickly rattled off his punishment soon after he made a rambling, five-minute plea for leniency, choking back tears as he told her: “I didn’t want to steal anything from anyone. … I’m sorry, sorry.”

Someone wake me up after 12:00 noon please!

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Try before you by H411 you can rent a Macbook for a week or a month.


hoboken411, the new Intel Macs run both Mac OS as well as WIndows XP and Vista (bootcamp or new software switches between both operating systems).

You don’t have to change programs, or buy new ones. And, some programs actually work fast on the Mac’s windows OS. Ask an expert…