SITE OF THE WEEK - VEEPERS!
(hat tip sarahlane.com)
This could be the funest website of the year! Upload a picture and then animate it with audio and head movements! It's totally cool. Freaky, but totally cool!
TOOLS FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELER
DESKSPACE ANYPLACE incorporates your luggage into a handy portable desk. Hey, you've got a two-hour layover,you may as well get some work done!
EXTENDING YOUR BLUETOOTH RANGE ... ALOT.
(hat tip to hackaday)
How alot is alot? Like - nearly a MILE?! Here's how.
Warning though, it voids the warranty.
(hat tip to PopSci)
Tired of having to register to read that Washington Post or New York Times article? BUGMENOT has your back.
(hat tip geekpress)
The latest from the military/office complex is a fad called "Office Bricolage." Common office supplies turned into weapons of warfare.
This the micro claymore.
"Designed to deliver a short-ranged, dispersed payload from a concealed location. The mine is created from commonly available office materials. It may be either manually fired or fired by a tripline, depending on the orientation of the firing pin."
Here's another called "The Eradicator."
I'm not sure how to take that, but it sure looks fun.
Friday, October 22, 2004
SITE OF THE WEEK - VEEPERS!
Thursday, October 21, 2004
DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY - PEER 2 MAIL
Peer2Mail is the first software that let you store and share files on any web-mail account. If you have a web mail account with large storage space, you can use P2M to store files on it. Web-mail providers such as Gmail (Google Mail), Walla!, Yahoo and more, provide storage space that ranges from 100MB to 2GB.
P2M splits the file you want to share/store zips and encrypts it. P2M then sends the file segments one by one to your account. Once P2M uploaded all file segments, you can download them and use P2M to merge the segments back to the original file.
Peer2Mail is 100% FREE.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OPTIMIZING XP FOR PERFORMANCE.
CARPCs- A new hobby: putting Windows XP computers in your car
(hat tip to hackaday)
Watch the video to see a guy showing up his wifi/gps/ipodcast/msnmessenger/DVD player capable SUV which keeps the driver connected to the `Net everywhere he goes.
And all at 13 miles per gallon.
(note, car PCs aren't really legal in California)
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
E-Rs FRUSTRATION FINDING A HIGH SPEED ISP
I need to rant. We just moved to a new city. Naturally, my first impulse is to find out what my broadband options are. So, I head on over to broadbandreports.com to see what's available in my area.
I type in my zip code. I get a report that reads like stereo instructions. Practically useless.
So, I see a link for "prequalification. See what I can get?" Cool, I think, that should help. I click on it.
It asks me for zip (good), address (good), phone (not so good since we haven't gotten a phone yet).
I try and skip it. NO JOY. Error message. Go back and put in a phoney one ... and I get STEREO INSTRUCTIONS! It's totally useless. Well, not really. But when I click on click on oneI get so many pricing plans my head spins! I don't even know if it's available to me?! And it's in a grid which is with an alien language that's foreign to me.
Call Earthlink DSL. Can't service me. Drag. SBC/Yahoo ... no joy. Which shocks me, as I thought they were the equivalent of the digital StarBucks when it comes to internet service.
Call COMCAST. Stupid computer routes me to tech support instead of sales. They can't transfer me. Have to call back. Call back. GET HUNG UP ON after I say I'm not a cable TV customer! (I have DirecTV).
So, call Time-Warner Cable. They help. Alas. They don't service me, Comcast does. But, they are able to forward me to a human being. But when I get quoted, I decide that I am not willing to part with my left arm and leg each month ($56?!). Come on, guys. In a world where DSL is less than $25 a month, you guys are really behind the power curve - I don't care how many times you claim you're faster than DSL.
And DSL Extreme can't help me at all unless I give them a phone number which I don't have since I just moved here! Are you telling me that I have to get a phone just to see if you can service it?
SIGH. At least I can enjoy a Hotspot at StarBucks. Or, I can always backslide into the hell that is AOL.
Seriously, there has to be a better way.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK: MICROSOFT PORTRAIT
Become a portable TV station! Microsoft Portrait.
"Microsoft Portrait is research prototype for mobile video communication. It delivers portrait-like video if users are in low bandwidths and displays full-color video if users are in broadband. Also, a surveillance feature. If you have a PC with a camera and a Pocket PC, you can use them to constitute a surveillance system. You can call your PC in your home or office using your Pocket PC anytime on the road."
PCWorld.com - Rip Your Records
Jim: Wow, vinyl!
Tim: I've heard about these, but I've never actually seen one before.
Jim: Let's rip 'em into MP3 files!
- Jim & Tim, Kim Possible: The Golden Years
Monday, October 18, 2004
HOW STUFF WORKS:
"How Internet Cookies Work"
BOY, YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMEONE ...
Pioneer Spacecraft challenge what we know about GRAVITY.
Thirty-two years ago, the PIONEER space probes lifted off this big blue marble for a trip that would ultimately take them out of our solar system. Now they are the farthest known man made objects speeding away from us. However, if you do the math, they should be nearly a half million miles FARTHER away from earth. And it's causing NASA scientists headaches as they figure out why.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
ONE EXTENDED EDITION TO BRING THEM ALL, AND IN DARKNESS BIND THEM ...
RETURN OF THE KING (EXTENDED EDITION) comes out December 14th (just in time for Christmas). And it looks AWESOME. 50 minutes of deleted scenes, 20 hours of behind the scenes documentaries. Check out the preview here.
and speaking of which ...
Michael Moore blows the lid off Middle Earth's War on Terror! Check out FELLOWSHIP 9/11.
Aragorn lied while good men died!
(via apple weblog)
The Gang at ColorWare have done it again. This time with the G5.
KIDFRIENDLY O.S. ALLOWS KIDS TO EMAIL SAFELY
Parents can breathe a sigh of relief when their kids are online thanks to this new OS Shell for Windows which protects their kids and makes Windows kid friendly. MAGIC DESKTOP by EASYBITS is geared for kids 2-10. Download a free demo here.
DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK: MAXIVISTA - use your old laptop as a second monitor! (review coming soon)