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Seen a Killer App lately?

January 17th, 2007 · No Comments

If you take Peter Coffee’s word for the 25 Killer Apps of All Time, then you will end up with the astonishing fact that only about 10% of the greatest killer apps of all time have been developed in the last decade.
I call BS! A decade ago, the internet was slower than my dog, and [...]

Tags: lists · technology

Amazon Price Drop Watch Tool

January 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments

FrozenWarrior’s Amazon Price Watch tool just made me some money over the holidays. Much as I would like to keep saving more money, I thought I’d share this with my readers since your saving money does not, in this case, preclude my saving money — in other words the cake is infinite

So what does [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Dear Boing Boing: Please Link Responsibly

January 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Alright, I have to get this out of my brain before it explodes with a distinct, loud “Boing!”.
Why doesn’t Boing Boing link to external pages in a sane manner?
Take a look at the article about Betelnut Girls in Taiwan.

Stop. Right there. Now, I were Boing Boing, I would write that as follows:
Take a look at [...]

Tags: reviews · technology

Gigoit: Reuse, Give/Get Stuff for Free

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Gigoit is a new website that promises to connect those with junk to throw away with those who need stuff, desperately, for free, for free. That is charity at its best.
You can list whatever it is that you have in your possession that you are about to throw away on the website, and hope to [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

MWSnap: Free Screenshot Capture Utility for Windows

January 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Mirek’s Free MWSnap Windows Software is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.
The current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. I find it very handy [...]

Tags: technology

Apple’s New Airport Extreme – The Unsung Hero

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

So macworld expo is on, and the iPhone has been getting its share of very well deserved coverage.
One little other thing has me interested.

It is the Airport Extreme. It is a wireless networking hub that makes it real easy to share. Share your Printer or USB Hard Drive effortlessly in your network. Sounds like a [...]

Tags: technology

Can I Have it Please?

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Dear fencinggerbil,
Can I have please?
Pretty please?

Tags: technology

What is the Lazyweb and How Can I Use It?

January 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Time and again you might have seen people start posts with “Dear Lazyweb” on their blogs requesting help with their problems. The wikipedia defines the lazyweb as:
LazyWeb is the idea that if you wait long enough, someone will implement that wacky idea you had… (or already has!) Alternatively, that if your blog or other publishing [...]

Tags: technology

Use Google to Bypass Most Web Browsing FireWalls

January 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This trick amazes me when I think about it – oh why did it not occur to me sooner!
You can translate a page from one language to the same language using Google. For example you can translate this website from English to English! – Here are the results.

The URL, if you notice it is:|en&
The “en|en” [...]

Tags: technology

BookSwim: NetFlix for Books

January 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

BookSwim promises an online book rental service that works like Netflix does. I am wondering if it will get off the ground, as much as whether it will be successful.

Books have a much lesser audience these days
There are a lot more books than Movies released every year
Readers have pretty specific tastes, especially when it comes [...]

Tags: books · reviews · technology