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DirecTV Adds Eleven New HD Channels for Fall

May 30, 2007 at 07:57 AM

In about a week I'll have DirecTV HD so the news that DirecTV is adding 11 new HD channels this fall is pretty exciting for me. The 11 this fall aren't too exciting, but there's more on the way after that look even better. This fall the Discovery Channel is launching Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and The Science Channel all in beautiful high definition. There will also be five Starz channels that I won't... Continue reading

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Sony and Immersion settle, rumble coming to PS3?

March 03, 2007 at 12:04 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment and Immersion have finally reached an agreement on their patent dispute over video game rumble technology. The dispute resulted in the omission of rumble in the new Sixaxis c ontrollers, one of Sony's biggest mistakes with the PlayStation 3. The two companies have now entered into an agreement that should allow for Sony to use their technology going forward and should mean rumble will soon be available to PS3 gamers. Good news... Continue reading

Posted in Games & Web/Tech

Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler

February 28, 2007 at 11:06 PM

The Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler lets you velcro remote controls to your head. You'll never lose a remove again as long as you don't lose your head. As you can see from the photo above, you can even control the Nintendo Wii with your mind... or at least your head. (via)... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Web/Tech

Wheel of Food

February 20, 2007 at 10:50 PM

Funny and actual useful new website called the Wheel of Food. Integrated with Yahoo! Local, enter your zip code and a search term and then spin the Wheel of Food. Where the wheel lands is where you eat. No more arguments at work, let the Wheel make all your lunch decisions for you.... Continue reading

Posted in Web/Tech

AdSense-Deluxe WordPress Plugin

February 10, 2007 at 09:51 PM

Recently found an incredibly useful WordPress plugin called AdSense-Deluxe. WordPress doesn't let you easily put either JavaScript or PHP into a post so integrated Google ads into a post is next to impossible, AdSense-Deluxe solves that problem and then some. Once installed you simply set up a few different AdSense blocks with differnt ad units or styles and then when writing a post you simply select which one of those blocks to put in a... Continue reading

Posted in Design & Web/Tech

Vista and Cisco VPN don't play nice

February 03, 2007 at 05:00 PM

Picked up a new Vista-powered laptop this week (replacement to one Best Buy/Geek Squad messed up) for the wife. Pretty much just needed to surf the web, do a little image editing, and HTML/CSS dev, and other pretty basic stuff. The only thing she really needs it for is to access her work computer so she can work from home. Of course we quickly got hit with one of the biggest perils of early... Continue reading

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Bevo Sports Wins College Football Blogger Award

February 01, 2007 at 06:16 PM

My Texas Longhorns sports site,, has won the Brady Quinn Award. What is the Brady Quinn Award you ask? It's an award for the best looking college football blog in the whole entire world. We felt honored just to be nominated, so winning is definitely a cool thing. I just hope people don't consider us as over-rated as Brady Quinn and Notre Dame. That would suck. So thanks to everyone out there who... Continue reading

Posted in College & Design & Personal & Sports & Web/Tech

I am "Flaccid with Rage" over the iPhone

January 14, 2007 at 09:58 PM

Okay, I'm actually quite excited about the iPhone but Stephen Colbert gives Apple the dreaded double finger wag for the iPhone announcement. "The iPhone has given the nerd community it's hardest collective wood since Princess Leia wore a bronze bikini... But I am flaccid with rage." The Colbert Report isn't always good but that's one of the funniest (and most on point) lines I've heard in a while. The love Apple is getting right now... Continue reading

Posted in Humor & Video & Web/Tech

Apple iPhone announced

January 11, 2007 at 09:51 PM

Apple announced the new iPhone at Tuesday's MacWorld keynote (live blog from Engadget or just the photos) and I must have one. The thing is incredible looking and pretty darn powerful too. It's a cool cellphone, widescreen iPod, and an Internet device. No buttons, everything is done through a sleek touchscreen interface. The full blown Safari browser on the phone actually looks incredibly useful (unlike most mobile browsers.) Includes a 4 or 8 GB... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Web/Tech

Dell buys 1UP?

January 08, 2007 at 08:55 PM

Okay no they didn't. But is claiming that Dell has bought 1UP and Electronic Gaming Monthly based on this Dell-branded page at There's definitely some sort of relationship between Dell and but the page sure doesn't prove Dell has actually acquired EGM and 1UP as the guys from Destructoid conclude. You only get the Dell logo and banner if you first visit the Dell landing page first and that Dell landing... Continue reading

Posted in Games & Web/Tech

November 30, 2006 at 03:31 PM is a fantastic resource for web designers and developers looking for little help with their JavaScript development. Cool looking animations and some very useful Ajax controls. provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly. Definitely worth checking out if you are doing any web development that needs a little extra pizazz or usability. The fantastic Lightbox JS uses so even if... Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Video Game Console

June 17, 2006 at 07:34 PM

Thumb Gods has a history of the video game console from 1972 to the present. Starts off with the Magnavox Odyssey and lists every console up to the Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3. Includes Wikipedia links for more details on the consoles. My first console was in the second generation, the Atari 5200. I sure loved baseball, Defender, Dig Dig, and Pole Position. There were some great games for the system. I wonder what... Continue reading

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Nike and Apple team up for Nike+

May 27, 2006 at 04:15 PM

Incredibly cool new set of products from Nike and Apple coming soon. Insert a sensor into a pair of specially designed Nike+ tennis shoes, attach a receiver to your iPod nano, and then the two measure your activity. The iPod nano's screen gives you important information such as time, distance, pace, and calories burnder, and you'll hear workout-based voice feedback through your headphones as you exercise. You'll be able to purchase special Sport iMixes... Continue reading

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PC Magazine Peerflix review

April 26, 2006 at 10:09 PM

PC Magazine has a review of Peerflix up and gives the service a 3.5 out of 5. If you don't like what you bought, you can always trade it away for something better. The downside? The selection is spotty; it's a bit of the chicken-and-egg problem. The more people use it, the better it will get, but right now, Peerflix is missing a lot of popular movies. By "missing" I mean that although they're in... Continue reading

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Google Calendar is badass

April 15, 2006 at 05:12 PM

Google Calendar was released to the world this week and it reminds me a lot of an online version of Apple's iCal. That's certainly a good thing. Looks great (especially for Google) thanks to Douglas Bowman, is easy to use, powerful sharing features, and Gmail integration. With the way Google does things, I imagine an API will be available soon (if it isn't already) and there will be some cool Firefox extensions for it... Continue reading

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Oklahomans suck at the Internet

March 25, 2006 at 11:23 PM

Tuttle, Oklahoma (home of the illustrious Jason White) threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was "hacked" by Linux maker Cent OS. Unfortunately no one had been hacked, the city had just misconfigured their web server and it was still pointing at the default Apache placeholder page (example). The city's city manager, Jerry Taylor, then proceeds to start a ridiculous email exchange where he ignores all the advice and just continues... Continue reading

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YouTube sucks (because the DMCA sucks)

March 17, 2006 at 09:36 PM

They've been removing all sorts of random stuff because of the DMCA lately. Why remove a trailer for Snakes on a Plane? Did New Line Cinema not want free publicity and thousands of people finding about their movie? Someone should tell Hollywood this kind of crap is the reason no one is watching your movies in theaters, not because of piracy. No wonder people want you to just shut the hell up. They just... Continue reading

Posted in Video & Web/Tech | 5 Comments

Touchscreen video iPod

February 14, 2006 at 09:34 PM

Just some fans idea of what the video iPod would look like, but I definitely like what he's thinking. Ditch the click wheel and use the entire front for the screen, using a touch screen LCD that recreates the click wheel virtually. When playing music it looks very similar to the existing iPod and while playing fullscreen video hides it unless you need it. Very cool but they'd have to create some sort of... Continue reading

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Hands-On with PlayStation 3

February 13, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Xbox fanboys sure took this Playstation 3 hands-on from Kikizo Games as some sort of victory. The only major negative quote is that they say the Playstation 3 is a machine barely superior to Xbox 360 after playing games from one developer that are so still half a ear from being finished. Really difficult to make any real conclusions based on that. This is essentially like someone playing Amped 3 when it was 50%... Continue reading

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iPod nano flaw

January 30, 2006 at 10:50 PM

I just tried using my new iPod nano at the gym today and displayed this issue. It gets stuck on the rating screen and even when you try to navigate to the other screens the stars stay on there. Really annoying. Looks like it may be a new error with the latest update, hopefully it's remedied by another update soon because it definitely hampers the use of the player.... Continue reading

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Undelete shows from your TiVO

January 26, 2006 at 08:04 AM

I never thought about it, but it makes sense. When you delete a show off of your TiVo it doesn't actually immediately remove it from the hard drive, it just removes it from your list of shows and will record over that space when necessary. Because of this, TiVo will soon add the ability to retrieve recently deleted shows. Want to get a show back you deleted yesterday? Scroll down to the Recently Deleted... Continue reading

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Get a free PlayStation 3!

December 04, 2005 at 10:00 PM

From the wonderful people who brought us,, and (Update: I got my free Xbox 360 in July 2006!!) have now set up before the PlayStation 3 even has a release date. Simply click on my referral link and register at the site, complete an offer yourself, and then have a few friends sign up, and you're good to go. It's all pretty simple. Have no fear, the FreePay Network (formery... Continue reading

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Massive comment spam attack coming?

November 20, 2005 at 07:01 PM

This site gets a ton of comment spam on a daily basis, but fortunately Movable Type Version 3.2's built in security features completely block about 95% of it and allow me to moderate the rest. Lately, I've gotten several messages a day that seem tobe harmless and pointless: I've managed to save up roughly $88847 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the... Continue reading

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Firefox 1.5 for Mac sucks

November 19, 2005 at 05:17 PM

Pretty much every beta and all three release candidates of Firefox 1.5 have crashed constantly on my PowerBook. I'd like to be able to use the same browser while on either a PC or a Mac, but this is unacceptable. What's really bad is that one of this release's main additions is better support for Mac OS X. The several crashes per hour (and often even more frequently) have most likely driven me to Safari.... Continue reading

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TiVo debuts Overlap Protection

November 03, 2005 at 06:23 PM

TiVo has debuted an unfortunately needed new feature with their latest service update: In the past, if two of your favorite shows overlapped by a minute or two, you could only record one or the other. Now, with Overlap Protection, your TiVo box can record both shows back-to-back by clipping just enough from the end of the first show or the beginning of the second show, based on which has the higher Season Pass priority... Continue reading

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Nintendo Revolution controller revealed...

September 16, 2005 at 07:34 AM

...and it's freaking weird! And possibly revolutionary. The wireless controller is motion and tilt sensitive, and have the traditional directional pad, face buttons and triggers laid out in a nontraditional way. There will also be separate adapters that plug into the base such as an analog stick (pictured here) to expand the functionality of the base controller. It kind of reminds me of the Gyration wireless handset/mouse in concept and functionality. I'm guessing Nintendo has... Continue reading

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iPod nano announced

September 07, 2005 at 07:44 PM

Well surprise, surprise. Apple announced today that they would be discontinuing the iPod mini and announced the new iPod nano. The nano is a flash based player that is about 60% of the size of the mini. It's available in 2GB and 4GB capacities, has a color screen that can display photos, and comes in traditional Apple white as well as black. Oddly enough the headphone port is on the bottom of the player,... Continue reading

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IOGEAR USB Hub & Card Reader

July 04, 2005 at 05:03 PM

Saw PCMag's review of the IOGEAR USB Hub and Card Reader yesterday and thought I'd throw my 2 cents in on it since I've had it for about four months now. They give it a 4.5 out of 5 and for the most part I agree. It's a great multifunction product that doesn't always work for me like it's supposed to. IOGEAR has merged a USB 2.0 hub and a 12-in-4 memory card reader into... Continue reading

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Why do malformed links in Firefox go to

June 09, 2005 at 11:23 PM

I've wondered this for a while, but why do the miswritten links in Firefox such as http:// automatically redirect to It doesn't even do that in Internet Explorer so it doesn't make much sense that it should happen in other browsers. The links are not valid URI's and therefore should just return a Page Not Found error, but instead they redirect. If you're a Firefox user, click here to try for yourself. Well... Continue reading

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Get a free Xbox 360!

June 08, 2005 at 06:48 PM

From the wonderful people who brought us,, and freePS3s (and about a dozen other sites to get you free stuff) have now set up before the Xbox 360 has even been released. Simply click on my referral link and register at the site, complete an offer yourself, and then have a few friends sign up, and you're good to go. It's a pretty simpleHave no fear, the Gratis Network has been... Continue reading

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ESPN's weblogs suck

May 16, 2005 at 05:22 PM

Om Malik says ESPN's blog strategy is dumb because they're offered as a premium service and are only available to ESPN Insiders, but I think their new weblogs suck for a totally different reason. First off, let me say I think the content ESPN's writers are providing in these weblogs is quite excellent, which is why the way they're implemented disappoints me so much. It's well written and entertaining info that you can't really... Continue reading

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StealthSwitch - Desktop cloaking device

May 05, 2005 at 05:57 PM

The StealthSwitch promises instant computer privacy. Simply by stepping on the switch beneath your desk you can conceal that solitaire game you were playing or that inappropriate website you were viewing. StealthSwitch uses patent pending technology to instantly and completely hide applications with a press of the footswitch. The applications are not just minimized... they are made completely invisible. No more minimizing applications, turning off the monitor, or re-booting when someone enters your office or... Continue reading

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Flickr gives me presents

April 19, 2005 at 09:07 AM

When Flickr announced they had been acquired by Yahoo they mentioned they planned to reward all of us cool kids with goodies since we knew Flickr was the next big thing and bought Pro accounts early. That way everyone else would know we were better than them. Yesterday I got the email letting me know what gift I was getting: 1. Double what you paid for! Your original 1 year pro account has been... Continue reading

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Sony ordered to suspend Playstation sales

March 28, 2005 at 09:19 AM

This is utter and complete BS, but what's new? Because Immersion Corp. patented the general idea of using computer controlled vibrating motors, Sony has been ordered to pay them $90.7 million and stop selling the Playstation and Playstation 2. I'm not sure why they have to stop selling the systems (pending an appeal of course), maybe just because the Dual Shock vibrating controllers are included. Hopefully Sony will be able to sell them as soon... Continue reading

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Unpacking the PSP

March 24, 2005 at 08:42 PM

I preordered the Sony Playstation Portable months ago, originally as a profit making scheme. But as the release date got closer, I wanted to keep it more and more. I'm glad I did, the thing is freaking sweet! The screen is absolutely gorgeous. The Spider-Man 2 UMD that came with it looks as good as a DVD on a regular television. Time to go play some Lumines! Check out the photoset or view the... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Photos & Web/Tech

Yahoo acquiring Flickr

March 20, 2005 at 09:12 PM

There was a lot of rumor about it last week at SXSW and around the web, but it's now official: Yahoo is acquiring Flickr. Usually I'd be worried when something like this happens, but for some reason I'm actually excited and think this will be a good thing. I don't know if I just have faith in the Flickr people or maybe it was because of this: pro account holders will get super mega bonuses,... Continue reading

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SXSWi 2005

March 13, 2005 at 10:14 PM

Photos from my trip back to Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival. This is the Hi-Fi Design with CSS panel featuring Doug Bowman, Dave Shea, Dan Cederholm, Molly Holzschlag, and Chris Schmidt. Check out the photoset or view the slideshow on flickr.... Continue reading

Posted in Photos & Web/Tech


February 26, 2005 at 10:36 AM

Peerflix is a movie trading service where you sign up and trade DVD's with other users rather than renting them from a central service. There's no monthly fee so you can use it as often or as little as you like, just pay $1 per trade. Each DVD in the system is assigned a Peerbux value, when you ship one of your DVD's you get Peerbux and when you receive one they cost Peerbux.... Continue reading

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Samsung SlimFit Widescreen TV

February 24, 2005 at 07:36 AM

Wow, I'm actually falling in love with a TV that's (almost) moderately priced. It's certainly more reasonable than most of the electronics I have on my ever-growing wishlist. What's really cool about the new Samsung SlimFit 30" Widescreen TV (more images) is that is has the price and quality of a CRT TV but manages to weigh in at less than a ton. A suggested retail price of $1199 means that it won't be hard... Continue reading

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February 09, 2005 at 04:21 PM

A very cool Flash application. Check out mine here and get more info from the flickrBlog.. It would definitely be cooler if I had more contacts.... Continue reading

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50 Gmail invites

February 04, 2005 at 02:49 PM

Yeah, you heard me right, fifty. I had four yesterday, got in to work today and I have fifty. I've seen other people saying the same thing happened to them, so I have to suspect that it'll be open to the public real soon now. Comment on this message or email me if you want one or two. Or seven.... Continue reading

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January 28, 2005 at 11:24 AM

The main idea of Audioscrobbler is that you use a plug-in with your music player of choice and tracks every song you play in their database. After they have a decent collection of data on you, it determines your neighbors and then you can listen to radio stations pulling from their collections. If you donate monthly (as little or as much as you want), you get extra features such as the ability to listen to... Continue reading

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eBay phishing scam

January 24, 2005 at 10:19 PM

I just received my first half-decent phishing attempt in an email. I've received several of them from PayPal before but never actually believed any of those for a minute. I don't know why, maybe I just wasn't paying very close attention, but I actually fell for this one at first and had to read it closely before I realized it was a fake. If I had actually read the thing, I would've known right away... Continue reading

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Mac mini and iPod Shuffle

January 11, 2005 at 01:21 PM

Apple has officially announced the Mac mini and iPod Shuffle. Both look really cool but I'm much more interested in the Mac mini. The Mac mini has a nice looking form factor, and it's tiny and cheap too. $599 for an 80GB version. Bluetooth and WiFi are options and it only comes with 256MB of RAM. After all the upgrades you're pretty much required to make, you're looking at close to $1000. Not as... Continue reading

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What day is Christmas again?

January 04, 2005 at 01:25 PM

I know I said I wouldn't procrastinate anymore, but now I'm rethinking that goal. After all, according to MSN procrastinators can shop now and the gifts can still arrive in time for Christmas. Damnit, why didn't someone tell me I could have put off all my gift shopping until January. I guess we should commend Microsoft for staying in the holiday spirit instead of being the grinch they normally are. Or maybe someone should... Continue reading

Posted in Humor & Web/Tech

Halo 2 and MS Excel

December 06, 2004 at 10:11 PM

I could've swore I mentioned it already, but apparently not. I did at least mention Halo 2's RSS stat feed. Well some dude came up with an Excel workbook to integrate the XML feed Bungie provides and create some sweet charts of the data. Now the info has actually found it's way into a good old fashioned paper newspaper article.... Continue reading

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RFID to track punk school kids

November 17, 2004 at 12:47 PM

The NY Times is reporting that schools in the US have finally started using RFID technology to monitor student arrivals and departures. Pretty sweet. Spring ISD (near Houston) is issuing ID badges with RFID technology built in so they can track the little boogers. I really could've used this when I was teaching, I wouldn't have had to pay any attention when taking attendance. Not that I really ever did, I always screwed that up... Continue reading

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TiVo to add banner ads when fast forwarding

November 17, 2004 at 09:40 AM

Eh. TiVo is now going to be showing banner ads while your fast forwarding. PVRblog makes it sound like it'll only be if you're fast forwarding through commercials, but I think I may have just read that wrong. The idea bothers me ethically and on principle, but I really doubt I'll actually mind it too much. As long as the ads aren't obtrusive and I can still see what I'm fast forwarding through, I'll... Continue reading

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Firefox 1.0 is coming

November 08, 2004 at 09:11 AM

Firefox 1.0 is finally coming out tomorrow. It's been a beta product this whole time and it's still lightyears ahead of Internet Explorer. It's easy to use, lightweight, intuitive, and actually gets web standards right. If you were using it, you'd see this site exactly as it was intended, and you'd be able to see the cosmetic upgrades I'll be making sometime soon.... Continue reading

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ESPN Motion for Firefox and Mac

September 23, 2004 at 02:14 PM

Earlier this week Mike Davidson announced ESPN Motion for Mac was being released, and cheers were heard around the world. There was however many questions on why if Mac Motion was made possible "by utilizing Flash MX video and plenty of fancy DHTML and CSS goodness," why wasn't it available for the non-IE PC users out there. But Mike was noncommittal, saying he couldn't comment and that we'd have to wait and see. I waited.... Continue reading

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More proof is legit.

September 22, 2004 at 08:18 AM

ForeverGeek has posted another success story about The guy received his brand new 27 inch Sony Wega as advertised. Like I told you before, this thing is legit. So click below to help me get a free iPod or TV and start on you way to getting your own: and Continue reading

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More stock footage? Samsung joins Dell and Gateway

September 03, 2004 at 03:38 PM

The two ads above were pointed out way back in July by Engadget. Apparently Dell and Gateway used the same stock footage for their back-to-school campaigns. Same girl, same stupid hat and necklace, same everything. Well just now I noticed on that Samsung must've been feeling a little left out, so they decided to use the same exact girl/photo in a small Flash ad for digital cameras. That's some nice work by the... Continue reading

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FSU discovers iTunes

September 01, 2004 at 09:31 AM

In an effort to prevent illegal file sharing on campus, Florida State University is on the verge of finalizing a deal with Apple Computer, Inc. -- a deal that would provide free iTunes software to students and allow them to download music for 99 cents per song. Wow. FSU struck quite the groundbreaking deal with Apple. I guess they were worried they might be confused with a real academic institution and not just a party/football... Continue reading

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Nerds against Bush

September 01, 2004 at 08:53 AM

Apparently web developers do leave the house once in a while, as evidenced by this shot of someone protesting Bush with HTML code. This guy must be a Dreamweaver user or something, because we all know that in proper XHTML all tags must be in lowercase. There's no way his site validates. (From Matt Haughey)... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs & Web/Tech | 4 Comments

iMac G5 revealed

August 31, 2004 at 09:06 AM

Apple has officially unveiled the much anticipated/speculated iMac G5. Pretty unspectacular. A similar styling as the gorgeous (but overpriced) Cinema Displays but white instead of silver. It appears to be very slim considering the power and capabilities, but I still think you're better suited purchasing a nice 17 inch PowerBook if you want portablitly or a Power Mac G5 if you want power. Or you could buy a similarly equipped PC for 2/3rds the price.... Continue reading

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Get a free iPod or TV! Or Xbox 360! Or PS3!

August 21, 2004 at 11:34 AM

Okay so this is the real deal (according to Engadget, who got info on the free flat screens and the scoop on free iPods). All you have to do is sign up for an offer, and then sign up some of your friends and you get your free item. There's even places like GearLive where you can "beat the system" and find other people to sign up with. Several of the offers that you... Continue reading

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The age of AquariAss

August 20, 2004 at 08:51 AM

A couple really cool aquariums that we're on Engadget the last couple weeks. The AquariAss aquarium/toilet is pretty funny (click the link below to see an image of that) but the Moody Aquarium Washbasin pictured at left is actually really cool.... Continue reading

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Olympics website linking policy

August 16, 2004 at 03:33 PM

This is pretty hilarious. Jay Allen (whose MT-Blacklist v2.0 I am patiently desperately waiting for so I can deal with all this damn comment spam) who discovered the 2004 Olympics hilarious linking policy. Some of the funnier tidbits: Your link text must say "ATHENS 2004"Not associate the link with any imageYou must send a request letter (through regular old mail) to let them know that you’re linking, for how long, and why. Now just for... Continue reading

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I must have this TV

August 10, 2004 at 03:31 PM

For the longest time I've been wanting a nice, moderately large LCD rear project HDTV. I admired the Sony Grand Wega but lately the more I read/shop the more I've been looking at DLP sets. Well me and Christina were at Fry's Saturday trying to replace a laptop power cable the damn dog chewed through and we stumbled upon the Samsung HL-P5085W. Even Christina was awed, and she's not nearly as easily aroused by... Continue reading

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The MPx continues to beckon me

August 03, 2004 at 11:11 AM

I've already mentioned before that the Motorola MPx is going to someday be my new best friend, and now more information/images are coming to light. Mobinaute has the world's longest review accompanied by hundreds of pictures. Unfortunately the whole damn thing is in French, so I've got no freaking idea what it says. Who cares, it sure looks pretty.... Continue reading

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Take that you domain stealing bastards

August 02, 2004 at 01:42 PM

I've been getting more and more more interested in the business of web design lately, so last week I decided to look for a possible new domain name. I wanted an address that could be focused on design and my (currently non-existent) portfolio, so that this address could remain more personal. I was hoping for something to find a decent company name that would also have an available .com web address. I know I don't... Continue reading

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Can you tell I want one yet?

July 21, 2004 at 10:12 PM

PC Magazine has a short article saying pretty much nothing, certainly nothing new. But they did apparently get their hands on the new iPod and were gracious enough to take a few shots of the thing with all the rest of the iPod family. I really don't know what I learned in school, because when I heard it was only going to be one millimeter thinner I didn't think much of it. But looking at... Continue reading

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Another reason to hate Duke

July 20, 2004 at 12:02 PM

When I got to UT I received several crappy t-shirts and stole like half a dozen UTLD plastic cups, other than that I got bupkis. Sure some say you pick a college based on things like educational reputation, faculty to student ratio, and cost. But we all know we want to attend the school where you can get the best free crap. As if being consistently a Final Four team in basketball wasn't enough,... Continue reading

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iPod upgrade official

July 18, 2004 at 12:43 PM

There's been a ton of rumors in the last couple weeks about the next generation of iPods. Most of the speculation assumed only minor upgrades, bringing several of the advances from the iPod mini into the larger player. Well Steve Jobs announces in a Newsweek article that for the most part the rumors were true. The fourth-generation of iPods will be released this week and be only slightly smaller (one millimeter), have the mini's... Continue reading

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Penny Arcade knows my pain

June 24, 2004 at 03:42 PM

I don't really mind most of the time, I like talking about computers. But sometimes my family/friends can have especially retarded tech support questions. Well, PA knows my pain.... Continue reading

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Terrifying and intriguing

June 09, 2004 at 12:12 AM

The new M3Power razor by Gillete is both scary as hell and cool at the same time. Everthing else I own has batteries, I guess my razor can too. But it kinda disturbs me that those three sharp blades are vibrating and I'm supposed to be touching my face with this. I've had trouble finding out exactly how the damn thing works, even from Gillete's website. Gizmodo mentions a review of the thing that... Continue reading

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John Kerry > Aunt Jemima

May 24, 2004 at 06:36 PM

No longer is Aunt Jemima's name synonymous with waffles and pancakes. Google search "waffles" and the first site that appears is a link to John Kerry's official site. Wired News talks about the situation and about Google-bombing in general. It's amazing the power a group of bloggers has, yet I still have trouble getting Brian Behrend to freaking point to me. (This site is approximately number 18!)... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs & Web/Tech

HP Photosmart 945

May 18, 2004 at 12:13 PM

After about 30 minutes on Ground Glass and 45 minutes looking at camera reviews, I couldn't resist NewEgg's price for the HP Photosmart 945. It has gotten really good user reviews and has awesome specs, I figured what the hell. After all, I'm getting two paychecks this summer.... Continue reading

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This is why I want a new camera

May 18, 2004 at 08:50 AM

I've been looking at a lot of digital cameras lately (in the $500 range and 4 or 5 MP with at least 8x optical zoom), and this guy's site is one of the reasons why. I know he's taking a lot of his shots with fancy SLR cameras, but he took all the shots here with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital camera which is about the range I'm looking at. It's all about the... Continue reading

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Sexual equality

May 11, 2004 at 11:28 AM

How come when a man and a woman get engaged, the man has to pay thousands of dollars for this: I think when you get engaged, guys should get this: Or maybe this:... Continue reading

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ExtremeTech: GMail preview

May 06, 2004 at 10:33 AM

A glowing review of GMail from ExtremeTech. They are very positive about it's features and ease of use, and only a few things they disliked (hopefully which will be fixed by the time of the finished product.) I'll probably be signing up when it's released.... Continue reading

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WinHEC 2004: Concept PCs

May 05, 2004 at 08:32 PM

There is some amazing stuff around the corner in the PC industry, hopefully something great enough to boost the IT industry and get me a damn job. The WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) is going on and both Microsoft and HP are showing some pretty cool stuff. Several of the pics are just mock-ups, but it's worth checking out. ExtremeTech has 20 pictures up of stuff like the Windows Home concept PC, the HP Hermes,... Continue reading

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I want this, BAD!

May 05, 2004 at 07:05 PM

Holy crap I want this TV. It's a wall-mounted DLP projection HDTV with an integrated tuner. Freaking sweet. Too bad it's $9000, a tad out of my price range. When (if?) I get a new job I will start seriously looking for a big, widescreen, high def television. I need to wait as long as possible though, because the technology is changing so fast and getting cheaper fast too. I'm going to at least wait... Continue reading

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More on GMail

May 03, 2004 at 10:15 AM

Really interesting thoughts on GMail from Brad Choate. (Whose site I found because of his MT plug-ins, namely EmbedImage.) He hypothesizes that not only will Google be able to offer 1 GB of free email storage, but may even be able to pay people to use the service. Or at least for clicking on ads they see. If I'm going to be targeted by ads (by DoubleClick, etc) I might as well get to see... Continue reading

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This thing is bad ass

May 03, 2004 at 09:41 AM

I'm not sure exactly who MaxVision is, but apparently the guys at Gizmodo do so I guess they're a reputable company. If anyone has $17,000 (for the cheapest configuration) they can loan me to buy this thing I'll be your best friend. It's a big mother of a workstation built into a ruggef case with three 19" LCD monitors built in too. Up to five hard drives for 700 GB of storage, a dual Intel... Continue reading

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I got TiVo!

April 30, 2004 at 08:33 AM

Since I apparently have been rejected from three different jobs in the last two days, I decided to cheer myself up and buy electronics. So I went home and got all my Best Buy gift cards and certificates (50 bucks worth) and went down to the store and bought myself a TiVo DVR. I've been wanting one forever, but had always talked myself out of it. I had a TV tuner on my PC so... Continue reading

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New virus outbreak?

April 28, 2004 at 11:26 AM

I've gotten two virus-infected emails at my UT address today within an hour of each other. One from someone I know but haven't spoken to in years and another from a random UT address. They were a little different but both had a lot of similarities in both the subject line and the body. Be on the lookout if you receive any emails with attachments (you should always be alert jackass!)... Continue reading

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Austin company sues over JPEG patent

April 28, 2004 at 09:43 AM

An Austin company is suing just for shits and giggles over their supposed owning a patent over an algorithm used in the JPEG image format. It seems the company has no real plans or products, just a plan to sue the pants off everyone. The company has actually scared enough people into handing over $90 million (including $16 mil from Sony.) It's the same idea that SCO used to sue company's based on their Linux... Continue reading

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Mmmmm... Portable media player

April 26, 2004 at 09:00 AM

I must have this. It needs me and I need it. Read me. (from Gizmodo)... Continue reading

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There are 600,426,974,379,824,381,952 ways to spell Viagra

April 22, 2004 at 08:32 AM

Someone clever with too much time on their hands has "researched" how many different ways spammers spell Viagra. The real question is how many times someone has been stupid enough to click on one of the links and try to purchase the stuff.... Continue reading

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Cyber-squatting mother fuckers

April 19, 2004 at 12:28 PM

So I had like the most brilliant idea ever the other night to contact Lance and see if I could design/maintain an official site for him. I figured I could do it for free for him (have him pay for expenses though) and just use the site to show people my capabilities. Plus he could even recommend me to other people that needed sites. There was no on Saturday. Now look, some stupid ass-holes... Continue reading

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Freaking sweet: Webcam Pet Dish

April 19, 2004 at 08:30 AM

This may be the coolest damn thing I'ver ever seen, not overly useful but freaking cool. It's an automatic pet feeder that you can even control via the Internet. Hop on the website and tell the thing to dispense food and even SEE your pet from the integrated webcam. I must have this NOW! It's called ISeePet, go check it out.... Continue reading

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Wired: Onion Taken Seriously, Film at 11

April 17, 2004 at 01:12 PM

This is pretty funny, you crazy Asians you. For those of you who read The Onion, you know it's a pretty hilarious but very fake news site. Current stories include New Negative Campaign Ads Blast Voters Directly and Rumsfeld Looking Forward To Secretary's Day. Well apparently the Beijing Evening News doesn't catch on too quick. Read this.... Continue reading

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This just in: Macs suck, iPods rule

April 15, 2004 at 09:45 AM

Apple sold 57,000 more iPods last quarter than they did Macs. For some insane reason Steve Jobs is pretending to be happy about it. The really sad part is that 749,000 morons actually bought those POS computers. Here's the article.... Continue reading

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PCMag: New Google email to use targeted ads

April 14, 2004 at 09:46 PM

Google's new email service, GMail, is planning on using targeted ads that are based on the text in your email. So I guess if I receive an email about last night's Astros game, it'll bombard me with ads/links about baseball. I (and most people) are scared shitless by this. The service itself seems to have a lot to offer (one GIGABYTE of mail storage compared to 10 MB in Yahoo! Mail) so I hope they... Continue reading

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First post (on TypePad)

April 14, 2004 at 08:10 PM

Can i use tags? I would assume so. This is just a test. I'm hoping this site is good and easier to use than TongueWag. We'll see...... Continue reading

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Review: iPod mini

March 22, 2004 at 01:27 PM

I've had my mini for almost a month now and I felt I should post my thoughts on it. Overall it's awesome. It works like a charm, easy to use, functional, stylish, easy to carry, and sounds great. I wear almost exclusively while working out, I don't really have many other occasions to listen to music. It's great in the gym. It clips easily onto waistband with the included belt clip. The earphones stay... Continue reading

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