Sunday, November 30, 2008

Photography tips

I'm finally organizing my photos.  Great tools are Picnik for free online photo editting and effects, and DoubleKiller to find dupes by content, not just name & size.


BTW, try http://keyboardr.com, it's a really fast keyboard optimizer for Google searching.

Today's blog-OTD is http://37signals.com/svn/

Saturday, November 29, 2008

This Year's Selection from Hammacher Schlemmer


Every year a few items from Hammacher Schlemmer catch my attention:

The Fish Agility Training Set, the R2D2 Aquarium, the Complete NYT Front Pages, the Lighted World Map, and the best: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Helpful Hints

We're changing the batteries in our smoke detectors in anticipation of Holiday parties and upping our electrical load with too many lights.  Don't forget to check yours too!

Today's PC tools of the day are the clock and mini control panel from Teo's Google Desktop Gadgets

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cardboard figure causes NJ bank standoff - Weird News

Full-size cardboard figure causes NJ bank standoff
The Associated Press

"A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a 'person' seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure.
Officers went to the PNC Bank in Montgomery Township on Thursday night after an alarm went off. They saw what they thought was at least one person through the windows of the bank, which had its blinds drawn.

The area was sealed off and three nearby apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Meanwhile, authorities used bullhorns and made telephone calls in a bid to make contact with whoever might be in the bank.

After repeatedly failing to get a response, a SWAT team entered the building and discovered the cardboard figure.
It was not immediately clear what set off the bank alarm."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

DoubleKiller

This software is good at removing duplicate files from your harddrive: DoubleKiller

Twitter Fan Wiki / Bots

Here are some twitter hacks & bots: Twitter Fan Wiki / Bots

Friday, November 21, 2008

Google Contacts Sync for BlackBerry

Google has added contact synch to it's Blackberry tools: Google Contacts Sync for BlackBerry

I've also been adding bookmarklets to the Chrome bookmark bar to simulate the Google toolbar functions missing from Chrome.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

10 Great Free Apps for Blackberry - Stepcase Lifehack

10 Great Free Apps for Blackberry

Google Chrome

I'm using Google's new browser called chrome, it's lightning fast and I like the interface better than my current favorite, FireFox.  Does anyone have any add-ins to recommend?

Monday, November 10, 2008

How to publish updates ("tweets") to Twitter via email

Does anyone have any other suggestions on how to update twitter via email?

e.g., http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/send-twitter-updates-email-mobile-phone-without-sms/2955

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Google Gadgets:  Clock

This is a good general clock widget for Google: Google Gadgets: Clock

Friday, November 07, 2008

Cat Vs. Printer - The Sequel | Sangent - The Daily Ramblings

http://nerdnirvana.org/2008/10/23/cat-vs-printer-the-sequel/

Autohotkey

I just wrote a new (simple) script to auto-add selected text to Google Calendar (GCal) using Autohotkey.

excerpt: run firefox.exe http://www.google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+%clipboard%+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated`%3AQUICKADD

PS: Greetings from Keedysville

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Jobs available

Help wanted: Midtown programmer, security expert in NYC, disaster recovery expert in IA or OH.

Word of the day: BFOQ

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote Early, Vote Often

Voting locations are here:

http://gis.nyc.gov/vote/ps/index.htm

PS: A friend is selling a 1BR apt near 72nd & York.
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