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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Xmas Gifts that I did not get...

These are the things that I did not get for Christmas:
A WaterMill Vaporator

Cellphone watch

Laser engraving system

Mobile briefcase fireplace

More to follow as we open gifts, ..., now where is that santa suit?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Twitter-er reports CO plane crash from on-board

A twitter-er reported the recent CO crash from on-board:

"Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Sorry for the radio silence, but my battery died in the middle of all this and I just made it home 2:22 AM Dec 21st from twitterrific

"You have your wits scared out of you, drag your butt out of a flaming ball of wreckage and you can't even get a vodka-tonic. Boo 11:22 PM Dec 20th

"Continental keeping us locked up at the presidents club until they can sort everything out. Won't even serve us drinks. :( 11:21 PM Dec 20th

"Can't see much, but that's the crash site. 9:35 PM Dec 20th

"This was crash #2 for me. Maybe I should start taking the bus. 8:58 PM Dec 20th

"Ugh ... My glasses fell off in the mass exodus getting off the plane .. Can't see very well 8:57 PM Dec 20th

"Holy ******* **** I wasbjust in a plane crash! 8:25 PM Dec 20th "

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Trucking Duck

As duck is my co-pilot: Trucking Duck


"The Harwich Fire Department will provide a ride for Santa on one of their fire trucks." - Harwich Oracle

Tips for wreath hanging.

This year's featured ornament from Paula:

My favorite commercial this season so far is Garmin, based on "Carol of the Bells".

Tip of the day: You can use Google Alerts from RSS now instead of getting them in your email.

Stonyfield Farms sponsors charity contest on KaBOOM

This is an interesting marketing campaing from KaBOOM! and Stonyfield Farms: By collecting yogurt lids, the winning organization gets a grant.


"The kind of feeling you get behind the wheel of the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition from Congressional Motors."


I found this Gmail gadget for TwitterTwitterGadget: Auto-refreshing Twitter client: "TwitterGadget is a clean, robust, web 2.0 style client for, designed to eliminate the need to install third-party applications to monitor and submit status updates to Twitter via your iGoogle homepage."

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Word of the day: scrubologist

Job title of the day: pigeon trainer

QOTD: "Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months." -Clifford Stoll

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Putting some Coal in your stocking

The Coal industry has some coal for your stocking.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Google Phone - Android Award Winner

Here's an interesting app: Mobilizy - Wikitude AR Travel Guide: "Users may walk through a city like Seville, Spain, holding the phone’s camera against a building and Wikitude tells what it is."

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Outlook - Delay the Sending of Your Emails

A few people have asked me recently about cancelling an e-mail message that they wished they had not sent.  Once the email is on the internet, it's out there for the recipient to see.

Microsoft Outlook gives false hope by including a "recall this message" option, but this only works in rare occaisions (<5%)

I use the "send every N minutes" feature in my email programs to avoid this problem (for 5 minutes anyway); it's also a good way to limit distraction by the constant barrage of of incoming e-mails. 

Does anyone know how to do this from an I-phone or blackberry?

PS: Don't forget to check your gutters in preparation for winter, a friend had 3" of water in theirs that would have damaged them over the winter.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Cyber-Monday

Welcome to December. Hopefully everyone is doing what they can for the economy on Cyber Monday.  

It's also World Aids Day, please take a moment to remember friends who are afflicted and remind others that the battle is not over.


This month's to-do list. Please comment to add suggestions.

Fix phone & TVs in MA (qq4)
Fix faucet
Finish yard
Send invoices (qq1)
Recruit (qq2)
Figure out plurk & spock
Get chic PJs for DH