Built NY has come out with lunch bag that screams Style! They come in various colors - red, pink, blue, black, etc. Made of neoprene that acts as insulator and protective padding. The bag even opens as a placemat. They also make wine bottle (1 or 2) carrier, six-pack carrier. Check it out!
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
If only I knew this while in college. My dorm room would have been spared the gobs of thumb tacs & those post-it gum stuff. Posterhanger has a simple and clever way to hand a poster without any expensive framing or adhesives. The system uses few clips and top and a bottom weight bar and hangs nicely from one nail. Check out the site, they even sell the sets.
Posted by Simon at 12:21 AM
Monday, March 28, 2005
My first Altoids iPod shuffle case. Took me 10 minutes to make.
1. Bought the Altoids (sugar free) Chewing Gum case from Target tonight.
2. Drilled a hole with a 19/64" drill bit (strart with a small drill then work upto the bigger bit, trust me on this one.)
3. Put in the shuffle and hook up the headphones.
Here are some more pictures
The case seems to let the shuffle fit in quite decent. I hear a very slight rattle. Next few days I'll post some upgrades.
I'm sure you can make your shuffle more comfortable in it. But this sure is heck of a case for a 10 minute contruction time.
Posted by Simon at 11:02 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Scott Matthew's Super Fast Pizza has brought about an innovation in the pizza delivery business, that's akin to Mr. Coffee's drip system over the old perculator gizmos. Using a wireless computer system, pizza orders are sent to mobile and in-motion Pizza delievery vans. These 60K vans equipped with a full pizza making kitchen, drives to your doorstep in less than half the conventional 40 minutes wait time. The pizza cooks en-route. Two catches - limited toppings, and for now only available in Fond du Lac, WI.
Super Fast Pizza slashes delivery times [pizzamarketplace]
Posted by Simon at 3:10 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Lifehacker presents an article by Technology columnist Jeremy Wagstaff has publised a list of USB drive software applications, including:
A Directory of Programs Designed for USB Drives[Jeremy W. LOOSE wire]
Posted by Simon at 10:55 PM
Monday, March 14, 2005
* Ad-Aware - For total cleaning, two thumbs up
* Spybot Search & Destroy - Great in conjunction with Ad-Aware
* Microsoft AntiSpyware - Pretty good, getting better
* SpywareBlaster - Preventative while-you-browse monitor blocks nasties real-time
* HijackThis - Helps you reclaim a “hijacked” web browser
courtesy of lifehacker
Posted by Simon at 3:13 PM
Friday, March 11, 2005
Its a chicken-and-egg riddle. A new spyware blocker results in the ad creators to work around it. The best one I have seen so far is Lavasoft's Adaware (Free for personal use). Here is another one called SpywareBlaster by Javacool Software. This software prevents the installation of spyware, adware and browser hijacking meanies while you’re innocently surfing the web.
Posted by Simon at 4:51 PM
Lifehacker has a good round-up of free anti virus software for personal use. These are comparable to that of Norton Anti-Virus paid subscription. Only one drawback, these may not update the virus files as instanteneously as that of Norton Anti-Virus. But still some anti-virus protection is better than none.
Free anti-virus roundup [Lifehacker]
Posted by Simon at 4:47 PM
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Engadget has an awesome how-to that teaches how to annotate and personalize google maps to create a mapped presentation. They show how to even embed pictures and videos at different stops (waypoints) on your journey. Oh man! here I go with my trips annotated.
HOW-TO: Make your own annotated multimedia Google map [Engadget]
Posted by Simon at 11:34 PM
Lifehacker has compiled a greatly useful set of articles providing valuable tips and techniques for digital photography. Check it out.
Know your rights as a photographer
Photograph snow more effectively
Take better digital photos at night
Set up a photoblog with PixelPost
Brush up on digital retouching techniques
Posted by Simon at 7:14 PM
Monday, March 07, 2005
A free IE alternate (bug free from the usual microsoft IE) browser based on the IE browser engine, Maxthon, incorporates tabs, RSS reading, pop-up and ad-blocking. Its a good alternate to IE for those sites that don't work in FireFox. Hey Microsoft learn from Maxthon would you..
Posted by Simon at 10:47 PM
Friday, March 04, 2005
Got a chair or spare screen-less laptop (like me) lying around? Need an excuse to get rid of the old to buy new? Need some free stuff? Check Freecycle. Its a collection of local email lists on which memebers offer and ask for stuff for free. Its up to the taker & giver to arrange pickup of items.
Posted by Simon at 3:33 PM
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Peerflix allows you to part with your old DVD only for someone else's old DVD. You might luck out and get the ones you are looking for. I wonder how many scratched DVDs will be traded this year. Thanks to Peerflix.
Sign up for a Peerflix account, make a list of DVD’s you own & willing to trade and DVD’s you want. Peerflix provides the mailers - send out a DVD, receive a DVD. Keep the movies you get for as long as you want, until you trade again.
Posted by Simon at 4:44 PM
So I admit, I must have deformed ears. Those iPod style ear buds never fit in my ears. Looks like David Pogue, technology writer of NY Times seems to share in such deformity with me. David has a found a way to keep em in, and so have I.
My Way [Griffin Earjam]
David's Way [NY Times]
Posted by Simon at 4:40 PM
Awesome flash app creates a user-defined montage from google image searches. It can use the thumbnails or the originals with mouseover links to the original site. You can even define the grid size. Awesome research tool for artists, researchers, and porn-hogs.
Posted by Simon at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Web giant Yahoo! celebrates its 10th birthday today by giving out a coupon for a free Baskin Robbins ice cream cone or cup to registered members. The offer’s one day only, so sign into Yahoo! and print out your coupon (and optional driving directions to the nearest Baskin Robbins) while you still can.
Update: in Singapore, Yahoo!’s giving away coffee, not ice cream.
Yahoo! 10th Anniversary Ice Cream giveaway [Yahoo!]
Posted by Simon at 5:03 PM
EssentialPIM manages your calendar, to-do list, contacts and outline-style notes on the desktop. It will import data from Microsoft Outlook refugees and other common formats. Exports to HTML and text. Supports multiple languages, database password protection and easy backup.
Posted by Simon at 4:59 PM
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
The WebMail extension allows you to read both Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail in Mozilla Thunderbird. Note, using this you can only read. You'll have to your own mail server's SMTP to send. This sort of only half solves the issue.
Check Hotmail using Thunderbird [lifehacker]
Posted by Simon at 6:52 PM
Segway has released three new models. I wonder if in few years, these would become the Porche of bi-pedal footpath human arrogance.
New Segways: The Segway XT, Segway GT, and Segway HT i180 [engadget]
Posted by Simon at 2:32 PM
Japan's Omron Corp. has developed face-recoginition system for camera phones. It supposedly is 99% accurate. The software, claimed to be compatible with a range of cellphone systems, uses your own picture to lock / unlock your phone. Watch out you twins out there.
Omron develops face-recoginition software for cellphones [engadget]
Posted by Simon at 2:31 PM
"Heltzer introduces the industry’s first titanium indoor/outdoor seating and table collection. Called the Ti collection in reference to the chemical abbreviation for the inert element, the group also features back and seat cushions of blue silicone gel that can be adjusted for firmness. The cushions are draped with luxuriously soft, pull-over removable towels, which are custom made from a new eucalyptus-based, earth-friendly fiber and cotton."
The hook - Sony Ericsson WorldQuest.05. It is a global online reality game where contestants combine their wit, cunning skills and speed with leading mobile technology to complete challenges as part of a race to become the “Master of Mobility”.
Global online reality game from Sony Ericsson [Pdalive]
Recently I've picked up a quite a bit of chatter on the web about making Firefox working for you. Here are some links & articles consolidated.
Change the size of the search box in Firefox [Darrell Norton’s Blog]
Using Spellbound to check spelling in Firefox [SourceForge]
Quick Dictionary Lookup [Lifehacker]
Have Gmail? Make it look your's with Firefox[Persistent.info]
Posted by Simon at 2:26 PM