Archive for December, 2005

Make Your PC Work Like a Mac

Monday, December 19th, 2005

O’reilly has this nice little article on how to make your PC work like a Mac. I’m going to try these out on my PC here at work. The end results are not as nice of course as the real thing. Maybe someday I’ll be able to install OS X on my PCs.

Inform news

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Inform is a meta news aggregator similar to Google news only a whole lot better. The only problem I’ve had with the site are some browsers issues with Safari and no back button on some areas where I’d like to use one.

Xbox 360 notifies mobiles

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Xbox 360 Mobile MessengerAccording to this article: “Xbox 360 reaches out to mobiles”. Microsoft is looking at combining MS Messenger and other messaging services with mobile devices to keep people informed as to what’s happening at the online game space. I think this is a very smart move. It’s sort of like dodgeball for the virtual world.

I’ve always wanted to see better social networking tools being brought to my mobile devices.

TagCloud

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Microsoft Team RSS Blog. That’s right it’s the MS blog about RSS! I know, global burden of disease I know, diagnosis it’s doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is good to get a feeling for what’s going on over there. I’m still a little overwhelmed by all the internal MS blogs that are cropping up.

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Microsoft Team RSS Blog. That’s right it’s the MS blog about RSS! I know, global burden of disease I know, diagnosis it’s doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is good to get a feeling for what’s going on over there. I’m still a little overwhelmed by all the internal MS blogs that are cropping up.

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Microsoft Team RSS Blog. That’s right it’s the MS blog about RSS! I know, global burden of disease I know, diagnosis it’s doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is good to get a feeling for what’s going on over there. I’m still a little overwhelmed by all the internal MS blogs that are cropping up.

TagCloudTagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, bronchitis extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag’s link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword.”

Neat!

Microsoft Team RSS Blog

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

Microsoft Team RSS Blog. That’s right it’s the MS blog about RSS! I know, global burden of disease I know, diagnosis it’s doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is good to get a feeling for what’s going on over there. I’m still a little overwhelmed by all the internal MS blogs that are cropping up.

Synergy

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Why haven’t more people heard about Synergy? It’s just about the best thing created for people that use more then one computer. I dislike KVMs and all that switching and stuff. Synergy let’s you just move your mouse from one screen to the next seamlessly. It’s a simple application that you can install to run as either a server or a client. I’ve had as many as 4 machines running with it. Oh and if you’re looking for a good OS X version of the app then look no further

What to do with all those old electronics?

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I don’t like to be mean to Microsoft. After all I think they do make a lot of very nice products. It is a however a huge trend for them to be several steps behind everyone else and the products are just not as good. Take Microsoft’s Codename Max which is an attempt to answer to Google’s Picasa.

I want to see something new and exciting come out of Redmond besides the xbox. I know they have it in them. I’ve seen and heard of some very cool stuff in the research group. None of those products or ideas ever seem to make it in to the real world though.

I don’t like to be mean to Microsoft. After all I think they do make a lot of very nice products. It is a however a huge trend for them to be several steps behind everyone else and the products are just not as good. Take Microsoft’s Codename Max which is an attempt to answer to Google’s Picasa.

I want to see something new and exciting come out of Redmond besides the xbox. I know they have it in them. I’ve seen and heard of some very cool stuff in the research group. None of those products or ideas ever seem to make it in to the real world though.

I don’t like to be mean to Microsoft. After all I think they do make a lot of very nice products. It is a however a huge trend for them to be several steps behind everyone else and the products are just not as good. Take Microsoft’s Codename Max which is an attempt to answer to Google’s Picasa.

I want to see something new and exciting come out of Redmond besides the xbox. I know they have it in them. I’ve seen and heard of some very cool stuff in the research group. None of those products or ideas ever seem to make it in to the real world though.

Sell, prescription recycle or donate. First thing to do is take a look on ebay and see what that stuff is selling for. If there is any good dollar value to it, then I’ll sell it. If not then recycling might be in order. Ebay also has a program called Rethink that helps direct you in the process of getting rid of old electronic equipment and computers. Various manufactures have their own programs for the hardware they produce. just do a search on their website for recycling. When it comes to donating I’ve found that most of the local schools have shown interest. They usually want stuff that isn’t too old. I also have found that family members are usually in need as well.

However, I’ve been a little less enthusiastic supporting my old crappy hardware once I give it to them. So instead I’ve been trying to help them get better systems for their needs.

All that being said I’ve got about 5 old computers that I need to get rid of. I better get on it. Any takers?

Microsoft Max

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

I don’t like to be mean to Microsoft. After all I think they do make a lot of very nice products. It is a however a huge trend for them to be several steps behind everyone else and the products are just not as good. Take Microsoft’s Codename Max which is an attempt to answer to Google’s Picasa.

I want to see something new and exciting come out of Redmond besides the xbox. I know they have it in them. I’ve seen and heard of some very cool stuff in the research group. None of those products or ideas ever seem to make it in to the real world though.

Fontographer 4.7 out

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

imagine the home in 2020 – designboom
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imagine the home in 2020 – designboom
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imagine the home in 2020 – designboom
write about each one
Holy crap, generic I’ve waited a very long time for this product to come out. I was a huge fan of the Macromedia version but it was only for windows. Now with this version of Fontographer for OS X typographic designers can rejoice! For me the hard part is the price. It seems a little steep at $350. Since it’s been so long until they updated it a lot of really good products have come out to compete. I’d like to give it a try though.

Reactive Cube

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Reactive CubepThe Reactive Cube is an interesting piece of technology that combines a water and oil mixture with light in a clear acrylic box. As the light is passed through the liquid mixture an extruded effect occurs with the objects being drawn. The overall effect is very pretty. The real time interactive feedback method creates some very interesting visuals as well.