Archive for the ‘Tech Junk’ Category

Bandwagon jumper

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I am one. I like trying out new stuff. It’s really a compultion at this point. Any new service online that comes out, I have to try. If you can sign up right away, I do it. If not, I’ll ask for an invite.

Most of the stuff I sign up for, is pretty useless and unnecessary. At least for me, but being who I am, I still want to check it out. Once in a while however, I run into something that really saves my life. Ok, not literally, of course.

Gmail for me was one of those things. Another thing, has been pod casting. I got my iPod about 3 years ago and discovered podcasts around that time and haven’t been able to live without them since. My commute to work without them would have been unbearable.

For some it’s Myspace or Facebook or Twitter. Although I’ve tested all three (of course), I haven’t really loved any of them. I use Facebook, mostly by just updating my status. All the random Facebook apps drive me crazy. I feel old and cranky when people throw a zombie at me or Vampire bite me and I ignore them. Just never really understood what the point was. No bad feelings, folks. I’m just too busy bandwagon jumping to have the energy to understand the meaning of all the weird Facebook apps out there.

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Watching Hulu from outside the US

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Not sure how many of you are interested in watching some of the latest television shows over the internet. Anyone? Well, if you live in the US you can basically watch it all on Hulu. Legally. If you’re outside the US however, you’re out of luck.

Well, that’s unless you do some tweaking of course. Below is an easy way of setting it up. And when it’s done, you can enjoy shows like Lost, Heros, The Daily Show, etc just as we do over here in the US.

Let me know if this works…… I’m curious…

R.I.P. iPod Mini

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Dear iPod Mini,

You have been a loyal servant of mine for over 3 years now and we have been through a lot. Especially you. You have the scars to prove it. I used to change your batteries when you were little and it pains me to say goodbye to you like this, although I’m doing it after having tried everything in my power to save you.

Even last night at the E.R., as you were fighting for your life, you bravely managed to play back one song, giving me that last bit of hope that our days together were not yet over. Even as your clickwheel was acting funny and you were randomly rebooting, I could feel your struggle and determination to please. I managed to bring you home from the hospital, and there, you once more called out in vain for Apple support before shutting down and going peacefully into the night.

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iPod troubles

Monday, September 15th, 2008

So, I have an iPod mini, that I’ve had for over 3 years now. I’m on my 3rd battery. I’ve used it heavily for the whole time I’ve had it, and I don’t think I could handle the commute to and from work without it. Recently, my headphone jack started acting weird, only playing back one channel. First I thought it must be my headphone cord that has a glitch, but after trying another set of headphones, the same problem persisted.

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Microsoft ads

Friday, September 12th, 2008

So, I guess the talk of the town (on the internets anyway) are the (so far) two new Microsoft ads starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.

Microsoft has gotten tons of flack saying that the ads are dumb, pointless and just plain bad. I guess, since Microsoft is spending $300M on their ad campaign, they expect something superhuman. Most people tend to focus on the fact that this campaign isn’t counter attacking Apple’s Mac and PC ads, and blow them off because of that. (more…)

WolfenFlickr 3D

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Ok, so I know this is totally lame, and that it’s another case of someone that’s had too much time on their hands. But it made my morning…… a little bit brighter. What can I say, I’m easily amused.

It’s a Wolfenstein 3D/Flickr mashup in javascript. You can run around in a pixelated 1995 video game environment, and look at pictures of your flickr stream on the walls. I think it’s made for the narcissist in me.

No Nazis in sight though.

iPhone users are assholes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I don’t mean you, of course! You’re awesome! Just those other smug idiots.

Maybe this isn’t a rule exactly….. exceptions exist I’m sure. I’m just saying that I haven’t met anyone with an iPhone that’s not a douche. Yet, anyway. Please, someone, prove me wrong.

Maybe it’s just me being jealous.

Maybe I just want one myself.

Maybe this video says it all…….