Monthly Archives: October 2004

Halloween Technology

Dremel has released a pumpkin carving tool. I imagine that if you were to use this tool there’d be alot of orange goo thrown everywhere. I sure wish I’d see this sooner or I would have carved a pumpkin this year. Maybe I’ll carve a Thanksgiving pumpkin instead with a nice turkey on it.

iPod Updates

Apple released a slew of new iPod goodies today. The first new iPod is a special edition black “U2” version. It is just your typical 20GB iPod with one subtle difference… it’s black with a red Apple click wheel and the band’s signatures laser engraved on the back. It sells for $349 which includes $50… Read more »

Unreal Tournament 2004 Editors Choice Edition

I guess this is somewhat old news, but Unreal 2004 has released their Editors Choice Edition (ECE). I was playing the game last week when I noticed some new vehicles and “ECE” listed after some levels so I did a little digging and found that Atari released a new expanded version of UT2K4 back in… Read more »

Review of My New Timbuk2 Commute Bag

As of last Tuesday, I’m the proud owner of a Timbuk2 Commute bag. I anxiously waited for the UPS man to bring me my new bag. I can definitely say that after a few of days of carrying it around, I’m very happy with it. Timbuk2 is a San Francisco company has been making messenger… Read more »

Bad Hotel Mike

I received an e-mail at work yesterday that I thought was pretty odd since it was sent out to everyone. I’ve talked with some of you about a Power Point presentation on the web that I heard about during the “PR Boot Camp” ILA conference session led by Ben Hildebrandt last week. The slides chronicle… Read more »

Another Toilet Seat

Remember my previous toilet seat post… Well, check this baby out! This one blows “The Johnny Glow” out of the (toilet) water. It has LED lights and turns on and off when you open and close the lid. I know I sure sleep better at night knowing that there are hard working men and women… Read more »

Moblog Photos

I’ve been tweaking the site a little bit recently. You may have noticed in the right column there is now a “Latest Mobile Photo” area. This area will always display the most recent photo from my camera phone. You can also see all the past photos I’ve taken with my phone. They’re in the photos… Read more »

Google Releases Beta Desktop Search

Yes, I know I’ve been writing a lot about Google lately… but they just keep releasing cool things! Today the released a new piece of software that lets you use their incredible search engine to search certain files on your computer. Once you download and install this little app, a “desktop” tab is added to… Read more »

New Video Game Based Series From Makers of Red Vs. Blue

The folks at Rooster Teeth Productions who are the makers of the famous Red Vs. Blue video series (which is built with the game Halo) have come up with a new video series based on the game, The Sims 2 called “The Strangerhood.” They’ve got a trailer online. If this is anything like previous Red… Read more »

Google SMS

Google just released a new SMS service. If you send an SMS (text message) from your cell phone to the number 46645 (GOOGL) with a certain syntax, the super smart Google robot will send you a text message back with your results. Yesterday, I tried one of the examples from Google: pizza 52242 (the zip… Read more »

Gmail Drive

For those of you that have a Gmail account, this little utility is a nice addition. It allows you to use your 1Gb for actual storage. It puts a little drive icon into Windows and transfers files pretty quickly from your local machine to your Gmail storage(I haven’t tried any large files yet). I suppose… Read more »

No More 5 second Rule

A scientist (a high school scientist) from Chicago has recently won the IG Nobel Prize for work done with the 5 second rule. The rule went that if you dropped a piece of food on the floor, it was safe to eat if you got to it within 5 seconds of it hitting the ground…. Read more »

SpaceShipOne Wins X Prize!

SpaceShipOne launched for their 2nd flight in the required 2 week window and hit the required altitude of just over just over 62 miles to win the $10 million X Prize this morning. More information: Ansari X Prize CNN News ABC News

Another Chapter in the Shrek’s Cereal Saga

I was out buying groceries tonight and decided I needed some yummy Shrek’s cereal, and what did I happen to find on the side of the box? They have added a marshmallow, or rather “mallowbits” key giving the names for all of the different shaped marshmallows err… mallowbits. I’d like to think that maybe we… Read more »

I’m a Godfather!

No, not the Francis Ford Coppola type (though that would be cool!). Ryal and Theresa had their baby last Tuesday (Sept. 28th) – Layton Patrick Brier.