I have been using Dropbox for two years, but especially in the last year. With the Dropbox app on my iPad and iPhone, I can sync and backup file wherever I am at. I also created a shared folder to share items…
Yesterday, a good friend of mine told me about a syncing feature available through Google. Google Sync allows you to synchronize data in your calendar and contacts between your PC and mobile phone. Click the image to the right to…
Found this via: http://www.phreacs.com.au/?p=199. I am a Digital Collaborator If you are a Digital Collaborator, you use information technology to work with and share your creations with others. You are enthusiastic about how ICTs help you connect with others and…
For general everyday printing, I do not mind using a refill for my ink cartridges. On the other hand, for high quality photo prints, I am not a fan of refillable ink. The quality seems to diminish if you use ink that does not match what was intended for the printer. So I stick to buy brand named cartridges. I found a site that has a handy cartridge finder for your printing needs.
Cartridge-Finder.com allows you to search by brand name or browse by all major brands for the cartridge you need. I was happy to see that after you find the particular cartridge you need, the site then links you to PriceGrabber to give you the lowest price based on your zip code. I have many printers, but one of them is a Canon Pixma MP160. Through Cartridge-Finder.com I discovered a bottom line price of $19.65 for the CL-41 Tri-Color cartridge.
To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.
From Google Labs:
Using this service, you can:
search for a local business by name or category.
You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza”.
get connected to the business, free of charge.
get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
Just say “text message”.
Google labs states that this project is in experimentatl stage. I love free services like this so I will definitely take advantage while it is available.
The cheat sheet is available here: http://labs.google.com/goog411/shortcuts.html
By now we all know you get a discount on a phone when you sign a new cell phone contract, but these days the kinds of new phones you get for free are super hot.
Not long ago if you saw an ad for a free phone, the excitement did not last long. A free phone used to mean a phone with not many extra features and very simple. Customers today are still interested in good deals but they also want sleek phones with cool features. Students want to text their friends, employees want to keep up with deadlines, business men and women want to keep up with important meetings and parents want to capture pictures of their children on the go. You cannot do these activities with a cheap free phone but with great cell phone deals at Wirefly.com you can. At Wirefly.com you will find cell phone deals that willl meet your needs.
Amongst the free phone selection at Wirefly.com you will find phones that are super slim and lightweight, have a built in camera, mobile web capatible, bluetooth-enabled and many more features. The free phone selection currently includes: Motorola L2 (two colors available), Samsung C417 (three colors available), Sony Ericsson z525a, Motorola V557, Nokia 6030, Samsung A707 (three colors available), Firefly, many types of RAZRS, RIM BlackBerry 7290 and many more.
A free Blackberry? Yes. The BlackBerry Pearl is free at checkout and no rebates are required. This is a hard deal to pass up for my wireless phone users.
JT forwarded this to me…
Take heart, anyone among you who believes you are technologically
challenged, you “ain’t seen nuthin’” yet.
1. Compaq is considering changing the command “Press Any Key” to “Press Return Key” because of the flood of calls asking where the “Any” key is.
2. AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to be the plastic bag the mouse was packaged in.
3. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn’t get his computer to fax anything. After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the “Send” key.
4. Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard no longer
worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and water and soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing all the keys and washing them
5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was “Bad and an invalid.” The tech explained that the computer’s “bad command” and “invalid” responses shouldn’t be taken personally.
6. A confused caller to IBM was having trouble printing documents. He told the technician that the computer had said it “couldn’t find printer.” The user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer, but that his computer still couldn’t “see” the printer.
7. Diane (exasperated) called to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn’t get her new Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her
response, “I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens.” The “foot pedal” turned out to be the computer’s mouse.
Where has the year gone? It is November (fourth) already??
In the past four days, the weather has been extraordinarily amazing for this time of year… about 70 – 75 degrees each day. Now I really wish that St. Louis’ autumn and winter weather could be like that during the entire seasons. I guess I need to move to Florida for something like that huh? No thanks, because I cannot handle all the potential hurricanes and such. But perhaps a winter home there when I get rich *mental note* This morning the weather lady was already telling how all the nice weather will be over real soon *sigh*
Last night was the dreadful laundry day. I look forward to the day when we will have our own washer and dryer in a townhouse or house. I swear the dryers at the laundromat are drying slower and slower each time I go. They dry in twelve minute cycles. The drying is free, but the owner claims that if you stick a quarter in, the time will extend and your clothes will dry faster. Whatever… I will just hit the cycle for free when it is over. I think they get enough money from me already with the washing machines; $4.75 for the large one and $3.75 for the medium. All of the colors fit in the large and our whites fit in the medium. After spending $8.50 on washing the clothes, I am not so willing to pay extra to only extend the time of the drying. Besides, when I take a ten dollar bill to the mat, the extra dollar fifty is for JT and I to play Pac-Man. I was victorious once again in Pac-Man by the way. I celebrated my victory by singing Queen, “We Are the Champions.”
Tomorrow, JT and I will be at the premiere of Matrix Revolutions *cheers* Honestly, if this final episode of The Matrix is not better than Matrix Reloaded, I will probably initiate some sort of riot in the theatre lol We should be hitting up Ruby Tuesdays right after I get off from work too. Two for one all day everyday!! *UNF* Mudslidesssss are delicious.
I just noticed that I am telling you series of events in no sort of logical time order. Oh well, you can still keep up right? lol
Last Sunday, I spent way too much time at Best Buy. For someone like me that loves gadgets, I just should not be in electronics store such as Best Buy for longer than one hour. Well guys and gals, Sunday, I was there for five hours and I swear I studied everything from all of The Sopranos DVD collections to the latest Sony Mini-Disc Walkman. My wish list is probably in the three to four thousand dollar range. No, not probably… it is in that range. At the top of the list is the Canon EOS Digital Rebel 6.3-Megapixel Digital Camera. I thought I creamed myself when I saw this camera rofl… it was crazy for real. I had to contain myself from drooling on the counter. I am a lover of photography, so I know there are better cameras available. But for this price, I think it would be really worth my money spent. I could really pursue my projects with a camera like that. So let me start saving up… after Christmas.
I shall be back to tell you about my other wish list items lol, gotta head back to training.
Man, I do not think my training could possibly be any more boring than it is. I slept nearly the whole day on and off minus the breaks. I am sure that does not look too swell considering my manager sits to my right.
Okay, back to my Best Buy wishlist. Immediately following the Canon digital camera and coming in at a close second another Canon. This Sony Pocket PC looks like a miniature laptop, perfect size, the screen swivels around and the quality of the built in camera is very nice. Third place, is the Sony Net MD Walkman player/recorder. It comes with an AM/FM/TV-Audio Weather-Band Tuner Remote. Umm yeah… I am a gadget whore.
Am I the only one that thinks it looks a bit desperate to announce your own birthday on a forum?
“Scientists have built the virus that causes polio from scratch in the lab, using nothing more than genetic sequence information from public databases and readily available technology.
The feat proves that even if all the polio virus in the world were destroyed, it would be easily possible to resurrect the crippling disease, says Aniko Paul at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, one of the researchers conducting the study.
The result has major implications for vaccination programs that have nearly rid the world of polio. “I think it means you’re probably not going to be able to stop vaccinating people even after you eradicate the virus,” says Diane Griffin of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Paul believes the synthesis method could be applied to other viral diseases. “We feel this could be used for ebola, smallpox, just about anything,” she says. This raises the worrying possibility that bioterrorists could use a similar approach to create devastating diseases without having to gain access to protected viral stocks.
However, infectious disease specialists emphasise that these other viruses are far more complex than poliovirus and, for the time being at least, could not be synthesised so easily.”
This is a crazy ass world we live in.