Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
'00s Mr. Potato Head!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Arrrrr Matey…thar ba pirates a playin’ in yer yard!
After their pirate ship ran aground, the band of thrifty pirates salvaged what they could to build this secret pirate hideout. Watch out kids… the adults may pull off a mutiny and take over this tree house!
Why purchase ordinary swing sets and other playground equipment? Our tree houses are incredible play sets that double as a centerpiece in your landscape!
LiquidCD combines the disc burning capabilities of the Finder, Disk Utility, iTunes, and iPhoto. Plus, it gives you additional tools like burning a DVD from a Video_TS folder, making a ‘picture CD’ from your photos, and burning PC-only discs (for that rare occasion you may need that). Best of all… it’s free (donations welcome)!
Okay, I'll admit it - this is one of those utilities that scares me a little. While I find it amazing to note that I have over 300 Megs of duplicated files in my file system, I haven't got the nerve to start deleting the duplicates for fear that I might break something. However, that doesn't mean that DupKiller, a tool whose whole purpose revolves around removing duplicate files, isn't worth having on my system.
Even though I don't want to globally remove all duplicated files from my system, I do want to be able to go through specific folders (like my music file or picture folders) and remove duplicate files. For that type of task, DupKiller is exactly what the doctor ordered. Just don't get sucked in to removing all duplicated files from your system - it's just not worth it to see if it ends up breaking anything.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The micro compact home [m-ch] is a lightweight compact dwelling for one or two people. Its compact dimensions of 2.6m cube adapt it to a variety of sites and circumstances, and its functioning spaces of sleeping, working / dining, cooking and hygiene make it suitable for everyday use.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Ian's Shoelace Site
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Las Vegas is known for the unusual and offbeat. Places like the Liberace Museum, the Neon Museum, the Clown Factory, The Elvis Museum, the Barry Manilow Store, the Pinball Hall of Fame... Wait a second. The Pinball Hall of Fame? What exactly is that? Or more importantly, why is there a Pinball Hall of Fame?
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Apple - Pro - Tips
Friday, August 04, 2006
SWIM FIN COASTERS
Drinkwear Swin Fin coasters slip on the foot of your stemware. Slip Drinkware onto the "foot" of your glass, it will travel with you as you mingle, and identify your glass with beach style!
Set of 4 bright and stylish assorted Drinkwear Swim Fins includes a gift bag for hanging on the next of a wine bottle.
Each coaster is approximately 4 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide and are made of foam rubber.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Pimp My Safari
There are a lot of excellent plugins and apps to enhance Safari, but equally there are some awful ones too. There are also many apps that do single tasks (such as enable the debug menu) that I haven’t considered worthwhile. The emphasis is on plugins that work within Safari, but occasionally I have included apps that I feel are essential. I don’t have a rating system here, as I only include those that are decent enough to start with.
I filter out a lot of the junk out there. If I think its not worth the cost, too limited in its functionality, no longer being developed or just plain useless, I don’t include it.
I consider the 3 essential extensions are Saft, PithHelmet and Stand.
Zoho - Affordable software for individuals, small & medium business
They do give access to demo versions before you decide to signup and try their browser based tools. So check them out, they look really good!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sometimes you just don't want to take time going to your Applications folder or searching around your hard drive. Just click a quick hotkey (Command-Option-Control-T) and Todos will simply appear. Todos' job is simple. Todos doesn't do more than it says. Like its definition in Spanish, Todos will show you everything. Todos shows you all your applications in a complete dock. All of us have a plethora of programs and the Apple dock just can't fit them all. Don't worry. Bring Todos up when you need to get to any of your apps. Click any application in Todos and it will instantly launch. When you are done, just click the hotkey again and Todos is gone. Don't forget to stand back and wow at all those cool icons for all of your applications. OS X has beautiful icons, why not see them more?
The Cityscape Wallpaper collection turns an ordinary room into a show worthy one, creating a uniquely contemporary wall design without the repetitious patterns that wallpapers typically feature. Printed on high-quality paper, the print is made from a custom drawing. The skyline would make a sunning accent wall, and using the paper all-over would definitely create a metropolitan atmosphere in a large, open loft. There are six different colors available in the collection, with the "City Mirage" pictured here.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available. I've been using Camino since I cobbled together my Hackintosh and it's been great. I'll be trying this Universal Binary Intel product on both my Hackintosh and my new MacBook when it arrives.
You're on vacation, you snap some pics of a nice monument and building, and some snaps of your family in front of the monument and building. When you arrive home to download the pics, you notice to your dismay that there are a bunch of people in your picture. Just standing beside your family. What do you do?
Saturday, July 22, 2006
a sampler of things
Friday, July 14, 2006
iPod Hi-Fi mini
Just as the Mac mini has redefined people's expectations on what a computer should be the iPod Hi-Fi mini brings all that is great in the iPod Hi-Fi down to a size that redefines what you should expect from your home stereo. Using the classic form of the original Macintosh, and state of the art audio components, the iPod Hi-Fi mini is all you every wanted in a hi-fi, and less.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Lets go surfing! Oh, stuck at the office? I always thought that the USB plug was a bit of a dodgy interface. I mean, it's fatter than it needs to be, it's often unclear which way round it goes (especially when trying to push it in blind because your hand's under a desk and round the back of a PC), and it's too easy to push it into a LAN socket and think you've hit home.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Available in white or black with rubberized knobs, the iYiYi system with its universal docking station and seven dock adapters is a perfect match for any iPod model. It also features an auto-brightness blue backlit LCD display with Radio Data System (RDS) information where available. The LCD shows the station tuning as well as the digital clock, whose functions include alarm and 20-minute sleep timer that can be set to wake to an iPod or AM/FM radio. There is an auxiliary input and stereo headphone output as well as a mixing input to permit audio from a computer to be mixed in with another source. The internal transformer eliminates the clumsy “wall wart” power supply. The credit card-sized remote controls the iPod when docked with access to the iPod menu, as well as the iYiYi. "This" I'd buy.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
there is a problem with Parallels Desktop 1.0. It uses Mac OS X's default caching strategies for huge files such as the operating system images (hard disk files) and SAV files (session saves). Over time, almost all of your RAM will fill up with data from these files, leaving little room for your other applications.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Turn the clock back to January 22nd 2006 and to a competition started by enthusiasts to have Windows XP and OS X coexisting on a Mac. Donations were taken and steadily the prize fund grew to a whopping $13,854. 2 months went by with no success then in March 2006 it was announced the competition was over. No sooner had the prize money been handed over had Apple announced their own solution to XP on a Mac, a far more elegant solution and one that consumers could feel a lot more comfortable with.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Do you want programs like Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, or Office, but their prices don’t fit into your budget? If so, the programs listed below are all FREE open source alternatives to these programs (and others).
This is an early review of the Parallels Desktop for Mac, a virtual machine package (similar to Xen or VMware) that lets you run "guest" operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Linux on your Intel-based Mac. Unlike older Windows-on-Mac emulation software, such as VirtualPC, the Parallels package runs at nearly full speed. Unlike Apple's own Bootcamp software, Parallels lets you start a guest operating system without rebooting. You can even have more than one virtual machine running at the same time, if you have lots of RAM.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Everyone has heard of the World's Largest Ball of Twine and the odd assortment of Americana that dots much of the American Highway System. But what about the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida? Or, say, the Stevedore Man in Everett, Washington. These and many more quirky, but fun sights can be found and mapped over at Roadside America, a site dedicated to American arcana.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
My work is inspired by themes from nature and the collective unconscious. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I spent my time exploring the space beneath logs and rocks or reading science fiction and comic books. Between these pastimes, I developed quite an active imagination.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
“Is there a way to create a transparent look within InDesign using an image in the background with panels floating above it which contain the same image perfectly lined up with the original image beneath?” I always say that I learn as much about various applications from other users questions as I do from actually using the programs myself on a daily basis. This question not only made me think, the answer lead to the following tutorial.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
This unique mod combines nine USB hubs for an ultra, uber USB hub ready for global domination. Unfortunately, there aren't specific instructions about how to do the technical wiring, but I'm sure the smarties that read this would be able to figure out how to pull this 31 port USB hub off.
Treat your minor cuts, scrapes and scratches with the incredible healing power of a Lucky Tiki designer bandage.
And if a cool bandage isn't enough to dry up your tears, how about a FREE TOY!
Includes a small toy to help make even the ouchiest owies feel all better in no time
Monday, June 12, 2006
The iPod has become an integral part of people’s lives, gaining iconic status along the way. With its latest product, leading consumer electronics marque Marantz, hopes to integrate this incredible design even further.
If you’re looking for a nice universal iPod dock you might be interested in the new Marantz IS201. The cool thing with this dock is due to the fact that it’s universal which means that you can plug in your iPod to any equipment you might have (well, not literally). It will be available in the end of June.
Along with the dock you get a nice remote, S-Video output, audio output, RS-232c output - and if you plug it into a TV or any other display you can view photos you might have on your iPod.
Take pictures that look as though Elvis is right next to you with the Elvis Camera! Picture the King as a surfer serenading you by tropical moonlight— as a handsome G.I. taking you for a stroll in the park. Follow the simple instructions, making certain to center your subject in the frame, then develop as you would any other disposable camera. Your 4" x 6" photos will magically feature 4 each of 6 different Elvis scenes--starring you! 24 exposures; built-in flash.
Despite being mostly a Windows boy myself, I'm really glad to see Google moving some of its apps to other platforms. Today Google announced the availability of Google Earth 4 Beta, which is a free download not just for Windows, but also for Mac OS X (yes, it's a universal binary) and Linux. Aside from going multi-platform, Google Earth 4 sports a new, sleeker interface, support for textured building models with SketchUp integration, and some KML improvements. Head over to the beta site to grab the new release.
Here's a groovin', versatile tote with both style and room to spare. Its velcro-enclosed clear vinyl sides hold two different authentic record jackets. Ours have Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Springsteen, Aerosmith, Joplin, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd or Kiss on one side and a random rock favorite on the second side. When you want a new look, exchange them for covers in your collection. Two amplifier knobs (that still turn) decorate the sides and the two-inch wide shoulder strap is adjustable. Because the album covers are drawn from many sources, we cannot fill specific requests for rock artists.
The most recognizable and unforgettable characters in the video game industry have teamed up to bring you the Nintendo Collector’s Edition of the world’s most popular board game, MONOPOLY. No controllers are necessary this time as you join forces with Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Kirby and others on a quest to defeat your opponents and own it all.
Everyone needs their space: Space to think, to read, to play, to entertain, to rest, to work, to sleep, to lounge and to live; each space being as unique as its occupant. Before Modern Cabana, options for increasing living space were limited. Adding a room or building a separate unit required permits and costly work with a contractor.
Bringing oil and vinegar into a single container is an often-attempted tableware design that rarely works smoothly, which makes this clever design pictured above all the more uniquely functional and great to look at. The piece allows for users to measure out exactly how much of each they want while separating the oil from the vinegar without the use of two compartments. The Salad Sunrise oil and vinegar bottle, designed by Arnout Visser, allows the vinegar to sit on top of the oil because of the different molecular structures of each substance. One nozzle is attached to the bottom of the pyrex glass container, and another to the top, each allowing for separate pouring of oil or vinegar.