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Friday YouTube: Ballad of a WiFi Hero

Anyone who watches Archer or Bob’s Burgers will recognize the voice of H. Jon Benjamin in this excellent animation of a McSweeney’s Mike Lacher piece “In [...]

March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Slow Tuesday Night

I don’t know how many of you have G-mail, or spend any particular amount of time following technology related news. I don’t follow with any tremendous devotion, [...]

February 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

Authors Find a Second Life?

Tobias Buckell (author of Crystal Rain) has called for science fiction writers of all types to get together online in the virtual world of Second Life. He’s got others [...]

March 22, 2007 // 0 Comments


I stumbled across a streaming music site a few weeks ago. It’s called Pandora and it rocks. What’s special about it is that it uses “recommended if you [...]

August 12, 2006 // 3 Comments

A Book on a Stick

File under: Useless Devices. Numley, a “Web 2.0 copyright and DRM (digital rights management) corporation”, has created a BookFob, a USB stick that contains [...]

May 30, 2006 // 6 Comments

Google to Broker Online Book Sales

From a ZDNet article: The new offering would allow people to sign in and purchase immediate, browser-based access to books, Google said on its site. Purchasers would not, [...]

March 15, 2006 // 1 Comment

There’s a New Google Toolbar in Town

Google will soon be releasing an updated version of their awesome Google Toolbar. For now you can download the beta New features include: Adding custom button – This [...]

January 30, 2006 // 2 Comments


Douglas Rushkoff has made available hos 1994 book Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace available online. Publishers Weekly describes it thusly: This heady report takes [...]

December 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Foxit PDF Reader

I’m not saying that the PDF document format sucks, but it does. OK, maybe I am saying that. The point is that my biggest gripe with PDF is the slow load times and [...]

September 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

8 Stupid Mobile Technologies

Mobile Magazine has an article listing the 8 Stupid Mobile Technologies. The winners? MP3 Bluetooth Cell Phone Service Microsoft Windows The Internal Combustion Engine [...]

August 25, 2005 // 5 Comments

Windows Update Now Requires Piracy Check

In an effort to stem piracy of its Windows software, Microsoft now requires a validation check before proceeding with the update feature. Users of Windows Update will be [...]

July 26, 2005 // 4 Comments

Still Lovin’ The WiFi!

I’m vacationing, relaxing, visiting family. For kicks (because this is how I get my kicks) I use my PDA to check for WiFi connections. I’ve found 3 free [...]

July 23, 2005 // 5 Comments

Supreme Court Rules Against File Swapping

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that peer-to-peer companies such as Grokster could be held responsible for the copyright piracy on their networks. This is a big win for the [...]

June 27, 2005 // 11 Comments

Star Wars your PC

Ever wanted to add Star Wars to your life, such that it was always there, never far from mind? If so, then maybe making a TIE Fighter-based computer + desk is for you. Like [...]

June 5, 2005 // 0 Comments


More bad news for the movie studios – there’s a new way to share movies in (Tinsel) town. RatDVD is software that rips a DVD including bonus features and tracks. [...]

June 4, 2005 // 3 Comments

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