Monthly Archives: January 2004

general January 27, 2004 posted by

Psst wanna be a pirate?

Hey, do you want to set up your own private web broadcasting service? Then hie thee to the RocketSauce Radio site and download the free software. Rock on, rebels!

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

Sounds good.

The Soundalot site features a load of free sound tools for Windows. Editors, schmeditors, drum machines, synths, midi, recorders et al. Worth a muso’s bookmark. See also the rather fab Database Audio site.

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

Sun dial.

The Suunto n3 watch is a Microsoft data powered thingy, which is huge, impractical (you fancy recharging your watch batteries every week?) and very expensive ($300.00). But hey, it’ll tell you what the weather’s like in Seattle. And…and….the data feed will set you back a cool $9.95 a month. Bargin’! Not.

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

USB vacuum cleaner.

The UA-009 USB powered vacuum cleaner [warning: PDF] is just perfect for cleaning out the breadcrumbs in yer laptop keyboard on a long flight. You poor sad muppet, you!

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

Chemical weapon?

Above, a 2000 year old battery found near Baghdad in Iraq. And just what did they use these vinegar powered batteries for anyway, their PalmLeaf PDAs? Amazing stuff! Just one of the many ‘Ancient Inventions‘ on this great site.

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

Photoshop magic.

A – very large – Japanese forum post showing in exquisite detail just how magical it can be to produce a piece of artwork from scratch with Photoshop. Is it real, or is it Photoshop?

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

NBOR.

Been playing with that new NBOR software we talked about earlier which is now available. Very complicated, can’t really see a use for it and to top it all off, it’s ugly. Very ugly.

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general January 27, 2004 posted by

The root of all…?

According to this Yahoo! release, the true ‘cost of happiness’ today is 2,658,144. Yep, that’s right. *Sigh* ‘Participants were asked to choose components for happiness from a comprehensive range of lifestyle criteria , the results proving that membership of the ‘millionaire’s club’ is no longer enough…Women were proven to be more demanding in their expectations of wealth and happiness…Surprisingly, aspirations to ‘spend it like Beckham’ get bigger with age…

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

PlusDeck2 review.

Recently received a PlusDeck2 PC Cassette Deck in for review. This innovative little Korean made device is basically a cassette drive which fits inside your PC, allowing you to copy back and forth between your hard disk and cassette tapes. Why would you want to do that, I hear you mutter? Well, for one thing it promises to make tape to hard disk conversions a lot more convenient. No more having to fiddle around at the back of your PC…

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

Toshiba librarian.

I have to say that the Toshiba RDX1 Video Library Station is one cool concept. Take a DVD RAM/DVD-R video recorder, add a humongous hard disk and then throw in some really smart software which will let you program in timer recording of 32 programmes for up to 2 months, will catalogue and index up to 3000 titles (complete with thumbnails, title and chapter names and disk spanning IDs) and will let you create DVD RAM backups of your programs…

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

Gumball rally.

The Route 66 Gumball Machine is a $2499.00, 6 foot tall, 3500 gumball holding toy for the heavily addicted nostalgic. As someone who once drove the Route 66 trail from New York to LA (or thereabouts as close as we could get), I think that I deserve one of these puppies gratis. Harumph!!!! ‘…this chrome-trimmed gumball machine is a full-scale replica of a 1950s-era gas pump. It has a lighted glass globe, gas hose, and nozzle…’

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

Storage in focus.

The QuickStream DV is a neat idea. A portable Firewire hard drive for storing your DV camcorder footage whilst you’re out and about. Priced from around $1000.00. ‘The QuickStream DV also has screw holes so you can attach the drive to your camera using the shoe adapter.’

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

Dressing up time.

The Digital Fashion people have a complete platform available for creating virtual fashion systems. Everything from makeup to full 360 degree ‘try before you buy’ clothes shopping technology. There’s also a very cool digital fashion show system too, watch the videos to see how lifelike the clothes look. Funky futuristic stuff again from the Japanese.

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general January 24, 2004 posted by

Aww…

The D-Cube. [Japanese] Aww…lookit de likkle iPod mini rip-off. Idn’t it cute, Marvin? Awww…..

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