Monthly Archives: July 2004

general July 26, 2004 posted by

Geek comfort.

The Plasma2 System Around $1970.00 complete. ‘The Plasma2 System is a simple, two-part system that combines the infinitely adjustable Stance angle chair with its office companion, the adjustable Plasma2 monitor and keyboard positioning unit. The entire workstation features advanced, patented technology and high-quality construction…It transcends every ergonomically-designed computer chair or workstation on the market today because it responds infinitely to your need for movementófar beyond mere lumbar support, or height adjustments.’

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

SoundFlips.

SoundFlips. ‘Non-Slip, Lightweight and Comfortable ear warmers…’ combined with stereo headphones. Just right for listening to cool music in a blizzard. $39.95.

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

Jaromatic.

Jaromatic. ‘Most jars and bottles are just too hard for many people to open, especially those who are physically challenged. Place the jar in the appliance, close the door, and press the switch. JAROMATIC automatically adjusts to the proper height, twists the lid to break the seal, then returns to the start, ready for use again. The lid is not removed, but is sufficiently loosened so that all that’s needed is to rotate the lid off, easily done with the…

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

G-Metrics.

G-Metrics. ‘Watch the googlecount [the number of results returned by google for a given query] of your favorite site or “keyword”‘

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

Plone.

Just stumbled across Plone. ‘a user friendly and powerful [Open Source] Content Management System.’ Looks rather nice!

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

Fixing fakes.

Fixing photo fakes. ‘Farid and Dartmouth graduate student Alin Popescu have developed a mathematical technique to tell the difference between a “real” image and one that’s been fiddled with…The Dartmouth algorithm…can determine if someone has manipulated the photos, like blending two photos into one, or adding or taking away objects or people in an image.’

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

Razz, razz.

The Razz Handset. Baby, bugle, chicken, drum and other silly sounds on tap as needed. $14.95. Use it with your boss, why don’t you? ‘Tired of boring phone conversations? The Razz handset lets you seamlessly insert 10 funny sounds directly into your phone calls, outgoing messages and voice mails — all with the click of a button.’

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

Who’s a posh little pet, den?

The Fab Imperial Bed and Crown Toy. Limited edition for just $350.00. And the toy squeaks! ‘For your little Czar or Czarina we designed this fabulous faux jewel encrusted Imperial bed with its own Imperial Crown toy. Covered in deep royal blue velvet and lined in gold velour, this handcrafted bed will be the talk of the town.’

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

Coco lives.

The world’s largest clown museum. Over 20,000 clown figures, dolls, paintings, posters and gift shop materials. Local pickup only. Unfortunately it didn’t sell (starting bid $425,000). Shame. ‘THIS IS ONE MANS PASSION THAT HAS TAKEN HIS LIFETIME (43 YEARS) TO ACCUMULATE AND CREATE THE MOST FANTASTIC AND REMARKABLE COLLECTION…DUE TO THE OWNERS ILL HEALTH AND AGE 76, THE ENTIRE CONTENTS NEEDS [sic] TO BE SOLD. ‘

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

Right, right?

Pedestrian Turn Signals. Mandatory for New York rush hour. ‘Pedestrian Turn Signals have snug, thin wires that fit around your earlobe. Use the attached remote to choose which ear you want to light up, or light up both to show your [sic] braking!!’

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

UV, you see.

So there you are at the beach. But you’re missing something. What is it? Ah yes, it’s the Lighted Compact Mirror with built-in UV detector. ‘Cause nobody likes burnt toast! $19.95.

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general July 23, 2004 posted by

Speaka da lingo?

Lingo! Flat rate unlimited international US, Canada and Western Europe landline calls using voice over IP. The future is almost here.

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general July 22, 2004 posted by

Bike-o-Meter.

The Siemens Bike-o-Meter for the M65 phone. Drive that bike! ‘Transform your M65 into a multi media cyclist cockpit. This helpful companion will keep you informed about how fast you are going and how far you have gone. Or let the Bike-o-Meter calculate your average and maximum speed for you. Even route planning features are integrated into this unique mobile cyclometer device.’

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