Monthly Archives: September 2004

general September 27, 2004 posted by

Plush sounds.

Plush Radios make sense. Don’t they? Plush. Plush. Now there’s a strange word if you repeat it too often. Plush. Hmmm, plush. PlushPlushPlushPlush…. [That’s enough – Ed]

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general September 27, 2004 posted by

Supersize me!

I tell you, that PSP looks BIG, don’t it? Do you suppose that’s because of the battery pack, or am I being a tad unfair here? And apparently PSP buyers get a free tech support lady with every purchase. Which of course could cause problems with the warranty returns.

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general September 27, 2004 posted by

Gnomeradio.

Gnomeradio and Grouper are two new tools in the never ending search for cool ways to find and share music. Isn’t innovation wonderful? ‘The best way to become acquainted with Gnomoradio is to listen to the “Radio” playlist that the program creates at startup. It will randomly play the music on your hard drive, and occasionally, it will download and play a freely licensed song that is recommended to you from the internet! All you have to do is push…

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general September 27, 2004 posted by

Turbine torque.

Is it logical to spend $200,000 on an MTT Turbine Superbike? Is it? No really, is it? Answers on a hospital stretcher please to…. ‘Powered by a Rolls Royce-Allison gas turbine engine, the SUPERBIKE has demonstrated over 300 hp and 425 ft/lbs of torque on the Dyno Jet 200 and has been clocked at a record-breaking 227 mph.’

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general September 27, 2004 posted by

Gettin’ the skinny.

Skin Deep. A searchable database of personal care ingredients. What to buy, what to avoid. Not recommended for the paranoid. ‘EWG’s Searchable Product Guide lets you see what’s known about the potential health risks from the personal care products you use every day.

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Dowser.

Dowser. Open Source app for Mac and Windows. Interesting, especially the local cache stuff. ‘Dowser is a research tool for the web. It clusters results from major search engines, associates words that appear in previous searches, and keeps a local cache of all the results you click on in a searchable database. It helps you keep track of what you find on the web.’

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general September 27, 2004 posted by

Letter post.

For Sale – Amazingly Versatile 7-Letter Kit. Current bid – $640.00. ‘These letters have had a fascinating history and brought good fortune to the previous owner, but alas, they had to liquidate them to make room for a new shipment of letters….WARNING! Improper placement of W may result in lawsuits. Use at your own risk!…Previously kept outdoors, but in a mild San Diego climate so they have not been exposed to freezing or harsh temperatures..

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

Wireless when?

The Ferret has absolutely no need for a desk clamped Cable Safe. Nope. Not at all. No sirree. $31.45. ‘Lift all your cable clutter off the floor, Keep cables organized & tangle free, Enjoy beautiful clear floors, Contains Everything You Need to Organize 12-14 Cables!’

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

A rose by any other name…

Know how to really impress her? Give her a Recording Rose. No really, she’ll love it. Honest. ‘Rose recorder is available for use as promotional and premium gifts…Recording your words to your lover (etc: i miss you, i love you…) at the valentine’s day.’

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

E=quarter to four.

The Albert Einstein watch. Apparently this calculator watch will enable you to work out the intricate formulae of the time/space continuum without breaking sweat. Maybe. $25.00.

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

Coloradio.

I admit to a fascination for good looking retro gadgets. The Coloradio presented here is an example. $99.95.

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

Cake croon.

The plummeting price of memory does have its drawbacks you know, like this cake cutter which sings Happy Birthday. Please don’t let them think of adding audio to any other kitchen utensils, please.

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

Music biz redux.

Must read LA Weekly article from Alec Bemis on the whole record industry/music biz thang. Very perceptive even if you don’t agree with all the conclusions.

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general September 24, 2004 posted by

Clever keys.

CleverKeys. Mac, Windows and clever. ‘CleverKeys is free software that provides instant access to definitions at Dictionary.com, synonyms at Thesaurus.com, and more from almost all Windows or Mac OS programs, including word processors, Web browsers and most e-mail programs. With CleverKeys, the answers are just a click away.’

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