Posts by Category: general

general January 18, 2002 posted by

Big shock! Fahim, the author of Blog gave The Ferret a mention and now people are reading it! Good grief. Whatever next? :-) Anyway it’s a really interesting feeling to be published and read by strangers. But enough already. And thanks to Jason for the nice email.


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general January 16, 2002 posted by

I’m sorry but this is scary. As far as I can tell Bid for Surgery is a sort of auction for…er…well medical services. You want your teeth fixed or bunions removed? Post your requirements up on the site (US only) and doctors will bid to do it. Yeah great. I’m really gonna take the lowest bid on laser eye surgery, no sweat. Thanks to Mike for link.


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general January 16, 2002 posted by

There’s a lot of funky and enjoyable things I got out of working as a dotcommer. One of them was meeting with and dealing with people like Scott here. OK, I never met him, but this is typical of the kind of thing they would/could and did do all the time during the ‘revolution’. C’mon, how many other CEOs do you know who would take a job at McDonalds to ‘stay in touch’?


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general January 16, 2002 posted by

I’m sorry I just can’t help myself with this one. I just LOVE these little PostPets. Aah! They’re so cute, and unlike those useless Tamagotchi things these little digital pets are actually useful. I mean they deliver your email for you for goodness sake! :-)


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general January 15, 2002 posted by

Update. Oh I’ve just realised what they’re trying to do at Google. Each story has multiple headlines from different sources, so you can scan different versions of the same headline story in one hit. Now that IS interesting.


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general January 15, 2002 posted by

The folks at Google look like they’re going to be taking no prisoners. Could they become the Microsoft of the Web? Here’s their latest little product – a news feed. Not sure how useful it will be to people outside the US, but you never know when those wacky Googlies do ya? :-)


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general January 12, 2002 posted by

Clock Fest. I just love this. Some really cool online clocks which show incredible ingenuity, creativity and artistry. Visit and be amazed. Thanks to the Metafilter thread and Paul Nagai’s fabulous clocks page for the links. They should all open up in their own windows and note that some need Shockwave and some need Java, and some take a little while to download. Be patient. :-) Pencil Ready? A selection of calendar clocks. Incredibly complex! Quirky but fun! Absolutely my…


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general January 11, 2002 posted by

Now this is NOWHERE as cool as the iPod, but it looks like it might be the closest competitor at the moment. The Rio Riot – quaint name guys! – has all the design cred of a Scottish haggis, but the capacity – and more especially the software features – look to be killer. The big loser? The fact that it only has a USB connection. Forgedaboutit folks. You think downloading 400 albums across USB is going to be fun?…


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general January 11, 2002 posted by

OK, so it’s not quite cricket, but I love these types of things. Not for nasty surveillance stuff, but more for the thought of the kind of fly on the wall things you could do with them. They’re just cool, especially the sunglasses camera. For a mere $1270 you can have a pair of 2.4GHz wireless shades with a colour wide angle camera embedded inside. Oooh yes.


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general January 10, 2002 posted by

Minolta has finally unveiled its Dimage X digital camera and it looks quite sweet from first looks. The key thing here is size. The digicam manufacturers have finally realised that size does matter when all you want is a carry anywhere camera to point and shoot. The result is – and will continue to be – a raft of funky little cameras like this. Thanks to Imaging Resource for the link.


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general January 9, 2002 posted by

Now here’s something interesting. The Americans are starting to roll out Powerline technology. That basically means being able to run your computers and stuff across a network by using standard electricity plugs in the wall. This is interesting because it could complement wireless networks in the home nicely. As the article says you’d use the plugs to hook up your stationary stuff like PCs, and use wireless to hook up laptops and PDAs. The best of both worlds. The top…


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general January 8, 2002 posted by

Not so sure that this is quite as cool, but if you’re in the right country it could be very useful. Ladies and Gennlemen, I present to you the world’s first Anti Mosquito software package. Written by a Thai programmer with obviously too much time on his hands. Apparently it works by broadcasting an audible sound at a mosquito unfriendly frequency around your PC. Clears the little pests for up to a 2 metres radius from the PC. Won’t run…


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general January 8, 2002 posted by

Some nice bits in from Mike’s List today. First up is this neat little 1GB plug in USB drive. The $900.00 price is not so hot, but these things are becoming way too cool for prices to remain this high. The convenience of carrying around a gig of storage (wow you could transport your whole library on a keyring! is just too neat. One thing though is that I’ve found that they’re not that transparent in terms of installation –…


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general January 6, 2002 posted by

I like new cool tools, and this simple utility is a doozy. Daily Rotation sits there in your Windows tray and with one left click of your mouse button you can load your next favourite Web page onto the screen. Simply load up the pages you go to a lot and off you go. Nice.


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general January 6, 2002 posted by

You’ve got to hand it to Michael Robertson, late of MP3 fame, he really does know how to work the media. Here, courtesy of the new and very cool Chris Pirillo.exe are some screen shots of his new Lindows product. For those with short memories, this is the ‘Linux running Windows programs’ gig. Keep up at the back there!


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