Monthly Archives: November 2002

general November 18, 2002 posted by

Vanity Web

The International High IQ Society site. Just the thing to appeal to all those clever-clog intellektuals cruising the Web. Spawned a long comment thread on Metafilter of course. Heh heh!

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general November 18, 2002 posted by

WAVSearch

WAVSearch.com is a search site devoted to bringing you sound clips from movies, television shows or individual celebrities. Quite a clever idea eh? WAVList.com is a search site devoted to bringing you sound clips from…. Mmm, do I detect a trend here? OK, so the latter hasn’t been updated since July, so maybe not a fair comparison.

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general November 18, 2002 posted by

Weird…

Mmm, seems like I’m not the only one to be hit by that insanity spam I mentioned earlier. Is this some kind of net cult in the making? Here’s a Yahoo! search page full of other victims which drifted across my web logs. Just do a search on [email protected]

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Linux phone

The Paron MPC is a Linux powered PDA with mobile phone built in. It also supports Bluetooth support and rather interestingly has a fingerprint identification pad included as standard. Hmm, neat idea for a PDA phone. No idea on price but company blurb here.

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Linux tablet

Michael Robertson is promising to deliver a LindowsOS (i.e. Linux) powered DocuNote tablet computer (see below) for around $500.00. Which is definitely the right side of the ball park to entice purchasers. Mind you he’s justifying the lack of handwriting recognition (Lindows doesn’t support it, of course) by saying that nobody wants it anyway. Nice argument. Your call Mr Buyer. Watch out for it early next year. [via boingboing]

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Travel pics

The Veo PhotoTraveller digital camera add-on for Palm PDAs plugs straight into the SD slot of your Palm. It’s got a swivel head for self portraits an’ stuff, and costs around $99.00. There’s also a special version for the PocketPC.

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Your flexible friend

The Flexis FX100 flexible silicon keyboard seems like an interesting solution to the PDA typing dilemma. It’s got all the keys and it wraps around the PDA, so what more could you ask for? Priced at around $59.95.

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Console on a stick

Mmm, this one’s definitely weird in a logical sort of way. The Atari Classic 10 in 1 doobry is a $19.99 joystick which comes with 10 old arcade games stored in its memory banks. That’s right, no console needed, just plug it into the back of yer TV. Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command. Oh yes! [via boingboing]

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general November 17, 2002 posted by

Ancient geeks

Ooh cool – the Computer Museum of America. Beautifully stylish pictures of golden era geeks in IBM type suits and ties gathered round lumpish grey mainframes. One for all those old DEC DP freaks! [via mikeslist]

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general November 16, 2002 posted by

Super savers

Some fabulously gorgeous OpenGL screensavers, done for our amusement and delectation. And free to boot. Wizard show!

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general November 15, 2002 posted by

Ultimate Christmas gifts

What do you give the guy or gal who has everything this Xmas? Well, apart from peace in the world and a copy of the Bible signed by the author, how about a $20 million trip to the International Space Station? You can find this and many, many more exotic – and let’s not forget expensive folks! – gifts at the SpaceStore.com. Don’t forget to write now, will’ya? [via boingboing] Including this oh-so-cute Little Astronaut Uniform at an unbeatable $94.95.

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general November 15, 2002 posted by

Txt to email

SMS2email provides a set of services offering SMS to Email and vice versa. There’s a free SMS to email service on their Web site, and you can sign up for more sophisticated stuff as needed. SMS is kool.

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general November 15, 2002 posted by

Where’s that remote gone?

I’m not sure that it’s such a good idea to name your remote control device Kameleon (it’s hard enough trying to locate the things down the back of sofas as it is) but even so this looks to be an interesting product. It’s basically one long-ish EL screen, which configures itself according to the function. Which makes it a sort of universal remote on steroids I suppose. Priced at 69.99. [via slashdot]

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general November 15, 2002 posted by

Monster search

Is the Monster Crawler search engine (‘Search all the major search engines with just one click’) as good as it sounds. Probably not, if only because as far as I can tell it doesn’t feature Google. Still, it’s worth a look.

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