Monthly Archives: August 2004

general August 10, 2004 posted by

Save Ink?

Miller from Saveink emailed me with the Continuous Ink System for Epson printers. No price or tech details, just some photos which show something that will *definitely* void your warranty. But what the heck. ‘A newly designed product to replace cartridges used in all kinds of Epson printers. Many cartridge users complain have the incompetence and problems caused by using conventional cartridges. This encouraged us to do research and with the efforts of our knowledgeable technicians we developed this new…

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Join the dots.

The Symphony No 2 for Dot Matrix Printers. And why on earth did I not hear the first glorious symphony, eh? Totally, totally….um…well weird. ‘The Symphony for dot matrix printers is a work which transforms obsolete office technology into an instrument for musical performance. The Symphony focuses the listener’s attention on a nearly forgotten technology: the dot-matrix printer. Specifically, it employs the noises the printers make as the sole sound source for a musical composition. Leaving the constituent elements untouched,…

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Handi Andi.

The Ferret has been a fan of the Andi Links portal for ever. Well, long before the Internet was invented by Al Gore at any rate. Over 28,000 links, and now she’s gone and updated it and made it look all fantabulous. Sheesh, an awesome labour of love if I may say so, ma’am. Check out the ixquick meta search engine from there too. Nice.

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10 second movies.

The 10 Second Film Festival. Instant entertainment for the attention deficit universe. Some fun stuff. ‘The Ten Second Film Festival is the shortest, most challenging film festival on earth. All the films in the festival are 10 seconds or less and can be made using anything from a video camera, computer animation, web cam, flash animations, CCTV or whatever else you can get your hands on. You can watch it on the web, mobile phones, PDAs and in cinemas and…

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general August 9, 2004 posted by

Gumstix.

The Gumstix Waysmall 200ax-bt Computer. With 200MHz, Bluetooth on board, MMC slot, USB 64MB SDRAM. About cigarette lighter sized (8.3×3.6×1.5 cm). Uses a board that weighs less than 2 teaspoons of water. $184.00. Golly!

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Moggie mount.

The Computer Monitor Perch. For cats, like. ‘Securely attaches with Velcro, this is the best way to keep your cat off your keyboard. The perch is padded with a hypoallergenic polyester filling for your cats sleeping enjoyment.’ [I feel a pet week coming on.]

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Doggone.

PatioPark. Real grass and a mock fire hydrant? These dogs live better than I do. $260.00. ‘No more late night walks. The Patio Park is a dog potty and training aid for your terrace, garage, office and more..Features a charming picket fence, mock fire hydrant and REAL GRASS, turning your terrace into Central Park for your pooch…The self irrigating system promotes even watering; just add water to the reservoirs and the irrigation strips absorb and distribute it for you.’

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Oy you, shut it!

The Talking Cellphone Detector. 149.99. There’s a joke here somewhere, but can I find it? Pah! ‘When this model detects a signal it will broadcast the pre-recorded warning message, you may record your own message which can be up to 20 seconds in length. The unit is very easy to install and simple to use…’Please note that the cell phone detectors will not pick up phones that are switched off or on standby (unless they are sending out an auto…

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Hot to trot?

The Stunning Ring. $39.95. So, am I hot or not? ‘THE STUNNING RING ring uses the strongest pepper spray formula available on the market today. The formula has the industry’s highest heat rating of 2 million SHU (compared to a jalapeno pepper, which is 5000 SHU), which severely affects the mucous membranes (eyes and respiratory systems). The ring has 2-3 one second burst and has an effective range of 12 inches.’

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Tooth or claw?

ToothbrushExpress. A toothbrush subscription service? It’s not a Netflix clone thank goodness, because as far as I can tell you don’t return the old brush…yeeeuw…for someone else to use. ‘ToothbrushExpress.com is a unique toothbrush replacement service delivering to your home a new replacement toothbrush and other oral health care products on your preferred replacement schedule: monthly, bimonthly, quarterly or semi-annually.’ [I think I prefer the Giant Toothbrush concept.]

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Using Linux with a Treo 600.

Kevin Boone’s Using Linux with the PalmOne Treo 600. The rather interesting bit is getting the Treo to work as an external modem for your Linux box. Super geeky! [Thanks Marc!]

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Fat Fingers.

Long time Ferrrety reader and good egg Mike the Radix has launched a new website called Fat Fingers. It’s a search engine for misspelled eBay auction listings. A most excellent idea. ‘Thousands of items on eBay are listed with misspelled descriptions. These items often expire with no bids on them as no-one can find them. Type in a keyword below and click the Generate button. Then click the ‘Find on eBay’ link and uncover those hidden gems…’

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Bitmunk.

Bitmunk. Well, it’s a search engine. Yep, definitely a search engine. To do with music and stuff. Beta version. Figured that out. But must confess, I cannot for the life of me work out what the purpose of it is. Or even how it works. Maybe you’ll have better luck. ‘Bitmunk is a place for people to buy and sell digital music, books, television, and movies. We strive to provide the best prices and download choices for the media that…

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1001 things to do with liquid nitrogen.

1001 things to do with liquid nitrogen. What it says. ‘Freeze a can of shaving cream and then peel the can away from the cream. Put the canless cream into someone’s car. Let the oven-like heat from the car’s sitting in the sun defrost the shaving cream. 2 cans will fill an entire car. (Coulter C. Henry, Jr.)’

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