Monthly Archives: September 2004

general September 22, 2004 posted by

ERUNT.

ERUNT, short, sweet and simple registry backup and restore for Windows. Free and very essential! (The Registry Optimizer utility is also worth a visit methinks).

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general September 22, 2004 posted by

Totem.

Totem is an interesting idea. Basically software for creating biographies, a kind of multimedia genealogy program. Perhaps it is time we started looking to preserve our history in more efficient ways? ‘Totem transforms a personal computer and an inexpensive web-cam or video camera into an efficient system for conducting interviews and creating multimedia biographies…Now it’s easier than ever to document living history…all the tools you need to ask your loved ones the right questions, record their answers, and create multimedia…

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general September 22, 2004 posted by

Test your VOIP.

Test Your VOIP. A cool little online Java app which gives an idea of how well your connection will work for voice over IP calls. Definitely worth a bookmark.

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general September 22, 2004 posted by

Music short.

A short but interesting article on stuff relating to the music biz. Best bit comes at the end. ‘In addition, the NARIP-supplied “iTunes Artist-Producer Royalty Calculation” sheet was fascinating because it answers the question all artists on iTunes keep asking: “How much of a 99-cent download do I get to keep?” While indie artists do better, for major label artists, Apple collects 34 cents, the label keeps 55 cents, and the artist gets a dime. Ah yes, a dime. Some…

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general September 22, 2004 posted by

Real Simple Shopping.

Real Simple Shopping supplies special offers, bargains and shopping promotions via RSS (geddit?). Quite clever really. ‘Why give away your email address to get your favorite marketer’s promotions. Using Real Simple Shopping, you can select your favorite marketers and product categories. As soon as the marketer sends out their email promotions, promotion code, or a great offer in a specific product category, your RSS feed will be updated.’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

iGo.

I think Madam needs to understand that the iGo is not so much a computer trolley, but more a work of art. Now if Madam would care to sign the cheque for $539.00 right….here? Thank you very much. ‘7 watt energy saving lamp, cable management compartment, digital hub panel, gel wrist rest, mouse pad, castor wheels.’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Nicely icy.

The I.C Can self cooling can. No pressure, no toxins, no gas, no kidding. ‘When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container. It is this patented vacuum-power which lowers the temperature so dramatically and quickly, leaving the beverage inside cool and refreshing.’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Barcode time.

The Barcode SS. I’m trying to work out why anyone would pay $144.65 for a watch that looks harder to use than a slide rule. But what do I know? …’this watch is equipped with a light up function that starts at 6 pm and goes on to 1 am every minute. The light up function is also activated when the time button is pressed during 1 am to 6 pm for 12 minutes after.’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Rugged rad.

The R9965 Portable Radio. Around the ruptured rock, the Roberts rugged radio ran. £80.00 complete with twin speakers and ‘rugged water resistant casing’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Laptop cooler.

The Laplogic Chinook T550. No, not a heavily armoured attack helicopter, but a heat protection and CPU cooling notebook computer travelling mat. Make embarrassing burns and abrasions a thing of the past, hurry! $44.95. ‘The graph on the right shows the CPU temperature at the end of 120 minutes. What a difference! The laptop CPU temperature was less with a Chinook LapPad than either the desk or a pillow. Not only do you stay cool, but so does your laptop!’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Huggy pair?

HugJackets. [Via Horizon 0] ‘HugJackets demand a deliberate act of union. An embrace between the two wearers activates, like in the case of the LoveJackets, a pattern of LEDs and a “bombastic” sound…When two people wearing a HugJacket embrace they actually power each other up through that pattern. The symbolic energy transfer becomes fully actualized and the embrace is instantly translated into an explosion of light and sound.’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Cuckoo phone.

You know those really really annoying mobile phone ringtones you hear out and about? Well how about getting a taste of that in your home with the Cuckoo Telephone? $49.95. ‘Four color painted bird that rocks and sounds when the telephone rings, or with the use of the demonstration button Wood grain texture treatment to give the appearance of real wood Desk or wall mountable Volume control’

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general September 21, 2004 posted by

Psst, wanna buy a phone?

Psst, wanna buy a phone? If so, Scott has one. Well actually he has around 90,000 of Siemens Xelibri…ahem… ‘overstock’ to sell. Priced from around $62.10 each for minimum 3000 order, FOB the Netherlands. I guess we can now surmise that Siemens didn’t sell that many of their fashion phones.

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general September 20, 2004 posted by

Boom, banga bang!

The Laks Baby Boom watch. Look forget Gucci, let’s talk goo-goo here instead. Fertile days, current week of pregnancy, 5000 potential baby names, expected due date? You need more? €90.00. [Via StyleBorg]

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