Thursday, October 22, 2009

One of the World's Best Jobs...

From "The World's Best Jobs"...

Google (GOOG) has hired two lucky young men to ride around France on dopey looking tricycles snapping up photos of historical sites that are inaccessible by car. This three-wheeler is a sight with its long pole holding nine cameras, a GPS, a computer and a generator. But the contraption tooling around the French capital needs all that gear to do its job – adding three-dimensional images to Google's Street View Maps.

The riders, wearing Google tee-shirts and white helmets, are visiting well-known sites such as the Chateau de Versailles, west of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg on the city's Left Bank or Les Halles, in the busy centre of the French capital.
More info

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cool site - is it safe? Google will advise you...

Google offers a free, online "Safe browsing diagnostic" page that you simply change the web address to the website you want to check for safe browsing.
For example, my website:

If you want to check your website, or any website, just copy this into your web browsers address bar and enter your website address after the "site=":


Monday, October 5, 2009

Google Earth Will Track Cars and People In Real Time...

Google Earth Will Track Cars and People In Real Time -- cool or scary?
Watch this video:

Read the full article here

Thursday, September 24, 2009

12 Coolest tables...

ok, this post isn't really about software, but these are some really cool tables.

View all 12 Coolest Tables

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Must have...

This is a little geeky, but it's really cool: Icon-only, Perma-Tabs for Gmail and Google Reader - read the article here

Monday, September 7, 2009

Weather1 - just released Vs. 8.07

Just released Vs. 8.07 of Weather1.
What's New:

  • Simplified "send message to support" feature.

  • Various satellite & radar image updates - especially under GOES Satellite listings.

  • Misc improvements.

Download here

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


KatMouse is cool, free mouse wheel enhancement for Windows that I've been using for several months now. Great tool!

The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering 'universal' scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly beneath the mouse cursor (not the one with the keyboard focus, which is default on Windows OSes). This is a major increase in the usefullness of the mouse wheel.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

You Don't Have to Ditch the Day Job...

Here are seven tips on how to launch a successful Internet outfit without leaving your desk:

  1. You need a co-founder and some cheerleaders.

  2. Pick a day or two per week when you always work, ideally in the same room as your co-founder(s).

  3. Have a boat-burning target.

  4. Pick an idea that is tractable.

  5. Understand that your first version will not be great.

  6. Spend extra time getting smarter about the stuff you don't know.

  7. Be sure you own your startup.

Read the full story and details here

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

(first) Twitter - from space

You can follow me on Twitter here.

You can learn more about Twitter here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

cool HD clips from Microsoft...

Here are some cool HD clips from Microsoft. The "Super Speedway" is a good one, as well as most of the others. Some are from IMAX. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Full-page screenshots is a free website that produces full screenshots of any website you give it. It produces a full screenshot, not just the topmost, visible section. It actually produces the full page. It takes about a minute, so be patient. You get a choice of jpg or png. The png is much better quality.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

E-Machine Shop... make your own tool or part...

Make your own plastic or metal part! This is very cool if you have any need to make a part, product, prototype, or anything out of plastic or metal. Their rates are quite affordable as well. It's very easy and has instant pricing.

Type of materials offered: Aluminum, Steel, Stainless steel, Copper, Sheet metal, Brass, Bronze, Wood, Nylon, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Acrylic, Plastic, Fiber Glass, Model wax and many more materials - download the software for the complete list. You can also request special materials and finishes.

Easily make parts for: Cars, Bikes, Aircraft, Musical instruments, Watercraft, Optical devices, Sensors, Models, Electronic devices, Enclosures, Clocks, Machinery, Engines, Furniture, Jewelry, Jigs, Telecom, Lighting, Medical devices, Photographic devices, Robots, Sculptures, Sound equipment, Sporting equipment, Tooling, Toys and more.

Visit >>

Weather1 updated...

Just released Beta version of Weather1 (8.06)! This version has a few fixes and improvements.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Microsoft Office Labs vision 2019 (montage + video)

Click the play button on the video:

<a href="" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Music - remixes from France

Here's a wide variety of music remixes that are definitely worth a listen - especially if you like the upbeat, remix style of music. Varied artists are represented, so you'll likely find some new artists to appreciate.

His audio blog home page:


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Convert bitmap images to clean vector art...

This is a great site/application that easily converts your bmp, jpg, gif or png to scalable, vector art (EPS) files. I tried a few myself and it does and excellent job.
The first two are free.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Handwriting Font Generator

Good post from Creattica blog: Have you ever wanted to turn your own handwriting into a font? will turn your handwritten text into a font. All you have to do is complete the handwriting tempate and scan it in. Check it out!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Car interfaces, gauges and speedometers...

How have they changed through the years? Here's an interesting article with lots of photos. The concept car clusters are very interesting... Although, I must admit the 2010 Mustang cluster looks odd with the mix of back-lit 'analog' gauges...
This full list is here:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

11 Quick Tips For More Usable Content

UX Booth Blog has an interesting article on more usable content.

MATRIX screensaver updated - new options

Version 3.6 is available for download. New features: ability to display a JPG within the matrix and set it's transparency. New purple color matrix available. Other misc. fixes.

Matrix screensaver info and download.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Left brain / Right brain.....the test...

Excellent test to challenge your left/right brain. Don't worry, this test only lasts about 1 minute!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Websites you'll wonder how you lived without

50 websites you'll wonder how you lived without? According to, these are essential sites to add to your bookmarks today

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2009 inauguration from space...

The 2009 Presidential inauguration from space. Half-meter resolution satellite image from GeoEye-1:

Click the image to visit the site:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

U.S. Flag screensaver - updated

It's been about 5 years since I updated this screensaver. I kept the old versions around, in-case someone still wants them. The new version (Version 3), supports any resolution and also supports dual monitors. Although, the newer version doesn't have quite the customized speed options as the old versions had.
Oh, and it's still FREE. Donations accepted... :)

Here's a similar animation of how it looks:

More info and download here:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sandboxie - have you heard of it? used it?

What is Sandboxie?
This is mostly for 'geeks' and 'power users'. If you're not very 'geeky', you probably won't be interested in Sandboxie. Sandboxie is a framework that runs your programs in an isolated space (a sandbox), keeping them from making permanent changes to other programs or files. This is an excellent solution to keeping your system safe if you install or test software regularly. This is also great for secure web browsing, enhanced privacy and keeping your Windows environment lean.

If you're a developer/programmer, Sandboxie allows you to run your program in a sandbox. No changes are made to your system - that are only made in the sandbox. When you're done, just delete the sandbox. That's it. Your system never knew it existed. All trace gone.

If you're concerned about security and privacy, and you're a little 'geeky', you may find this to be a great, must-have tool.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Spy Wear...

We should see more of this in the coming years. There's been SO much focus on the phone - why not develop/advance other common devices...such as the watch? Watches can do more for us. Here's what LG is working on: