Archive for January, 2010
Do you want a quick and easy way to see the location of a street address without having to leave the webpage you are on? Now you can highlight a street address on a webpage, click the bookmaplet, and its location will be shown on a map.
To install Bookmaplet visit the website, grab the bookmarklet with your mouse, and drag it onto your “Bookmarks Toolbar”. Now you are ready to view the maps and images for street addresses that you may find while browsing.
When you find an address that you would like to see a map of highlight the address only, not any of the other information. Once you have highlighted the street address click on Bookmaplet…
The map will open in a popup window as shown here.
Currently the map window can’t be resized but it still offers all the regular functionality of googlemaps. If you want to see the map in a bigger window you can just select “Open in Google Maps” and a new browser window will open.
As well as this thing gets around I’m surprised the technology never really took off. I have no idea how many of these were built but apparently there are still a few on display at various locations. It sure looks strange but if you watch the video I think you’ll agree that it’s pretty impressive.
As unlikely as it may seem, Redmond actually has a thriving – though largely unsung – library of free applications available to download. And we’re not just talking about freeware cobbled together in bedrooms by people who don’t get out much.
We’re talking well-engineered, high-quality programs written by the same people who created Windows and all the rest. It’s stuff we’re sure that Microsoft would love to charge for, but with uncharacteristic benevolence, it’s chosen to give it away.
The only difficulty is finding the stuff : it’s hidden here and there in and around Microsoft’s sprawling website. Well, the folks at techradar played detective and tracked down the best free Microsoft apps.bookmark it, RSS feed.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. The tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.
The tweaker is a 345KB .exe file which does not require an install, but yet packs over 150 tweaks & settings. Simply download the zip file, extract its contents and run Ultimate Windows Tweaker.bookmark it, RSS feed.
|The Boogie Board from Improv Electronics features technology from Ohio’s Kent Displays called “Reflex LCD,” a pressure-sensitive, flexible plastic that requires zero power to retain what’s written on it and only a small watch battery to erase the screen.
Written and graphic images are created with an included stylus or any other instrument that will apply the desired pressure (even a finger nail). Unlike traditional LCDs that have a poor response to pressure, the Boogie Board’s Reflex LCD is highly responsive to variable amounts of pressure. This allows different line thicknesses to be easily created (great for sketching) and provides a writing experience very similar to paper and pencil.”
Since I started dabbling with guitars I’ve been looking at all of the cool toys that real guitarists use. I’ve decided that one day I’m going to buy a looping station. This video doesn’t actually show the looping station or how it’s used but it does a great job of showing how one person can record short loops that repeat themselves and make it sound like you’re playing with an entire band. You can tell that this guy really enjoys his looper… watch and listen to how he chuckles to himself at the end of the video.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.
Lockheed Martin’s new IronClad promises to let you carry your entire computer with you and securely use it on any public computer. Exact details are not published, but the drive is available with “at least” 8GB of storage, and includes 256-bit encryption, built-in virus protection, and a variety of networking features that will let organizations keep watch on individual drives and control what can or cannot be installed on them. No word on pricing, but Lockheed Martin is apparently ready to talk with any companies that are interested in using the drives.
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Many of my friends know that I took up guitar about 3 1/2 months ago. That’s probably why I haven’t been posting here near as much as I used to… I’ve been trying to spend a lot of time practicing. Wow, it’s a challenge, let me tell you. Anyway, I also find myself searching YouTube for guitarists that I like and want to start sharing them.
What I am most interested in is playing acoustical guitar and really like this song called Unseen Sunlight by David Mead.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.