Angry Birds – The Peace Treaty

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 by Merlin.
Categories: Cell Phone, Computing, Game, iPad, iPhone, Movies, Video, Weird Stuff, YouTube.

This is such a great video – The Live Action Version of Angry Birds.

Sit back and Enjoy

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LaCie XtremKey 16 GB All-Terrain USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Posted on September 13th, 2010 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Communication, Computing, Gadgets, Life, Travel, Weird Stuff.

Just overhear this being talked about on one of the PodCast I listen too. But I forgot to write down which one I was enjoying at the time. But this LaCie XtremeKey 16 GB All-Terrain USB 2.0 Flash Drive seems to be the cat’s meow.

With many features such as a 2mm thick full metal casing.  It is hot, cold, water, pressure and drop resistant. But only when closed. This Drive has fantastic write and read performance. And this comes with a wear-resistant braided metal cable ring. And this device performs equally between PC’s and Mac’s.

As I mentioned the metal casing can withstand a truck up to 10 tons.

And this sturdy drive can survive 200° C or 392° F or survive the frigid temps as low as -50° C or -122° F

Plus up to 333 ft deep water resistance.

This is just a really cool drive and a 16GB Drive is $74 (9/13/2010)

I can’t wait to try one of these drives out. With the speed rated at 40MB/s Read and 30MB/s Write this could be a really nice drive to have with you. Having this when you need a some files or need to save files that you need to take with you or take back home can be a really life saver knowing they are really protected.

This can also be a great place to store all your confidential info and keep it with you at all times. What a better way then with something that is this disaster resistant. Yes you can keep some of your info in the clouds but what do you do when the connection to the clouds are severed.


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Flip Clock Screensaver for PC or Mac

Posted on January 17th, 2010 by Merlin.
Categories: Computing, Freeware, Gadgets, Life.

I have been looking for a good screensaver for my PC that will give me a nice looking flip clock on my desktop. And I finally found one. It is freeware from Check them out there are a few other screensavers and check out their wallpaper generators too.

fliqlo – is a quick and easy setup – and only has a few adjustments available the left right keys switch between 12 / 24 hour format and up down arrows increase or decrease the size of the clock.

I like this because I can see this from way across the room and even down the street if need be.

I like the clean simple look. Nothing fancy just a great looking flip clock.


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Cool Tool: Jott – Now in Open Beta

Posted on March 29th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Communication, Computing, Email, Notetaking, Web Service.

Cell Phone Using JottI just came across a new online service called Jott.

Jott has to be one of the most useful online web applications I have come across. I know I will be using this service as this solves many issues of being out and about and not being able to jott an (Such as an Idea, Phone Number, Web Address, Email to a Friend or Colleague, Note to Remember)

Basically Jott is the electronic version of the Post-It note on Steroids. This service is better then any PDA or SmartPhone because instead of having to
(1) pull out your PDA –
(2) then turning it on –
(3) pulling out the stylus –
(4) jotting the note down –
(5) saving and
(6) turningthe PDA off –

All you do is
(1) call a toll-free number and
(2) answer who you want to Jott – Such as by saying “Me” and
(3) then you are given a beep and you can record your message (Up to 30 Seconds) that will be transcribed and sent to your email.

What can be simpler.

And it is just as easy to send and email to a friend and or a colleague as well.

Jott is just as easy to setup and get started as well – Visit their site and register – It will take you under 5 mins to signup and verify your email and phone number. During this setup you get a chance to send your first test message to yourself to see how quickly this system works.

I went ahead and used the service to send several messages and several notes to myself today and found that I got the transcribes notes in my inbox under 15 mins. Plus you also get to listen to the original message on your Jott page inbox as well as being able to read the transcribed note.

So if you want to try out a free (Currently) service that will help you send and email, take a note and free up some time for you. Then Jott is for you.

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Backup your thoughts to Floppy Disk and Pencil???

Posted on February 23rd, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Art, Communication, Computing, Hack, Journaling, Notetaking, Office.

Floppy Diskette NotepadYes, you read the title right. Now you can keep your notes save and secure between two floppies. The people at have done it again and created a pretty cool item. They are calling it a Floppy Disk Journal. What they have done is to take two floppy diskettes and a small stack of paper cut to diskette size and put it all together with a plastic comb binder spine.

So, now you can use the power of the floppy again. They come in three different sizes (Floppy 3 1/2", 5 1/4" & 8") show this to some new computer users and they will not even know what this even is. It really has been a long time since I have used one of these diskettes. Almost everything I have is on cd, dvd, or a external hard drive.

The 3 1/2" was available in DD (Double Density) or a whopping 720k and in HD (High Density not High Def) which would hold about 1.44mb. In case you are interested Wikipedia has the history of Floppy Diskettes. Boy Times sure have changed. Now you can easily get 1GB, 2GB, or Higher in the form of a USB Flash Drive for under $50 and the smaller sizes under $20. I remember in the Late 80's going to a computer club and 3M stopping by to talk to us about their new 5 1/4 inch diskette and gave everyone at the meeting one floppy diskette in a really nice marketing folder. We where in awe as those diskettes cost about $25 to $30 a piece and not everyone even had a floppy drive back then. Many of the users were only using tape drives. Ah, those were the days. The day of black and white screens with colored plexiglass to make the screen easier to read and only 16k of memory in the computer. When you called up a BBS (Bulletin Board System) and waited sometimes hours to get a free line to connect. Just to see the latest ASCII Art and animation.

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Google Apps Keyboard Shortcuts (Free Chart)

Posted on January 22nd, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Computing, Google, Hack, Web Service.

Google App Short Cuts KeysI love using the different Google Apps (Calendar, Gmail, Docs, Maps, Video, Reader) And I have found out that one of the things that makes working with all the different Google Apps that much easier is the use of the Keyboard Shortcuts. Well, Smallwire has a nicely formated chart of all the Keyboard Shortcuts.

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