I’m one of those people who really loves to program. There is just something, almost exhilarating, about writing a bit of code and having it do something. I’m sure it is the same for any one doing something creative, but I think programmers get a bad rap at times because … well … I don’t really know why. Programming is done in dark dank areas, far removed from anyone. Usually the programmer is head down in their code, only taking a moment to get another slice of pizza, or open a new can of pop. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve […]
Everything on this 1991 sale page is now on your phone (for the most part)…. And who remembers those good ol’ days when you could spend hours in a Radio Shack, looking at the new stuff or planning your next world domination creation. Maybe it was just me… I really miss those days of Radio Shack, CompUSA, Circuit City, even Fry’s. It was just a lot of fun to wander around the isles looking at new stuff, planning an upgrade, or just seeing what people created. I love online shopping, and shipping is so much better than back then, but […]
While listening to the radio during the morning commute to work the broadcaster brought up something that had me stop and think. He was reading an article from the National Enquirer (you know the big gossip rag here in the US) which had some article on the front page about Patrick Swayze and his fight with cancer. Basically the headline under the picture of Patrick said something like, “The End”. The broadcaster continued to comment about how sad it was that the Enquirer would do such a piece and use a headline that is so blatantly depressing and in overly […]
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Real DVD is a $50 program that will ship later this month and will let customers copy a DVD they own to their hard drives, legally. Since they’re not defeating the encryption, they are not violating the DMCA, and are enabling customers to take make a legal backup of a movie as provided by fair use.
I stumbled across a cool little feature on Amazon that everyone should check out. If you are a regular member, you’ll know about the wish lists you can create. Well, while trying to figure out how to mark some music I wanted, I stumbled across the coolest little thing they are offering. It’s called a “Universal Wish List“. In essence, you drag this little shortcut onto your browser’s toolbar and then go surfing. When you find something you just would love to have but you aren’t sure about spending the money … click the new little “Add to Wish List” […]