Bobbin for Apples

The Apple Remote for the iPhone or iTouch is DABOMBDGD! Control you iTunes from anywhere under your wifi signal where your iPhone/iTouch and laptop are co-located.

Stone Cold Pic Manipulation

The FastStone Image Viewer does it all and is free. The two biggest features that I use all the time is the batch resize and rename tool. Try it! You'll like it!

"An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more."
- FastStone



It's just that simple to get a plethora of software!!

"The easiest way to get apps.

  1. Pick the apps you want.
  2. Start your customized installer.
  3. You're done!
Ninite works in the background 100% hands-free.
We install apps with default settings and say "no" to browser toolbars and other junk.
All we do is install the apps you choose. Not even Ninite is installed. "

- Ninite

RunKeeper Pro

So I have started running in the morning and wanted to do interval training as well as listen to music. The RunKeeper Pro gives audio cues every 5 minutes that updates me on my current mileage, pace and time. It also plays my music.

[via iTunes]


iPhone Ringtones

So I was perusing the iSmashPhone site and came across an article called How to Get Free iPhone Ringtones in Under One Minute. The site referred to is Audiko. You can either upload a song and then select a 40 sec. portion of the track as a ringtone or just download a pre-existing ringtone. Enjoy!

[via iSmashPhone]


iTips for the iPhone

So I just recently got an iPhone and am just loving it, but there is a wee bit of a learning curve. I found a site with about 20 (must know!) tips for users new to the iPhone experience.

[via iSmashPhone]


I can't believe Austin wasn't affected!

Evacuees came to Austin fleeing Ike in the Gulf of Mexico. I thought for sure that Austin would have to endure high winds and heavy rainfall, but we got only a few sprinkles. The Boston Globe has some really beautiful and heart wrenching pics of the distruction of Hurricane Ike. Now the rebuilding process begins for the evacuees.

Donation Sites:
Austin Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
American Red Cross
Salvation Army

"In its brief lifespan of only 13 days, Hurricane Ike wreaked great deal of havoc. Affecting several countries including Cuba, Haiti, and the United States, Ike is blamed for approximately 114 deaths (74 in Haiti alone), and damages that are still being tallied, with estimates topping $10 billion. Many shoreline communities of Galveston, Texas were wiped from the map by the winds, storm surge and the walls of debris pushed along by Ike - though Galveston was spared the level of disaster it suffered in 1900."
- Boston Globe

[via Digg]


How to keep the remaining herd alive?

As I get older, my mortality becomes more prevalent. I am trying to live healthier as I grow older to delay the inevitable. One thing that I am trying to preserve is my brain power. EcoSalon.com has a good article on brain food.

"On a deadline? Need to rally? Avoid the soda, vending machine snacks and tempting Starbucks pastries and go for these powerful brain boosters instead. The path to a bigger, better brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or weekly basis for results you will notice."
- EcoSalon.com

[via Digg]


Real Men Where a Goatee

The GoateeSaver has got to be a time saver. I totally enjoy my goatee, but I hate getting the sides straight and even when it has grown out too long. I also usually shave the whole thing off, if I booger up the sides as well. Then all of the chubby kid jokes come out of the wood work.

[via Gizmodo]

Robotics, Say What? BigDog!

BigDog is a level of robotics like I have never seen. Not that I see a lot of robotics in a typical day, but Boston Dynamics is doing some stuff with robotics that is off the hook!

"BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. BigDog’s control system manages the dynamics of its behavior to keep it balanced, steer, navigate, and regulate energetics as conditions vary. Sensors for locomotion include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a laser gyroscope, and a stereo vision system. Other sensors focus on the internal state of BigDog, monitoring the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, rpm, battery charge and others."
- Boston Dynamics