Am I Finally a Cool Kid?

All the other kids are getting them and now I got one. So when I first posted about smartphones, I didn't know as much as I thought because this SPRINT PPC-6700 is a pocketpc. I can get email, IMs, browse the Internet and integrate with my work's MS Exchange servers. It is VERY cool.

Last night I was perusing the Net for cool pocketpc sites and found the following:

Most of the sites I found through PocketPCMag. They have a 2006 review of software as well as a $3400 bundle package of software for $250. It's worth a look.


Merry Christmas! 2006

Merry Christmas! For a good laugh I have linked to "A special tribute to Calvin, Hobbes and the Underappreciated Art of the Snowman."

If this doesn't make ya smile, then BAH-HUMBUG!

[via Digg]


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

Well I got some gamer achievement point playing Rainbow Six: Las Vegas this week. I also got some good posts in. I am psyched about next week because I am off all week! Whoo-Hooo! Enjoy.








NORAD Tracks Santa - 2006

The North Americaa Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa yet again this year. Nothing is sacred anymore. Soon others will learn his XMAS migratory patterns and try to duplicate them for their personal gain. ;-)

[via LifeHacker]

Couch Made of Mouse...Pads

SO someone made a couch outta 2000+ mouse pads. That is freakin crazy on a couple of fronts. The first is that someone had access to 2000+ mouse pads and are they new or used. The second is that someone even had the thought of such a quirky idea. How do ya keep from knocking the arms of the couch off?

[via Digg]


Free Licensed Software

Giveaway of the Day is a site that allows you to get a licensed copy of a software package free. Need I say more?

"Giveaway of the Day gives you one free commercial software application every day. What's the catch? Each program is available for 24 hours only, and you must install it the day you download it.

To clarify, the software doesn't expire after 24 hours. Rather, you have a 24-hour window in which to nab it and load it. But once that's done, it's yours to keep. Sweet!"
- LifeHacker

[via LifeHacker]


DownloadSquad and the 12 Days of Xmas

Recently DownloadSquad has done the 12 days of holiday downloads, Day 12: Windows and Mac. Tis the Season!

DownloadSquad has compiled all 12 days.

[via DownloadSquad]

For Cereal?

This is a cool idea of creating a cereal bar (cafe), Cereality, for people on the go. You get a chinese take out like box filled with cereal and a spoon that also serves as a straw. This is freakin awesome!

"When you walk up to a Cereality, something immediately feels familiar. That's because we serve dozens of brand-name cereals (both hot and cold), just waiting to be combined.

And ordering at Cereality is easy. Pick two cereals and a topping. Be creative. We'll mix it up, and then you add as much milk as you like (including soy and lactose-free). "
- Cereality

[via UrbanEola]

Red-Rover, Red-Rover, Send All PC Gamers Right Over

So I play XBOX 360, before that I played XBOX and before that I was a hardcore PC Gamer that was totally addicted to Unreal Tournament. I have friends who won't game with me now because they prefer mouse and a keyboard over a console controller. Well that is all now a thing of the past. These two worlds of console and pc gamers can now unite as one with the help of the XCM XFPS Xbox 360 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter.

[via Gizmodo]


Beta Blogger

If you haven't noticed, I have updated my blog to the new Beta Blogger. I had a few hiccups, but for the most part it is all good. Let me know what ya think. I still need to update my newer blogs with labels, but for the most part it is on the run.

GPS and Google Earth

I have been looking for a GPS for running and biking and this GPS combo is pretty cool. The Suunto GPS watch in combination with software allows data to be integrated into GoogleEarth. This would be great to visually recall that backpacking trip through Europe. [via Gizmodo]


Time Waster - Ice Slide

Ice Slide is what it is and it's a lot of fun.


Master Sniper

Hobbytron has the ultimate BB gun in the form of a sniper rifle. Imagine asking for the MasterSniper for Xmas...you'll shoot your eye out. ;-|

[via Gizmodo]

Choosing a Cell Phone Provider

Wired has a cool article on choosing a cell phone provider. What is important to you from a cell phone provider - cool phones, broadbad, customer service or multimedia features?

Non-Contact Thermometer Gun

So the first thing I think of when someone says non-contact thermometer gun is a cool way to take a sick kid's temperature. Can you tell I am not a parent? ;-)

[via CoolTools]

Got a camera that needs to stick around?

MonsterPod...sounds like an infestation of the scary time. This is actually a pretty unique camera pod that will adhere to mant different types of surfaces. PhotoJoJo gots it goin' on.

[via Crunchgear]

EarthWatts Power Supply

What are you doing to help reduce Global Warming? Antec is allowing us geeks to help out where we can with a energy efficient power supply called EarthWatts.

[via Gizmodo]

Over Drive of the Thumb Drive

Inveneo is a 501(c) Non-Profit Organization that is providing techology and infrastructure to third world countries. I now I have a couple of spare USB drives to donate.

"Inveneo, a non-profit social enterprise, offers a new alternative through its open, non-centralized and sustainable approach for providing ICT systems. Inveneo focuses on designing, integrating and supporting affordable technology systems that match the needs of people and organizations in under-served areas of the world. We provide complete, ready-to-install solutions. We share our designs, both equipment specifications and open source software, so that the systems can be created, adapted and supported locally. Our main goal is to make ICT more available and sustainable so that it can be used to by organizations to build capacity to deliver vital services and for people as tools to improve their lives."
- Inveneo

[via Engadget]


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

So XMAS is almost upon us. I really enjoyed my first week of winter vacation at school. I have thoroughly gamed this week. Life is good!








HowTo Find a Mechanic

Need an honest mechanic that will do good work? Don't we all need that! Well CarTalk will help you find one based upon user experience in your area.

[via LifeHacker]

GoodSync File Synchronizer

Geek.com does a good job of reviewing software, so I am going based upon their recommendation of GoodSync.

"GoodSync uses an innovative synchronization algorithm to synchronize your data between desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives and more. GoodSync combines bulletproof reliability with an extremely easy to use interface.

Most synchronization software claim to synchronize your files, but many simply copy from place to place. GoodSync offers true bi-directional synchronization, which prevents deletion of files and data loss."
- GoodSync

[via Geek.com]

Clamp Down on the New Belkin Surge Protection

The Belkin surge protectors are pretty sweet. I like the clamp-on surge protector the best-est.

[via GearDiary]

Gift Ideas based Upon Personality

How do you shop for someone who has everything? Well Gift.com let's you shop for someone by selecting different aspects of their personality or life.

[via LifeHacker]

Nuckin' Futs 2006 Year in Review

Check out the JibJab original 2006 Year in Review in a nutshell.

[via Digg]

Falling Squirrel Bird Feeder

Squirrels can wreck a birdfeeder and the Rollerfeeder™ is here to save our patience and bird feed from hitting the floor.

"The squirrels in our backyard begged us not to spread the news about Rollerfeeder™.

When you’re not enjoying watching the small birds feed in your backyard, you can watch as acrobatic squirrels are flipped harmlessly to the ground. A unique weighted system lets small birds dine, but absolutely "rejects" squirrels and large, nuisance birds."
- Solutions.com

[via SlashGear]

XMAS 2006 Online Controlled Lights

Don't want to install Xmas lights, then go online and control this fella's lights. Who'da thunk?

[via Digg]


2006 Weblog Awards

It's that time of year again to vote for your favorite Weblog of 2006. Many of the sites I read are nominated. I didn't make it again this year. ;-)

A Special Holiday Greeting

I got this Holiday Greeting in an email and thought it was hilarious, but I am also a HUGE fan of sarcasm. It definitely touches on most elements of spam and chain emails. Feel free to email it to someone who has blown up your inbox with such sh-tuff.

Merry Christmas to All

As another year will shortly be a memory, my heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me "forwards" over the past 12 months. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.

Extra thanks for the ones that I have to open 15 times to get to the message.

Special thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat crap in the glue on envelopes 'cause I now have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope.

Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason. Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer drink Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper, since the people who make these products are atheists who won't put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from, nor send packages by UPS, or FedEx, since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer answer the phone, because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer eat KFC, because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus, since I now have their recipe.

I no longer worry about my soul, because at last count I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer have any savings, because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time)

I no longer have any money at all -- but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program.

Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favor!

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 7 minutes, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM (EDT) this afternoon. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of mine's next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Why Windows Vista?

LifeHacker has a Q&A with Microsoft about Windows Vista. It is a pretty comprehensive list of questions that will help you decide on how & why to go forward with Windows Vista.

Tom's Hardware also has a 500 hour test of Windows Vista that you should check out as well.

Oh Snap! I forgot to add the preview.

Oh Snap! So I was perusing UrbanEola and realized Tavani implemented the Snap Preview functionality. I thought it was pretty slick, so I went and signed up for it.

Let me know what you think of it. If it is too much, then I can change it up.


MS-XBL Points Converter

The Microsoft XBOX 360 Xbox Live Marketplace is taking off with content such as games, TV shows and movies. The knowledge of how much those Microsoft Points are converting to cold hard cash is important.

[via Gizmodo]

Can You Digg It?

Which sites do the Top Diggers Read? is the blog entry by Naffziger's Net. The list is pretty interesting. I got some good RSS feeds from the list.

[via Digg]

Cheat Sheet for Video Sites

Who can remember all of the online video sites? I know of YouTube and Google Video, but ususally have to search for others. LightReading has put together an extensive list of online video sites. A video cheat site cheat sheet, if you will.

[via CrunchGear]

XMAS Tree - Mt. Dew Style

MDewTree.com has just that, a tree made out of mountain dew cans and a 2 liter bottle to boot. This is pretty freakin cool! I would say that assembling something like this would take a lot of time and energy, but if you drink the Mt Dew while making it, then it would just take a lot of time. The energy part is implied. ;-)

[via Make Magazine]


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

This week was a let down for blog due to HELL week at school. I had two group projects which involved public speaking. I dislike public speaking. Plus all of the writing I have been doing for school has left me empty for the blog. I apologize and will get the posts up on winter vacation.




Holiday Shipping Deadlines

If you don't have your XMAS shopping done, then you better get to it. DealHack has the shipping deadlines posted.

[via LifeHacker]


Kids and Scary Arse Santa Pics

This is hilarious, but only because it's not my kid. Not many of the Santas look scray, but a few do.

[via Digg]

Why I Got's to Wear a Helmet?

Have you ever been snowboarding and hit your head falling down the mountain? Well the first time I went snowboarding 5 years ago, I did that snowboarding out of the rental shop at SteamBoat. It hurt, it hurt bad...and I walked immediately back in and rented a helmet. Many of my friends mock me for wearing a helmet while snowboarding, so maybe the RibCap will alleviate the ridicule.

"Utilizing the incredible new d3o technology, Ribcap is designed for athletes that prefer not to wear a helmet, but would still like to protect themselves. d3o is a revolutionary new material that is soft and flexible during normal use, but upon impact its molecules lock together, stiffening the material and providing superior protection! The material then softens again immediately following impact! By combining a wool cap with d3o, Ribcap makes you look good while providing you with excellent protection!"
- DirtSurfer

[via CoolTools]

Music Your Way

MusikCube allows you to slice and dice your music the way you like it.

"Cube also makes transferring audio between home and work very easy with it's unique support for removable storage devices. A "removable storage device" is any flash memory, thumb drive, or portable mp3 player that acts as a hard disk when you plug it in."
- MusikCube

[via LifeHacker]

YouTube: Top 10 of All Time

It's worth a look!...and that's all I got's to say about that.

[via FatAdam]

Calorie Tracker for the Holidays and Beyond

Well we are in the season of food. From Halloween candy to New Year's day ham, the calorie counter is working overtime. TheDailyPlate can help track what you eat, so you'll know how much extra time will need to be spent in the gym.

[via Lifehacker]

HALO3 Trailer

This trailer created tears of joy. Darn allergies. Did I mention that I already have it pre-ordered and I successfully signed up for the Beta. Life is good!

[via TechEBlog]


Sprint to Your Email

Sprint is offering Sprint Mobile Email. This will allow you to check any POP and IMAP email accounts as well as Yahoo, AOL and Windows Live accounts.

[via Geek.com]

Da New Hot Potato

This shockball will liven up any party. You will be electrified. This new toy is cool and the results are shocking. I could go on, but I won't. ;-) This gift will go well with the sonic grenade to wake someone up.

Office Templates

A DumbLittleMan has traversed the Microsoft Office site to help categorize the plethora of templates available. Give it a whirl and see what ya think.

[via LifeHacker]

You Better Wakeup

Growing up, my mother would give us multiple warnings to get wake up and get ready for church, school or whatever. The final warning and straw would be followed by ice water to the feet, head or abdomen. The Sonic Grenade seems like it would be pretty effective.

"Simply pull the pin on this amusingly heartless device, lob it into the sleeper's room, yell 'fire in the hole!' and run for cover. Within ten seconds a piercingly loud, spectacularly annoying noise will blast from this comedy grenade's innards..."
- FireBox


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

Well this is my next to last week of school. The next week is HELL week with two group presentations and a final. I can't wait to be on XMAS vacation.







Tis the Season for Handicrafts

Etsy will allow you to buy and sell hand crafted pieces in time for the Holiday season. Could be a good way to get back at give to that special relative.

[via PCMag]

Do Something Green

This whole global warming has me a little freaked out, so anything to act locally to affect globally is cool.

"Ideal Bite was created in early 2005 as the ultimate online source of clever ideas that are good for both people and the planet. We empower our readers through tips, opinionated editorial and lively interaction. Facts and suggestions on green food, travel, products, services, and more are spoon-fed daily via email, and our editors' personal stories about using those tips are found in daily blog postings."
- IdealBite

[via PCMag]

HALO3 Beta

Checkout www.halo3.com for the HALO3 Beta Signup.
[via Geek.com]

HALO3 Beta is on the move. Pimps at Sea is the XBL game that is supposedly the beta. Make sure to keep updated with the Bungie site. There is also a possibility of getting signed up for the beta 12-4-2006.

[via 1UP]
[via Digg]