Check this out. A website that emulates DOS via AJAX. Thats cool.
The iPod 5G (aka. Video) is suppose to drop in stores this week. What the heck was Apple thinking by doing this? I mean come on, it hasn’t even been a year since the iPod Nanos dropped, and here its—the new 5G!
Besides that, I am wondering whether upgrading to a 30GB 5G is even worth it and a smarth move. The pros that I see with the 5G over my Photo would probably be:
- the video of course!
- lighter and smaller form factor
- sleeker design
And the cons would be:
- the price difference I’ll need to cover when I upgrade
- time it’ll take me to re-organize and synch with the new iPod and my PC
- the money I need to spend in terms of accessories for it (i.e. cover, fm transmitter, etc.)
- accessories that used the top-connector would be absolete with it
I guess one major factor that needs to be addressed would be, “will I even enjoy watching a movie for 1–3 hours on a 2.5‑inch, 320 x 240 pixel display?” Right now, I don’t think so. Just imagine holding your iPod and having it in a comfortable position were your neck won’t be sore after watching a movie. I just can not see any scenarios right now were this would be beneficial.
Besides, I just freaking went eBay crazy these past couple of days. They were mostly sporting good purchases consisting of the following:
- Columbia 300 Ricochet Rebound Bowling Ball (14lbs. 3oz.)
- Mizuno Crush 2 Baseball Bat (34 inches, 27 ounces)
- Knobcuffs (for my bats)
Not to mention, I’m looking into investing into some serious glass for my photography addiction. Alas, technology… it gets better by the minute. I just hope people do as well.
1–800-FREE-411 provides a great service that eliminates those nasty $1‑plus charges when connecting to the business(es) you call about. Hows this possible? Before you get the phone number, you get an ad with special offers from other local, top-rated businesses. Its then up to you to bite at the offer, or proceed to get the phone number.
Anyways, FREE is always good. Its just a matter of having the time to wait for that FREE assistance, or not. A simple way to figure out if this is for you (or not) is by simply asking yourself: “Do I like those pre-movie advertisements?”
This past weekend, I saw the light. At least it turning off on my cellphone. I had the LG 4050 for almost 2 years now. I had suffered with it after the first year because of its crappy software. Never really got the time to go to a Cingular store and have them update it cause they phased it out after a couple of months from its release.
So, being the trooper, I decided to just suck it up. But this past weekend, it just started bugging out. Meanwhile, inquiring with the homies and their phones, I decided between the following:
- Motorola Razr V3 (Black)
- Motorola v551
- Samsung e317
- Audiovox SMT5600
- Nokia 6230
Now I know you might think that thats waaaay too much for a cellphone. But the fact is, I use my BB store credit card. What does that mean? Well, low monthly payments and no interest for 6‑months. I got the 2‑year PSP just in case something goes wrong with it. I use to like Cingular’s warranty thing but since a lot of people took advantage of it, they changed it so that you pretty much have to pay extra once you get a replacement phone.
Anyways, I’m pretty stoked while playing around with the features on this phone. Then decided that I’ll probably give it a go and try it out; and if I don’t like it, just return it within 30-days. So I started transferring my contacts between phones.
I have an old 32k sim card (which needs to be upgraded by Cingular), so I had about 60+ numbers on the LG’s memory. I transferred and copied from the SIM to the v551 first. That went well. I then deleted the SIM card to make room and transfer the remaining numbers from the LG to it.
After doing that, I slapped it on to the v551 and started the process of dumping the other 60+ to the phone. Meanwhile, I guess I forgot that I was trying on the Alarm Clock feature (or something else), so while on the copy process of the phone, it exited out of that screen and onto the alarm. Blah!
So there you go, from 250+ numbers to about 59. *sigh*
If you are reading this, just assume that I don’t have your contact number. Please go ahead and shoot me an email with your number(s).
From my mind to yours, technology can sometimes be time-consuming rather than productive.
So what can be the coolest page you have ever been to on the net? Well, its simple. The one that you just created and customized. How you may ask? Why not find out over at Protopage.
But what exactly is it?
Protopage makes it easier for you to get to your favorite web sites.
Create a page, put your links and sticky notes on it, and save it as your new browser start page.
With my experience, in the quick 10 minutes of using it, its more for those that need to easily transport their sticky notes from home to work and vice-versa. Its an alternative for those of us who don’t have time to make a personal homepage where to-do-lists, new web links and lotto numbers might reside. A cool thing about it is—its AJAXibility (just made it up, don’t wear it out).
You can change the layout of your notes; the color of your background/foreground; the image/wallpaper of your homepage; and many more. All of this in real-time. By the way, did I mention that its FREE!
The only thing that might be of a “fine-print” material would be this part (below their registration form):
We ask for your email address so that we can send your password to you if you forget it, and to send you occasional news about Protopage. We respect your privacy. You can opt out of the Protopage news emails at any time.
Otherwise, go give it a try. I’m pretty sure it’ll be of good use for those always on-the-go. As well as those who are always in need of a service that helps them manage this clutter-verb we call “web-surfing.”