Thanksgiving weekend is now history and what a relaxing and joyful weekend. I hope you had a similar experience.
I am thankful for many things including 4 day weekends!
Do you like to create photo albums of different shapes and sizes and either save them or print them out? Well now you can.
Photocollage.com is a great site for creating all type of photo collages. You can save them, print them, post them on Facebook or just enjoy what you have created.
Check out this one http://www.shapecollage.com/online/?cid=b0k6xz68
Attention Itunes fans. You have some serious competition. Read on.
“Spotify is a peer-to-peer music streaming service; it’s a desktop application, but its content all comes via the cloud. Think of it as though the entire iTunes Music Store were actually just your library, and that instead of the poorly designed mess that it is, imagine that it was refreshingly streamlined, fast, and easy to search and use. That gives you a little bit of an idea what Spotify is like. It also works under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (using Wine).”
Be sure to watch the video.
I enjoyed video games back in the 80’s when the games were simpler and the story line kept you playing and they weren’t dependent on his res graphics to keep you attention. We now there is a web site that you can get all those old games that have been released as freeware or free to play.
Enjoy some of you old favorite games.
For all you political minded people who like to track what is going on in Washing D.C., checking on what lobbyist are doing is an important item.
This web site keeps track of all the lobbyist and what they are giving and to who. I am saving this for the 2010 election season to see what current senators are getting.
If you are like me you search the Internet for the best prices before you buy something. I found a very interesting site for comparing prices. It works a little different than most comparison sites so take a little time trying it out and you will find that it belongs in your search tools bookmarks.
Our friends at MPIA have done it again. They forced a small town to shut down their public WIFI because one person downloaded a movie. There are 2 ways to look at this. One is that a single person spoiled the free public WIFI for all, or 2, the MPIA is continuing its gestapo tactics. Either way, I feel sorry for the local IT guys who have to put up with all the political mess and extra work.
I just finished watch a couple of YouTube videos that impressed me very much. In these days with all the rap and hate music, it is good to see a young group doing great music that has a very positive note. Check it out.
From a Vietnam Veteran to all veterans.
This is your day an I am proud that you all have served your country to keep it as one United States.
Let us all say a prayer for all that have served and survived an an extra prayer for all those that pay the ultimate price protecting our past freedom. This freedom will continue as long as we can keep the politicians from amending any of the “BILL OF RIGHTS”.
The New York Times had an article yesterday about Florida and South Carolina judges refusing to let their states produce a Christian license plate. It is a real sad state of affairs when these type of anti American Christian groups have more political pull then the common American. Read the article for yourself. I am dismayed.
Montgomery county Maryland has a great traffic computer. It keeps traffic moving based on traffic flow and works well. That is until it crashes and a massive traffic congestion occurs. It was down for quite a while while the engineers tried to fix it. What I want to know is where was the backup computer to take over when this mess happened.
Read the story an watch the TV news video here.
I want some of this stuff for my use.
A coating developed at the University of Pittsburgh repels freezing rain and could be applied easily to roads, planes and power lines, researchers said.
The nano particle coating developed in the Swanson School of Engineering belongs to a class of water repellants known as superhydrophobic coatings, doctoral student Liangliang Cao said in a release Thursday.
The coating was inspired by water-resistant Lotus leaves, which have microscopic ridges that reduce the surface area to which water can adhere, Cao said.
Cao’s team created resins from nano particles of silica and applied it to frozen aluminum plates to simulate freezing rain. Resins with silica particles less than 50 nanometers in size completely prevented icing, Cao said.
Water touched the air pockets between the particles and fell away without freezing. Cao produced similar results when he used the coating on a commercial satellite dish, the university said.
Copyright 2009 by United Press International
Since Halloween was last night….
Is it possible to build a scientifically designed haunted room or haunted house? Wired magazine blog site has a story about such a room that was built.
See what the outcome was of their project here.
Have you wanted a barcode with your name or something really special to fool people? How about a custom bar code for …
Anyway this site let you make a standard UCC/EAN-128 or GS1 DataBar Expanded barcode. Strange but so is Halloween.
Thing to use on or after Halloween.
In the cool stuff section, how about a pair of bicycle pedals that have red LED lights built in so you always have night light. These require no batteries and when you pedal they generate the electricity to power the LED’s.
This is from a blog I read that says that these are the best indoor plant to create oxygen.
“1. Areca Palm – You need at least four shoulder-height plants per person in the building and, if you are living in a polluted city, make sure you wipe the Palm leaves every single day for the plant to effectively convert Carbon dioxide into Oxygen.
You should in fact grow two sets of Areca Palm’s — keep the other set outdoors and rotate that set with the indoor one every 3-4 months.
2. Snake Plant — Unlike most plants which release Carbon-dioxide at night, Snake Plant (also known as Mother-in-law’s Tongue) does the reverse as it converts CO2 into Oxygen at night so you can safely keep it inside the bedroom.
You need at least 6 to 8 waist height plants per person to improve the indoor air quality to a healthy level.
3. Money Plant — Other than releasing oxygen in the air, money plant can also eliminate formaldehyde from the air that is commonly released by cigarette smoke and adhesives (used with wood furnishings).”
If you recently purchased the new Windows 7 from Microsoft or plan to purchase it in the near future, you can get a bunch of free themes from Microsoft.
While talking about the new Windows 7 here is a list of some of the keyboard shortcuts used on Windows 7.
• Win+Home: Clear all but the active window.
• Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
• Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
• Shift+Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window vertically.
• Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized.
• Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor.
• Shift+Win+Left/Right arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right..