Aaron's Day Off
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Best Bluetooth Headset?
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Summer is nearly here
So what better time of year to bring out that old Solar Necklace you have sitting in your wardrobe, and keep your iPhone charged up for a whole day?
I'm wondering just how sharp the corner of those panels are, and whether or not you get the free sunscreen you're obviously going to need to avoid skin cancer after a couple of years of sunning yourself for a few extra minutes of battery life.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Smallest Fuel Cell
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Friday, October 17, 2008
I have things
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Be a robot for a week?
If you want to try it, you can rent these exoskeleton legs for $2200 per week. 10 times your normal strength apparently, so if you've got an upcoming UFC fight, or a bully at school who you think might jump you, it could be the perfect solution. Me, I might get a set for Mark Viduka - been a while since I've seen him play......
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Geeky Girlfriend Pressie
I don't think Tiffany's is selling these yet, but if you've got a girlfriend who's into all things gadgety (or your boyfriend likes jewelery I guess), the USB pendant may be the gift for you.
Actually, scrap that last sentence - I just checked out the actual site and the first thing listed is a set of solid silver usb cufflinks that are now on my wishlist. See, my branching out from the feed reader is paying dividends already ;-)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Supersoaker Sad Boy
Monday, November 19, 2007
Lijit Do Maps
I read somewhere over the weekend that some of the best companies kind of take on a personality of their own - they don't hide behind some corporate veil of secrecy and talk in official only language in case of upsetting someone. Chipolte (and a few others) make little jokes instead of the usual "don't throw this bag in the street" declarations (something about not using it for a parachute if my memory serves me correctly).
Anyway, Lijit is the kind of company that just gives you really useful stuff and lots of nice surprises - wouldn't everyone like a friend like that. Apart from all the info they dish out on who has been searching your blog, this weekend (or maybe before and I'm just too slow to realize), they added in some mapping functionality to their search, so now you can see where people were searching from. The map is even nice and pretty, and given a large part of my working life has been spent working with maps in one shape or another, I'm obviously happy. So, my stats page is open, so you too can see the extra info if you care too.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This has to be the pinnacle of geekness (t-shirt wise of course), which obviously means I kinda like it (alot)
Monday, August 20, 2007
If you happen to be in the habit of carrying around your extra memory cards, no doubt you've lost at least one by now. This little thing is designed to prevent that from happening, while providing a little joy in your life as well. Or something like that.
No idea how much it costs coz the site is in some foreign language that I'm making an educated guess is Korean, but no doubt someone at this very second is working away in a factory somewhere to create US copies to make them rich, so just hold on.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Scariest Use of Inkjet Printer Technology
Despite the fact that these speakers from Bang and Olufsen are pretty damn gorgeous, and handle up to 250 watts of power, the price tag of $3200 is just ridiculous. Does anyone ever pay this sort of money for computer speakers? The fact that you could get yourself a very (very) well specc'd Mac or PC for the same amount of money must at least deter everyone except the stupidly rich.
Not saying I don't want a set if someone's going to buy them for me of course...
More details here if you're still interested.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Also, new iLife 08 (despite Leopard not being released yet), new .Mac functionality (and more space), new iWork with a spreadsheet app now included and other bits and bobs along the way.
TUAW has loads of coverage of it all as you'd expect but here's the link to the iMac details if you're lazy.
Oh, and the official ad is here - when it looks this good, you don't really need to do anything...
Thursday, July 26, 2007
It seems like only yesterday when the big Vegas trip was planned for my stag/bachelor/bucks party, but it turns out it was well over 2 years ago now. Plenty of great memories, lots of friends, a blow up sheep, and the Captain America helmet, which I was somehow persuaded to wear all the way up the strip (and then even in a few bars and clubs if memory serves me right, although the whole night got a little vague towards the end).
Well, it's all going to be happening again this weekend - not mine of course - you only get one of those (or two I guess if you can squeeze in an extra one back in your home country ;-), but the incredible Mr Tonkin's. The usual suspects, plus a couple of early arrivers from Oz are heading there tomorrow, which is unfortunately a little too soon for me to be able to order this fantastic Pac-Man Helmet and have it arrive in time. I guess it's the thought that counts, right? And I'm sure Ash has something equally fitting sorted out, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Monday, July 16, 2007
The Best Ever Windows Error
I know, it's a big list, and I'm sure everyone has their favorite. Most people get excited when they see the blue screen of death (unless they're in the middle of something mildly important with a deadline looming....
Anyway, the following is direct from the Microsoft Suppost Pages
Your password must be at least 18770 characters and cannot repeat any of your previous 30689 passwords. Please type a different password. Type a password that meets these requirements in both text boxes.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Raises the bar I mean - this is pretty cool (even if you're not really a techie), but when you get directions on Google Maps now, if you don't like the route, or decide you need to stop off somewhere first, you can just grap a point and move it in pretty much real time - the route will recalculate everything and serve you up your new directions/distance/drink of choice.
When it comes to map stuff, it takes a lot to get me excited, coz I tend to deal with it pretty much every day in some form or another. Today, I'm excited. Go try it yourself...
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I'm not sure when it happened (maybe starting to code when I was 9 had something to do with it), but today I realized I actually was still a sad techie at heart (and thereby proving my wife's ascertations). Anyway, I realized this because I just read a page on a new file system, and smiled the whole way through. How sad is that?
Anyway, due to one of the Sun guys releasing a little info early about what OS X Leopard is using for it's file system, I ended up on the page below. If you're as sad as I am, you can check it out, otherwise I would suggest moving on swiftly.
What is ZFS? at OpenSolaris.org
Monday, May 07, 2007
Probably the best set of (very) geeky t-shirts I've seen. If you don't work with computers, it's probably not worth the click - sorry.