Wednesday, February 28, 2007


My day today started at 4 AM. Its now 9:30ish and Cami just called Kristy as I was publishing the winner. Here are her submissions

And The Winner is...........

Please note: I picked this picture because I love the raw grading look combined with the great coloring. I know this looks bad, me choosing my wife and all, but it truly was my favorite.

With that said I want to ask everyone to note their top 2 pictures from the bunch. I will tally the votes and post the totals.



Tuesday, February 27, 2007


This is directly from In-N-Out's website. "Not only can you get an animal style burger but you can also get animal style fries which are amazing. It's fries piled with onions, cheese and sauce and they come with a fork."

Friday, February 23, 2007

RIAA Hates Open WiFi

"The RIAA is trying to make account owners liable for anything that happens on their network, including people who provide open WiFi. From Wired's Listening Post Blog:

Debbie Foster was sued by RIAA member company Capitol Records for allegedly sharing copyrighted material on a P2P file sharing network. However, the alleged infringement was apparently committed by someone else with access to her ISP account. Foster had the case dismissed last summer, and as reported by Listening Post earlier this month, was awarded attorney's fees in excess of $50,000.
For the RIAA, which functions as the legal and lobbying arm of the labels it represents, this was very bad news indeed. If the ruling stands, the RIAA will have to be much more careful about who it sues going forward, adjusting its scatter-shot approach to filing such lawsuits in order to avoid suing the wrong people. But if the RIAA's appeal is granted, open Wi-Fi hotspots could become standing invitations for the organization to sue.

If the RIAA is successful, the many people who operate unsecured networks will be open to RIAA lawsuits regardless of whether or not they're sharing music on their computers. Also, free anonymous public wifi could be a thing of the past. Which is more important? Free public WiFi or stopping people from sharing copies of John Mellencamp's "Our Country." Oh, wait. No one does that. —MEGHANN MARCO
RIAA Fights Back, Threatens Open Wi-Fi"
[Wired News via BoingBoing via]

MacGyver Tip: Diffuse your camera's flash with a coffee filter

When you're taking a close-up, soften the brightness by placing a coffee filter over the flash.

John's Submision

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wii goes where no video game has gone before - Image courtesy Chicago Tribune

Nintendo is off to an incredible start with the Wii. With continued demand and leading sales even after the holiday season, Nintendo couldn’t be happier with the system’s early success. The Wii’s innovative controller design has opened up video gaming to a previously untapped market—non-gamers.

The marketing minds behind Nintendo looked beyond the traditional gamer mediums and advertised its innovations at targets as far from gaming as you can imagine, such as retirees. Nintendo even went against the current and took the Wii to an AARP convention. “The AARP thing was a little bit tough at first. They were like, ‘We don't really want to talk to you because we're all grandparents and we already buy stuff for our kids,’ and so we said, ‘No we want to talk to you about you,’” said Perrin Kaplan, VP Marketing & Corporate Affairs for Nintendo of America. “It took several attempts for them to finally say, ‘So why do you want to talk to us?’ And it's because we have products for them as well now.”

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Black iMacs and 8-Core Mac Pros Expected Next Month

Everyone makes black computers BLAAH!. Why is it when Apple does it, its just sexy.

"MacScoop claims to have the inside dirt on next month's rumored Apple announcements, saying we're in for a full barrage of hardware releases, including a black 24-inch iMac and 8-core Mac Pros (no word on whether they'll be sporting new designs). Also in store for us are 15-inch MacBooks and new Cinema Displays with HDMI/HDCP support. I'm getting curious about the Mac Mini upgrades, as they've been flying under the "rumor radar" for awhile now. Only time will tell." –

Kristys Pics

Kristy pleas make comments about these pictures.

cant post just one

The first of my submisions> I have not picked a favorite yet for final submission but thought I would just post these in hopes others will send in their pics.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mac OS X 10.5, iLife '07, iWork '07 as early as March

I LOVE mac rumors

Development of Mac OS X 10.5 is wrapping up faster than many at Apple even anticipated, and at present, a release can be expected as early as late March, sources say.
Alongside the release of Version 10.5, code-named Leopard, will be new versions of Apple's consumer software suites, iLife '07 and iWork '07, which saw their release date pushed back due to expanded feature sets in both the applications. In addition, sources confirm that iLife '07 and iWork '07 will both contain numerous features dependent on Mac OS X 10.5, but whether Apple has made the unlikely and drastic move of completely axing support for earlier operating systems is less certain.

As late as mid-2006, Apple had planned to release iLife '07 and iWork '07 in January at Macworld Expo, as the company has done in previous years. But discontent over the quality of some of the new additions to the software, including Apple's first standalone spreadsheet application, saw the release pushed back. At the same time, according to sources, Apple made the decision to wrap Leopard-specific features into the new iLife and iWork suites, originally planned for future releases of the software, possibly to further encourage sales of all three products.

One such feature: The new iLife and iWork suites are reported to take advantage of Leopard's Core Animation, which simplifies the development of animation-rich software, according to another source.

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This just went up the first of the year.

Photo Contest

I neglected to mention how the pictures need to be submitted. Please send them to breeeez at my GMAIL account (Sorry I don’t want spam bots to get my email). We will make the dead line for this be February 28th.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Photo Contest "REFLECTION"

I want to get everyone to join me in a little fun. I have put together a list of photo ideas. Each week I will post a new one. Your job is to send me the best picture of the bunch.
If you are having a hard time with one check the internet for ideas and they put your own twist on it.

you have 1 week to come up with something
you cant use pictures that are old they have to have been shot during that week
the winner only get bragging rights so have fun
Photoshop is ok

This weeks subject will be REFLECTION

Friday, February 16, 2007

Rubik's Cube For the Lazy

This is how lazzy we are getting, but hey who am I to judge I want one too!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hitachi develops RFID powder

You could sprinkle this of your food. Yum!

"Hitachi’s new RFID chips (pictured on right, next to a human hair) are 64 times smaller than their mu-chips (left)

RFID keeps getting smaller. On February 13, Hitachi unveiled a tiny, new “powder” type RFID chip measuring 0.05 x 0.05 mm — the smallest yet — which they aim to begin marketing in 2 to 3 years.

By relying on semiconductor miniaturization technology and using electron beams to write data on the chip substrates, Hitachi was able to create RFID chips 64 times smaller than their currently available 0.4 x 0.4 mm mu-chips. Like mu-chips, which have been used as an anti-counterfeit measure in admission tickets, the new chips have a 128-bit ROM for storing a unique 38-digit ID number.

The new chips are also 9 times smaller than the prototype chips Hitachi unveiled last year, which measure 0.15 x 0.15 mm.

At 5 microns thick, the RFID chips can more easily be embedded in sheets of paper, meaning they can be used in paper currency, gift certificates and identification. But since existing tags are already small enough to embed in paper, it leads one to wonder what new applications the developers have in mind."

[Source: Fuji Sankei]