Thursday, December 29, 2005

Newly Discovered & Immediately Exploited Windows Vulnerability

A serious new remotely exploitable Windows vulnerability has been discovered in a highly-used and readily exploitable Windows component. The SHIMGVW.DLL is used for rendering Windows Metafiles, but can reportedly also be invoked whenever Windows attempts to display non-metafile images as well. Click here and go to to fix the problem until Microsoft has a patch. Also listen to the Security Now podcast to learn more. Update: Microsoft has a patch for it now. It also has been added to Windows Update.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Inside the Net 5: Jeff Fried of 37Signals

Amber and Leo talk with Jason Fried of 37Signals, creators of Basecamp, Backpack, Writeboard, and Ta-da List and, of course, Ruby on Rails. [Odeo] [iTunes]

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Day

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Star Trek enters G4 Galaxy

G4 is about to boldly go where many networks have gone before. The Comcast-owned cable network is close to acquiring the syndication rights to the original "Star Trek" and one of its spinoffs, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," from Paramount Domestic Television, sources said. "The Next Generation" starts Jan. 8 on G4 [Cnet News]

Systm Episode 5 - Asterisk Released

In this episode. What is Asterisk? Asterisk is an insanely powerful, yet easy to use, open source voip telephony toolkit (server software) that runs on virtually any platform. It allows anyone to manage VoIP services in their own home in more powerful ways than the most expensive PBX (public branch exchange). [] Please seed!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

CommandN #27

This week on CommandN Show #27:

- Top tech stories 2005
- Wikipedia accuracy
- Microsoft adopts RSS icon from Mozilla
- Yahoo acquires delicious
- Firefox extension
- Cingular Wireless and Time Warner
- Feedemon 2.0
- Top Web 2.0 apps 2005
- Google tunes up music search
- GAIM 2.0

And alot more at

I'm just testing out A look at my iPods past and present. There is also audio on some of the pictures. You might need to unmute the speaker icon.

This album is powered by

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Inside the Net 4: Protopage

Amber and Leo talk with Andre Parrie, founder of Protopage, a very flexible start page that is one of the best examples of AJAX on the web. [Odeo] [iTunes]

Blog Editor for Firefox

Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox. Just hit F8or click the little pencil icon at the bottom right to bring up the blog editor and easily post to your Wordpress, MovableType or Blogger
blogs. (Credit: Geek News Central)


Writely is a web word processor. It let's you Collaborate, Publish. Blog. It's Free!

· Nothing to download -- your browser is all you need.
· Collaborate just by entering people's e-mail addresses.
· Publish on the web or post to your blog with a click.
· Pick exactly who can access your documents.
· Upload from Word/OpenOffice & save to your desktop.
· Edit your documents anytime, from anywhere.

Monday, December 19, 2005

TWiT 35: Woz

Steve Wozniak is the special guest on This WEEK in TECH podcast. []

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fire at Red Lobster

Our Red Lobster caught on fire. This is very sad. [Tyler Morning Telegraph]

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Inside The Net Episode 3

This week Amber and Leo interview Michael Arrington of the fascinating TechCrunch blog. Michael is an attorney and entrepreneur who writes about blogging, RSS, and Web 2.0
[Odeo] [iTunes]

Monday, December 12, 2005

Konfabulator 3.0

There is a new version of Konfabulator. Yahoo has also changed the name to Yahoo Widgets Engine.

Yahoo offers Movable Type for bloggers

Yahoo Inc. and Six Apart Ltd., creator of Movable Type -- the most popular software used to create professional blogs -- said on Sunday Yahoo will be the preferred supplier of Movable Type for small businesses. [Reuters]

CommandN #26 released

This week on CommandN #26:

- Wikipedia makes users register
- Protopage V2
- Skype 2.0
- Bubbleshare
- Cell phone for your dog
- John Gilmore fights secret ID laws
- Get a hoodie (not a sock!) for your iPod

And alot more at

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

My Christmas Wishlist

1. Mac mini
2. Canon PowerShot SD550
3. Falling Up: Dawn Escapes CD
4. $600 for my DSL bill for one year.
5. Star Trek Voyager DVDs (all seven seasons)

Kevin and Alex investigate a Japanese toilet

This is from episode 23 of Diggnation for all those people that just listen to the podcast. [CAUTION]

Upload Video at

Banned Xbox 360 Ad

This advertisement was deemed not suitable for air by Microsoft's lawyers.

Friday, December 09, 2005

New CEO at Microsoft

A fifth grader had a wish to be the Microsoft CEO for a day, and his wish was granted. His visit was documented for the NBC show “Three Wishes” which airs tonight in the US on NBC. [Press article]

Yahoo acquires has joined the Yahoo! family. [digg]

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

NBC, Apple to announce major iTunes deal

There are now many TV shows available from NBC, ABC, Sci Fi, and USA on iTunes Music Store . Including Battlestar Gallactica, The Office, Law & Order, Monk, as well as many classics. And 22 episodes of Knight Rider. [digg]

'Podcast' Is the Word of the Year

The New Oxford American Dictionary have selected "podcast" as the Word of the Year for 2005. helps you to keep track of online information as it changes. It sends you an instant message whenever any RSS or Atom feed you want to monitor changes.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Inside the Net Episode 2: Flock

This week Amber and Leo interview Chris Messina, one of the designers of a new browser for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux called Flock, "the social browser." [iTunes] [Odeo]

CommandN #25

This week on CommandN #25:

- Satellite Radio Goes Live in Canada
- Windows One Care Beta Goes Live
- $100 Laptop Video Blog
- Yahoo adds RSS Feeds into Web Mail
- TechTV Holiday Meetup

And alot more at

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Windows Live Mail beta adds new features

Windows Live Mail beta adds new features:

1. Safety Improvements
2. Fast Search
3. Spell Check as you Type
4. Scrollable message and contact list.
5. Configurable reading pane
6. Resizable panes ***
7. Improved Error Message Discoverability
8. Easier to send mail when you don’t know email address
9. Support for browsers other than IE6 & higher
10. Empty Junk Mail Folder or Deleted Items Folder with one click
11. Print Messages

The worlds first ipod compatible bed

Title pretty much saids it all. [Link]

iPod Updater 2005-11-17

This update is only for the iPod shuffle. iPod Updater 2005-11-17 includes new iPod Software 1.1.3 for iPod shuffle.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Inside the Net with Amber MacArthur

A look at what's new, what's cool, and what's useful on the Internet right now. Join Amber MacArthur and Leo Laporte every Tuesday as they review the hottest new site or tool on the Web and talk one-on-one with the innovators who create it.

On this first show. Mike Shaver and Mike Beltzner of Mozilla join us to talk about today's release of Firefox 1.5 and what's ahead for Mozilla.[iTunes] [Odeo]

Firefox 1.5 released

Mozilla has officially launched Firefox 1.5 at What better way to compliment the event than a brand new site and design @! [digg]

Monday, November 28, 2005

CommandN #24

This week on CommandN:

- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Smash My Xbox
- CBS and Google or Yahoo?
- The Ultimate Guide to Google Services
- iTunes among top 10 retailers
- Protect your iPod
- Top 10 cold-weather laptop tips
- The Ultimate Geek Gift Guide
- Fear of Flying
- Walk the Line

And alot more at

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Make a Free 5G iPod Dock

Found this in the forums. Make a 5G iPod dock out of a Apple box and the dock adapter.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2005

CommandN #23

This week on CommandN Episode #23.

- The Emmys & New Media
- Amazon inserts tags
- Amazon
- Yahoo Shopping
- Google Base
- Panna II Indian Restaurant
- Google Analytics
- Measure Map
- 10 blogging hacks
- Typepad
- Tod Maffin Podcasting Meet-up

And alot more at

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Black iPod

I got my 30 GB black iPod tonight. More to come later.

CommandN In HD

Canadas most downloaded tech video Podcast released a special high-definition (HD) segment on November 17 featuring
Mozillas Mike Shaver, making it the first vidcast to release content in the HD format. [More here]

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Use a Sony Camcorder Cable with the iPod video

Originally uploaded by shufflehacks.

I found this over on shufflehacks. Use a sony camcorder cable with the iPod with video. Turns out that you have to plug the red into the video. And the yellow and white for the audio. I have a JVC cable. I wish I had my iPod to test this out. I guess I can wait.

Feedburner Adds Digg Splicer

Feedburner now supports Digg feed splicing. Combine your blog and digg feeds with a single click! "Share collected links in your feed, too! Splice your blog feed with your links feed from one of the popular link collection services listed below. [digg]

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

CommandN #22

This week on CommandN Episode #22:

- Google Hybrid
- Google Risk
- Yahoo & Tivo
- 1 million Apple Switchers
- Video Chart
- Apple iPod
- Movies for my Pod
- MacCast

And alot more at

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

YouTube (FREE video hosting)

With you can upload tag and share your videos worldwide! It is like flickr but for videos. This website is great to share those little digital camera videos that you have. Do you have a vidcast or video blog? Then this site will give you script code to put a player and stream your videos on your website. It is FREE! Check it out here.

Monday, November 07, 2005

USB 2.0 upgrade

I won a Belkin 4 port USB 2.0 PCI card on ebay. I have been using a USB 1.1 card since time began. And everytime I plugged my iPod shuffle into the USB port I would get a yellow balloon telling me that it would transfar alot faster if I had USB 2.0. I needed to upgrade for the iPod with video that I hope to get sometime this month. I think I am going with the black model. It just looks so cool. I wish the earbuds came in black.

CommandN #21

Amber and Mike have released commandN #21. Amber got a iPod with video. She got one on loan from Apple. I can't wait for the review. In this episode they talk about:

- Microsoft Windows Live
- Microsoft Office Live
- Windows Live Messenger
- Apple iTunes Music Store Video Sales
- Invisible Shield Video
- Real User
- Yahoo Maps
- Yahoo’s Top 100 Weird Sites
- Smart Coffee Lids

And alot more at

Thursday, November 03, 2005

New Yahoo Maps

Yahoo has launched Yahoo Maps tonight. It uses flash instead of AJAX. It is in beta. I found that when I double click on the map that it zooms in very fast and smoothly. The info for towns and streets appear very clearly. You can also print or email the maps. Well, that is all I got for tonight.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

CommandN #20

Amber and Mike have released commandN #20. They shoot this episode in a garage with alot of great light. Good show. In this episode they talk about:

- Open Office 2
- Lifehacker - Start a video feed in iTunes
- Revver - get paid for your videos online
- Boing Boing - Revver review
- Print Flickr photos
- Moleskine Pocket Diary 2006
- Treehouse design magazine
- Particle Tree
- Firefox
- Mozilla Add-Ons
- Firefoxy

And alot more at

Friday, October 28, 2005

Xbox 360 at Wal-Mart

My local Wal-Mart has the xbox 360 out on display. Well it is behind glass and you can't play it. No games are in sight. And the 360 was in preview mode. But it was my first time to see it in person. I also believe they had the wired controller hooked up to it. I guess they have not figured out what to do with the wireless controller yet.

Uupdate: Here are some pictures of the xbox 360 at a EB Games Store. My Wal-Mart does not have anything like these setup. Ours was behind glass where they sell the games and there was one controller.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Xbox 360 demoed for first time on Channel 9

Robert Scoble from Microsoft and channel 9 got to video Larry Hrybe showing off the xbox 360 to MVPs. Larry was unable to show any games. But the video is cool anyway. Here is another video of Larry Hryb showing off to the MVPs.

Monday, October 24, 2005

CommandN #19

Amber, Mike, and Jeff have released commandN #19. They have new music and graphics. In this episode they talk about:

- Aperture
- Digital Life
- Unfreeze Your iPod
- Amber Mac
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Mozilla's Firefox
- Free Usability Advice
- World Usability Day
- Creative Zen Vision


Friday, October 21, 2005

iLounge launches Konfabulator widget

The free Konfabulator widget provides quick access to iLounge news stories, reviews, and FAQs. The widget also lets you easily search the site forums.

Hotmail “Kahuna”

I’m beta testing the new hotmail code named “Kahuna“. It has a very clean and easy interface. It looks better than the old hotmail. It is setup almost like Outlook. You have 3 windows. And you can view your mail in the 3rd window without leaving the page. I like that alot. I however do not like that they have 2 large ads at the top and on the right. The one on the right is messing up the view of HTML mail. There is no way to resize or scroll the message window. That or I have not found it yet.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I’m posting this entry using Flock. Also if you download and install flock you do not need a invite to join

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


I sold my 3rd Gen. 15 GB iPod to a friend tonight. I am so happy that I don’t have to deal with ebay seller fees now. I probably will be getting my new iPod next month. I still have to decide on what color to get.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New iPod

I’m getting the new iPod with video. I haven’t ordered one yet. I have to sell my 3rd gen. 15 GB on ebay first. And I had to buy a new pair of earbuds to sell with it. I just can’t sell an iPod without earbuds. I will have my shuffle to listen to when my iPod sells. I also have Quicktime Pro now to convert movies to the new iPod format. I am also going to have to buy a USB 2.0 card for my computer. The main reason I want a new iPod is because of the color screen. It is just cool. I don’t really see me using the video function alot. But it is cool. I can’t wait.

Videora iPod Converter

I bought quicktime pro on a whim. I did not know that you could not convert other formats with it. And when I tried to convert a large vidcast file it took forever. Today I was reading and found Videora iPod Converter. This program is very cool. It converted a 124MB XviD file under 10 minutes. And the quality is not bad at all. So if you don’t want to buy quicktime pro and you are looking for an easy way to convert other formats that will work on the iPod then download this program. Update: Does not support .m4v Update 2: Does not look like this program is going to work with the iPod on converting video to play on it. You have to use Quicktime Pro anyway.

Blog Moved

I moved my blog over here:

Monday, October 17, 2005

CommandN #18 released

Amber and Mike talk about the new iPod, iTunes 6, iMac G5, Yahoo Podcast, and Google Reader. Look for new graphics
and animation in the next episode. It looks cool guys. [Watch Here]

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I turned off comments. And I removed one person from my blogroll. He won't have to worry about anyone coming from my blog to his blog now. Update: Tags have been removed.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

One More Thing...Again

Apple Computer is once again gathering the press together as it rolls out new innovations. The latest invitation-only event will be held in New York City on October 19, 2005 []

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Video: Leo Laporte on Showbiz Tonight

Leo Laporte discussing the new video iPod on Showbiz Tonight.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Watch the "One More Thing..." Special Event Video!

Apple is now streaming the One More Thing... special event, featuring the new iPod and updated iMac. Enjoy! [digg]

Big Apple Day

- Apple Announces iTunes 6 With 2,000 Music Videos, Pixar Short Films & Hit TV Shows.
iTunes 6, the next generation of the worlds most popular music jukebox and online music store, lets fans purchase and download over 2,000 music videos and six short films from Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios for just $1.99 each.

- Apple Introduces the New iMac G5 with built in iSight Camera
The new iMac G5 features a built-in iSight video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and Apples new breakthrough Front Row media experience.

- Apple Unveils the New iPod
The new iPod, featuring a gorgeous 2.5-inch color screen, can display album artwork and photos, as well as play stunning video including music videos, video podcasts, home movies and television shows.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Yahoo Blog Search Launched

Yahoo released a blog search product tonight. Yahoo has integrated the blog search into Yahoo News. The blog search results are in the side-bar on the right.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Gada.Be Meta Search Engine Launches

Chris Pirillo has launched a metasearch service called It also has integrated support.

Yahoo Launches Podcasting Site

Today Yahoo launched their podcasting website. You can subscribe to my podcast here.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Star Wars Dodge Viper on Ebay

Someone is selling a 2005 Dodge Viper on ebay that has a nice Star Wars paint job. [digg]

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Video: SUV crashes into a police car

This SUV crashes head on with this police car that is on the side of the road. The police officer is ok.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

One More Thing

Apple to hold special event next week on October 12th.

Monday, October 03, 2005

CommandN Episode #17

Amber and Mike have released show #17. In this show they talk about:

- J!NX
- iPod Nano
- invisible Shield for Nano
- Ultra-soft Micro-Chamois cloths
- iPod Subway Maps
- The Adventures of Tom Cruise and Spork
- Audioblog
- How to build a 10-minute podcast
- Phil Torrone's Blog
- Phil Torrone's Flickr Sets
- Make Magazine
- Digital Web Magazine
- Site Planning Article
- Jeff's new blog

And alot more here.

Friday, September 30, 2005

PodOmatic inc provides a revolutionary new service that enables anyone to easily find, create, and distribute podcasts, which are audio files published to the Internet and available for downloading right into your iPod or portable music player. [digg]

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

DivX 5th Anniversary Offer

DivX is giving away there create bundle for windows 2K/XP. This is value of $19.99 for free a must have !!! [digg] (Please note: that the giveaway has ended) Blog

I just got a invite from to try out their blog service. My blog is:

Monday, September 26, 2005


HotRecorder is a new technology that allows users to record and add sound effects (Emotisounds) on voice communications held over the internet. It also includes voice mail for Google Talk and Skype. HotRecorder is a unique application that works in conjunction with Google Talk, Skype, AIM, Net2Phone, Yahoo! Messenger 7 and FireFly. There is a free version and it does work with Google Talk and Skype.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

CommandN Episode #16

Amber and Mike have made it to show #16. In this show they talk about:

- Degrassi
- Pat Me Up
- Kevin Smith’s Online Diary
- TIVO in Canada
- Top 10+ AJAX apps
- Meebo
- Protopage
- Google Invite-Only Event
- BusinessWeek New Web Survey Picks
- Craigslist
- Teleport program for Mac (Jeff's segment)
- Sixteen Candles DVD (Brian's segment)
- Typetester

And alot more.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Rita is gone

We had some strong winds and rain. We have brenches and leaves everywhere in our yard. But nothing bad really happened. I guess that is good. Now if I could just get ahold of my friends that live in Houston.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Here it comes

The red dot is where I am at now.


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Systm Episode 4

Systm Episode 4 has been released for everyone. Kevin Rose and Dan Huard explain why podcasting is so popular and they show how to setup a basic podcast enviroment from the hardware you'll need to the uploading process. Also with a special guest Leo LaPorte from the podcast TWiT (This Week In Tech). Once you have the video file please seed it so everyone else can get it faster. Thanks.

iPod shuffle update

iPod Updater 2005-09-23 includes new iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle. iPod Updater 2005-09-23 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-09-06 for all other iPod models. [digg]

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

DigitalLife Episode 6

Digitallife TV Episode 6 has been released. In this episode they talk about:

- 1080p HDTV: hype or must have?
- Robert Heron reviews the Westinghouse LVM-37w1 $2,299
- Patrick Norton reviews the Klipsch iFi iPod speakers.
- HijackThis is a great tool for stomping spyware. Want to take the sting out of HijackThis? Cut and paste your log files onto this page.
- Looking for hi performance antennas for your 802.11 network (or your wardriving truck? Check out HyperLink Technologies and WarDrivingWorld (And if you want to learn tons about 802.11b networking, pigtails, cabling, antennas and more, spend some time curled up with and
- Oh yeah: Rob Flickenger designed the Yuban coffe cantenna that Patrick built.
- Want more from the Auto Show? Read Jim's writeup: High Tech Meets High Concepts At The Auto Show.
- Finally, if you want more from Mark McDonald on the Nintendo Revolution.

Check it out at:

Monday, September 19, 2005 free voicemail for Skype

I have voicemail for Skype now. I'm using a program called Amy from And it really does work. Now you can leave me a voicemail using Skype. [digg]

CommandN Episode #15

CommandN show number 15 has been released. In this show they talk about:

- Google Blog Search
- Yahoo Mail Beta Sign-up
- Yahoo Mail Beta Review
- iPod Nano Accessories Guidelines
- iPod Nano Support Wiki
- Useit
- Boxesandarrows
- A LIST apart
- Universal Soul (Jeff's interview with Dave Adekayode)

And alot more.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Video: Fort Worth Zoo

Download high res version.
[Coming Soon]

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Google launches blog search engine

Google has launched a blog search engine today. They released two versions. First for just Blogger sites and the second for the whole blog wide web. The search index is based off of data available in RSS feeds. Learn more about it here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Monday, September 12, 2005

CommandN #14

CommandN #14 has been released. Thanks for the blog plug. Amd great episode. In this episode they talk about:

- iPod nano
- iTunes 5.0
- ROKR iTunes Phone
- David Pogue’s ROKR Review
- Firefly Phone
- Raffi Music
- NerdTV
- Dotso
- - Promo Code for 10% discount: COMMAND1
- Mint
- Peter Rukavina

And alot more.

SubSystm Episode #1

So you've seen pictures of the iPod Nano insides, but what about video? This video compares the Nano to older iPods, and of course shows you how easy it is to crack one open.

[] [digg]

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Video: Fort Worth Zoo

I went to the Fort Worth Zoo today. You can see some of the pictures I took here. I also have alot of great video on my mini dv camera. But it will be a few days until I can encode it and upload it. Below is video that I took with my digital camera. It is a white tiger. There is also a white tiger next to the waterfall on the ledge.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina update #2

The rest of my family is all ok. They had some property damage but are ok.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

iTunes 5 and podcast

So you are having problems with iTunes 5 wiping out your podcast subscriptions. Then go and sign up over at and let them handle all your podcast. Problem fixed.

Big Apple Day

- iPod nano - With 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199, the pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design.
- iTunes 5 - New streamlined design, smart shuffle, can organize playlists into folders, Search bar, Windows users can sync with outlook and outlook express, parental controls for iTunes Music Store or Podcast, Album Reviews.
- Motorola ROKR E1 - The first mobile phone with iTunes.
- Quicktime 7.0.2 released
Update - iTunes music store now supports indie artists!

Podcast List

Here is a list of all the podcast that I listen to. There is 75.

DigitalLife TV Episode 4

DigitalLife TV Episode 4 is available to download now. Reviews of Nintendo's Game Boy Micro and Dell's $99 laser printer; Valve, Steam, SIN and the future of Half-Life 2.0; a mess of viewer questions. Robert Heron cohosts, CGW's Darren Gladstone visits and the NewTek Tricaster we run the show on crashes, so I rant about that. [digg]

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina update

I did get a hold of part of my family that lives in Louisiana. They are all ok. They had a couple of branches down in thier yards and went with out power for 2 days. They said that all the stores are out of everything though. But they said they couldnt complain considering what others are going through. I still have other family that I have not heard from. So keep praying.

My blog

Hello, This is my personal blog. I will post whatever I want here. If I find something cool or interesting I will post it here. Thank you and move on.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

CommandN Episode #13

Amber and her brother Jeff shot this episode in Charlottetown (PEI). In this episode they talk about:

Skype for Windows Beta
TV 2.0 - Wired Magazine
Motorola iTunes Cell Phone
Daniel Burka's favourite favicons
Favicon generator

More at CommandN.TV

Flash video tutorials

Free video tutorials on Macromedia Flash. Check it out at [digg]

Friday, September 02, 2005

From Wikipedia:

Julian Beever is a chalk artist who makes 3D chalk drawings on pavement using a projection called anamorphism that creates the illusion. His street paintings appear to defy the laws of perspective.

Nifty Corners

Can anyone help me with this?

Nifty Corners: rounded corners without images.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Andy Walker Leaves CFH

Andy Walker said on his blog that he is leaving Call For Help because, "Management presented me with a new contract in August that offered me substantially less than I made in my first year on the show." But he has several books that are coming out and he is going to start a podcast and a vidcast in September. I look forward to that. But it is a shame that management can't get their act together.

DigitalLife TV Episode 3

DigitalLife TV Episode 3 is available to download now. Show notes include: Sony Walkman Cell Phone, What Comes After Grand Theft Auto? The Warriors, Should You Wait To Buy A PC, HDTV Service Contracts, Windows Vista Beta 1, and Viewer questions and concerns.

Monday, August 29, 2005

CommandN Episode #12

CommandN Episode #12 has been released.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Some of my family are in the direct path of Hurricane Katrina. I'm abit stressed right now. This is a category five. It is the worst of the worst. Update: Might be a category 4 now. It is still bad.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Texas Rangers Game

I'm at Ameriquest Field in Arlington watching the Texas Rangers.

Update: I had a fun day. But the Texas Rangers lost. I still think it was a good game. Video and pictures to come shortly.

Update: the video has been removed:

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ziff Davis DigitalLifeTV: Episode 2 Released

DigitalLifeTV is a new streaming IPTV'ish tech show from ZD. This episode covers: Gigahertz Is Over, Google sidebar, HotorNot + Google Maps, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, MobiBLU MP3 player, Nintendogs, Madden 2006, and Creative's X-Fi sound card. Hosted by Patrick Norton and Kevin Rose.

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Video: Car Soccer

This is the way it should be played.

Google Talk Released

I just got the Google Talk program. It is for real. You can get it here: Update: When you send a invite to a non gmail address they include a gmail invite with it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Brand New Call For Help Website

Call For Help has a new website that looks more like G4's website. Update: The new website has a RSS feed.

Monday, August 22, 2005

FREE iPod Book

If you have an iPod or you are planning on getting one then you need to download this free book. It is packed full of everything you ever wanted to know about the iPod and its accessories.

iPod Shuffle

I got a 1 GB hp iPod shuffle today at Office Depot. They had them on sale. And I could not let this deal pass me by. So far I am very happy with it. Watch next mouth Apple will come out with something new. Oh well. That is the Leo effect.

CommandN - Episode #11

CommandN Episode #11 released.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

CFH Returns to USA in one week!

From Leo Laporte, "G4 has purchased the show for air in the US. Starting August 29 CFH will be on G4 weekdays at 11a Eastern/8a Pacific and weekends at 6 and 7a Eastern."

Monday, August 15, 2005

Digital Life TV

Digital Life TV is hosted by industry expert Patrick Norton, and offers up news of the day, new product reviews, technology help and more.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Supersonic F14 flyby

An F-14 Tomcat shows the deck hands what speed is all about...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Welcome back home Discovery!

The Space Shuttle Discovery touched down safely in California Tuesday after spending two weeks in space.


Google News adds RSS Feeds

Google News now offers RSS and atom feeds for all news catagories and for custom news searches.

Monday, August 08, 2005

First Podcast From Space!

One day before landing, STS-114 Mission Specialist Steve Robinson transmitted the first podcast from space.

Read More or Digg It

Saturday, August 06, 2005


Today is my Birthday.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 - Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!

This is almost like flickr but for videos. They have a 100 MB limit though. You can tag your videos. You can upload videos in .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

NASA grounds shuttle fleet

NASA has grounded its space shuttles until engineers solve the recurring problem of falling debris, NASA's mission managers said Wednesday. []

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Return to Flight

Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-114, NASA's Return to Flight mission, is set for today at 10:39 a.m. EDT. Watch the fun here. [NASA]

Monday, July 25, 2005

Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions

Some strange sounds coming from Saturn. Go here and listen. It is very cool.

PocketPC Auxiliary Display

I followed the instructions for the howto over at Make magazine's blog on how to make a Auxiliary Display out of your pocket pc. I am using Konfabulator for the display. I am using my HP Jornada 568. The display is not very bright but this is still pretty cool. You can see some pictures here and here.

Flickr Postcard Browser

This application lets you browse Flickr's huge image database, by searching for tags (keywords). Flickr Postcard Browser use the real world metaphor of a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface.

Yahoo acquires Konfabulator

Today Yahoo! Inc. will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator. Yahoo executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free. [Learn more]

Sunday, July 24, 2005

New Podcast Website

I have a new website for my podcast. It is at

MSN Virual Earth

MSN has just released in beta Virual Earth. Also check out the MSN Screen Saver. It supports RSS.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


My friends brought their laptops over last night and they both have built in Wi Fi in them. So I go to turn on the Wi Fi not expecting it to work and what happens it connects. I live next to a fire station. I am guessing that it is coming from there. But I am not sure. I did a test to see how fast it was and it came just over 1000 kbps. That is so much faster than my DSL. But I don't have a wireless rounter and hell would have to freeze over before any one would buy me a laptop.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I am at the public library right now testing out I was able to access my computer at home and view my webcam, pictures, videos, etc. It was pretty fast. This is a very cool website.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Command-N Episode #6 with guest Leo Laporte

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new episode of Command-N with special guest Leo Laporte. This episode features Leo Laporte on the future of podcasting (and ramblings about Geneva - the city and maid).

Sunday, July 17, 2005

RSS Screensaver

The RSS Screensaver is a screensaver that lets you subscribe to one or more RSS feeds, and select a directory for background images. The Screensaver loops through the list of RSS items and shows the contents of the feed in the right hand side.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

NASA scrubs launch

NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday because of a faulty fuel sensor. []

The Return to Flight

Discovery is scheduled to lift-off today. Commander Eileen Collins and her crew are scheduled to lift off at 3:51 p.m. EDT. I wish all the crew a good lift-off. You can watch all the fun here. The Return to Flight mission is the 114th Space Shuttle flight, and the 31st flight of Discovery. [NASA]

I remember that day.

TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag's link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword.

Scroll down to see my tagcloud.

Monday, July 11, 2005


The website has been renamed to iLounge. They are broadening their coverage to include iTunes and all that other great stuff.

Command-N Episode #5

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new episode of Command-N. They seem to be using TypePad now for their website. I guess it makes it easier for them. It looks good. In this episode they cover:

- Claria
- Wall Street Journal
- Queen Street Commons
- silverorange
- Big Brother 6 Live Video Feed
- Snapz Pro
- SnagIt
- Rocketboom
- Techphile (check out this week's podcast for Frank's interview with Amber, Mike, and Brian)

And a lot more.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

I'm at Six Flags today.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

To Friends In London

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in London.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The free gmail inviter

If you need a gmail account then get one here. [Via: Geek News Central]

Command-N Episode 4

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new Command-N. They have a new website layout & logo. It looks good. In this episode they cover:

- iTunes 4.9
- Google Earth Beta
- Yahoo Search My Web 2.0 Beta
- Yummy Alpha
- CBS's Big Brother 6

Today's Front Pages

Look at the front pages of major newspapers around the world. You can also download a PDF of the front cover.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Fireworks 2005

My town puts on a fireworks display each year. This year was the best. Happy 4th of July.

Or Download the high-res version.
[72.1 MBs, MPEG4, 0:24:14]

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Celebrate Freedom 2005

I was at SouthFork Ranch on Saturday for Celebrate Freedom. It is the largest free Christian outdoor concert in America. Artist like Rebecca St. James, Caedmon's Call, Toby Mac, Michael Tait, Avalon, Newsboys, and a lot more. Actor Stephen Baldwin was there with his ministry Livin' it. It was a really great day. They even called a soldier who is over in Iraq and put it over the speakers. It was very tear-jerking. But it was great. I truly do love America and my Freedom. I would not trade it for anything. I took some pictures. I was going to take my video camera, but decided not to. Next year I am going to take it for sure. I did capture some small videos with my digital camera. We decided to stay for the whole thing this year. They have a large Fireworks display at the end. It was good, but not worth staying for the whole thing next year. We did not get home until 5 am. We usually leave early so we get home at a normal hour. But it was a fun day.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Gizmo - Free phone for your computer

Gizmo is a free phone for your computer. That makes calling as easy as instant messaging.

Why use Gizmo?

- Its free!
- Free calls to all Gizmo users.
- Free Voicemail and Conference Calls. Super clear call quality.
- Inexpensive add-ons that let you make and receive calls from any mobile phone or landline.

Command-N Episode 3 released

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new Command-N. It just keeps getting better. In this episode they cover:

CVS Disposable Digital Camcorder - Flash Analysis

And a lot more...

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

First Podcast

Hello Everyone:

Download it: here
Subscribe to the feed here.

Show Notes:

- iTunes 4.9 released with podcasting feature.
- Websites having bandwidth issues because of iTunes 4.9
- Chapter Tool allows you to turn your podcasts into “enhanced podcasts” that allow you to create chapters within an MPEG4 AAC file created by iTunes.
- New iPods
- Feedburner SmartCast
- Website to check out:

Running Time: 9:43

Skype me at: willij
Voice mail: 903-257-0810

Apple releases new iPods

Apple today announced that it is merging its iPod and iPod photo lines, dropping the photo naming and adding color screens to all full-size (white) iPod models. The simplified lineup features a new 20GB color screen model for $299 (the same price as the older monochrome version), a 60GB model for $399 ($50 cheaper), and an updated iPod U2 Special Edition with a color screen for $329 ($20 cheaper). The company has apparently dropped the 30GB iPod photo model, which sold for $349. []

iTunes 4.9 is out

iTunes 4.9 has been released. Go here and download it. With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free radio shows called podcasts then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime, anywhere.

Monday, June 27, 2005

This WEEK in TECH #11 released

This WEEK in TECH episode 11 has been released. You can download it here or listen to a stream version. Thanks to You can also check out the totally official super-legit TWiT mirrors site here. [CUATION]


Vimeo is a site for organizing and sharing video clips. Several clips can be played together to create a movie.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Gnomedex 5.0 Links

Gnomedex 5.0 is under way. Wish I was there.

- Live audio stream here.
- Photos on Flickr (or here)
- Gnomedex Wiki here
- Gnomedex 5.0 website
- Feedster
- Technorati
- NowPublic

Thursday, June 23, 2005

iTunes 4.9?

My podcast website and my blog are getting hit by iTunes 4.9. Ok it is not alot but it is still cool.

Odeo Test

Hello Everyone,

I am just testing out the features of You may download the test podcast here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


I just got invited to test out I have 11 invites. Contact me if you want one.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Command-N episode 2 released

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new Command-N. They also have a new website and url. It is They are offering it in alot of different formats. In this episode they cover:

  • Adagio Teas
  • vSkype Beta
  • Google Patent
  • Live Plasma
  • Music Plasma
  • JHymn
  • Lords of Dogtown
  • Wikipedia Widget
  • Airsafe

    [digg it]