Yummy Wakame Weblog
Archive: July, 2006
"While WiFi devices measure their range in feet, making them useful for homes, coffee shops, and bakeries, WiMAX measures its range in miles. Many miles. 30 or so, to be more precise. That makes WiMAX a potentially genuine competitor to cable and DSL." - ArsTechnica.com
Named one of the Best Inventions of 2005 according to TIME magazine, the Topsy Turvy Upside-down Tomato Planter is the easiest possible way to grow tomatoes (even chillis and strawberries). No weeding, caging, staking or pest control required. I've always wanted one and now they're only 19 smackers!
This last snap was stolen shortly before he rode off into the sunset on his steely horse in search of the coldest water...
Here's the Belkin WiFi Skype Phone, which purportedly has the ability to connect to Skype independently of your PC being turned on and logged in. That means that this phone would be able to work anywhere you can find a WiFi connection. With more and more local cities and towns providing widespread WiFi access, this could soon be a major competitor for local-only cell providers like Cricket and maybe even a rival for the larger providers one day.
Psychology Today: "... Under the right conditions, the tiniest trigger can unleash a flood of sunny memories in even the least sentimental among us.
Such reminiscence can be healthier than you think. Despite nostalgia's bittersweet rap and the oft-heard advice to live in the moment, recent studies suggest that the occasional detour down memory lane can give your spirits a significant lift.
Thinking of good memories for just 20 minutes a day can make people more cheerful than they were the week before, and happier than if they think of their current lives, report researchers from Loyola University."
The full article...
Wired: "Monopoly is keeping step with changing technology. The new version of Parker's classic board game dispenses with the colored currency and instead employs Visa mock debit cards. The card is inserted into an electronic machine where the banker records the players' earnings and payments. For this updated game, Parker partnered with Visa, which made the card and banking machine. The game, dubbed Monopoly Here and Now Electronic Banking, retails for about $46."
Check out this micro version of the iPod Shuffle (or so it appears to be - it's not actually an Apple product.) It runs on MMC or SD chips, so theoretically you could pack up to 4GB onto the thing - about 8x what my Shuffle can hold. I can't be sure of the sound quality or how awesome you'll look wearing it, and the name is about as innovative as calling ham Canadian bacon, but you could probably store the thing in your belly button if your pockets were full...
Learn more about the SC-MP001W »
Direct access to mp3 files - no bittorrents or special software required, just your browser and a good search engine. Try the following search strings, modifying where appropriate:
To find directories
intitle:index.of + mp3 + "bandname/trackname" -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls
"index of" + "mp3" + "bandname/trackname" -html -htm -php
You can use "index of" or "last modified" or even "parent of". For different media try other file types instead of "mp3".
To find individual mp3s
"ok_computer_live.mp3" -playlist -filetype:txt
To find random mp3s added by month
intitle:index.of + mp3 -html -htm -php -asp apache jul-2006
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