Monday, 17 January 2005

Hey - it’s a worth a few minutes of our collective time for the chance at a free computer. is from the same people who ran the free iPod promotion. You do have to agree to one offer, but they are all free - minus of course a touch of your marketing info.

Go ahead let’s help each other out…

From the people who brought you the Free iPod, here's your chance to get (and this is for real) a free Mac Mini - and it's the 80GB version, too.

  • You have to sign up for one offer or service on a marketing web site. The marketing is what pays for the computers [Note: I signed up for an offer for Blockbuster's online rentals (unlimited rentals for $9.95 first month and $14.95 per month after that) and I'm dumping NetFlix, since the Blockbuster service costs a little less each month and adds two free in-store rentals a month - it's a perfect deal for me].
  • Then you have to have 10 people do the same thing.
  • Once 10 people have signed up under your referral, you get shipped you new Mac Mini.

So there you go - CLICK HERE to get started! And thanks for helping - your sign-up via a link on this page will help me get mine. Get on-board early!

The Brand New Apple Mac mini (80GB)

  • Fast G4 processor
  • Comes with 80GB harddrive
  • iLife ’05, Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther,” Quicken 2005 for Mac, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold
  • Built-in Ethernet and modem
  • Slot-loading Combo drive
  • DVI connector, VGA adapter
  • Just 6.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall
  • Weighs only 2.9 lbs

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Geek Out | Tech
Monday, 17 January 2005 22:42:35 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Picasa v2.0 has been released, and for people looking for a powerful desktop photo organizing and tweaking tool, this is the real deal. It's free, it's from Google, and it does great things with the photos on your Windows computer.

New editing features, CD burning, slideshows, tagging/labeling, captioning, enlarge for posters, send to TiVo Series 2, turn photos into a movie - lots of new and improved stuff.

Download here

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Monday, 17 January 2005 22:00:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Redneck_yard_headerBlue Collar TV is hilarious - it's a great show on Comedy Central.

They have a new feature that you can participate in: Redneck Yard of the Week.

Know someone with 15 cars in their yard? Wanna get back at them or need a good way to give a friend a hard time? Grab your camera and start shootin', and send it in. Put' em on the TV.

Here ya go:


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Humor | Random Stuff
Monday, 17 January 2005 21:33:15 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Now here ya go - awesome cool stuff. I've been spec'ing out touch screens and mobile PC cases the past few weeks, and this guy's got some serious mobile Media Center happening.

Video, pics and a great description are available on the site.

My own project (in design mode, not yet acquiring parts) won't be in-dash, and include GPS nav and voice commands. We'll see if I ever get around to it

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Geek Out | Mobile | Tech | Windows Media Technology
Monday, 17 January 2005 21:17:45 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Dumm deee dumm dee dahhhh...

Seems like I need some "switch" background/theme music or something...

(oh, and don't read *too* much into this, heheh)

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Monday, 17 January 2005 17:36:29 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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The Cops on Top web site and weblog - where a group of mountaineering expedition team members currently climbing Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro are calling in via Satellite phone to record instant audio blog posts - got slashdotted a little while ago. That, of course, means the web server (which is the same one this web site runs on) may be under heavy load for a while.

And by the way - the expedition team made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro today!

You know, I used to blame Rory for everything. I'm starting to wonder if maybe I should be blaming Scott instead...

Luckily it's the middle of the night here in the states, but we'll see what happens when people wake up in the US and start checking out their /. and getting their geek/nerd fix after a weekend of dealing with their girlfriends/wives. Heh.

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Blogging | Random Stuff
Monday, 17 January 2005 04:45:01 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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