Saturday, October 14, 2006

Daily Show on Bush's 'Generals' Excuse

Where is the Secret of Life?


JURIST - Paper Chase


Copywriting tips for online marketing success from Copyblogger

What to Do When Your Idea Sucks

Friday, October 13, 2006


Official Google Blog


Stunt Software - PhotoBooth

PhotoBooth is simply the easiest way to print pictures on your Mac. You'll save paper because you'll be able to see what will print before you print it. You'll save time because you can crop and print any picture with just a few clicks. When you're finished printing you'll end up with a exactly the photograph you want, at exactly the size you want. - The Official Bluetooth Membership Site | The Official Bluetooth® Wireless Info Site


The Apple Blog


Your Mac, Your New Phone at The Apple Blog

"This morning I chatted with my Grand-Ma’ (Mamie) who lives in France for about 50 minutes. It cost me around $2. Little did she know, our crystal-clear conversation was happening while I was doing the dishes, through a Motorola HS810 bluetooth headset connected to the powerbook that was sitting in the living room, which itself was connected to a internal home network over an 802.11b WiFi link powered by an ancient airport base station, plugged into an old Linksys broadband router (first model they came out with, before they started integrating WiFi), routing Internet traffic via NAT through an EarthLink residential DSL connection."


Puzzle Pirates


Cape Dorset Prints 2006


VidLit™ - Liz Dubelman - Craziest - A VidLit Original


Type and travel: Web-based word processors - Internet


Google Docs & Spreadsheets Help Center

Welcome to Google Docs & Spreadsheets!

With Google Docs & Spreadsheets, you can:

    * Use our online editor to format documents, spell-check and more.
    * Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text.
    * Download documents to your desktop as Word, PDF and more.
    * View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.

Plus, since its online, you can:

    * Invite others to share your documents by e-mail address.
    * Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
    * Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose.
    * Post your documents to your blog.


Welcome to Future Phone

From NYT David Pogue:

So I’m feeling generous. How would you like to make all the overseas phone calls you want for free?

And not using Skype or some other sit-at-your-computer geekiness, either. I’m talking about picking up your phone and dialing an international phone number for free.

Incredibly, that’s exactly what a company called Futurephone is offering. There’s no contract, fees, taxes, signup, registration or calling cards; you don’t even give them your name or e-mail address. You just pick up the phone—home phone, office phone, cellphone—and make a free call to Argentina, Australia, China, England, France, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela or any of 40 other countries.

The possible catch: you reach Futurephone’s international dial tone by calling a number in Iowa, which is a domestic call that you have to pay for.

Of course, for a lot of people, that’s still free. Use your cellphone on a night or weekend, for example. Or sign up for a flat-rate unlimited calling plan at home. Or see if your office has an unlimited long-distance plan.

So here’s how it works: Call 712-858-8883.

At the prompt, press 1 for English. Then punch in 011, the country code and the phone number. That’s it. The call rings through immediately.

Truth is, I don’t know what Futurephone’s game is here. They say they’re giving away the calls in order to “build up the company’s brand-name recognition. Our plan is to offer additional services in the future.” And they promise that this freebie will be in place for at least three years, through 2010.

I tested out this service, and it’s exactly what it promises to be: free overseas phone calls. I chatted casually with my friend Guillaume in France and Albert in Spain (whom longtime Pogue’s Posts readers will remember as my Barcelona tour guide this summer).

The one disappointment: I couldn’t seem to reach cellphone numbers. The company says that it’s still working out agreements with the cell carriers in some countries.

Otherwise, the sound quality was about the same as any overseas call. The only difference: it was all free.

Available Free Countries






















Line Rider Helicopter Escape


Line Rider - draw your art

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bizarre English lesson for Japanese tourists


Maps of War

Maps-of-War is a multimedia site dedicated to producing diverse, creative visuals that enhance our understanding of war and its history.


The Sandbox

Welcome to The Sandbox, our command-wide milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. This is GWOT-lit's forward position, offering those in-country a chance to share their experiences and reflections with the rest of us. The Sandbox's focus is not on policy and partisanship (go to our Blowback page for that), but on the unclassified details of deployment -- the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed-up, the absurd. The Sandbox is a clean, lightly-edited debriefing environment where all correspondence is read, and as much as possible is posted. And contributors may rest assured that all content, no matter how robust, is currently secured by the First Amendment.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


43 Folders - optimize your life



5ives is a collection of lists of five things.

It is written by a person called Merlin Mann — a stony recluse who probably lives in a tree somewhere in Northern California. Little is know about Merlin apart from what can be gleaned by the caregivers who collect his waste and deliver fresh boxes of Kleenex™ for him to wear on his feet.

Merlin is believed to have been born at exactly 2/3 of the way into the 20th century, somewhere in a large midwestern city. Sparse photographic evidence suggests Merlin may have a vestigial tail and enjoy a taste for roulette and sand art. Merlin is “white” in color.

All we can be sure of is that there appears to be no forseeable end in sight for these pointless, narcissistic lists of his. Which is clearly a mixed blessing for everyone.


43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero | 43 Folders

These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way. You can visit each of the posts by clicking the title.

And don’t miss the “Related Articles” for our all-time popular posts on productively dealing with email.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Housing Bubble Blog


Bubble Meter

Bubble Meter
A blog dedicated to the premise that there is a Housing Bubble in many locales in the USA. With a particular focus on the: When will it pop? Why will it pop? How will it pop? Where will it pop? Who is responsible for the bubble? Also the DC Metro Area bubble. Please join in the discussion.


MaoXian: Stock blog


Almost Entertainment

 ALMOST ENTERTAINMENT is an independently-produced Canadian comedy pilot. The purpose of this website is to allow visitors to view a trailer for the show and then, if they choose, leave positive feedback. We hope to receive enough responses to convince broadcasters in North America that there is an audience for this show.

Your feedback is crucial to help us get the show on tv!

The pilot was made for nothing by a group of talented people (including Maria Thayer from 'Strangers With Candy', Second City veterans Aurora Browne and Ayumi Iizuka and recording artist Feist.) The series will co-star Jonathan Katz ('Dr. Katz') among other unique artists.

The filmmakers were inspired by 'SCTV', 'The Office', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'The Larry Sanders Show'. The show's creator and director, Jeff Hands, also based the series on his experiences as an intern on 'Saturday Night Live'.

If you like what you see, we'd love you to spend a moment to make your opinion count. - your search to the entertainment industry!


Potkast Search

Monday, October 09, 2006


Google Reader

Your inbox for the web.
With Google Reader, keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email. 

Stay up to date.
Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.

Share with your friends.
Use Google Reader's built-in public page to easily share interesting items with your friends and family.

Use it anywhere, for free.
Google Reader is totally free and works in most modern browsers, without any software to install.


Geek to Live: From Bloglines to Google Reader - Lifehacker

Every day I trawl through almost 250 web site feeds in order to write Lifehacker, and for the past 2 years I've used Bloglines to do so. No other feed reader (not even the one I helped build) had all the features I needed to track what I'd read and what I hadn't across computers and operating systems.

That is, until I gave Google Reader another whirl earlier this week. The just-rolled-out Reader upgrades turned the app into an even better product than the much older and more-established Bloglines, and so I've made the switch.


Top Web Videos - Search Video, Downloads, Windows Media, Quicktime, YouTube, MySpace, Google Video PureVideo Video and Multimedia Search Engine

PureVideo, which is currently in beta and planning a press drive on Monday, is a search engine for video sites that finds clips from the likes of YouTube, MySpace Video, Grouper, Yahoo Video, ESPN, CNN, MSN Video, Metacafe, and others. PureVideo Networks is the owner of StupidVideos and GrindTV, so it’s interesting that they’re building a search engine that includes competing services. They claim to have “billions” of videos in the index and the results seem somewhat relevant, although not amazing. What’s more, there’s no way to filter or rank your search results - by age, length, recency and the like. In fact, some kind of “advanced search” seems essential - options like restricting your search to a few video sites would improve the service dramatically. They might also want to use video ads, rather than text ads, since people visiting a video search engine are primed to watch video clips.

Besides search, they’ve integrated a lightweight directory called “quicklinks” - this displays the top 10 videos on each site in six different categories. It might be nice if they could integrate tagging here, making it easier for casual visitors to browse. It’s a nice early offering with a good interface, but I’d still rather search YouTube and Google Video separately - it’s usually a good bet that the clip you want is on one of these two sites, and you can use the social filters to hone in quickly on what you’re looking for.


Singingfish - the audio/video search engine


Independent Publishing News, e-Marketing Articles, Online Collaboration Reviews by Robin Good

What Communication Experts Need To Know


Best Podcast Search Engines and Directories - Robin Good's Latest News


So you think you know everything?


Timbuktu Chronicles




Google Gadgets For Your Webpage



The Supreme Irony of Life...


"On Topic" With Doug Krile


QuizYourFriends - Create Your Own Quiz

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