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Archive for November, 2008

iPod + iRemote + Airtunes Express – the ultimate wireless home stereo

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Looking for a wireless home music system, look no further than Apple. No, I’m not an Apple zealot, but by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll sure think I am. Some History Quite a while back we were looking for a system where we could sync our MP3 Music collection and stream it [...]

John Hardy and the Environment

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

A while back, I found myself watching the Knowledge Network and on came this guy I had never heard about. His name, John Hardy. Here is this guy, living in Bali in his Bamboo House, making Jewellery, running his factory ‘off the land’. Quite interesting actually, and it demonstrates hope. Hope that it can be [...]

Skype VOIP Home Phone

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

It’s been years since we’ve had a land-line in our house, or perhaps I should phrase that:  years since we’ve had a home phone.  Like many other early adopters, Malin and I made the switch to cell phones long ago (my first one was in ’99).  Not long after, we abandoned the land-line all together. [...]

Motivation

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

A lot has been said, written and studied about motivation.  But it’s still something that is hard to maintain and definitely not easy to manage. I know for myself, I go a month here and a month there where I’m highly motivated and it’s times like that the time just flies by.  Eventually, the roller [...]

Economy and massive Bail outs… enough is enough

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Yep, I said it. Let’s stop with all these massive bail outs to mega corporations with poor planning.  If a corporation is perpetually in the red then let why keep bailing it out?  Right…  it’s because we’re afraid of the effect.   We’ve been bullied by these mega corporations, held hostage with the risk of [...]

Can Delicious please implement OpenID

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Time and time again (about every 2 weeks for the 3 workstations I use regularily), I get a prompt to login to delicious. It seems each time I manage to enter in the wrong password.  As with many of you, I’ve got quite the collection of accounts floating around the web, and this amounts to [...]

Change your Google Search results

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Google has gone and added ‘promote’ and ‘remove’ buttons from your standard search results. At this moment, it’s only affecting results as they appear to you, and it goes and records your actions in the SearchWiki. This is big. Talk about crowdsourcing!