Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

$250 PC that doesn't suck

This is a comparison for you you can build (although if you're in Canada you'd need a friend to buy the stuff from which would be comparible to the price of a Zombu.

Forza 2 screen grabs

Go here for a PIcasa Web Album with some nice Forza 2 screen grabs, including a Geek Squad VW New Beetle, and the General Lee.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Zonbu - a neat $250 mini linux PC.

There are only 12 kinds of ads in the world. Resist them all!

After much research, Donald Gunn, creative director for the advertising agency Leo Burnett, determined that nearly all good ads fall into one of 12 categories—or "master formats," in his words.This slide show presents some recent ads exemplifying each of Gunn's 12 basic categories. The curtain has been pulled back on all those sly sales tactics...

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Funny Wii Fit parody

Ultra Capacitors

It will be interesting to see where this technology will be in a few year .


July 20, 2007


Manitoba is expanding its electronic waste (e-waste) round-up program with the support of HP Canada and Best Buy, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced today.
Starting today and until Aug. 2, the public can drop off any make or model of unwanted desktop computer, laptop, monitor or printer at Winnipeg Best Buy locations. In return, people taking advantage of this opportunity will be offered a discount of $25 off the purchase of a new HP or Compaq desktop computer, laptop, monitor or printer.
“The event demonstrates an effective partnership between government and major electronic manufacturers and retailers, and signals a shared commitment to take action to safeguard our environment,” said Rondeau.
“More collection sites, in addition to the 19 depots currently established in communities across the province, will make it easier for people to do the right thing when disposing of electronic waste,” said Struthers.
Manitoba’s first shipment of e-waste to Sims Recycling in Brampton, Ont., was delivered July 3. The amount of material dropped off to date totals approximately 55 tonnes. It is estimated that up to 500 tonnes of e-waste will be collected before the initiative concludes in September.
“Best Buy is thrilled to be a part of this initiative and to be able to work for the first time in this manner with the province and once again with our valued partner HP,” said Mike Pratt, senior vice-president of Best Buy. “We encourage the community and our customers to take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to seeing a great turnout at our stores.”
“Enabling consumers to responsibly recycle electronics products is integral to HP’s commitment to the environment,” said Lloyd Bryant, vice president and general manager, imaging and printing, HP Canada. “We look forward to further collaborating with the government of Manitoba and Best Buy to provide a simple and accessible program for electronics recycling.”
Electronic waste is one of four priority waste streams being addressed by the Manitoba government. An electronic stewardship regulation, currently being finalized for public consultation in the near future, will form the basis of a long-term solution to the problem of e-waste in Manitoba, said Rondeau.

My next car??

My 99 Maulibu didn't want to start last night so I had it towed to the garage to have it looked at. Haven't heard back as to what's wrong with it.

I've liked the looks of the Chevy Aveo hatchback for quite a while now. Of course, I won't be getting a new car (don't worry honey!), but it's nice to dream. :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Police Cars from Around the World

"There's something weird about police cars. No matter where you go, they all look somewhat the same, yet still completely different. It's one of those strange travel gems -- like grocery stores and candy bars -- that seem so familiar yet remain absolutely different and strangely interesting." - Gadling

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More on the Eee PC

Hands on with the Eee PC

As you can tell I'm actually quite excited about this little machine. Since I game on my consoles, I don't need a high end computer and if it will be $200 US, that would be cheaper than a Wii.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Original Transformers Boxed Collection Sold for $1,000,000

Count them. 275 Tranformers from the 80s. 101 Autobots, 81 Decepticons, 92 licensed products, some never removed from box, some mint-in-box, all ready for the mother of all battles. Sold for $1,000,000 at eBay in a story full of drama, love and cartoon passion that started out of pity for Starscream.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Playmobil Alamo

This is something along the lines of what I would like to do in the basement with all my Playmobil Western sets.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Soundwave Transformer gets MP3 player upgrade

[Engadget link]
I just got the Titanium version of soundwave, which is more of a mix between Blaster and Soundwave.

Friday, July 13, 2007

5 Simple Ways to Store Your Files Online: Better than .Mac & Live Folders

When it comes to online backup of your data, there’s probably more options than in any other web 2.0 space. However, many of these don’t work as advertised. I’ve gone through this mess and chosen 5 simple online backup services that just work.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nintendo Packaging Wii Wheel w/ Mario Kart Wii

Nintendo just announced some extensive online functionality for its upcoming Wii-based Mario Kart title, including an undisclosed amount of "more" online competitors, which is always a plus. Nintendo is also packing a free Wii Wheel with each copy of the game to help ease the newbs into the Kart action. Release date is Dec 3rd!

Read more at Nintendo's E3 press release site: Username is "golin" and the password is "harris".

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My New Gas Trimmer

Finally got around to getting one for the yard. Got it at Canadian Tire.

Product #60-2304-2

  • 25cc two-cycle engine
  • Wide 15" (41 cm) cutting path
  • Tap 'n Go dual line advancing system
  • Curved 51" (129 cm) shaft
  • Dual line cutting head
  • 0.065" (1.65 mm) line diameter
  • 2-year warranty

Monday, July 09, 2007

Doritos Fiery in Canada

Doritos Fiery is now in Canada! Only for a limited time though, and I'm not sure if they have the large bags, as the one Shopper's Drug Mart I looked at only had the 77g bag.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My new DVD burner

It's a Philips SPD3600CC external USB DVD burner that pretty much does all the formats out there right now. And it works great with my Mac Mini G4 even though it says nothing in the documentation about it being Mac compatible. And it only cost $80 CAD plus tax!
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