Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Creating Christmas Memories Game

Here is a fun game. Out of the presents you got this year for Christmas, which do you think you will still be using the most next Christmas. You have to pick just one.

Mine would have to be the 40GB FireLite Portable Hard Drive that Roxie, my wonderful girlfriend, got me. I'm using it to store all my pictures and music on.

So here's the deal, next Christmas we'll look back and actually see if we are still using the stuff that we thought we would. Sound like fun?

You can play the game by posting a comment or by make a post on your blog (if you make a post leave a comment linking to your post).

Have fun playing!

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Jingle all the way with Google Talk

So I know I said I was going to talk about that other post and other google related stuff, but I lied. If you want to know more about it, check out these links.
But, what I really want to 'talk' about is Google Talk and the recent announcement of Libjingle. Why would you care?
2. Voice calls between mobile devices and Google Talk!
More and more WiFi-enabled mobile devices (including WiFi-enabled mobile phones) are coming on the market. Imagine being away from your PC and still being able to have the same free high-quality calling experience you have today between PCs using Google Talk. I expect to see a lot of innovation here in 2006. - link
Imagine that! Talking with your cell phone!!! So I know for must of you still aren't impressed. But if you've ever used Google talk before you know that the audio is about twice as good a cell phone. It pretty much sounds like the person is in the room with you. Every time that I've used Google Talk in a public place people are amazed at how good the audio is. And if I could have that good of a quality every time that I talked on my phone with somebody then that'd be awesome.
However, its not out just yet. Google just released the tools for someone to do this. It has yet to be done. Libjingle also has tools for file sharing (P2P) and video. For those that thought Google Talk was behind all the competitors, think again. As always with Google they take something that's already kinda cool and take it in a different direction.

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Google Safe Browsing Test Page

I see you've download both of Google's new extentions :)

If you're reading on this on my blog I'll tell you more about it in my next post.Read more at

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The 2 Wizards

If you're looking for a fun christmas lights set to music, you should check out this video on Google Video.

If you are looking for something that will excite the geek in you, you should should check out this article on Free Online Date Storage.
The most exciting of these I think is Openomy. Openomy is a tag based online file stystem, with an open API. The possibilies of this system are numberous. If you have no idea what I just said, all you need to know is that you can store up to 1Gb of stuff online for free. So you can back stuff up if you like. :) Geeks can read more about it, on this wiz kid's blog.

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Friday, December 09, 2005

Is Christmas not a holiday?

So, its been a while since I posted anything, I'm finally done with School for about a month. So, expect somewhat frequent post for about a month, before they start to trail off again...

Over Thanksgiving dinner my aunt says that she read this article in the paper of a guy that went to the local mall and was startled to find that only a couple stores had "Merry Christmas" in any of their Christmas decorations, instead they had it replaced with "Happy Holidays". She proceeded with some of the normal ignorant "taking Christ out of Christmas" jargon that is all too familiar in Christian circles. Considering the timing (over Thanksgiving dinner) my immediate response was that it was too early to talk about Christmas. She agreed with me but after thinking about it some, I've decided that this is not my main objection to this kind of thinking.

Little did I know that the "Happy Holiday" debate had become a rather hot topic nationally as well as locally. When I came into work today there was a company memo by the clock-in station inviting people to the "Holiday Party". The word "Holiday" had been marked out in pen and someone had written "Christmas" in the margin. An addition comment pointing to the alteration saying "God bless". Is it just me that finds this ridiculous?!?

Why on earth would we look to corporate America to define what our holiday name is advertised as? Retail outlets are mostly just concerned with moving from the red to the black. Their main concern is not taking a loss for the year. And why shouldn't they? If they didn't make money then they'd tank. And to this end they are trying to reach as many people with their advertising as possible. They're trying to be inclusive, they don't want to offend Jewish potential customers. So they use the word "Holiday" which is by the way derived from Holy Day, instead of "Christmas". Why is that such a big deal? Do we except corporate advertising to line up with all of our personal beliefs? Does Sears really care about evangelizing the world? And should we expect them to even respect God at all? Why do we expect non-Christians to act like Christians? Could it be because we are doing such a lousy job of showing the meaning of the Jesus' life that we expect others to make up for our hypocrisy?

I tend to lump these Holiday complainer into the same category as the people that point out that "Santa" is the word "Santa" with the letters rearranged or say Xmas is an attempt to X out Christ from the word Christmas.

All this is simply ridiculous.

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