Posts tagged “technology”

A Media Bonanza

Just how long, do you think, until OscarTorrents gets slammed by Hollywood? They’re making it a snap to download all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Stuck somewhere without internet access? There’s a company named FON that’s giving away wifi routers in the hopes of blanketing the country with free wireless internet access. Already own one

Men’s Health Tech Guide

The December issue of Men’s Health includes a Tech Guide with what it says are, “100 products that will change your life!” If you’re looking for the latest news in men’s health, for exercise routines, for dating advice, or for fashion tips, Men’s Health is a great resource. If you’re looking for the latest trends

Press 1 to Delete

We have a Norstar phone system in my office. Sometimes people leave me voicemails on this system. When I look at my phone, it shows “Messages” in the little digital display so I know I must check my messages. To do this I press the “Check VM” button and enter my super secret password. Here’s

Oakley has started advertising Thump — “Digital Music Eyeware”. If these had a BlueTooth iPod dongle I would go buy a pair right now — before lunch even. They don’t, though. They have a 256mb or 512mb memory gizmo and you need a USB cable to update your tunes (and what looks like a c. 1995 cell phone battery pack to charge them). It’s tragic. So close to being perfect. Think about how much lighter and slimmer (and cooler) they could be if they weren’t doing the processing! Boneheads. I love Oakley, too. They are a great company. Slick marketing, killer sunglasses. It bites that they missed the target on this.

ShuffleI just read about Matt running with a Shuffle. My 40GB is much too big to take on a run. I’ve always wanted to run with music, but have never been able to get around the clunkiness factor. I’m finally getting back to running and rowing. I’ve pulled three four five 6k+, 30min ergs in the last week, too. Maybe I’ll be forced to buy one…

My dad just bought my grandmother a DVD player. She loves it and is thrilled with the quality of DVDs compared to her hundreds of VHS tapes. We were quite impressed with Nana’s willingness to accept the new technology … until she called and asked how to rewind the DVDs before she returned them to Blockbuster

Cool Clothes

In a move wireless industry analysts say will infringe on customers’ privacy, clothing designer Benetton plans to weave radio frequency ID chips into its garments to track its clothes worldwide. link via technoerotica

Configure IIS to Parse CGI Files

Here’s what you want to do: You want your Windows 2000 web server to always execute files with a *.cgi extension. You want your Windows 2000 web server to parse the ASP code that you’ve embedded in files that end in *.htm, *.shtml, *.css. You want your Windows 2000 web server to know that it

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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