Day: December 29, 2006

Bees Busted

I kind of felt sorry for the bees but I thought that if I was there on the scene, I might have become a little redneck myself:

Bees

Utils I use often

I’ve come to realize that I have been using some tools that at one time helped me solve a problem. What I didn’t do was see if there was a better solution entirely. Probably because that takes too much time and/or thought. Or probably because I tend to get distracted by the effort. I find several solutions and I’ll trouble picking one. Anyways, I’ll do various versions of this post where I’ll document the various tools that I use.

This tool is handy to checking various accounts and deleting spam from them before you open it in your inbox.
ePrompter

Clipboard manager tool. I know there are others but this one has worked well for me. Works in Vista too.
ArsClip

Unfortunately this doesn’t work in Vista yet and I do miss it. Hopefully the devs will release a vista version soon:
StrokeIt

Sony grounding issues

I recently got a Sony Vaio laptop for my new job. I’m using to record some audio and notice there is a constant buzz. After some searching, I find that there is a grounding issue with some Sony laptops. WTF? Sony does a lot of things right like this laptop but how can they ignore this:

Link

Supposedly there is a 3 prong power adapter, you know like most power adapters that have the ground prong in them? Well, if you supposedly complain enough to Sony, they may send you one? Again, wtf? As I said, the laptop is great but I’m disappointed to learn they don’t fix this and/or recall the laptops.

Google Reader Rocks.. Now.

IMO, newsgator is still great but lately I’ve been using the google reader and I just like the feel of it better. I use it on my Treo650 when I’m walking the dog to see what scoble has to say. Anyways, it does seem like when Google puts their mind to something, they do a pretty damn good job. Like the new blogger. I redid someone else’s site and it came out great. All within 30mins of mucking around. I think I’m going to redo this again.

Five things…

… you probably didn’t know about me:

1) I liked Fried Green Tomatoes. (The first time I saw it as a teenager.) Now, its ok.
2) I’m a Los Angeles Lakers Fan.
3) I love raisins. (But I can get sick of them.)
4) I use to think that life was not too short.
5) As a kid growing up in India, I would love the smell of the dirt after it had rained (Almost good enough to eat). But seriously, the smell was great.