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It’s My Birthday (And I’ll Lie if I Want To!)

It’s My Birthday (And I’ll Lie if I Want To!)

It's My Birthday (And I'll Lie if I Want To! New Year’s Day 2009 came in with a few added surprises: Automated birthday wishes from a couple of web sites, and even some personal birthday messages from Facebook friends who I already know in real life. But my birthday...

A No-Hype Look at Skype

A No-Hype Look at Skype

I knew about Skype – it's an online application that lets anyone make audio and video contact from computer to computer as long as each person has Skype installed and running. You could use it to make Skype "calls" to and from anywhere in the world for free. I tried...

Fly Me To Your Room

Fly Me To Your Room

Fly Me To Your Room Pictures on the Wing These days, digital photos are ubiquitous. And not only that, they're EVERYWHERE. In your cell phone, in your digital camera, in your computer, even in your iPods or other PDAs. They're everywhere for you to enjoy, but sharing...

Outdoor Fun With GPS

Outdoor Fun With GPS

Here's a hobby where all you need is a $30 billion satellite system, and a handheld GPS device. Luckily, someone lent us the satellites! Most Internet-related pastimes require us to sit at our computers far too long - games, chat rooms, weblogs, newsgroups - all...

Hello Chumby

Hello Chumby

Hello Chumby. New watches come out from time to time, cars are updated yearly as "this year's models" are unveiled; new flavors of Ben & Jerry Ice Cream are always being developed. These are all just variations of products that already exist. But every so often a...

Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing

Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing

What are you doing? I'm wondering whether it's at all possible to make a statement that's not more than 140 characters in length that says something pertinent. (Okay, that's 139.) What are you doing? Demonstrating how people worldwide have found that posting "tweets"...

This Hoax is Serious!!!

This Hoax is Serious!!!

This is serious!!! I would do it for you. Actually the subject of the above email when it arrived in my email box was "Fwd: FW: FW: FW: : Fwd: This is serious!!! I would do it for you.(corrected)" Those extra forwards told me that somebody who knows me thought this...

Free Software For Sale!

Free Software For Sale!

Free Software For Sale You can get more than you pay for! A long, long time ago, when the world was young, people loved getting free software for their computers. This usually meant that they were getting it from someone else who bought it, or more likely, from...