Archive for ‘entertainment

Unusual Google Street View pictures

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If you haven’t used Google Street View yet, prepare to spend some time on this one. This is not Google Earth. Most people have already seen the satellite pictures and said, “Hey, there’s my house!”
Google Street View takes it to the next step. Imagine you are riding down your street, looking out […] Read more »

Speak into the banana

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This is the kind of thing that I would use, just to see people’s reaction to it. For $10, you can get a plastic banana that holds your cell phone inside. Get it here.

Get a custom avatar

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Do you know what an avatar is?
An avatar is the little image of someone that is used to represent that person on social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook or a million others. For example, my avatar on those sites is the same one I use on my blog (the one up in […] Read more »

Save your hands for texting

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A few vintage magazine ads

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Why did they have to use creepy-looking kids back then?

The customer is not always right

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In my business, I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. The old phrase “the customer is always right” is a good guideline to follow in most cases. However, it is not true 100% of the time. There is a website called “Not always right” – www.notalwaysright.com – where you […] Read more »

Turn your photo into a sketch

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You probably have hundreds, or maybe thousands, of pictures on your computer (side note – are they backed up?). Most are probably snapshots of family gatherings, your kids, a vacation, etc.
If you have a special photo of something or someone, and want to add some artistic flair to it, you could make a copy […] Read more »

Early Playstation ad

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For my frozen friends up north

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This past week I heard from several friends in Maine about the bitter cold temperatures – in many cases the temp was on the wrong side of zero. While this was happening, we were suffering a cold snap of around 50 degrees – brrrrr!
Anyway, I recently heard about a trick for keeping your porch […] Read more »

Bet ya can’t do this

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Go to your desktop and create a new folder (right click in an open area, and choose New – Folder). Give that folder this name:
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If you know why this is impossible, put it in the comments below and consider yourself to have reached a high level of Geek status!