Something pocket-able, but 4 or 5 MP that doesn’t break the bank. Mom also got one for Stefan, with matching 256MB SD cards, or 150 full-size pictures. I think 5MP blows up bigger than an 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper, so that is plenty enough quality for me. Breathing room for cropping, automatic red-eye removal, a bit faster shots for brightly lit action, a VERY bright flash, a timer with an option to take two pictures (serious and goofy?), as well as 3x optical zoom, macro mode, all the standards.
A few weeks ago I heard about this great tool called VideoEgg Publisher, released by NewEgg, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut. They let me upload a video less than two minutes in length, and are hosting it for free for 30 days. Check it out.
I was cruising around looking for deals today and I once again came across Griffin Technology’s iTalk voice recorder for iPod. I always wondered “can you ever get that audio of your device?” In the process of searching for the answer, I saw some other great products that make life easier.
I first had Smithwick’s Ale in the Arena (Ann Arbor) at a charity event to raise money for a needy Detroit school. Awesome that a bar and a group of college students in Ann Arbor would put together such a worthy and attractive benefit like that. Good food in the form of unlimited appetizers, and $3 beer across the board. My roommate Erin suggested Smithwick’s (pronounced smitiks), and it was a good beer for that setting.
Some time ago, for my friend Beth’s birthday (and her twin Garret’s), I went to the Lazy Moon pizzariea near UCF. Garret insisted that I sample some of his Great White, a wheat beer they had on tap. I rushed right to the tap to grab a Litre of said beverage, because I loved it. I had some again tonight in a bottle, and it was equally pleasant:
Lost Coast Brewery’s Great White is described as:
Gallery 2 has been the topic of most news on gallery.menalto.com for a number of months now. The new version of this widely used web-based photo gallery software has introduced several radical changes. The most interesting is use of a database to serve images, completely hiding the location of photos from all users of the gallery, while still allowing access to these images via gallery-specific URLs.
This topic was broight to my mind by Paul Colligan and Alex Mandossian of Marketing Online Live, two guys that have a Podcast related to their Marketing Online magazine.
iPods aside, ask anyone in the business or marketing world, 'What business is McDonald's in?', and they will reply, 'Real Estate'. Most people will say, 'I thought they sold hamburgers and plastic toys and... fruit.' Oh no, my unknowing friend, think about it:
John Furrier of PodTech.net is a computer science guy from back in the 80's, and while he doesn't think of himself as special, he really is. His incredibly popular batch of InfoTalk Podcasts consists of short 15-minute segments, each one covering a different topic somehow related to current and future trends in the internet, or Web 2.0 as John calls it. Guests have included Adam Curry, one of the people known as 'Podfather', employees of Microsoft, WordPress developers, lawyers, marketers, computer scientists, you name it, he's got it.