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Make Your Cellphone a Control Freak

Posted by Charles | November 26, 2007 | Comment

It’s officially holiday season now. That also means that it’s time to check out all those craze gadgets out there to fill up your wish list. Here is one from the Mobile Activator Website, a GSM control module in the size of a pack of cigarettes. Now your cellphone finds a new life, controls, controls and remote controls. According to Mobile Activator, most of the functions from this small box are pre-programmed on the board they will demonstrate, so you won’t need a computer or any sort, just a cell phone will do – to achieve remote control […] Continue Reading…

Some Action Online

Posted by Charles | November 25, 2007 | Comment

There are two industries that adapt web technologies to the extreme, porn and gambling. To look at where and how the online media technologies be used, check out online casinos. This online casinos review site list all the major ones that you can check it out. In general, online casinos using RIA technologies such Flash and AJAX to simulate the real casinos playing experiences. The money making machine is at the server side. As you know gambling is all about math and random-tization, which fit the computer very well. This online casinos review site provides online casinos information […] Continue Reading…

Paper Works without Hand Skill

Posted by Charles | November 25, 2007 | Comment

Have you ever folded papers to make toys and colored them to make them more appealing? Sure most of you have done that. In the digital world, seems you don’t need to be hands-on anymore to do that. A place called Paper Critters will allow you make paper toy right there online in a Flash 3D environment. Paper Critters is an online Flash application for creating and sharing digital paper toys, designed and developed by JR Fabito. It was created with Adobe Creative Suite 3, ActionScript 3.0, and 3DS Max, and uses the open source Papervision3D engine. For people […] Continue Reading…

Present Yourself First

Posted by Charles | November 24, 2007 | Comment

If you do presentation a lot or will do one, you should know that your first introduction of yourself is actually your desktop. For that matter, you do need jazzy up your first impression given to your audiences. Here is a help, a Flash site called Desktopography. Since its conception Desktopography has been a nonprofit and fun project.It presents its third release, a selection of nature themed backgrounds for your computer made by selected designers. The project was established in 2005 and has since grown organically with a new exhibition every year. Let’s go there, use them and […] Continue Reading…

Don’t Read This, Eat Turkey

Posted by Charles | November 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

It’s a shame if you read this post at the Thanksgiving days. Go dig your turkey! BTW, how’s your Black Friday achievement? Got any dirt cheap gadgets?

Tailgate to Save Banner Ads

Posted by Charles | November 22, 2007 | Comment

Some loves banner ads (to make money) and some hate banner ads (always in our way online). Tailgate trying to change that by turning both sides to a happy place called “tanner”, a interactive Flash banner. In short, a “tanner” is still a banner ads, where if you find something you like, you can jump in and buy it right there on the banner. Indeed, from RIA perspective, it’s very smart way of evolving Flash ads. However, regardless how much web is a impulsive buying place, are people that impulsive to buy thing from right out of a banner […] Continue Reading…

Verizon Sucks! Big Time

Posted by Charles | November 21, 2007 | 164 Comments

I have to vent this out. I can’t believe an established company could be messy like this! Verizon installed FiOS in my neighborhood. They have been sending letters to promote the services. One is the bundle of FiOS and VoIP phone with good price. So, eventually I decided to give it try. And the troubles started. Day One: Failed DIYWent online on Verizon’s site trying to go the DIY way.But the site came back tell me I can’t get bundle and prices are different. Gave up. Day Two: The Big NOI called Verizon using the number on its letter. […] Continue Reading…

Flashing out Your Screens

Posted by Charles | November 21, 2007 | Comment

Some asked me what tools I used to capture the screenshot for my posts. I use Snagit from TechSmith. SnagIt is the last and only screen capture tool you’d ever need. That what I thought until TechSmith rollout the new free tool called Jing from its Jing Project. Before I go on, let me tell you this. Go try and use it. Jing and the online hosting site called screencast.com is the move that TechSmith going online. Once you installed Jing, which is free, you can start capturing screen as image or video. The captured video will be in, […] Continue Reading…

Fichey and Flashy to the Web Popularity History

Posted by Charles | November 20, 2007 | Comment

You know and use StumbleUpon, don’t you. StumbleUpon or other bookmark sites such as del.icio.us are focusing on what you like. However, one thing is missing (or one dimension) is the time. Popularity on web is not a static thing. It changes over time. That’s where the Flash site Fichey comes in. What Fichey does is that it allows you specify the date back and pick one popularity contest sites as sources. Then it brings up the most popular site from that date according to that source site. The source sites are del.icio.us, digg, downfly, Google news, NY Times […] Continue Reading…


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