Using Google Buzz with any number of followers right now is an exorcise in patients and processing power. But there are ways to cut down the madness. One of nice features of Google Buzz is that it includes a way to import your twitter feeds and Google Reader feeds that you share. Sharing more makes for a more content on a the network, however if you follow a couple thousand people your feed looks like the whole internet is passing you by and to comment you have to be willing to run to catch up. By the time you get to comment your comment text is off screen.
So Web 2.0 has covered the “I like this, you must like me” category, its about time Web 2.0 realized dislike is just as powerful as like. This is why I created my own site producthater.com (still in testing). Snubster is just another site that gets a snub in at people you dislike or ideas you dislike. Snubster can even send an email to put that person of dislike on notice. What fun!
Everytime I build a computer the most asked question is where did you get that wallpaper? So what’s my secret? The secret is Wallbase.net and Interfacelift.com. Interfacelift for the Wallpaper of the moment and wallbase.net to get a wallpaper to match the user. Wallbase has an infinitely searchable database of high res nice looking wallpaper that is sure to give your PC a fresh look.
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I heard an interesting hardware rumor today. Google may be exploring the gaming console market. Using Google Chrome as the basis for a gaming console and using a store much like the Android marketplace. Google’s goal is to get their brand in front of younger viewers, and gain access to HDTV advertising channels.
Also if you’d like to follow me on Google Buzz…http://www.google.com/profiles/ccarey76
I will start out this post with this caveat, I love Apple. I have a iPhone and a 17 inch Mac Book Pro and there’s a Dual processor G5 sitting on my desk at work. I have tons of iPods laying around, and even contemplated working for Apple once.
As the resident computer guy for the entire family, neighborhood, state of Michigan (ect) I have the need to reinstall Windows and reload all manners of crap laptops, PCs, and anything unfortunate enough to be blessed with Windows. So since I do the Windows reinstall boogey so often I might as well put some of my favorite software on these machines. Usually this is a manual process or at best a USB drive away from getting all the programs installed. The ninite installer makes a blind installer that can help ease the process. All you do is select which installers to install, click create installer and away you go. The ninite installer makes one single installer you double click and it blindly installs. Everything from Firefox to Microsoft Essentials is in there. By installing some of these programs you will insure the PC will come back to you later and the user will be happy with their new toys.
Yeah it’s kind of weird I am writing about rearranging furniture, so feng shui you. This neat little web app allows you to dynamically organize any room all from the comfortable glow of your laptop. Its a really slick application, I was able to recreate our living room in minutes. I was then quickly able to make the theater room I had imagined as a child. I was then able to launch straight into silliness by making a man room complete with lazy boy 60 inch plasma and a nearby toilet so you don’t miss the game.
Ever need to help out a complete novice over the phone? Getting simple information such as Operating System and Screen Resolution can take you as long to get out of that novice as actually fixing the problem. Used in conjunction with Crossloop SupportDetails can tell you everything from Operating System to IP to screen resolution in a jiffy and save you some grief.
Yeah I’m back. TheManuals is a search engine for nothing for manuals and finds them pretty well. We needed a manual for a alarm installed in our LeMons Ride (read all about it on our sister blog HardDrivingRacing) so we could unwire that sucker and TheManuals were able to help us out before we could sift through Google static.
Oh darn I missed out on April fools day. Still feel like causing some mischief? Well how about this cool little application. Type some text in the box above and press the flip button. Your text is upside down. Wait you mean I can copy and paste this and send it anywhere such as a IM or email? Facebook? You betya. ??o ?uo????? bu?dd?1? un? ????
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