12/30/05

What is the value of your home?

This site gives you just that. A good estimate of what your property is worth.
Be on top and know your value now.

12/28/05

Locate Anyone

Need to find someone to settle a debt, divorce, tenant, property search.
You might consider this site instead of paying a lawyer or third party who will charge you high fees.

12/27/05

Gmail POP3 eMail Setup

If you have email and wanted to setup POP3 email using outlook or outlook express.
These links will help you on setting your POP3 emails.
Link 1
Link 2
Setup is simple and if you follow the two links you should be sending email in minutes. Make sure to activate POP3 emails in Gmail before you begin setup so that you Gmail account can send and receive emails.


12/26/05

AirSet

Sync your online calendar with your phone.
This is just one of the many free things that you can do.


12/25/05

Swap A Gift

Have a Gift card for the Holidays from a department store you dislike.
Check this site out. For a small fee you can swap your gift card for your favorite gift card from your departments store you like.
You can even buy a Gift card at a discount price in some cases.
Make your special gift go an extra mile.


12/24/05

STD Site

This site is really out there.
If you ever caught a STD disease and don't know how to tell someone that you recently had sex that they may be infected. This is an interesting site to tell them the bad news. Nobody said it was going to be easy.
I must say this site is very out there.


12/23/05

For Dell PC users

Are you a Dell PC user?
If you are here is a nice link to keep all of your software's up to date.
Works similar to Windows updates and you never have to worry about searching other websites to get the latest download patch.


12/22/05

Email Accounts Paid Services vs. Free Emails

I've been telling people in the past about this for such a long time and at least someone was able to write it down and confirm my belief.
This is the reason why I advise for people not to use their paid service provider like AOL, MSN or Earthlink emails.
If you ever cancel the service. Guess what? You loose the email address.
This is why it's so important to use a separate email service for your email.
To easily send mail and to be able to keep that email service regardless of how you get onto the internet.

12/21/05

Space the Final Frontier

This is an interesting site for the space frontier in you.
You can view space news, download wallpapers, learn about the most current technology and my favorite the night sky.
If your interested in space this is a great site to visit.
Enjoy and I'll see you in the next galaxy.


12/20/05

LCD vs Plasma

The debate goes on and off and it's easier for you to decide than to keep on debating. But if you wanted to know the differences.
Here it is.


12/19/05

Want a FLYPEN

I must admit this pen does what you can't believe it could do and more.
What ever you write FLYPEN brings it to life.
Why not have the worlds first computer pen.
This computer uses software to help you do math, translate words to other languages, play music and much more. There's is just no end to what you can do.


12/18/05

Motorola Rokr

Motorola is giving it's cell phone users the ideal phone everyone wants.
A mobile phone and iTune player all in one.
If Motorola wins convincing customers to ditch there portable players for an all in one phone. Be ready to see more phones like this popping up everywhere.


WiFi Security Software

There is now better protection for Wifi Security.
As Wifi systems are being deployed nationwide, AirDefense hopefully will do it's job and keep ahead of the game by promising and securing Wifi access.


12/17/05

DirecTv Perks

If you haven't heard yet.
Directv has XM satellite radio programming in most of it's sets.
Depending on what package deal you have, you can now enjoy the free broadcast of XM satellite radio via directv.
So why bother to pay for satellite radio when you can get it for free.
Stay tuned.


12/16/05

Sell Your Textbooks

School books are just a big scandal.
You buy these expensive books never really to recoup the actual cost you spent when you resell them. The best site that I found lately is Amazon.
You have to open an account with them and your choices are either direct debit to your checking account or credit card, etc.
All you have to do is wait until someone buys your book at the price you think is reasonable. If they buy it you ship and get your money. That simple.
It's better than getting only $35- for a book that you already spent $150- for.
Try it and get your moneys worth.
Don't settle for what the bookstore value are.
Stay ahead of the game and sell your books using this link.

12/15/05

Watch Videos on your iPod for Free

As per the January 2006 Popular Science article it's as easy as 1..2...3

For Window users:
Download a file called PASV Video 9
Link
Click setup -> in settings tab choose SP/320x240/29.97fps.768kbs stereo/128kbs
On wide screen movies you'll have to pick 320x176
Click Convert -> one-click transcode and select your file


For Mac users:
Download a file called ffmpegX
Link
Choose the PSP preset as the target format
Click the video tab and change video size to 320x176
On wide screen movies you'll have to pick 320x240
Drag you file over the program window and click Encode

You final step after you converted you file is to drag the files to iTunes software
Click videos and drag it to your iPod
On iPod navigate to Video -> Movies and your done

12/14/05

Gloves for your Feet

Vibram definitely wants you to enjoy walking that it has created a five finger feet glove for your feet. The silly critters take the form of your feet and act like shoes but without the weight.
A good solution for all those times that you just want to walk freely.


12/13/05

Cell Phone Junk Yard

Here is another interesting Cell Phone Junk Yard for your old and used phones that you have no use for.


12/12/05

Noise cancellation Bluetooth Headset

Nxzen is taking bluetooth to the next level by offering noise cancellation with mp3 integration. Now you can hear music and answer your phone calls all in one.
But the most important is the wireless noise cancellation headphones that will make taking to someone easier.


12/11/05

Winter Head Gear * Fun *

Looking for some wacky head gear this winter to beat the cold.
This item might just do you right for the holidays.


12/10/05

Windows Live Local

It's exactly like google maps. But with perks and improvements.
They took whatever google maps had and added more stuff to the site.
It works great if your looking for a business location. The same as the yellow pages.
It's worth a look if you love google maps.


12/9/05

Interested In VOIP

Make sure you check out this link.
It will give you a good idea on what you should be looking for in service and rates.
It also gives you a list of service available providers in your area.
Even though VOIP is still in it's early stages. If your looking for an affordable phone service and want all the perks without having to pay for it. It's worth to try.
But VOIP is not for everyone.

12/8/05

Flash Animation 101

Interested in doing flash animations.
Check this link and teach yourself some flash animation.


12/7/05

CD & DVD Drive Disappearing from Computer

This is a good start to have your computer try to find your CD & DVD drive that all of a sudden disappeared.
I highly Do Not recommend anyone to do this.
But if you asked and wanted to know. Then this will be hopefully the fix to correct the missing problem. In most cases this tip works. In other cases it's a little more complicated.
Remember to back up your current windows registry settings before you begin and if anything goes wrong make sure you have a nearest technician to go to.
The down side about messing up and editing your windows registry is that you will have to re-format your computer again and loose whatever information you had on it.
If you have windows XP try system restore before doing the registry edit.

12/6/05

Home Commuting with XP

Want to know how to share your network folders with other users on your home or office network.
These few tips should put you on the right track to share and privatized files.

12/5/05

Microsoft Anti Piracy Program

If you think you probably have an illegal version of windows find out what your alternatives are to update to SP2 and other Windows updates.

12/4/05

Lojack for Your Laptop

This software is worth having if your a laptop owner who hates people stealing other people's portable devices.
The software is activated when you report your laptop stolen.
Before someone is able to reformat your hard drive, it sends out a message to it's central station via net or dialup. The central station in turn notifies the police and the police follow the ISP to the original user where the laptop sent it's last information from. The crooks get nabbed and hopefully you get your laptop back.
So laptop thieves beware, this software is out there to get you.
Subscription fees are reasonable but worth the cost of loosing your valuable laptop.


12/3/05

Who Reads Your Blog

Want to know who links to your blog?
Want to know what people are saying about your blogs or what you write?
Take a look at Talkdigger.
It's great for bloggers who want to know what the world is saying.


12/2/05

Book Publishing

Writing a book.
What to know where you can post it online and publish it.
This site will show you how and help you out.
Nice way to do things online


12/1/05

Firefox Ver 1.5

Firefox just came out with version 1.5 and it seems to be more stable than standard versions. It upgrades your old extensions to the new version. About time. And it upgrades your old browser. So no need to uninstall or reinstall like other versions.

New Extension:
I love the new infoRSS extension. It gives you an RSS feed at the bottom of the browser.

If your tired of windows updates. Go Firefox. I promise that the change will change the way you browse online. Keep on going Firefox.


11/30/05

Free MP3's

Click on the link above to join Free MP3's.
How the service works is simple. You join up or sign up for information from there
sponsor advertisers and you get credit to download music. The more you sign up for information, the more music credits you get and the more music you get for free.
Beware signing up will put you on a spam list. So make sure the account you use is not your main account but an alternate account you use for mail.


11/29/05

Cell Phone Boosters

There are these new cell phone booster for the home use to help you extend you cellular range at home. Even though it's a bit expensive($299).
But they sure are a good solution to extend your cellular coverage in the dead spots you have throughout your house.
Make sure they're compatible with your provider before buying.

11/27/05

Free Web Hosting Site 25mb

There are so many hosting sites out there that are fee.
This is just one site that's been around for a while.
Check it out.


Online Storage Site

Looking for a free 10gig / 100mb a month online storage site that you can store you video's, music, pictures, etc. Well try this site and hopefully it will stay free for years to come.


11/24/05

Looking for an Air Cooling Vechicle

Moller international is your answer.
Designs was created by real futuristic films.
But the irony thing is that they work and the future is changing.
I hope this company gets ahead and is able to be one of the first.
To bring people to the next generation.
Stay tuned.


Good File Name & File Size Directory Printer

Want to be able to print information about your file names and size.
This site will keep you files indexed.


11/23/05

Pay Pass

In New York City there's E-Z Pass.
In Florida there's Sun Pass.
Now there's Pay Pass.
What is Pay Pass. Well think of it's as your E-Z or Sun Pass for purchases.
No more waiting in long lines and hopefully less traffic.
Per recent studies they show that sales are increasing because of their use.
Will it work. It will all depend on how easy consumers see it has a necessity.


11/22/05

Worldwide Cams

Love live cams.
Make sure to take a look at worldwide cams.


Cell Phone Hacks

Want to know all of the hack for your cell phone.
Join the forums and find out what's out there for your model number.


11/20/05

3M Privacy Filter

Yes I did see the 3M privacy filter commercial. And even though I consider this a great invention and a good thing to have. For almost $100- well I think the price is
too excessive. Why spend all that money when hopefully some manufacture can do it cheaper and hopefully better.
I hope someone picks up the idea and processes it cheaper.
For now I will just wait to see when prices go down.


Pimp My Bride * Fun *

If your a fan of Pimp my Ride.
Your going to love this.

Google Web Features

Here are a list of other items that google web can search for you with the search tool bar.
Just when you thought you knew everything, something new comes up.


11/19/05

Easier Way to send Invoices online

If your tired of mailing your invoices by mail and want to send invoices online.
This site will help you and save you money.
In the long run depending upon the volume. Online invoices pays for itself within time.


What's inside the Xbox 360

Did you want to know what's really inside the Xbox 360.
Well some tech guy opened it apart and here is what he found.


Plagiarism

Students who now go to school have to be careful of plagiarism.
It's a serious offense and the sad thing about it is that if you get caught.
You better have a good excuse and some backup to support your information.
Software like this one is out there and from what I am hearing is that all of the schools are creating a national data back to make plagiarism difficult to do.
So forget about hiring or cheating when doing a term paper.
Chances are you'll get caught and is it really worth it.
Knowledge is power.


11/18/05

Cool Thumb Drives

Thumb drives are getting more unique like Imation 2gig hard drive.
It's the shape of a lock and it easily attaches to your USB drive.
It can also be clipped on your belt or notebook for easy carrying.
What else can you ask for.


11/17/05

Organize your life

This site is just full of tips to coach you on controlling your home.
Learn from these tips and see if they make a difference in your life.


11/16/05

Free Files for your PC

I love freebies and this program on G4tv Call for Help is the best.
It can help you learn so much.
Watch the programs and learn from them. They have useful tech tips that
anyone can use.
In the meantime here are some free files from there site


Truveo

Need to find a video online.
Try Truveo a video search engine.
Now you can find a video at ease.


Michelin Tweel Airless Tire

Yes it's an airless tire but will your car drive the same way as regular cars now drive? The complaint is that the airless tire is noisy.
Hopefully with production the Tweel model will be perfected.
Stay tuned.


11/15/05

Cheap Advertising

This student did something unbelievable. He marketed his web page and created a web page with pixels for cheap advertisement. In the end he sat home looking at his currently 60,000 pay check.
I must admit this was the first and original thing to do on the net.


Trade your old DVD's

Trade your old DVD movie for a newer one. The site will send you a pre-address mailer. You add a stamp and mail it. You will get credits to get the DVD you want.


Get your files Anywhere

Here are three sites that help you get your files anywhere.

# 1 This site is free
# 2This site charges $10/month but connects to multiple machines
# 3This site charges $300- but easy access through firewalls and security without configurations


Water Purifier Straw

Worried about contaminated water.
This Purifier straw will do the trick and it's only $5.00 and can filter 185 gallons of water. Which is enough to supply one person with water for a year.


Google Map Tip

If you go to the google web site and want a map of your area.
Just type in the zip code in the search box and google will give you a detail map of your area.


In2TV

In January 2006 Warner Bros is going to launch In2TV.
It's an internet service program to be able to watch for free over 100 old television series.
If this catches on, Warner Brothers will be able to profit from the site and be the first to take internet television to a next level.
Let's see what will happen next.


11/14/05

Flood Map Area

Worried about floods. Take a look at the FEMA flood map near your area.
It will let you know how close you are to the possible flood areas.
Good to know, smart to be aware of.


11/13/05

Uniden Cordless Bluetooth Phone model ELBT595

Recently I was in search of a replacement phone for my everyday personal needs.
I view a few manufactures but one phone that I fell in love with was the Uniden ELBT595 Bluetooth Phone.
It had the main things you can look for in a phone. Even though the phone still needs some extra perks, it still is a great phone.
The Bluetooth function lets you use your cellular phone and your home phone all in one. Uniden is definitely going in a right direction.
Besides the standard functions that all cordless cell phones have. The phone is still a good investment. Now I can have my cell phone charging and use my home phone to answer my local and cellular calls. With the standard head base or other bluetooth accessories.
Hope to see more of these phones popping up in the future.


11/12/05

Need an Inexpensive Housekeeper

Try the Irobot.
It does all your floor cleaning wash, scrub and dry.
It cleans under furniture and hard to clean places.
You never had a housekeeper like this before.


11/11/05

Opera Mini for Mobile

This is just amazing. There making mobile web easier and better.
The software lets anyone with a mobile phone to be able to get onto the internet. This includes phones that currently don't have web access.
Who knows what else they will be able to do later - but stay tuned because this is the start of something better to come.


11/10/05

The ENV Bike

Talk about a bike of the future.
Well let's just say that this bike will let you ride 100 miles for just $4-
Who can beat that for now

11/9/05

New ways of Running * Fun *

If your going to watch this clip. Make sure you watch the entire movie.
At first I thought so what, but after a while you'll understand.


11/8/05

Air Set

Looking for an online contact list.
Try this site. It's free now but offers much more when compared to other sites.
It's reminder service is great. It has numerous reminders to keep on reminding you of things. As it can easy send you reminders to your cell phone.
What more can you ask for something free.
Can easily sync outlook contacts on the move.


11/7/05

Rates for Online Picture Processing

If you do a lot of online picture processing. Here is a site that will tell you which company is charging a better rate for processing your digital pictures from your camera.

11/6/05

Self Power radios

All in one emergency radios.
I love these items and if you were wise you should maybe purchase one just in case.
You never know when a disaster may develop and you have no means of communication with the outside world on what's going on.


11/4/05

Email Santa for Free * Fun *

Christmas is coming soon and what better way for you kids to send Santa an letter than by email.
Save this link and pass it on


11/3/05

Stealth Surfer II

These items are coming out everywhere. It's a good device to have if you want to be able to browse online with a public pc or an office pc.
The good thing is that it clears ups your web history and saves nothing on your computer. Even though there are other ways you can still use to find out where you were browsing on the web. This item makes sure your private information stays private. You should see more items like this appearing in the future from other vendors.


11/2/05

The Best Email Service

It's true, it's been out for a while and why not try it out and see for yourself. Seeing is believing. What you don't think it can do, it can do even better.
And remember it's still in beta and new things are popping up time to time.


11/1/05

I want it that way * Fun *

This video is hilarious.
Never thought it would be such a good song to make fun of.

10/31/05

Free FHM Magazines for 1 Year

Every now and then I get these 1 year free subscriptions.
Click on the link ASAP and while supplies last.
If your lucky like me. You'll get the 1 year subscription free.
Enjoy - and in the future I will post free magazines offers on my site when available.


10/30/05

10/29/05

How to make your Cordless Phone Last Longer

How to Make Your Battery Last Longer
Get the most juice from your cordless phone with these GH Institute tips.

Charge the battery completely as soon as you take your new phone out of the box. The first charge will probably take about 20 hours, but be sure to check the manual. And don't interrupt the charge ?- you could permanently shorten the battery life. When done correctly, the battery will last about two years.

Keep the phone away from heat. This includes a radiator, the oven and any sunny spots in your house. High temperatures contribute to battery wear and tear.

To help prolong rechargeable batteries, you should "condition" them on a regular basis ?- which means completely draining and recharging the batteries. First, figure out which type of battery your phone uses ?- it should be clearly visible on the label found in the owner's manual.

There are two types of batteries, and each requires a different approach: Nickel cadmium batteries have been around for awhile and use the designation NiCD. They should be completely drained and given a full charge cycle once a month.

Nickel metal hydride batteries are a newer generation and are identified with the designation NIMH. They need to be conditioned only once every three months.
Tip: The easiest way to fully discharge the battery is to wait for the power to run out before connecting the handset to the base station.

Got a dead battery? You can find a replacement at an electronics store for $10 to $30. If your phone is an older model, you may have to call the manufacturer.


10/24/05

Firefly

Mobile phone for kid's. It's more like a portable intercom instead of a mobile phone activated with prepaid cards. You determine how it can be used.
Worth to look at if your looking for a mobile phone with limitations.


10/18/05

TiVo Killers

Want to know how to create a TiVo using your personal computer.
This site will steer you in the right direction. All you need is a TV tuner card and software and your PC will do exactly what the TiVo does which is to record your favorite movies or shows that you have missed.
Everything is going in the right direction for TV tuner cards and don't be surprise to see more software for these TV tuner cards out there in the future.


10/17/05

Microsoft Incorporates AntiSpyware

It's about time. You figure with all that money they have. They've could of done this sooner. What took them so long. For a company that's suppose to be on top.
It sure takes them a while for them to adapt to things.
But it just looks like for now it's going to be availabe in the new Windows Vista version.
Wouldn't it be nice to add this feature to all your current windows versions.


Create A Widescreen

Here is an interesting way to create a widescreen with a DVD movie. Pretty amazing what you can do to have two televisions turn into a Widescreen tv.


10/16/05

Biomotion

This site is very creative. Shows the outline of a human body and what we can do to it with a push of a few buttons.
Cool to watch and fun to play with the current settings.

10/14/05

World School Photographs

This site is just great. A data bank for all your school pictures.
Try it and see if you can find your pictures from school.



10/13/05

Sketch Planet

A place to post your most recent child's sketches.
It's a nice way to have a child familiarize themselves with art and also be able to publish it on the web. Worth to visit.


10/12/05

Photoshop tutorial Site

Learn how to fix your current pictures via photoshop.
This is a great way to sharpen up your photoshop tools.
Practice makes perfect.


10/11/05

Love Text Messenging

Purchase the Motorola IM Wireless Instant Messaging and be able to do instant messaging on the go. Why clog up the computer will IM chats only.
Capable of Chatting with six IM individuals and all wireless and free.
It's all free and who can refuse that offer from TigerDirect.com


10/10/05

Sex Offenders in your Area

This is one of those sites that lets you know if there are sex offenders in your area.
It always good to know who your neighbors are a times.

Here are other useful sites as well

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Although I am for privacy, I do judge people fairly, for whatever reasons. These public access sites are available online to anyone seeking this sort of information.



10/9/05

Another 411 for your mobile searches

This site is pretty nice as well. It can send SMS, Email search, set alerts as well as other information sites.
Worth to look at.


10/8/05

New Movie & Showtime Map

Now you can find out where there playing your favorite movie you want to see.
Linked directly to Google Maps and I must say it's a pleasant way to get your showtimes.


10/6/05

Fake Google Toolbar

This is scary. I believe identity theft is a serious uncontrollable crime. Laws should be passed to punish these individuals that think it's ok to pretend they are someone else. If the punishment was more brutal, maybe the cases of identity crime will decrease.


10/5/05

Backpack Mobile software

Always on the road.
Like your cell phone to remind you of things to do.
Need to share images.
Need to share pages with other people.
Need to post notes you need to keep a tab on.
And did I mention it was free.
Yes the first 5 pages and 10 reminders are free.
Anymore your going to have to pay.
But why not try it to see if it fits your schedule patterns.


10/4/05

Free MP3 Blogs - Download free Music

Get your free mp3's while they last

Mp3's legal battle goes on but you can at least enjoy these freebies

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# 2
# 3
# 4
# 5


10/3/05

Create your own Personalized Search Engine

This site is very creative if your looking for a site to personalize your own search engine. People will see all the links that you usually go to.
Check it out and hopefully you will create a unique search engine for others to view.


9/30/05

The Only IM Program that You Need


Tired of installing separate Instant Messenging software.
In the past I've recommended Trillian.
But now you have a choice of two others who do the job as well.
No more installing Instant messengers like AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Gtalk.

Try one of the following IM software and make your life simple.

Ajamix
Trillian
Meebo

my Favorite Meebo - no software to install


9/25/05

Sounds of Nature

Love the sounds of nature. Well this software will put the sounds of nature on your desktop. And it's free.


For Ebay Bidders

Like bidding on ebay but hate to have to stay home to watch the bids. This site will make bidding easier. I promise.


Free 411 for your Cell Phone

Hate paying for 411 information charges on your cell phone. It's time to use this site. Voice activated all it's free and hopefully the telephone companies will wise up with those rates.


9/24/05

My Blog Tips # 1

If you had read an article on my site that you want to read and maybe install. Here is a tip. Go to My Site and on the top left hand corner you'll see a white box. Type in the information your looking for and click on search this blog.
Hopefully this will find what your looking for in less of the time then going page to page.

9/23/05

Annual Credit Report for Free

Thanks to the federal law we now can get an annual credit report for free.
Yes free. It's a great defense to monitor identity fraud.
I sure will keep this site handy and you should too.


9/22/05

Porn Sites new Domain

Yes Porn sites do have domains. And if everything goes well. New domain sites for Porn will end in .xxx
At least now you can tell if that domain site is porn related. And it will help users from being fooled on the net.
So honor the .xxx domain site to regulate all Porn sites.

Google goes Wifi

News is that Google looks like it's going to go Wifi. They are seeking to get into the service provider business. I don't know if that's a good stand for Google. But hey you never know. I hope that whatever they choose to do. They know when enough is enough and hopefully they'll get out of the business if enough profits are not being generated.
Google you should learn from rivals like Microsoft and American Online. They're making no money now and they are struggling to be on top. Google stay unique and try not to get into too many sectors. Because this will be your down fall.


9/21/05

Nuclear Attack Detonation Simulator

I found this site interesting for the reason that some day this map could be useful. It's simulates an explosion of a war head in a ten mile radius. I hope I will never need to use this map.

9/20/05

Mailinator

This is a great way to stop that spam coming to your mail box. If you ever visited a site and just wanted to browse and they required you to enter your email address. You can use this site to create an email account and not worry about ever getting spam again from that site.
It easy all you do is create an email address like the name busy. And just add to the end @mailinator.com. So you are telling people that your email address is busy@mailinator.com. What happens next is simple. Most sites want you to verify the account. So you go to the Mailinator website above. Go to the top right corner that said check your in box. By writing busy@mailinator.com and you view the email and verify the email. No spam, no more mail from anyone. It's that simple.
Bookmark this as one of your favorites.


9/17/05

What's the Big Deal on Zabra Search

The big deal about Zabra search is public domain. What happens is that if someone types a first and last name. They can easily find your address and telephone number.
Many people are upset about this because they feel like their privacy are violated.
Hello the telephone company has been doing this for years. If they are not going to get the information from the Zabra search site they are going to get this information from some where else. Go figure why they're upset, when this is been available for years, ever hear of 411 - information or the White Pages. Just because certain information in not given to the entire public does not mean they don't have access to it. Public domain is public domain.
I have a good example for you. Let's say you type in Bill Gates. Well Bill Gates is really William Gates. And guess what he's not on the listing. So what does that tell you. The information is only available for certain individuals.


9/16/05

Nintendo's new controller

Before I even played the video I was like so what. Afterwards I was like wow.
Nintendo is going in a new direction and I wish them the best. Sony and X-box are still ahead of them. But I do admit it's nice to see that they're trying to compete and get at least a piece of the gaming market.

Donations for Katrina Survivors

If you are a concerned individual who wants to make a difference. Here is a new way to donate to a great cause. Send a text message via you cell phone to 24357 (2HELP).
They say all funds will support the American Red Cross Katrina relief efforts.

Your donation will appear on your monthly bill or be debited from your prepaid account balances.
And that's it. No hassle and no worry about money going to a wrong foundation.
Don't be surprised that in the future you will see these things appearing for other tragedies.


Encryption for your Files

Need a file encryption utility to save those personal files that you don't want anyone to view. This is a good utility. It's 128 bit encryption and it's free. What more can a person ask for.


9/15/05

CD Holder


Have a lot of valuable CD's that you just hate to have them lie around so they can get scratched. Try the new Discit holder. It holds 8 CD and it might save you some valuable money from having your CD or DVD's get damaged.


9/14/05

Mobile Maps On the Move

Is was only a matter of time before they put Mobile maps on cell phones. The only thing is can someone please come out with an affordable fee so that everyone will want to go and use it.
Various companies are offering monthly subscription fees figuring paying any where from $6.00/month to $99.00/month depending on the plan and usage.
But only time will tell if we can get this option for free

9/13/05

Portable USB

Have a USB device and want to take it everywhere.
Here is your solution. Download a portable USB utility and where ever you go you can bring that program to the current PC your using without even installing software on that personal computer.
A great way to bring your favorites to another computer via your USB.
It's too good to be true


9/10/05

Do Not Call Registry

This site gets swamped at times but every now and then your able to get in and register your telephone number so that telemarketers cannot call you with these annoying announcements.

From what I'm being told from a Mobile PC magazine is that you should register your cell phone number so that you make sure your not on the Telemarketers Call ME list.
So make sure you do so and have confirm with your confirmation email to tell you your phone is on the do not call list for five years. From there on you have to re-register again.

9/7/05

File Extensions

Downloaded a file and want to know what program will open that file. Here are a few file type formats. There are many programs out there that can open the various files but it easier to know what program you can use easily to view or play the files.

Anything else you would have to got to the File Extension website for file type program.

File formats:
.doc Microsoft word
.indd Adobe InDesign
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader
.ppt Mircrosoft Power Point
.rtf TextEdit, Microsoft word
.txt TextEdit - usually you can read this using Notepad

executable system files
.app Self opening
.exe windows application

compressed files - some other programs may as well be able to open these files
.hqx Stuffit Expander
.sit Stuffit Expander
.tar Stuffit Expander
.zip Stuffit Expander or winzip

Grphics
.eps Photoshop, IIIustrator
.gif Preview, Photoshop
.png Preview, Photoshop
.psd Preview, Photoshop
.tiff Preview, Photoshop

Video
.asf Windows Media Player
.avi Quicktime
.mov Quicktime
.mpg Quicktime or others
.rm Real Player
.wmv Windows Media Player

Audio
.aac iTunes
.aiff Quicktime, iTunes
.m4p iTunes
.midi Quicktime
.mp3 iTunes or others
.ogg Audion 3
.ra Real Player
.wav Quicktime or others
.wma Windows Media Player

9/5/05

WebSite Help

Doing a website and need some help?
This site will be a great help and it's very user friendly.
It's free and yes hopefully it will help you make a great website.


DSL Deals

These are great DSL deals that I am just amazed people don't just jump on them. Why pay for dialup when for almost half the price or almost the same price you can pay for DSL service.
You join a free email service as Yahoo,Gmail or AIM and get 2 gig of email storage for free. But people just can't seem to get the idea that this is a deal they can't beat.


9/4/05

New Orleans Satellite Image

It's sad to hear what occured to New Orleans before and the after.
Here is an interesting site that shows New Orleans underwater.
It was always known that New Orleans would always go under, if a storm ever hit.
I just don't understand why they never listened.


9/3/05

Portable Firefox

Are your a Firefox lover. Just got to have that special Firefox browser where ever you go on the web. Here is a portable solution to use the Firefox browser via USB thumb drive. You install the application on your thumb drive and where ever you go and what ever personal computer you use. You can easily browse the web using the Firefox browser and it's extension. Wow now that's portable.
Now you can take Firefox everywhere.


Hidden Web Search Engines

The following are a series of web unindexed search engines.
These sites are hidden to many. But if your looking for free stuff you might find things you can't believe your eyes.

other links:
Direct Search
Informine
Invisible
Loc Gov
Inviso Web
Resource Discovery Network
Virtual Library

The new 64 bit Series

If your not aware you now are that the reason for all the sudden price changes in current personal computers is because their are a new series of computers on the way which are the 64 bit computers.
What's the difference with current computer 32 bit and 64 bit computer?
Well for now it's not much a big difference because they hardly have any good software's out for 64 bit yet - just that your screen display will be quite smaller than usual when viewing icons. But eventually the personal computers today will look very different later on with software upgrades to 64 bit. For now save your money and wait until everything is finalized and settled.
If you want to jump on the band wagon and get a 64 bit personal computer now, beware. They have hardly any software that support 64 bit applications.
What that means is that you could have a new powerful personal computer with useless applications because the current 32 bit computers are hardly compatible to the new 64 bit PC's. So waiting is an economical choice.
Here are a few links for various support to 64 bit products:
Amd


Also if you have a current windows XP Pro computer and you are upgrading to 64 bit. Good news. Microsoft will let you upgrade your PC to 64 bit. But they're is no upgrade for user with Windows Home edition. Here is their link:
Microsoft 64 bit

9/1/05

Free AntiVirus Software

If you hate to pay for your AntiVirus software for your personal computer, here is a solution - get AntiVirus software for free. You must register to use the software but free is free. Having some protection is better than not having anything protecting your computer at all.

Other Free AntiVirus Sites:
Grisoft
Avast


Microsoft AntiSpyware

I was advised a while back on Microsoft new AntiSpyware application. Even though its in BETA version its worth to check out and try. I hope Microsoft will incorporate this product in its operating system like most of the other products it already has.
It's pretty great. With Eraser tracks it can clear up your history on your computer so that no one can tell what you were doing on that personal computer. Pretty cool for a beta version.

Note: Per a blog article on 9/19 beware of this product. It apparently can damage your personal computer configurations. It removed Internet Explorer which the program considered as spyware. So even though it seems to be a good product I would suggest you keep an eye on it and wait until it comes out of beta version.
Article


8/31/05

RCA Cell Docker


I've seen this a while back but at the time it was only for a selective sets of phones. It looks like RCA is making a difference because now they are moving in a right direction. Why pay for another phone service when you already have one.


8/30/05

The Perfect Mailbox

You just bought a home and now all you need is that perfect mailbox.
Well no need to shop around. Here are a few creative mailbox ideas for a home near you.


Google RSS feed

Don't have a Gmail account. Well you should get with the program. Now Gmail has incorporated RSS feeds on top of your emails. The next time you view your email account you will see real time news feeds on top of your Inbox. Just making a better and faster way for people to get news and world updates in real time.

The Brick Testament

A lego lover site with amazing lego illustrations. I just can begin to imagine how long it took to develop all of these illustrations.


ShutterBox

Looking for a premium online photo site that has all the functions of other blog sites. This site is great because you can also plug in pictures with your favorite mp3's or use the drag and drop functions to put your pictures online. If you sign up now in the beta version. You will be entitle to premium services for the life of your account.
Take advantage now.


Public Alert Radio's

If you are one of those people who always want to be advised when a disaster is about to happen. Maybe you should invest in getting a public alert radio. Public alert radio advises people about biological, radiological, chemical hazards, civil emergencies and contagious diseases.
Like if we do need to worry these things with all the problems that revolves around our world.


8/28/05

Cell Phone Radiation

Does your cell phone have radiation or not?
There is no way to possibly tell. But you can read this article and be your own judge.


8/25/05

Gmail Invite via Cell Phone

If you are anxious to see Gmail new features and still don't have a Gmail account. Google now makes it easier for you to get an invite.
All you have to do is have Gmail send you a text message via your cell phone and you instantly get access to open a new gmail account.
Now getting a Gmail invite is easier and faster. Once you enter your invitation code all you have to do is create a screen name and your account is created.
Thank Google for being so great.

NYC - AOL Old Customers

AOL to Pay $1.25M to Settle State Inquiry

ALBANY, N.Y._America Online Inc., the world's largest Internet service provider, will pay $1.25 million in penalties and costs and reform some of its customer-service practices to settle an investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office.

Around 300 consumers had filed complaints with Spitzer's office accusing AOL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., of ignoring demands to cancel service and stop billing.

The company, with 21 million subscribers nationally, rewarded employees who were able to retain subscribers who called to cancel their Internet service. For years, AOL had minimum retention or "save" percentages that customer-service personnel were expected to meet, investigators said.

The employees could earn tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses if they were able to dissuade half of their callers from ending service.

That led many employees to make it difficult for consumers to cancel service or simply ignore such requests, Spitzer spokesman Brad Maione said.

As part of the settlement, Dulles, Va.-based AOL agreed to eliminate any requirements that its customer service representatives maintain a minimum number of "saves" in order to earn a bonus and record all service cancellation requests and verify the cancellation through a third-party monitor.

AOL, which cooperated with Spitzer's office, did not admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement.

The company also agreed to provide up to four months of refunds to all New York consumers who claim their cancellation requests were ignored. AOL has 1.9 million subscribers in New York.

New York consumers seeking refunds can obtain a claim form from the attorney general's Web site.

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Article from AccountantWorld.com

8/24/05

Want Free Satallite Dish

This is a good opportunity for a town to get free Satellite TV for ten years just for changing its town name to Dish.
Dish networks a competitor of Direct TV is celebrating it's tenth anniversary and in celebration its looking for a town to rename itself DISH and in turn the town will get Dish network free for ten years. Wow what a bargain for renaming a town and what good advertisement for Dish.
I wish my town would apply.


How not to get Sued by The RIAA for File Sharing

Hopefully everyone will read this article before something like this happens to them.
The RIAA isn't kidding around and innocent people are being sued weekly for file sharing. Its sad to say that your being sued for something you love.
Even if you think its not right or wrong. Make sure you know your rights from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


ZoneAlarm

Zone Alarm is another utility that I use frequently and its a good alternative to install if you have Spyware or Adware on your computer.
What Zone Alarm does is that it controls what goes in and out of your personal computer. You don't want valuable information leaving your computer at anytime and its always best to be able to see what information is coming in and out of your computer.
The permission pop ups from Zone Alarm is easy to setup and the program is very user friendly. All you have to understand is that if your using America Online and you want to access the internet. A Zone Alarm pop up is displayed on your lower right hand side of your computer asking you for permission. And you either say yes or no, so that American Online can access the internet. The rest is the same for other programs you use on your computer.


Spyware Killer

Getting a lot of pop up adds on your computer. Your computer all of the sudden is getting to slow. Chances are that you have spyware installed on your computer. Spyware is software that was installed on your computer either by clicking an ad or by going to a particular site without your knowledge. I've seen so many cases of Spyware that its hard to distinguish how you got that software installed on your personal computer in the first place.
Now How do you get rid of the Pop up ads?
Your best bet is to install Spyware Killer which finds your spyware that started this entire mess. The program is a good way to put the Spyware in control. I advise you to just install the program and remove the Spyware but not delete the Spyware from your program. There have been situations where removing the Spyware affected other programs as well so be careful what you delete.
Hopefully you've controlled the Pop up ads and your computer is back to normal.

VideoLan

Need a video player that supports various formats. VideoLan is your answer. It can play Mpeg1,2&4, DivX, mp3, ogg, DVD's, VCD's and many various streaming protocols. This is a must have player for people who want to watch a movie or a short clip in one player. Why not try VideoLan. One player is better than installing several on your computer.


8/23/05

Gmail New Email Feature

If your a regular user of Gmail and want to make sure everyone sends email to one of your several email address Google Gmail Email setting is for you.
What it does it give you the opportunity to make an additional default email address so that other users keep on sending you email at one address instead of several. So if everyone has your email address and let's say your using AOL and want to have everyone send you email to your AOL account email address. You can still use Gmail service add the alternate email address in your Gmail account which is AOL as your default address to your mail that your sending out. This way all your emails will go to one account and only one account. You don't have to sign into each and every account to see if you have mail or not. Similar to Eprompter service.
This was very complicated in writing and if you still don't understand click on the link above and read how the settings are done for a better comprehension.


8/22/05

Google Web to Users

Google has now restructure the way people receive information on the web. It developed an new application known as Sidebar which acts like a gateway to online information for news, pictures, weather and stock quotes.
There is no need to open a web browser with Google's sidebar application and it's suppose to be bundled in with Google's desktop search engine.
The software comes in competition with other companies competing with Google for similar applications. Hopefully now news and weather content will be easier to read.

Amazon's $.49 Short Stories

Virtual books on the web may be here sooner than you can imagine. Amazon.com will now be selling popular short stories in digital version for $.49. The new program will be done on Amazon's web site but eventually other sites will follow.
Hopefully in the near future buying a paperback book will be a thing of the past.


8/20/05

Gmail Now with 3Gig of Storage


Yes if you haven't noticed Gmail increased its storage capacity to 3 gig.
Wow its trying to make sure its ahead of its competitors like AOL Aim service,Yahoo and MSN.
Can all these other companies keep up. Gmail better be ready because AOL a few weeks ago just bought a online storage company. So it could be a good battle between AOL and Gmail. Will see who wins. In the end, it's not how much storage you have. Its how good of an email service you get with these free accounts.


8/19/05

NYC Computer Shows

If your in the NYC area and always was looking for a computer show. This is a great
show to go to. If your looking for good deals, your best bet is to still shop online. But if your just like to see what's out there and what good deals you can get the shows are a great help.
Show tips: Remember this when you go to the shows. Just because they have a price on it doesn't mean that's the price. You can haggle at times and paying in cash sweetens the deal.


8/18/05

AOL Journal

If you already have an AOL account free or paid version. You might want to look into AOL Journals ( Blog like service ). It's fairly new and I am glad that their getting their priorities straight. Will it work? Did they wait to long? Only time will tell.


Flash Phone

If you have a Skype account and always on the go this phone is for you. It's a USB phone with an ear piece and mic all in one. You plug in the USB device to a computer that accesses the internet and use the Skype phone to make free call any where you go. A must have item for the mobile user.

What is Skype well it's VOIP over the internet for free.



8/17/05

Linksys New Router Setup

Linksys has made router setup simple. It's now a one button setup called Secure Easy Setup technology. You add security to your wireless networks with a push of a button. There is no need to know and master the WPA and SSID commands. Eventually setting up a wireless network connection will be a thing of the past.


SnagIt

A few years ago a friend gave me a demo version of snagit and I was amazed how well and easily the product worked but I didn't really know what uses it could bring me, so I just forgot about it.
Later on while doing some work for a client. I noticed that my current client took a long time to print screen report balances for their customers. It bothered me that there had to be something easier to do that task faster and that's when the product SnagIt came to mind. Why use the Ctrl & Print Screen button when one utility can do it all, easily.
I did some research on SnagIt by using a demo version. And it did what I expected it to do with additional features. The setup is fairly easy and you can either print either video, text and images. They way I see it, why just print a whole document full of gibberish when you can just narrow down what needs to be printed. It's so user friendly that anyone can master it in a few minutes. SnagIt satisfied my clients needs and I am glad to recommend a good utility - Try it.


Beyond Tomorrow

This program is just full of exciting new technologies that could come out soon.
It's more like your popular mechanics catalog but in a television series.
Shows on:
- Can your dog tell you if you have cancer or not?
- Want to control your childrens cell phone calls.
How many minutes they have and who can call them.
- GPS for your lost dog or cat
Watch the new series and be beyond Tomorrow

Blogger for Word

If your a Blogger like I am and want to easily write your blogs and save the draft. Blogger has come to your rescue. So far I believe this software only works with Blogger.com users. But if not other Bloggers will eventually get with the program. You just install the software and it connects Microsoft Word with Blogger.com. Now you not only can write comments for your Blog, but you can store them as well for your files.
Blogger.com making a better tomorrow.


8/16/05

Yahoo 360

Yahoo is currently in beta version of a RSS blog feed somewhat similar to blogger.com. The site seems impressive but you must get an invitation to be able to use the Yahoo 360.
If you have a yahoo account and want me to send you an invitation.
Just ask.


Lost your Windows CD Key

This is a great site to help you retrieve your CD Key. It's not a hack. It just gets your CD key from your current computer so that you can store the CD Key in a safe place. Why buy another CD Key when you already own the current copy.
Software vendors will love you to loose your CD Key so they can sell you another copy of the current software you already own.
I wish they had this utility for all of my softwares.

Create Your Own Google Maps

I like this site because you can customize your map to display whatever you want to display. You can post web addresses, locations, or just leave messages.
If you love maps this is a great site to check out and be creative.
The instructions are simple. To create a new site just click on create your own guest map and then all you have to do is zoom in or out and pin your sites of interest on the map. And to view the site just click on the pin or icon to view site.
My Map Link site


Game Facts

If your into games and want a whole list of game cheat codes and what's new in games this is the place for you.
Make sure you also check out the free games you can download as well.


Gmail Drive Extension v 1.07

If you have Gmail and are using the Gmail Drive extension utility. I suggest that you install the new version. But to do so you must uninstall your old version and reboot your system then reinstall version 1.07.
It fixes the know Html filter code that cause your files to appear empty.



8/15/05

Google School Boundary Map

This article is very interesting how someone developed a school boundary map so that kids and parents know where the bus stop is, school crossing, school location and bike walks. It can even show traffic safety routes around the school so people could be aware of. I hope that more parents and teachers will be involve in doing this at other locations.


How To Become an Astronaut

I must admit this is very interesting because it shows hands on experience on going to space. I must admire those lucky chosen ones to take risk like that.
I hope she does become an astronaut.

Net Ready Tv's

On the September 2005 issue of Popular Science I discovered that Televisions are taking a future step by being net ready.
What this means is that hopefully more manufactures will make television with a network card so that we can view programming, music,DVD's, pictures, and anything else you have on your computer via your television set. If this takes off be ready to see more television and computer components integrated together.


Metro WIFI

If your traveling and want to know the nearest Wifi area in the City that you'll be visiting this is a good site to use. The site will email you a list of Wifi Spots.


AirScanner Software

Have a Pocket PC and looking for an AntiVirus Software for your portable device.

Try this Airscanner Software
If you sign up with them they will eventually give you the software for fee.


Cloudmark Anti Fraud Toolbar

A while back I suggest the Netcraft toolbar to spot phishing sites on the web.
Now another company developed another anti fraud toolbar. It's still in beta version but its worth to watch and see other companies getting serious about phishing sites.


Uniden Cordless Bluetooth Phone



It's the first phone that offers the capability to link with your home phone and your cellular phone together.
In the next few years you will see more of these bluetooh phones being made by other carriers. I have long awaited this and I am hoping soon that they incorporate Voice over IP phones together as well.
Eventually you will only need one phone that will portable where ever you go.
Thank you Uniden for making my dreams come true.

8/14/05

Apple iTunes

If you miss those mp3 files that you've recently stopped downloading from the internet because of the recent lawsuits by the RIAA.
Your best bet is to join Apple iTunes. It's legal and its your best way to still have music files on your personal computer. If it wasn't for Apple we would still be downloading illegal music and be afraid of getting sued by the RIAA.
Right now its a better alternative instead of getting sued. The choice is yours.


8/13/05

Donate Your Old Cell Phone

If you have an old cell phone that you no longer use.
Why not donate your phone to a good cause.
Choose an organization:

1- Donate your phone to the elderly for 911 assistance.
Just click on the link and on the left hand side go to the Phones for Life icon link.
Link:
http://www.cellforcash.com/index.asp?aff=IE4E2Y&ref=50394

2- There are other sites as well doing the same thing but for different cause
another organization is Vita with Call to Protect. This organization donates
phones to domestic violence victims.
Link:
http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/CalltoProtect/index.cfm


8/12/05

Staple Weekly Specials

I enjoy checking out the weekly specials from staples because you never really know what you can get for a good price.
My key goals are to wait for the weekly specials and If I see something that interests me I either purchase it or wait another time to buy one of those must have items from Staples.


What's in a Domain Name?

I am currently a subscriber to Jake Ludington newsletters and one newsletter that he wrote was very interesting. It was about people selling domain name because its a good annual advertise revenues.
It amazing to know people can easily profit on the web with just having a perfect domain name.


Xbox 360

Don't know if this game is going to be what we all expect it to be.
But Microsoft is spending a lot of money to prove us wrong.
I will wait and see what the majority of the gamers say when this product comes out.
But I love the work they did on the web site.

PodCasting

Want to make an enhanced podcasting for your site or blogs.
This site will show you how and get your site and information noticed.
Podcasting is the next generation for getting information and news.
This is the beginning of something better to be developed in the future.


8/11/05

Boingo

Have a laptop with a Wifi Card and looking for constant access.
Try boingo. It has the biggest Wifi access known and its everywhere.
Even if you don't feel like subscribing their software is good to install to find the free Wifi access point areas in your neighborhood.


manz

Ringo

Looking for a site to put your friends emails, pictures, birthdays etc.
Try Ringo. It's Free and the nice thing is that you can easily tell everyone who is signed up with your service when your email, physical address or telephone number change without having to email them or contact them directly.
As long as they are on your contact list and they are signed up for Ringo. All of your contacts and there contacts will be updated with the correct information.
I've seen this a while on American Online. But it was nice that someone else made a service that was not associated with a paid service. This makes it easier for you to still get the contact information up to date.


Gmail Invites

If you still don't have gmail and want to see if gmail is for you.
Just email me at Manny@plasencia.us and in subject area say "I Want Gmail invite."
I would be glad to send you an invite.
You can't go wrong with 2 gig of storage. Hopefully to increase soon.
It's still in beta after a year but it works well and I am glad that they are not releasing the final product until they do extensive work to make a final product.
Why can't Microsoft do the same.




HP Settlement

This is a special email sent to me via HP for a HP computer that I currently own. If you changed emails or moved. You should read the information below and check the links to see if your computer is listed on the lawsuit.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit the Court preliminarily approved for settlement as a nationwide class action and this notice is titled Melissa Dukes and Thomas J. Dolan, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, v. Hewlett-Packard Company, Case No. CV-2002-270. Plaintiffs allege that HP committed deceptive and unfair trade practices because HP allegedly did not disclose to Plaintiffs and Class Members that HP: (a) placed recovery software on certain PC hard disk drives, which reduced the storage space on their computer hard drives; (b) did not provide them CD-ROMs containing recovery software; and, (c) loaded a version of the Windows XP operating system that did not include the "ValueAdd" and "Support" folders, which were included in stand-alone versions of Windows XP available for purchase separately. Plaintiffs claim that the foregoing practices caused damages to them and the Class. However, HP believes and contends that the current configuration of the Class PC Models is preferred, and that hard drive recovery is superior to recovery with CDs. HP denies any and all liability for the claims alleged in Plaintiffs_ lawsuit. By preliminarily approving the Settlement of this lawsuit, the Court has not decided in favor of the Plaintiffs or HP.

What are My Options if I am a Class Member?

You May File a Claim to Receive the Settlement Benefits. Class Members must submit a properly completed Requested Relief Form by September 9, 2005. Class Members may complete a Requested Relief Form, or request a copy of the form, online at http://www.computersettlement.com/.



PDF format on models pertaining to this lawsuit
http://www.computersettlement.com/docs/Exhibit%20A%20(Stip.%20of%20Settlement).PDF

Know your Rights in the Digital World

This site is all you wanted to know on digital rights.

Sign up and keep up to date with the information


manz

Tips for Recording Word Microns

as per Dummies Etip here is a good tip to know

Tips for Recording Word Macros


About the only thing that's not recorded by the macro recorder are mouse movements within the document. The macro recorder will record buttons or menu choices you click, but if you move around the document with the mouse or select text with the mouse, those actions aren't recorded. Remember to use the keyboard for navigating or selecting text while recording a macro.

Here are other tips to keep in mind as you record macros:

Macros are normally stored in the global Normal.dot template. To store a macro in the template attached to the current document, change the setting of the Record Macro dialog box's Store Macro In list box.

If you use the Find or Replace commands, be sure to move to the beginning of the document first.

Avoid any commands that depend on the content of a document that is active when you record the macro.

Third Grade Test

We will see if you can pass the 3rd grade test



manz

Need News Links for your RSS reader

This site has a few nice important links to news feeds.
If you still don't know anything about RSS feeds or want to know what RSS is? Go to my web page www.plasencia.us -> and click on the Link section click on RSS-> this will take you to the special RSS page that I created.
You have a choice of other RSS feed links that I made available and some links to RSS



manz

8/10/05

Google News Feeds Go Live

Its about time and now you can get your live newsfeeds from google without third party software.
Thanks google for making our lives easier.



manz

8/9/05

Gmail Drive Extension

If you have Gmail you should also install Gmail Drive.
It creates an additional drive on your computer and you can easily import file for storage using your gmail account.
So not only can you save emails but other information as well


Time Warner Giving out TV via PC

Yes this is true. Time Warner Cable is giving people in San Diego Cable 75 cable channels via Personal Computer. If it goes right this may change how we view watch TV in the future.
Its already available now. They have been selling for a while now dual monitors that you can watch television and use it for your computer as well. But the prices I believe are too high now. Maybe it vendors start lowering the prices then consumers will catch on to this phase. Stay tune and pray that this goes national soon.


manz

8/8/05

Lottery Results

Need the lottery results in your area.
Click on the Lottery link on www.plasencia.us
You can also see other states lotteries as well

manz

8/7/05

Copyright These Movies

Copyright protection doesn't last forever.
If you want to copy a movie from 1923 to 1964 you can because it already entered in public domain. You can make copies.
Here are a list of title movies that you can copy and make has many copies as you want.

movies
The Great Train Robbery
Tarzan of the Apes
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Mark of Zorro
Little Shop of Horrors
Night of the Living Dead

You have to make sure first that it's in the public domain and then you can go ahead and make copies. You see RIAA I can make copies of movies

manz

8/6/05

Comics Online

Want to view the Comics online.
Click on the yahoo link. It gives you a only a few comics. But at least its free and online. If you want these comics to be emailed to you just subscribe it's free and you also can do their crossword puzzles.
manz

8/5/05

FlickrDown

For all your Flickr users.
If you are using the website Flickr as your blog site for pictures. Here is a new utility for uploading your pictures to your blog. This program enables you to download various pictures in one shot. No need to upload your pictures one by one.
It makes your life easier and hopefully will save you time.
Why not try it.


manz

8/3/05

Sodering Tool

If your into sodering and always hated that extension cord. This thing really works. I bought one a few days ago to fix some wires on my motherboard and presto it was like magic. It one of those tools that you can be without.


manz

8/2/05

Cell Phone Extras

Here are some helpful Cell Phone extras that I thought you might want to know.
This information will change through time and if it does please let me know.

Cell Phone Email addresses for other cell phones:
You must know at least the provider to send emails to there phone:
type telephone # and then type @

For AT&T: @mobile.att.net
For Verizon: @vtext.com
For Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
For T-Mobile: @tmomail.net -OR- @voicestream.net
For Cingular: @mobile.mycingular.com
For Nextel: @messaging.nextel.com

Other information:
to block a call *67
to unblock a call *82

If you buy a cell phone or want to activate a cell phone here are the contact numbers below to activate a new phone on your existing plan.
Buy the phone, then activate your cell phone by calling the service provider customer support:

AT&T Wireless (800) 888-7600
Verizon Wireless (800) 922-0204
Virgin Mobile(888) 322-1122
Boost Mobile Nextel (800) 639-6111
Tracfone (800) 867-7103
Cingular Wireless (800) 331-0500

manz

8/1/05

Microsoft Pirated CD's

Yes if your one of the millions of people who have Microsoft pirated CD's.
These are your alternatives.
1- Disable Windows update - If you don't your windows operating system will be locked. And you will not be able to sign on to your computer again. Losing your valuable data. Because the only real way out is to buy a license version of windows or reformat your hard drive again.
2- Window has been telling us for years that they were going to lock people out of their pc's if they have pirated software. Guess what they're doing it now.
3- If you bought a pc from a vendor and windows is telling you that you have a pirated windows license. Windows will give you a new license. But here's the catch. You have to rat out on the vendor or individual who sold you that computer.
The task from what I hear is tedious but for a free license that's what you have to do.

manz

Desktop Air Conditioner


I wish they would of had this earlier. But for those non conditioner environments this is a good solution. Its even cheap.


manz

7/31/05

RIAA

What is the RIAA and why should you who they are?
In plain English, it's the records industries association. You probably heard them in the past on suing people for downloading illegal music via the internet.
I don't discourage downloading music because it's the new technology. I do however caution users on downloading music files online. If your doing it. Be careful. The RIAA are out there and they are monitoring you. They make believe there some innocent user who has a music library and when you download your favorite music file, they got you. How they do it from what I hear is that they grab your IP address from your file sharing software your using to download music. Depending on how many copyright songs you have downloaded from them, or depending how many illegal downloads they find from your IP address. They eventually sue you for the amount of copyright songs you have downloaded.
The sad thing is that the one's being sued are children under the age of 18 and the parents are the one's paying the bills. It's unfair for this to happen. But the RIAA cares not. And in most cases they just settle out of court, like always. I have yet to hear a case where someone who downloaded illegal music continued with there lawsuit. Everyone is just pleading guilty and paying penalties.
My belief is that if you want to download music do so, if you want to buy the CD or music do so. But why should these people be penalized for technology which is changing the world of music. It's not our fault that someone put music and technology and the internet all together. The record industry should take a different approach and some how profit in on music downloads instead going after innocent individuals. We should just boycott buying any music at all and then I bet the RIAA would change it's mind about suing. How's that boycott concept for you(the RIAA)?

7/30/05

New Wifi USB Adapter


Need a new Wifi Card for your laptop or pc.
Try Trendnet's New Wifi USB 2.0 Adapter with HotSpot Detector.
You can't go wrong with this card.
It has everything you can imagine and it's backward compatable with G and B bands.
Hopefully all new Wifi Cards will follow suit and give you the all in one card so that anyone can connect to a Wifi device easily.

manz

7/28/05

Wifi is Everywhere Including in the North Pole

Intel has put a WIFI hotspot in the North Pole.
So if your in area take advantage of the free Wireless Connection.
Hopefully you can sit down in the cold and browse the web without freezing.

manz

7/27/05

Sketchpad for Hanidgo and Pocket PC

Have a Handigo or Pocket PC with a Wifi card.
Well this software will do wonders for you.
You can now scribble on your PDA and have the same information written on your computer. Taking you another step further to making your life easier.
Nice software but will it get to the next level?

manz

Erotic Art

If your into erotic art take a look at Janesko.
Her art is so realistic that I am just amazed how each portrait comes to life.


manz

Microsoft Vista

Microsoft new operating system Loghorn is now called Microsoft Vista.
From the look of it. It's in Beta Version now. It has lot's of changes from the control panel to the Internet Explorer browser which has tab browsing.
The setup looks simple. Hopefully there will not be too many bugs to patch upon upgrade. But I will hold off on it for another year after everything settles.
In the past I've learned the good and bad things about having the latest operating system on your personal computer.
The good is that you get everything first and your problems that you discover will be along with others who have the same problem.
The bad is that it's often to buggy and you can't get all of your old software to work with it. It's a pain, because you have to upgrade everything to work with the new operating system. And even if you get it to work. It will be a while before the first service pak comes out. This just cases more problems than you had before and when you think about it. You are fustrated because the operating system does not work the way you wished it work. So if I were you I would hold off until the first service pak comes out. And then hopefully your PC can handle the new operating system.
For now check out the Microsoft Vista and installation snapshots.

manz

You Have To Know urinal

This is in a class of it's own.
Now the next time you want to get check for sod's you might want to consider using this to get results. It's a Urinal that exams urine for samples of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Hopefully this will come to a mall near you.

manz

7/26/05

Total Combat


Into Martial Arts Total Combat.
Then this site is for you.
This site kicks some ass.
Sign up for the newsletters and keep up to date with current matches.
Hosted by Pvt. DeDEE

manz

Club Listing on your Cell Phone

This is a new Club flyer site.
You register and depending on the clubs you subscribe to.
You'll get text messages via your cell phone on what's happening and what clubs you should go to. Try it. It's free.

manz

Get Paid on Surveys

Do you want to express your opinion on products and get paid filling out surveys. Then this can be for you.
All you have to do is sign up and fill out survey after survey. It's a long process but you eventually get paid. From $1 to $5 depending on the surveys.
You can either do it online or via mail your choice.
If you have free time and love to express yourself. This can be for you.
Just simply send me an email and tell me to sign you up for surveys.

Email Me

7/24/05

Recharging your Mobile Phone on the move

I spotted this site from one of my mobile magazines and it's a must have item for mobile users on the go who always needs there mobile phones fully charge.

manz

Mobile TV

I was blown when I heard this was available years ago. But unfortunately it wasn't in the U.S. where it was available but in China.
It's called Mobile TV and it's exactly what it means, TV on your mobile phone.
I believe there going to respond exactly like the way satellite and cable subscribers do. Offer basic service and once in a while offer Pay Per View for special events. If it continues world wide can you imagine that your favorite TV show can go where ever you go. So you have no excuse now to miss that favorite program.

Bittorent on your Pocket PC

Check out this site to download Bittorent on your pocket pc.
It's just a better way to download music for files easily

Sprint New Text Message Service

Sprint PCS from July 12 to October 12, 2005 is offering a New Text Message Service.
I believe it's more like a Beta Test Service for text messages.
How it works is that a Sprint Customer send a text message to a landline phone. When the person pickup the phone call. They will hear a voice generated message and they can respond to the message using certain commands.
Experimental and who knows what this could mean for the future.



Mozilla Firefox Extensions & Themes

What are Extensions & Themes for the Mozilla Firefox browser.
It's like installing programs on your computer but taking less space and all in one location. What Mozilla Firefox does is that it combines it's browser to be more than a browser.
Example:
So now let's see you want to view a form online. Everyone know that if you want to view a form online, you would have to install adobe acrobat to view or print the form online. Why adobe is simple. Because when people where developing forms or letter or applications online. Adobe made a deal to offer it's software for free as long as they made a product that supported adobe. So adobe gets the publicity and recognition and every single form you see now a days is adobe base which is in file format " filename.pdf ".
How does this relate to Mozilla Firefox is simple. Mozilla has a .pdf format extension that you install to view forms online using it's browser. The nice thing about having this extension is that you don't have to install the adobe software on your computer and you save some space. Even though you still have to install the the extension file on Mozilla Firefox. In the end by installing Mozilla Firefox you have saved some space on your hard drive.
So your answer is: Mozilla Firefox save space.

Now with themes it's totally different. You would use themes on your browser to make your browser look good. Some people install themes so that they can match there application or so that they don't have to see those standard tacky colors on your browser. Themes are all about putting color on your browser so that you enjoy what your looking at. It's that simple


manz

Why Mozilla Firefox

I have been recommending this site to many and I keep on telling them over and over.
Install Mozilla Firefox. Why? It's simple. What browser has tab browsing, weather updates, Satellite image of your area, Various search engines, customized templates, and the many more extensions that you can even dream on to add on to your browser.
At least by installing Mozilla Firefox you now don't have to worry about installing the latest Microsoft security patch because it's not a Microsoft product. Microsoft has to rebuild it's Internet Explorer browser all over again. And they refuse to do this. They convince the public that it's still a good browser when every two weeks you still have to install these critical update patches.
Once you go Mozilla you never go back.
Install Mozilla Firefox and your concerns on Microsoft updates will ceased to exist.

7/23/05

Girls Girls Girls

From the Site Hot or Not there is not Google Hot or Not.
A Dating game with pictures that shows hot girls and Guys in different locations.
Check it out



DVD Information

Want to the in & outs of DVD's.
Check out this site.
It will help you learn more on how to burn, copy and store information on DVD's.



Online Virus

Afraid of getting a Virus online?
Do you want to be advised as soon as a possible virus threat is out before it gets to you.
Then sign up for Mcafee Virus news.

It will tell you send you an email when a possible virus threat is out.
Be on top and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Symantec also has a similar newsletter as well


Techie's

For all the Techie's in you this site is just want you wanted.
I found lot's of stuff here that you can't even begin to imagine.
SourceForge is one of my favorites and it should be yours too.


Storage Media


Storage Media is getting better, larger and easier to use.
The new SanDisk Ultra® II SD Plus™ Card does just that.
They increased the storage card and you don't need any readers to read it.
You just plug it in to your USB and see your pictures of files stored.
A better way of using your storage disk and software friendly with your computer.


Funny videos

Need some life with your online experience.
Try Channel 101 it's full of wacky funny videos like Laser Fart #9


7/22/05

Weather - On your Cell Phone

Weather on your cell phone.
There are two new services that I just discovered that are offering weather updates and other services on your phone.
I've been getting weather updates for a while from yahoo but these new sites suppose to be better.

AOL Buddy
Now offers news, weather, sports and more. They are in some way trying to copy Google SMS service on 411. It's all on your preference and in the end hopefully we will benefit these new search sites via our mobile phone.

Link :
http://mymobile.aol.com/portal/im/aolbuddy/index.jsp
Weather.com
The Weather Channel is doing something similar but the weather channel is concentrating more on severe weather. Like hurricanes, tornadoes, heaving rain fall, etc. For more information check out the link below.

Link :
www.weather.com

The new services above vary from provider to provider. Your best bet is try to find out what services are useful to you and subscribe. The one that works with you better wins. Remember free is good.
The only thing I enjoy about it is that I don't have to pay for 411 information again.


7/21/05

Travel - Cruise Lines

I found this site on from some travel book that I usually get.
It's discount Cruise Lines trips.
What happens is that people make travel arrangements and cancel.
Lucky you - because now you have a great travel deal to take advantage of.
The cancellations become free vacancy for anyone who wishes to take a quick vacation cruise. The only thing bad about this is that it's short notice and don't be surprise if you leave in a few days.
But if your in the neighborhood it's worth a try and a risk to take an unplanned vacation soon.


Travel

Need a vacation and don't know where to go?
Try Rough Guides.
It has thousands of travel destinations


Fold & Drop Pages on your Desktop

Seems like a MAC utility function but it's java based.
It's easier to use this function that minimizing folders on your desktop.
It's a nice way to change your desktop functions instead of using the old windows applications that everyone uses.


Diet

On a diet or want to know how to diet right.
Take a look at Calories Per Hour website.
http://www.caloriesperhour.com/

Don't be foolish to visit so many misguided websites on dieting.
This site is going in the right direction and if you sign up for there newsletters you'll be educated on the proper way to diet.
Your still going to have to do more research on dieting but what I've noticed is that there are so many misinformed websites that you have to be careful.

Also make sure to check out the forums to learn more about dieting.
http://www.caloriesperhour.com/forums/

Educate your self and learn to diet right.


7/20/05

Google Main Menu

Are you one of the many who hear things about google this and google that but still don't know what other things google has that you can use.
Well use the google Services menu.
It has everything and anything that google is now into.
It changes and new things are added everything.
I am a strong supporter of google because google is listening to what people want.