Lets see here… It seems like this little paper covers about all of the questions men, aka “shallow pigs” and I quote the author :), have for us girls when they meet us for the first time… Given they really do have serious intentions and not just wanting to sleep with you and then disappear never to be seen again… Which is fine for those looking for a “meaningful overnight relationship”… In fact in that case you wont need to ask any questions other than the obvious ones LOL….
So, for the guys looking for a girlfriend, you might want to bring this application with you on your next first date ;)… hehe… Enjoy!
Has your cat texted you today???….
No? Ahhh, thats too bad… Because these days anything is possible…
So, does your cat go outside? Well, if you reside in an apartment probably not. But if you are at the house – probably yes. Well, I happen to live at a house on 2 acres of land. And my five cats do get their outdoor time, but imagine herding five cats! When the moment their paws hit the grass they take off and they scatter… Yeah, good luck tracking them down now!
Of course if they did that every time I wouldnt have five cats anymore. So obviously I do catch them every time :). And they are really good cats, as far as cats go :)… But on occasion I find myself in the dark with a flashlight and a can of food, fishing a kitty out from the wooded area to the back of my property… I could just leave the kitty there to learn her lesson, but it so happens that there are also coyotes in those woods, which is something the kitty doesn’t know…neither does she realise that cats are one of coyote’s favourite treats… Had the kitty known the “ugly truth” she wouldnt run after that darn rabbit into the woods….
But anyhow… When I saw this post I smiled… As all my cats are tagged and microchipped…But it will do no good if no one can find them. I really don’t know if I will actually build one of these, but there is a chance of something happening if I “forget” to close the browser and go call my younger brother to show me how to….ummm… map a network drive LOL.. He might accidentally see it, and maybe just maybe something might come out of this… Strategy! It never fails 😉
So, the thingie I am talking about is an RFID Cat Tracker from Nermal.com. With project notes, pictures and step-by-step instructions how to build your very own! Yep, and your kitty can update her status on Twitter, update her log online or send you a lovely SMS…
Ahhh… so thankful for technology… and all those weirdos that build these cool crazy things!!!
written by Adam Ostrow
Web-based image editor Aviary has just made it exceptionally easy to grab, edit, and share screen captures.
To get started, all you need to do is type in “aviary.com/” in front of the URL of the page you’d like to screenshot. From there, Aviary opens up its web-based image editor, where you can do things like crop, resize, and adjust the quality of the image, as well as use some of Aviary’s editing tools, like adding text, doodles, or arrows.
Once you’re satisfied with the image, all you need to do is either save it your desktop or save it online. From there, you can share it on the social sites of your choice, or do as us bloggers do and embed it in your blog posts.
This launch follows the release of Aviary’s Firefox plugin, Talon, which does essentially the same thing, but requires both Firefox and an install. Of course, by making it web-based, the screen capture feature is now available to anyone that wants it. As such, it also stands to introduce Aviary’s image editing tools to a much bigger audience by luring in users with a feature that lots of people need every day.
Original post at Smack in the Crack can be found here.
Initially, the old mule was frantic, but as the dirt kept hitting his back, something happened. It dawned on the mule that every time a shovel load landed on his back, he should SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP! This he did, blow after blow. Shake it of and step up… shake it off and step up. No matter how painful the blows or how distressing the situation, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP! Before long, the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly through the mouth of that well. What seemed like it would bury him, actually helped him… all because of how he handled adversity.
It’s all about how you are responding to challenges… 🙂
by Ben Parr
Last night, Google () jumped directly into Microsoft’s home turf by announcing Google Chrome OS, its new operating system for PCs and netbooks. And while we’re still debating whether it will take down Windows or flop like a fish on land, we tend to forget that this isn’t the first time Google’s challenged Microsoft. In fact, it’s become almost routine.
Whether its operating systems, documents, search, communication, or mobile, the two behemoths have been increasingly butting heads in a war for tech supremacy. Now with Google Chrome OS making headlines, we thought it would be appropriate to perform a straight-up comparison of where the competition between Google and Microsoft stands. So who’s winning the war? And how will Google Chrome OS affect this longstanding battle? Here’s an overview:
Google: What is there to say, really? Search is to Google as Windows is to Microsoft. They dominate the search market by a wide margin, despite Microsoft’s best efforts (including the company’s failed attempt to buy Yahoo).
Microsoft: They had to do something drastic to compete in search, and they did with their recent launch of Bing (). It’s received a lot of press, a lot of positive reviews, and has clearly caught Google’s attention. But does anyone seriously think it will overtake Google’s dominance in search anytime soon?
Advantage: Google. By light years.
Microsoft: Microsoft Office, with Word, Powerpoint, and Excel have been the leading way to create and edit documents for years, and for good reason – they’re widely used, widely known, and feature-rich. There’s also now Microsoft Office Live, which while not as collaborative as Google Docs (), isn’t a bad solution and has the benefit of being connected to the desktop apps.
Google: Google Docs have been growing in features and users. They provide a level of collaboration that Microsoft documents simply don’t offer. But they don’t provide as many options as Microsoft Office and they just don’t have nearly as many users. This is one area where the majority of users still prefer the desktop to the web.
3. Communication, Email, and IM
Microsoft: While Google’s probably more revered for Gmail () and its communication suite, Hotmail is still bigger, and Live Messenger is heavily used. Microsoft also produces the popular Outlook software and has software in a variety of arenas, such as Windows Live Meeting, giving the company an edge in the enterprise.
Google: The search giant has a suite of very popular communication products – Gmail and Gtalk () being the best known. The X factor in this debate though, is the upcoming Google Wave () communication platform, which has impressed us so far. There’s also the intriguing Google Voice offering to consider.
Google: Google’s has good traction with its Android () mobile OS given it’s relatively new to the space. It runs on more than one million T Mobile phones and has a strong app platform. Many of Google’s apps also run well on mobile phones, especially Google Maps () and YouTube ().
Microsoft: Windows Mobile still shipped tens of millions of units last year, far outpacing Android. It also has apps to run Office, Outlook, and Windows Media Player. We think the long-term trend favors Google, but as of right now Microsoft is the leader.
Advantage: Microsoft, but perhaps not for long.
5. Operating System
Microsoft: This is Microsoft’s bread and butter. Windows is the reason Microsoft makes $60+ billion in revenue every year and has stayed on top for so long. Its stranglehold is legendary. Yet Windows Vista proved that it is not invincible.
Google: Let’s say this: we can’t wait to see what Google has in store for Google Chrome OS. We’re skeptical that it could ever kill Windows, but Google will be Microsoft’s most powerful challenger yet.
Conclusion: We look forward to the upcoming war.