Welcome 2012

3 01 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

So, has anyone else made resolutions? I prefer to set goals for the year. Here are a few of mine. If you have any you want to share, please do so.

  • Get rid of the rest of the books. 

I’ve gotten my book collection down to a manageable level but I still have far too many. My goal is to have only one bookshelf full by the end of the year. I have a digital copy of every single book I possible could have and have stored copies on a hard drive so my Kindle isn’t overloaded. As it is, if I live to be 150 I will never get through all the new books I have yet to read….and that is if I stop today. Oh well, I can think of worse problems to have.

  • Improve my health.

I know I’m a geek but running through Azaroth and killing Orcs does NOT equal a fitness program. I need to actually step away from the computer (shudder) every now and then and actually venture outside. I actually live in a really cool place. I’m not out on my porch for 5 minutes before I see other humans actually walking around. Kids play, pets roam. The last place I lived I never ever saw that. In 20 years I never saw kids playing outside. Spooky. Anyway, my goal is to get in a walk at least every other day. Outside. I’ll take my phone. LOL. Me without technology is NOT pretty.

  • Go to church more often

Bet you didn’t see THAT coming, did you? Yes, the resident Techno-Geek, holder of advance science degrees is a Christian. It’s okay; I’m Catholic. That means I’m from the branch that believes in Evolution, Medicine and all of the other advantages of the 21 century. I’m also a firm believer that a healthy spiritual life is as important as a healthy body and education. It’s all about balance my friends.

  • Read more books

Again, it’s about balance. A little less time sitting in front of the computer screen and a little more time sitting and…oh, wait. Anyway, reading on my Kindle is a good break from the instant communication world of the Internet. Oh, heck, who am I kidding? I just need to get some of the books read so I can buy more.

Well that’s it for now. See you all soon!


Klipsch LightSpeaker brings sound and light together

13 05 2010

I saw this product at CES Unveiled, and I couldn’t help but wonder why someone hadn’t thought of mixing a light and a speaker together before.

Klipsch’s LightSpeaker, developed by Kadence Designs LLC, comes with a dimmable LED bulb and full-range speaker, which enables it to fit into five and six inch recessed light fixtures with a standard Edison socket. Accessories will allow the LightSpeaker to accommodate floor lamps, table lamps, as well as hanging light fixtures.

The LightSpeaker uses a 20 watt high-performance, low distortion digital amplifier for energy-efficient sound. The audio is delivered wirelessly with a standalone 2.4 GHz transmitter. So your sound can be taken from a laptop, CD Player, or iPod. The LightSpeaker can accommodate up to eight LightSpeakers, and it can equalize stereo sound in many rooms. Yes, with the simple application of light, all sound will be transferred across the house.

The LED bulb is rated for 40,000 hours, which enables it to last for 15 years. It can supposedly reduce daily lighting expenses by 80 percent, because it uses 10 watts to produce light that are bright enough to replace up to a 65 watt blub.

The LightSpeaker is slated to be released in March as a bundled package. A set consists of two LightSpeakers, transmitter, radio frequency remote, mini-jack to RCA plug cable, lenses and trim, and will sell for $599. A single one will sell for about $249.

Blaze Media Pro Multimedia Software

15 08 2008

It’s been a slow week here. I’ve been busy working building some websites as well as working on some security issues with a few companies that came to me for help.

Mostly I’ve been working with a new program, Blaze Media Pro. This is amazing. Need to convert a movie or sound file from one form to another? This is the software for you. It works as a converter, editor…..this does it all. It’s a powerful all-in-one converter for CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MOV, Flash (SWF and FLV), iPod, PSP, 3GP, etc.; editor; recorder; CD/DVD ripper; audio, data CD/DVD burner for DVD, VCD, and SVCD; and more.

I’ve actually been having fun just playing with it now for days. The various editing effects are really cool. If you do any sort of conversion or editing of your multimedia files, try this software out. I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!

This Post Brought to you by Blaze Media Pro, Thank you to my Sponsor Blaze Media Pro.

convert WMV to AVI

Smartparts SP15MW 15" Digital Picture Frame – Walnut, Remote Control, PC Free

8 08 2008

These frames are the greatest invention since the digital camera! I love this one….not only does it look great but I can use a remote to filter through the photo shows I want to display, I can update it quickly and easily and I don’t even need to do any of this through a computer. It’s perfect.

I have one of these for family photos, one for Techno Art and another for photos of friends. It cuts down on clutter. For me that’s important. I dislike clutter. I still have a great deal….but I dislike it. This makes it easier to keep photos organized and on display. I’m about to be a first time Great-Aunt-Grandma……so I will be getting another one of these just for baby Jack.
Check them out and buy yours today at Tiger Direct.

Dymo Discpainter

31 07 2008

OK….I STILL love my lightscribe disk printer. It’s great and, best of all, it’s free.

Sometimes, however, I want to colour print my disks. Well I have found a little gizmo that does just that. It’s the Dymo Discpainter. It prints the label, in colour, directly on the disc. It’s great, it wasn’t overly expensive and I simply adore it!

Put full-disk, full-color images and titles on your recordable discs with the easy-to-use Dymo DiscPainter. It’s fast, too, able to print a full disc in 600dpi in about one minute. How simple is it to use? Just close the lid and print… no labels to line up or hard-to-use trays. The Dymo Discus software includes ready-made canvases and a photo collage tool. Includes one ink cartridge (good for about 100 prints), sample media, USB cable, AC adapter and software on CD-ROM. Requires inkjet-printable recordable discs and either Microsoft Windows XP or MacOS 10.3+.

Get yours from X-Treme Geek.

View my Video!

31 07 2008

Look, it’s a first attempt at making a movie on my laptop…so have some compassion. But isn’t my little Geena and our little Urs ADORABLE?!?!?

Yeah, I think so too!

This is our first video and it’s an ad for bills.com. Really cool site, so look at the video and then check out bills.com! Their site allows you to take a financial IQ quiz, see where you stand financially and then get help with where you fall short on the sound finances profile. Their experts will help you in every area of your finances even with credit cards and budgeting your monthly expenses. What could be better! You can do all of this in the privacy of your own home, so what are you waiting for, click and go!

I made this video using my digital camera and the Microsoft Movie Maker that came on my laptop. it is amazing what you can do these days with those two items. Now go view my video and then hop over to their website and see how much help they can be to you!

Wasn’t that great! I really hope you liked it and I also hope that you will head over to bills.com.
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ViewSonic VX2835wm 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor

22 07 2008

I needed a new monitor (did so!) and wanted to get a big screen. So I did. I went with View Sonic because I’m familiar with them and have always had good luck with their products. So why change?

This thing is great….I know, I got a smaller footprint with the desktop system and went with a bigger screen. A study in contrasts.

But if you get a chance to see one of these things in action (say a good Warcraft raid) you will understand immediately why you need one as well!
You can get your at Tiger Direct.