Hawk's Nest

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Return of the King: Extended Edition

Can't wait for December 14th? Get a taste of it now.

Striking up digital video search | CNET News.com

Very interesting concept with the potential of changing the way we watch the small screen.


Can I upgrade my contacts? Never know when I might be struck by a laser beam.

NewsGator Online for Free

Newsgator has always had a wonderful Outlook-integrated product to read blogs. But now you can enjoy online, free blog reading and never have to fall behind (as I'm apt to do reading 300+ blogs a day).

Apple to rule family room with entertainment server? | MacMinute News

Sorry, Merrill Lynch. Leave the tech driving to us geeks. PC's unstable?? Windows Media Center PC's are the way to go. The software being developed as add-ons is very cool and if Apple does enter this space, please remember they are copying Microsoft who is the innovator in this arena.

Anatomy of an ID theft - Nov. 18, 2004

Be careful out there.

3D Sidewalk Drawings

Have you seen these? Pretty wild. His complete gallery is here. I especially like the Coke bottle.

PVR Feature Chart

Nice little chart to help you decide on a PVR. I have a ReplayTV 5040 and it rocks! Once you're hooked, you'll never go back to regular TV again.

Password Strength Meter

Are you told to maintain a good password at work for your PC? How good is it? Here is an excellent way to test your password and improve security at your business.

E-mail on the way out...in Korea

Could this foreshadow a trend in the US? Food for thought.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Long Beard (not the pirate)

I like mine just the way it is....

The Laserpod - Engadget

Some dry ice, turn off the lights and watch the show.

Wired News: Newspapers Should Really Worry

This is definitely me and I'm not 18-34. Print trade publications and paper media are going to get less and less circulation as Internet news sources along with intelligent tools get more sophisticated.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Commodore 64 30-in-1 Gaming Joystick

I grew up with the C64 as my first PC. What a blast from the past to see this $30 device play some of those classic games. QVC's selling them and had a special sale the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the video here.

Persistent coughs melt away with chocolate?| New Scientist

Alternatice medicine of the best kind.

Camcorders, finally, discover hard drives

Finally, they're getting the right idea. Version 1.0 needs work but it's a start.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Engadget's experience with TV B-Gone

Nice little video showing the power of this little device that cycles through all the TV remote codes and turns off TV's. NPR did a story on this a month ago.

City Journal Autumn 2004 | The Classics in the Slums by Jonathan Rose

The power of reading the great books. Classical literature wasn't just for the elite and wasn't irrelevant for the poor. Our education system has lost this long ago. Great apologetic!

Can You Pass the 8th Grade Exit Exam?

From 1895 that is. I think there is only a handful of eighth grader that could even come close to passing this test. Do you think things have been dumbed down a little since then?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

PC Mag: An Indoor GPS Robot

Would be nice to have.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Gigapxl Project

Check out this project. Maybe one day...

How It Works...The Computer

Get the real scoop on how micro and macro computers work!

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Star Wars, Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith

Hold on to your seat...