Monday, November 27, 2006

Dysfunctional Section of a Hallmark Store

1. I always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. And now that you've come into my life...
(Inside card) - I've changed my mind.

2. I must admit, you brought religion into my life...
(Inside card) - I never believed in Hell until I met you.

3. As the days go by, I think how lucky I am...
(Inside card) - That you're not here to ruin it for me.

4. Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go...
(Inside card) - Will you take the knife from my back? You'll probably need it again.

5. Someday I hope to marry...
(Inside card) - Someone other than you.

6. Happy Birthday! You look great for your age...
(Inside card) - Almost lifelike!

7.. When we were together, you said you'd die for me...
(Inside card) - Now we've broken up, I think it's time to keep your promise.

8. We've been friends for a very long time...
(Inside card) - What do you say we stop?

9. I'm so miserable without you...
(Inside card) - It's almost like you're still here.

10. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy...
(Inside card) - Did you ever find out who the father was?

11. You are such a good friend. If we were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket...
(Inside card) - I'd miss you terribly and think of you often.

12. Your friends and I wanted to do something really special for your birthday...
(Inside card) - So we're having you put to sleep.

13. Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad! (Available only in
Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia.)

14. Looking back over the years we've been together, I can't help but wonder...
(Inside card) - What was I thinking?

15. Congratulations on your wedding day!...
(Inside card) - Too bad no one likes your husband.



Tuesday, November 21, 2006

PortableApps Suite 1.0

PortableApps Suite 1.0 stocks your USB drive, portable hard drive, or any other drive with a full complement of software, ready to run wherever you plug in. This latest version includes the latest portable copies of Firefox, GAIM, and OpenOffice. The regular version will take up about 260 MBs on a flash drive. The lite version around 105MB. The difference being Abiword is substituted for Openoffice.

Check it out here.


Virtual Office 2.0

Web 2.0, it's a catch phrase we have heard over and over again and we have seen a number of online sites utilizing this new technology. Ajax coded websites are popping up all over the place, and we are seeing the traditional desktop applications go web based. Will these sites ever replace your traditional office, not sure, but they provide a nice resource for anyone on the go, and for people who telecommute. We no longer have to worry which computer our favorite bookmarks are on, if we have office installed on our laptop or not, nor do we need the latest version of Photoshop for quick simple image editing on the fly.

I have used several of these service and they work fairly well, although I do still find myself going back to more powerful desktop based apps, these sites definitely have their place and will only get better with time.

OFFICE 2.0 List:

Bookmarks:, BlinkList, BlogMarks, Blue Dot, Clipmarks, Cogenz, ConnectBeam, Diigo, Furl, Google Bookmarks, listal, LookLater, ma.gnolia, Netvouz, Raw Sugar, Simpy, Spurl, Yahoo! My Web, zurpy.

Calendar: Google Calendar, 30 Boxes, CalendarHub, Epointment, HipCal, Jotlet, Kiko, Planzo, Scrybe, Spongecell, TimeBridge, Trumba, vivapop.

Contacts: LinkedIn, OpenBC, Plaxo, Plugoo.

CRM: SugarCRM, Relenta CRM, Salesboom,

Database: Dabble DB, Caspio Bridge, eUnifyDB, Google Base, Lazybase, MyOwnDB, QuickBase, Zoho Creator.

Desktop: Google Homepage, Clic!Dev, Computadora, Desktoptwo, eskobo, eyeOS, Favoor, HomePortals, NetVibes, Nowsy, ORCA Desktop, Pageflakes, Protopage, Windows Live, YouOS, YourMinis, Zimbio.

Email: Gmail, Hotmail, Mailroom, Simdesk,, Yahoo! Mail, Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

Feed Reader: Google Reader, Bloglines, FeedLounge, Feeds 2.0, NewsAlloy, NewsGator, Newshutch, Rojo, Wizag.

Operating System: Zoho Virtual Office, Firestoker, goowy, Joyent, Nsite.

Presentation: Zoho Show, AJAX-S, Empressr, fliptrack, gOFFICE Presentations, Preezo, S5, Scooch, Slide, Slideshare, Spresent, ThinkFree Show, Thumbstacks.

Spreadsheets: Zoho Sheet, ajaxXLS, EditGrid, gOFFICE Spreadsheets, Google Spreadsheets, iRows, Num Sum, Sheester, ThinkFree Calc, wikiCalc.

Weblog: WordPress, Blogger, Blogtronix, TypePad.

Word Processor: Zoho Writer, ajaxWrite, gOFFICE Word Processing, iNetWord, RallyPoint, ThinkFree Write, Writeboard, Writely.

Calculator: Google Calculator, Calcoolate, Instacalc.

Drawing: Gliffy, ajaxSketch, Cumulate Draw, Imagination Cubed, LiThA-Paint.

Fax: eFax, InterFax, TrustFax, and more.

File Sender: YouSendIt,, DropLoad, DropSend, Krunch, MailBigFile, Gigafile.

Group Manager: CollectiveX, AirSet, BlueTie, Central Desktop,, Foldera, GroupLoop, GroupSharp, HiveLive, TeamWork Live, Todoz, WebEx WebOffice.

Gmail, Fleck, Google Notebook, Helipad, Magnoto,,, SnapBits, SNIPPit, StickyTag, stikkit, Workspace, Wridea.

Photo Editing: PXN8, Phixr, Pixer, Snipshot, and more.

Photo Manager: Flickr, 23, AllYouCanUpload, Riya, SmugMug, Zenfolio, Zoto.

Clipboard: cl1p

Command Prompt: YubNub, JS/UIX.

Desktop Publishing: gOFFICE Desktop Publishing

Development Tool: Ning, Coghead, Dapper, Mashery, Morfik, Pingdom.

Document Manager: EchoSign, Alfresco, Blinksale, FreshBooks, Koral, ShareMethods.

Expense Tracker: foonance, billQ, ClearCheckbook, Mvelopes, OneStatement.

Feed Processor:
Feed Digest, FeedBlitz, FeedBurner, Feeds2Be, SocialMail, Spanning Salesforce, Teleflip.

File Manager: fluxiom, Backpack,, Omnidrive, Openomy, Streamload, Strongspace, Xmail Hard Drive.

File Server: S3

Form Designer: Wufoo, FormLogix, FormSpring, Icebrrg, jotForm, Sidewalk, Sidewalk, The Form Assembly.

Instant Messenger: Meebo, Campfire,, Gabbly, JumpChat, Kool IM, Lingr, Mabber, MSN Web Messenger, Wablet.

Mind Mapper: Mayomi

Music Player: MP3tunes, ajaxTunes, Jinzora,, Pandora, Streampad.

Outliner: iOutliner, iJot, Listigator, ListPool, Nelements, SproutLiner.

Personal Organizer: Zoho Planner, Athyrium, MyTicklerFile, SynapseLife, Tracks, TracksLife, voo2do.

Polls: Zoho Polls, dPolls, PollGenius,, QuestionForm.

Printer: Kinko's, Big Blue Saw, Lulu.

Project: Zoho Project, 1time, Basecamp, Confluence, Devshop, DreamTeam, ProjectPipe, ProWorkflow,, Side Job Track, teamwork.

Scanner: scanR, Mytago.

Sound Mixer: RAZZ Mixer

Task Manager: Ta-da Lists, Bla-bla List, e2doList, iPrioritize, Joe's Goals, Orchestrate, Remember The Milk, Rough Underbelly, TaskFreak!, TaskTHIS, tasktoy, Toodledo, Tudu Lists, Wallnote.

Time Tracking: Tick, 14Dayz, Beeplet, Harvest, minutes in a minute, SlimTimer, Time Tracker, Time59, Toggl.

Utilities: Timeline, emurse, FiveRuns, MyOpenID, Naymz, simplifid, Zamzar.

Video Editing: Jumpcut, eyespot.

Voicemail: SpinVox, Aptela, GotVoice, Odeo.

Web Conferencing: Vyew, Webex

Web Publishing: Google Pages, Blockstar, Freewebs, Office Live, SiteKreator, Socialtext, Synthasite, Weebly, Weebly, Wetpaint.

Let me know if you know of any others.....


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Holiday Drink Recipes

As the holiday and new year approach, many of us will be hosting or attending parties to celebrate the season spirit. Here is a great resource website to help you prepare for the festivities. Webtender has compiled a bunch of drink recipres both hot and cold for your pleasure.

Check it out here.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Compare Cellphone Plans

All of us have cellphones these days, but many of us are not sure how to get the best deal based on our usage. Depending on how much you use your phone the rates can vary drastically from vendor to vendor. They are often confusing and lock us into a high monthly payment. Here is a great website that allows you to look at various cell phone plans and compare them based on your zipcode and what type of plan you are looking for. You have three plan comparison choices: single plans, family plans, and or prepaid. The nifty plan calculator can help you decide on a carrier and plan structure.

Check it out here.


Safe Surfing For The KIDDIES

Being a parent I worry allot about the content my child sees online, and although being a technological savy parent I have the appropriate tools in place to make sure pop-up ads of Swedish lesbians twins doesn't come up when he types in spongebob, I still could use any help I can get. Well to aid me in my quest is a great website called is a child-friendly search engine that filters out sexually explicit material.

The site is designed for kids ages 8-13 and pulls search results from the likes of Google and Wikipedia, and news from ABC, Fox, and Yahoo. but has no image-search capability, so it weeds out "adult" words while retaining suitable results.

For example: (A child using the search term "breast cancer" will get plenty of information, but the word "breast" delivers no results.)

Check it out here


Avoid Spam With 2 Prong

2Prong is an anonymous registration website that allows you to keep your email address safe and hidden from the spam mongers of the net. It is great for all those websites that make you register to get something, and then whore your email address out to various vendors so that they can fill your inbox with unwanted crap like "Refinance Your Home" or "Get Viagra Now" ;) Before you check out the site, be sure to purge your clipboard of anything important; 2 Prong copies the automatically-generated email address to your clipboard when you visit the site.

Check it out now


Friday, November 10, 2006

Black Friday Ads

Okay kiddies, once again it's black Friday time. If you are one of the countess freaks who loves to camp out in front of your favorite merchandiser looking for a deal, then this site can give you the jump on what is going to be offered.

Check it out here.


Track Your Packages Easily

Here is a neat little web application called PackTrack, that allows you to track your packages from any of 57 supported carriers (including FedEx, UPS, and DHL) - all on the same screen. This is great for people who are constantly jumping around from site to site to look up shipping details.

Check it out here.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

20 Ways to Annoy Someone

Here is a little list I found humorous, and wanted to share:

20 Ways to Annoy Someone:

1. Specify that your drive-thru order is "to go."

2. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

3. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub."

4. Name your dog "Dog."

5. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

6. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."

7. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

8. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with a can of Lysol.

9. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

10. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.

11. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

12. Tell 1-800 operators they sound gay and ask for a date.

13. Sew anti-theft detector strips into people's backpacks.

14. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.

15. Order a side of pork rinds with your fillet mignon.

16. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.

17. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climatic parts of rental movies.

18. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.

19. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

20. Repeat everything someone says as a question.



Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Meebo - Web Based Chat Program

Meebo, is Instant Messaging on your web browser. it supports AIM/ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, Jabber/GTalk, and MSN. This is a great free service with a slick new interface. I use this at work cause our IT department blocks the ports that MSN and AOL work on. Since Meebo uses port 80, which is also the port for web browsing it gets thru. No installation required and you are logged off when you leave the site. It is safe, secure, and convenient.

Try it out here. See you online ;)


Get Live Help And Not Automated Hell

Okay maybe I can deal with companies cutting back on support, shipping jobs overseas and making me talk to Ghandi for 2 hours while my mouse flutters helplessly across the computer screen. However when I get dumped into the endless loop of press 1 for this or 2 for that, I get a little annoyed. When I purchase something I expect that if it doesn't function like it should or breaks after the first time I use it, I can call and actually get a live human being to calm me down, and tell me it's gonna be alright, even if it isn't ;)

Well here is a free site called that allows you to do just that. It has a database listing of companies and the steps to get someone live.

Check it out here.


Free Online File Conversion

Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software? Well your prayers have been answered. Zamar is a free online file converter which can handle a wide variety of different file formats. It will convert documents, music, images and video. Not to shabby for a free service!

Check it out here


Fast Web Weather Forcast

Here is a quick little trick to get your local forecast fast using your browser. In the URL field simply type: where "12345" is your zip code.


Skype 3.0 One Click Phone Dial Hack

The Skype 3.0 beta Windows version is out and includes new Firefox plugin, which allows you to make phone numbers on a web page clickable. Instead of opening the Skype client to pick a number, you can create a .txt file of names and numbers and bookmark it. Then you just load your bookmark and the .txt file becomes a clickable phonebook. This is great for all those lazy people like myself who like to save a few steps in life ;)

Skype for Windows