Month: September 2005

Points.com and PriorityRewards Club

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Points.com | Get More Rewards, Faster. The wonderful free Internet is back. This is a site that lets you track all your various mileage programs and then trade between them. It is sort of free, it is $20/year to exchange all year, so that means, you can aggregate all those miles that are scattered across…

Laser Printer

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PCWorld.com – Top 10 Monochrome Laser Printers. Printers have been most worst purchases over the last five years. I usually use reviews like PC World to buy a printer. The print quality has been great, but the reliablity has been awesomely bad. Of the 4 printers I’ve been part of buying, only one is still…

Power Adapters in China

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“Electricity around the world”:http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm. Just got back from China and figuring out what power adapter to take is incredibly confusing. China essentially has three standards for electrical plugs and if you are lucky to be in an international hotel, they will even take American plugs. So, have a good kit bag. Hopefully most of your…

Katrina Images

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In this new world of images, everything is online. A quick search for Katrina shows just the most incredible analysis of what happened. One case where google is just amazing in finding interesting sites when looking for google:”katrina images”: * “Digital Globe”:http://www.digitalglobe.com/katrina_gallery.html. Many of googles images come from there, their presentation is particularly good showing…

Airplane Power

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“Mobility Electronics”:http://www.mobilityelectronics.com/Many of these overseas planes now have airplane power which for some bizarre reason don’t use standard connectors, so you need to buy some strange monster connector that connects to 12VDC in a car, in a plane etc. “iGo Everywhere Power”:http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/review/igo_everywherepower_3500_series_adapter_review seems to be the common one. There are quite a few different models…

Windows on 64 bit processors

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My buddy Brad built his first computer in six years. Said the hardware was easy, the software was confusing. I don’t blame him. You’d think that if you bought a 64-bit processor you’d want 64-bit Windows, well in fact, for most folks, you actually run the 32-bit Windows XP on the 64-bit processor. That gives…

HP L2335 Monitor

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The folks at “Anandtech”:http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=2467&p=9. They really liked the image quality and said although more expensive than the comparable Dell 2405FPW which has a street of $800 while this has a street more like “$1100”:http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__HP_Hewlett_Packard_L2335_Silver_23_LCD_Monitor,__8222432/sort_type=bottomline. The panel in HP is the L.G. Philips SIPS while Dell uses the Samsung PVA panel. “PC Magazine”:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1773493,00.asp liked it but…