Month: May 2008

Wallpaper Changer

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I love how Mac OS X changes the wallpaper automatically. With Windows XP, there is a “Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys Wallpaper Changer”:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce1d596b-6851-4948-ab76-b5ff22d37d69&displaylang=en that does the same thing essentially. Like the Mac one, the main drawback is that it won’t search through lots of directories to find lots of wallpapers, so everything has to be in…

Camcorder for casual use

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Jim asked me, what’s a good camcorder for someone who isn’t a serious pro but who wants good pictures. It can’t be too big. There is really just one afictionado choice right now, the “Canon HF-10”:http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Canon-Vixia-HF10-Camcorder-Review-34711.htm and “Pricegrabber”:http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/camcorders/m/62668226/ has it for $830 or so right now. The reviews have been very good, it is high…

LED Light Bulb and CFL Reviews

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There are so many brands of CFL (Compact Florescent Lamps) and other energy efficient LEDs that it is hard to know where to start. h3. “Consumer Reports”:http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/home-improvement/hardware-building-supplies/lightbulbs/compact-fluorescent-lighting-10-07/overview/bulbs-ov.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=2&searchTerm=light bulb They have done the most intense study including running the bulbs to see how long they last. It cost $26 per year for a subscription to their…

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