- 4 Step DIY Wine Glass Photo Frames - Yes these are a bit corny, but at the same time fun! Photojojo
- Online Swaps: 8 Sites to Swap Your Stuff - Trade Stuff online Mashable!
- Find Garage Sales in Your Zip Code - Brad Linder shows you how to go garage sale hunting the geeks way! Download Squad
- A Fully Upgradeable Notebook PC by Asus - If only Laptops were more upgradeable like desktops are... by Uneasysilence
- Subtitle Editor for Google Video - A neat app called Subtitle Horse is discussed by Google Blogoscoped
- DRM-Free MP3s Coming to Yahoo, Urge - More DRM-Free goodness by Digital Media Thoughts
- Add Tags to Your Outlook Email Messages - Amit over at Digital Inspiration shows us how to make Outlook a little more like gmail.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Take Google Maps and add to that a tool that tells you "How far is it from point A to B." This is what the Gmaps Pedometer Mashup does. If you walk, run, bike or swim this is an excellent web tool for you. It's a Google Maps Mashup that lets you set up waypoints and it calculates the distance in miles as well as the number of calories you burn after you input your weight. The calories thing is obviously dependant to your pace also, but its a good approximation. Once you've created a route, you can save your route, use the elevation tool for hills and indicate where you want mile markers on your route.
Some Uses for this tool:
1. Rather then driving your car along the jogging route to estimate the distance, input your jog route into the Gmap Pedometer to see how far it is.
2. Estimate how many calories you might be burning with your run, jog, walk or swim. Not exact, but a good estimation.
3. Set up your cross-country team's runs on the map and publish it on the cross-country team's website as a resource.
4. Prepare for a marathon with the map links on your website showing the routes and distances.
When you log into the site, you'll see the google map of the world starting with the U.S. Just like in Google Maps, drag or double-click to move the map, use the slider to zoom in our out and select Map, Satellite or Hybrid buttons to switch the type of imagery. You can enter an address, city or zip (just like in Google Maps) to pick a starting point.
Once you're ready to to record the distance you traveled (or will travel) click the start recording button. After that, each double-click will draw a point on the map and the distance from each point will accumulate and appear in the boxes above. Each double-click will create a new point.
When you have your route set, you can save the map and link to it from your site. You can also view a graph showing the elevation of each point plotted against distance (in Canada, UK and US). Another feature is the ability to print the completed map.
Here's some sample pre-set courses in Ontario set up for a Half Iron man Simulation:
The folks over at Cnet have one ready for testing and a full review coming. To read more check out Cnet's Crave
1. First you will need your "raw" flickr ID#. This is the ID that is a string of characters, not your human-readible flickr name like evansfam. For example, my "raw" ID# is 94336434@N00. To find your "raw" Flickr ID # go to Flickr People Info Finder and you will see your ID# listed along with several other things flickr tracks.
<!-- Search flickr -->
<p>Search all of Geek Tonic's photos for:
<form method=GET action="http://www.flickr.com/search/" target="_blank">
<input type=hidden name=w value="94336434@N00">
<input type=hidden name=m value="text">
<input type=text name=q size=25 maxlength=255 value="">
<input type=submit value="Flickr Search">
<!-- Search flickr -->
4. Now insert the code into your site. That's it!
The end result is a nice, custom flickr search box just for your site. Here's how it should look:
For a complete listing of flickr hacks and tools CLICK HERE
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
- Digg & Reddit: Was This Site submitted to Digg and/or Reddit? This Yahoo Pipe will let you know in one RSS feed called Social Site Submission Watchdog
- Del.icou.us: Monitor to see if your site was submitted to delicious using the following link: http://del.icio.us/rss/url?url=http://site.com/ and changing the "site.com" to your site's url and subscribe to the RSS feed.
- Furl: Use the Furl.com search for your site's url and subscribe to the RSS feed.
- StumbleUpon: For StumbleUpon I haven't found a good way of subscribing to an RSS feed so I use the non-official Stumbleupon Search created using Google Coop. Alternatively you could just do a google search using: "lifehacker.com site:www.stumbleupon.com" in the google search box. Just change "lifehacker.com" to your site's url.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
SiliconDust announced today that their Dual Network QAM/OTA HD Tuner now works with the Mac's EyeTV. I wrote a review of the excellent HDHomeRun tuner back in March. These HDHomeRun tuners have been flying off the shelf since that time as it now works with most (if not all) of the Windows Based HTPC software as well as MythTV and now the Mac! This is one of the best products out there for the HTPC user so if you're a Mac user and have EyeTV, go get one now at SiliconDust - you won't be sorry!
Read More over at Elgato.com
Another forum member is working on a Mac OS X app called HDHomeRunner that will be free and released under the GNU Public License. More on this app in development here
Found via SiliconDust Forums
If you are one of the MythTV, GBPVR or MediaPortal Users who have been using Zap2It for your TV Guide service then you probably know that Zap2It will stop providing free tv listings September 1, 2007. Since that time, a team of MythTV developers and others are working on a possible replacement for Zap2It. The were going to use the easytvdata.org domain, but now because of possible trademark issues, they have registered a domain for Schedules Direct and have the old easytvdata.org redirecting to the new domain. No more news available on the project, but hopefully we'll be hearing more within the next month.
From the SchedulesDirect.org Site:
Easy TV Data renamed to Schedules Direct,
You may have noticed that you are now being redirected away from easytvdata.org to this new website.
Due to some concern over trademark infringement, we have decided to change our name
to Schedules Direct, which does not appear to conflict with any existing
trademarks in the TV/Media space. Please update your bookmarks to point to our
new website: http://schedulesdirect.org/
We also thank you for your suggestions and all of the lawyers and accounting people who
have offered their help, since we now have a fairly sizable pool of good
candidates to look over.
You can select the filter level to select the level of filter you want to use - the higher the filter (further to the right) you select, the more "recent" diggs it requires to be on the noisefilter page. You can also turn on or off the automatic page refresh. If this is on, it will refresh the list every minute or so.
Digg Noise Filter