Friday, February 27, 2009

My Daily Posterous 02.27.09


Totally free iPhone ringtones at audiko.net

The site is a little ugly, but it's otherwise pretty well executed. There are two ways to get a ringtone:
 
1. Create your own ringtone from an mp3

  • Select an mp3 from your computer and it uploads to their servers 
  • They present a really great UI showing the entire song with the waveform. You can select any part of the song you want by dragging the selection window, change the length of that selection, and add fades. Just like in iTunes and Garage Band. 
  • Click "Create" and it downloads an iphone ready ringtone instantly, already tagged with all the right id3 info (as found in your original mp3)


2. Or just do a search

They have a huge library of ringtones all ready to go. It's a really easy way to get a bunch of ringtones in just seconds. Not sure how this is legal though :)

Check it out at http://audiko.net.


Largest US camera store seeks bankruptcy protection

Court papers suggest that Ritz Cameras owes over $40 million to its two largest creditors: Nikon's US subsidiary Nikon Inc. and Canon USA, with a further $8.4 million owed to Fujifilm USA, a subsidiary of which owns around a third of the company. To put the $26.6 million owed to Nikon Inc. into perspective, it would represent somewhere in the region of 20% of Nikon Inc's expected annual operating income.

Ritz camera/Wolf camera has always been at the bottom of the barrel when it comes time to purchase camera equipment. Bad service, high prices, weak warranties... They are the Circuit City of camera gear. The loss of jobs is sad, but they need to make way for the modern era of retail.

But it really sucks when they take down other companies with them.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Come on Apple. I want more...


OSX on Vaio P

Posted by Rob Beschizza, February 23, 2009 1:27 PM | permalink
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An enterprising Vaio P user, "DaHarder," seems to have gotten Leopard running on it, though not everything works. This creates a Mac that weighs 1.4 pounds, has a full-size keyboard, and fits in a (large) pocket.

Unfortunately, it's referenced only obliquely, from another thread. DaHarder, if you're reading, tell us how you did it!

Source [Pocketables Forums]

posted in: Computers

...iNetbook. Pretty please.

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Come on Apple. I want more...


OSX on Vaio P

Posted by Rob Beschizza, February 23, 2009 1:27 PM | permalink
1234499556_8415_FT5845_davs_sony_vaio_p_006_.jpg

An enterprising Vaio P user, "DaHarder," seems to have gotten Leopard running on it, though not everything works. This creates a Mac that weighs 1.4 pounds, has a full-size keyboard, and fits in a (large) pocket.

Unfortunately, it's referenced only obliquely, from another thread. DaHarder, if you're reading, tell us how you did it!

Source [Pocketables Forums]

posted in: Computers

...iNetbook. Pretty please.

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Best tool in the belt, baby.


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Best tool in the belt, baby.


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Best tool in the belt, baby.


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Monday, February 16, 2009

Thanks to All our Presidents...


... on this President's Day.

I find it sobering to keep in mind what Ben Franklin cautioned:

"…there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administred (sic); and I believe farther that this is likely to be well adminstred (sic) for a Course of Years, and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other."             (From Benjamin Franklin: Speech in the Convention on the Constitution, unpublished, September 17, 1787)[1]

Let's all remember to participate, as fully as possible, to be sure Our Presidency does not fail as it has the past eight years.
 

[1] The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Sponsored by The American Philosophical Society and Yale University, Digital Edition by The Packard Humanities Institute (http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/framedMorgan.jsp)

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Sunday, February 15, 2009