MeanDean Notices Me (Sorta)

One of my favorite bloggers has “noticed the Homestar Runner Wiki”:http://blogs4god.com/linker/article.php?a=001881. MeanDean (Dean Peters) of “blogs4God.com”:http://www.blogs4god.com and “Heal Your Church Web Site”:http://www.healyourchurchwebsite.com comments:

bq. Ain’t technology grand?! Lookie what I found … the Homestar Runner Wiki, a collaborative knowledge-base dedicated to the Homestar Runner Flash cartoons created by The Brothers Chaps. We are currently working on 900 articles. COooool!

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A Better Wishlist

Well, smack me up the side of my head with a rubber tuna fish. Jordan over at swirlee.org has found what I think may be “the best way to keep track of a wish list”:http://www.swirlee.org/2005/01/06/a-delicious-wish-list/ using del.icio.us. It’s so devilishly simple I’m not sure why hundreds of people haven’t done it before.

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Tech Recap

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and many important things have happened in the tech world.

First off, “Thunderbird 1.0”:http://www.getthunderbird.com has been released. I haven’t noticed much in the way of new features since 0.7, but it seems to be extremely stable and sports a stylish new default theme (although that may have debuted in version 0.9, which I somehow completely skipped over).

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Amazon Wish List

My brother-in-law just sent me an email requesting that I set up an “Amazon Wish List”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html/104-1222795-7263163?%5Fencoding=UTF8&id=37LQWPA3ML80C. I’ve had one set up for a little while, but it was in serious need of some pruning. I spent a little time today polishing it up, so if you’d like to get me something for Christmas, be sure to check there for ideas. I’ll probably be adding more stuff as the holiday approaches.

If you have a wish list, let me know in a comment.

BoxWave miniSync

I ordered me a new hotsync cable for my Palm this morning. I wanted an extra so I could have one at work and one at home. The new one is a “BoxWave miniSync”:http://tinyurl.com/39a4t. There is a similar product called a “JavoSync”:http://tinyurl.com/yvhrb by JavoEdge. Both include a built-in changer (I’m pretty sure BoxWave’s picture is inaccurate).

The cables look exactly the same other than the logo emblazened on them, which leads me to believe they are outsourcing from the same as yet un-named company. They are both the same price, and I like green more than I like orange, so I went with BoxWave.

I’ll do a full review when it arrives in the mail. Stay tuned.

Google News Alerts

I absolutely love Google News. It brings together articles from over 4,500 different news sites, and you can search for news on any topic you happen to be interested in.

One of the greatest features they’ve added to the system is News Alerts. You can specify search terms and an email address, and you’ll receive news about your search terms as often as you specify. I’ve set up a few different ones, for instance: “mozilla firebird”, “university of utah”, “contentwatch”, and “southern baptist”. I love being able to read current news about things I am interested in, rather than having to wade through a bunch of news I don’t care to read.