Monthly archives: September, 2009

Musical Schmorgesborg: New Phish, Muse, Thom Yorke

“When it rains, it pours,” quipped some smart guy a long while back. It seems the same holds true for the music I enjoy. Starting last Tuesday (Sept. 8 ) and ending Sept. 21, three artists that I generally enjoy have/are releasing new material.

Phish released its first studio album – Joy – in over five …




Retro Gaming Furniture: The Pac-Man Chair

This fantastic furniture homage to the world’s favorite dot-eating, ghost-killing maze navigator – Pac-Man – brings back a lot of fun memories.

Add a bow to his head and, voila…Ms. Pac-Man Chair! Or, for those looking to go the extra mile, paint the thing green and, poof…Kermit (the Head) Chair!

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PoddoX: The easy way to extract music from your iPod

There are plenty of reasons why you might want/need to extract music files from your trusty iPod. Maybe your computer crashed, taking your entire precious digital music collection with it beyond the blue screen of death. Whatever the reason, you can’t accomplish the “reverse add,” i.e. extract, via iTunes.

Luckily, there are a variety of freeware …




Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD 10MP Dual Camera

As promised, here is a more in-depth look @ the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD 10MP pistol-grip “Dual Camera.” I picked mine up for just shy of $200 (w/ free 2GB SD card from Costco) back in July in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Australia. Besides the lack of optical image stabilization (more on that …




In a shocking twist, Toadstool turns to a life of crime

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Google adds Sports calendars and more to Calendar app

Update: Google announced the new calendar options yesterday (9/2/09) afternoon on its Official Gmail Blog.

Not sure how old this is, but I just noticed a new link in Google Calendar – Sports calendars – for the 1st time.

When you click on the link you are greeted with a choice of ‘Holidays,’ ‘Sports,’ or ‘More’ …




How-To: Add dynamically scaling columns to your site

So, you’ve got a spiffy (say, WordPress-powered) website with great content and a generally satisfying layout. Only problem is, you can’t seem to get your side menu (and/or various other columns) to lineup vertically with your main content area. Happens to the best of us.

Having all the columns on be of equal length adds a …