Today, I found a fascinating website: it simply pulls Twitters from all over the world, and categorizes them under “love,” hate,” “think,” “believe,” “feel,” and “wish.” Its called twistori. I find it a great way to see whats buzzing on the internet. Its kinda neat. Check it out. Seriously, go do it.
One thing I’d caution you to however is that these are twitters from everywhere, so expect to see one or two risque things from time to time. Apparently, if you’re on a mac, you can download a screensaver from their website (just click the link at the bottom).
Check it out, and tell me what you think. I like its asthetics, its concepts, and its general simplicity. I’ll have to start using these words more when I tweet.
If you are one of the many people with a second generation iPod Touch, waiting long and patiently for an iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, fear no more. There is a jailbreak open to the public, and it does not involve plugging it into your computer every time you start it up (in otherwords, there is an ‘untethered’ jailbreak out).
Read more to see my guide on how to jailbreak your iPod. Like anything, I wouldn’t recommend that you jailbreak your iPod Touch unless you really know what you’re doing. If you want to see a full length, detailed guide, try iPodTouchFans.com. Thats where I go, so what do you have to lose? As I only own a first generation iPod Touch, I can’t answer all your questions, and would request that you go to this website with any specific questions. Of course, I’ll answer anything posted here to the best of my ability. Regardless, I can’t wait to see all the cool developments that will come about thanks to this update.
So, Staples was nice enough to throw in a license for CA Antivirus 2008, probably because they were trying to get rid of it (seeing as 2009 is shipping now). Regardless, I have a legitimate antivirus program thats valid until 2010, which is cool, and I’d like to give away 2 copies of it. Just read the article, and post a comment or two, and you’re submitted to win a copy (Valued at $39.99).
Ever go to a website with those annoying-as-[insert profanity here] ad links that open up little popups when you put your mouse over them? That was my initial impression with “mashlogic.com“; everything looked like it was full of little ads. Then I started to really use it, which did little to impress me much.
Think of mashlogic as a translator, bouncer, and rocket scientist wrapped up into a firefox plugin (sorry, firefox only still). It makes webpages more friendly by translating currencies and measurements automatically for you, filtering out ads, and linking words or phrases with relavent articles from sites like Wikipedia and TechCrunch. If it ever gets annoying, there’s a nice and easy-to-find button placed next to your address bar at the top of the page where you can switch it off.
Ok, now for the cons. Well, like I already mentioned, it looks like everything you want to see is swiss-cheesed with ad links, which is rather annoying. I’m not usually one for aesthetics (well, scratch that, actually. I’m big on aesthetics), but it’s rather ugly looking. The pop ups are this beige/manilla color, and look very Microsoft-Word-Paper-Clip-ish. It’s only compatable with firefox, at the moment, which is very hindering (since I primarily use Google Chrome, the most hardcore browser ever). Its good if you have a lot of time to kill clicking through links to different websites. In theory, its a great idea. It could be improved with something like a means of emailing/blogging/sharing links somehow, or even include a language translator of some sort (it would be a lot easier than going to Google language tools every time I want to read a page in some obscure language).
Overall oppinion: Good, but not good enough. Try it out anyways.
I first heard about WebNotes from a blog I frequently read, and found it incredibly useful ever since. To quickly did it become my main means of highlighting links, taking notes, and even sharing interesting stuff with people (to the dismay of their inboxes). Continue reading