gadgets

Flip MinoHD vs. Kodak Zi6 Comparison Review

As I mentioned back in December, I received a pocked HD camcorder for Christmas and decided to try it out against another comparable camera that was out on the market to make sure that when all was said and done that I had the better of the two units. The two cameras that I tested were the Flip Video MinoHD…

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gadgets

Going back to TiVo

Man, somehow a week or so ago I stumbled upon the fact that TiVo works with CableCARDs.  What does that mean, you ask?  It means that I can dump Comcast’s crappy HD DVR service and get a real DVR, a HD TiVo!!  How have I missed this for all this time?!?!  I must be slacking in my old age. Why…

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gadgets, mac

Apple 24″ LCD Cinema Display – WOW!!

As I mentioned last month I was considering getting an Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display to compliment my Macbook Pro.  A few weeks ago when I finally got my fantasy football winnings for this year I pulled the trigger and ordered it from PC Connection.  After checking around with a few places I was pretty happy with the deal I…

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windows

Setting up SSL with IIS for ASP.NET

On my project at work I recently had to deal with securing our IIS 6 website with SSL and forcing that no non-secure requests would be honored. What I quickly found was that IIS didn’t offer a way to automatically redirect any non-secure requests to a secure version of the same page, or some other page (i.e. http://www.yoursite.com/login.aspx redirect automatically…

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mac, software

Picasa for Mac, finally!

Google has finally released a version of their Picasa desktop application for Mac.  I have been waiting for this for a while and it couldn’t come a minute sooner. Our iPhoto library here at home is over 63GB and has almost 16,000 items (photos and movies) and gave me a big scare a few weeks ago when the library wouldn’t…

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gadgets

Wirelessly charge your gadgets

At this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a company demoed a device called Powermat.  What this does for you is basically allow you to have a mat that you would lay your cell phone, your iPod, etc. on to have it get charged.  You wouldn’t have to worry about having 2 cell phone chargers and an iPod charger plugged in…

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software

Manage your finances with Mint

If you looking for a great program for managing your personal finances, you should check out Mint.  Not only does it have great tools to help you understand where you’re spending your money it offers you ways that it can help you save money.  It syncs up with pretty much all financial institutions and can pull in transactions from your…

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