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I thought I would use Wordle to represent my carrier at a glance. I just took my research statement from 2004 and ran it through Wordle. And this is the result

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I took a stab at creating a Google Gadget for searching Second Life. Check it out, it seems that searching classified in SL at the moment is broken. Hope they fix it soon.

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For many who tried the Vollee client to access Second life on their cell phones (there are only 40 handsets which are supported right now), the experience was just awesome. The video quality and performance looks actually good. I expect a deluge of sign ups for this.

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Soap is a pointing device based on hardware found in a mouse, yet works in mid-air. Soap consists of an optical sensor device moving freely inside a hull made of fabric. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this is the track ball. A Brief History of the Personal Computer Trackball. In any case, here’s a video describing what it is; make up your mind whether it can be useful to you. The video documents the building process which is fairly simple. Try to build your own, may be you might tweak things up a little bit and come up with a new design.

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Johnny Lee of the Poor Man’s steady cam fame (Purchasing a Poor Man’s Steady-Cam) has a neat demonstration of how with a little tinkering you can turn any surface into a whiteboard. Well not all surfaces really, for example, this arrangement will not work on a flat screen TV because of the interference between the IR from the TV screen and the IR from the pens that are being tracked. The approach is very similar to that used in Mimio (Interactive whiteboard, virtual whiteboard, whiteboards, Sanford Brands – mimio) but hey, there is much more satisfaction in implementing something like that yourself.

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This is the most ridiculous combination of functionality I have ever come across and it was demoed recently at CES 2008. It will be interesting to see how many users will taser themselves accidentally, or how many users will taser their peers at the slightest provocation after a petty argument.

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Here’s a neat way to have your pictures uploaded to your wed albums easily without cradles and cables.

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