Why not? There's an award
show for everything under the sun, so
Engaget has done their own gadget awards list. I
enjoyed looking through the list. Alas, I see a lot of
stuff I want now. Here's some of their awards (there's
a lot more).
Gadget of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Apple iPod (5g)
Engadget Pick: Microsoft Xbox 360
Merger of the Year
Readers’ Choice: eBay and Skype
Engadget Pick: Sprint and Nextel
Worst Gadget of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Motorola ROKR E1
Engadget Pick: Gizmondo
Weird Gadget of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Solid Alliance USB Spaghetti
Engadget Pick: Solid Alliance USB Spaghetti
Disappointment of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Motorola ROKR E1
Engadget Pick: Creative Zen Vision
Most Anticipated Gadget of 2006
Readers’ Choice: Sony PlayStation 3
Engadget Pick: Sony PlayStation 3
Cellphone of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Motorola V3c
Engadget Pick: Sony Erisson w800
This is a
nice list with samples. There are several fonts
here I want. I wish more of these came with lowercase
letters, too, but hey, they are free and Word can do a
pseudo lower case look. I installed Romeo and Juliet
(which came with both lower and upper case).
As the church meeting
finished, I chatted with a cute little 3-year-old boy
who was standing by his dad. He said, "Guess what! I get
to go to the bathroom now!"
I am still amazed at
Super Bowl Sunday being the second biggest eating day of
the year right behind Thanksgiving. NBC's Today Show
added that pizza was the number one food eaten on this
day followed by fruits and vegetables.
released a new chat scene - we can now do 3D chatting on
the back of a flying dragon -- much like Anne
McCaffrey's dragons (how I love those books!). I
included a picture, but this does not do it justice. The
dragon is flying like a real one would, movements and
all. Even the background goes by, avatars react and
blink, etc., realistically.
Here's a picture of
my avatar and her cat riding dragonback. Many people can
fit on top of the dragon, one in his mouth, others in
his claws for group chats. There is no game involved.
These are just fun scenes for
regular instant messaging or chatting.
I print color pictures, I usually want the best quality
as in printing photographs, so I have always ignored
"draft mode." Now I am printing temporary wall signs for
the children I teach music to, in color and I have
discovered the joys and great speeed of draft mode. The
printer seems ten times faster.
It's a good thing because my little white cat, Myst, is
crying at my feet for me to get up and go sit on the
sofa so that he can have a warm place to sleep (my lap).
I had better call it a day and give this poor neglected
baby some attention. (P.S. He is not neglected at all
because I am a total wimp when he wants something so I
give it to him.)
was watching the morning news shows about Groundhog Day.
The most famous groundhog indicated that we would have 6
more weeks of winter, then a reporter pointed out that
it is 6 more weeks until spring officially
begins, anyway. I had to laugh. (Loved the movie with
Bill Murray by this title, though).
pictured here is my sister, wearing the wings I made.
She is very good at matching clothes in our virtual chat
world. There's enough variety in clothing here that no
two people need look alike.
I was doing laundry
and took a good look at my fabric softener. It was Downy
and had Febreze in it. It also has a "fresh scent."
Isn't Febreze supposed to remove ALL scents? How does it
know to leave the "fresh scent" and remove any "stinky
scents" - wonder if we are being ripped off here.
I love Charmin bath tissue. But I have since learned
that there are several different qualities of Charmin,
some not so good. I guess you get what you pay for. It
is not "all one Charmin."
In today's newspaper
"Letters to the Editor," one person that I
know, suggested we just
send all of our military over to Iraq and use full force
to squash the terrorists quickly and get it over with. I
thought that was an idea worth merit until my husband
pointed out that we pretty much HAVE sent them all over,
even much of the National Guard. Our military is not so
big anymore. That's a scary thought.
If you know
who Kevin Rose is (owner of Digg.com and many other
projects), you may have heard a rumor that he denies,
namely that Yahoo is going to offer $30 million for
Digg.com, a rival to Slashdot). Well, Kevin may deny it,
but he sure spoke in gushing terms about Yahoo in his
most recent Diggnation podcast. It was gushing enough to
make one wonder .... (By the way, I got to see Kevin in
person in Nashville -- pictures are posted way back on
my photo blog -- 2 years ago or so.)
I found out
that one of my cats, Muddy, loves to be chased up and
down the hall by people as well as other cats. (I knew
about other cats and balls we'd roll, but I had
forgotten about people.) Today, he came to the door of
my office and meowed loudly. I stopped work to stomp my
feet and chase him a few times up and down the hall.
When I caught up to him, he was purring loudly. We both
had a good time.
If I ever laid claim to a
reoccurring dream, it would be that I could just jump up
and fly. I've had a lot of fun recording pictures of
winged avatars in
IMVU. These little pics actually sell (for virtual
money) in the catalog. IMVU is so new and fast-growing
that several things sell well over there including these
little images for web pages on that system. Ultimately,
I am learning how to better animate with Photoshop. I
did not create the avatar in this image, but I captured
it and put in a sparkly background.
Always funny to check
Worth1000.com. This was on their main page
today. This site's photos are the source of many
Internet myths, although I doubt anyone would mistake
THIS photo for anything remotely real.