Thursday, December 31, 2009
Apple iMac owners check this out for enhanced tactile mouse functions
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This summary of Apple in 2009 is educational, to better understand why Apple is so effective.
The 27" iMac is called the Product of the Year here, with good reason.
The site says in part "We snapped up a quad-core model a few weeks ago. In addition to being the fastest computer we've ever used, with a ridiculously awesome display, it makes a cool bedroom TV at night (for falling asleep to Hulu and Boxee shows)."
Hopefully it's just a matter of some short time until Cable/TV set-top box makers all add Internet access - at which time broadcast programming's coffin nails will be hammered into the wood. The new generation rightfully does not understand why in the world anyone would watch content based on someone else's broadcasting schedule. Without competition, as this article points out, progress will be slower.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This would be funny if it were not so sad.
Print Publications are losing advertising and readership - their move to online has no business model other than advertising (unless you are the Wall Street Journal). Now, the plea is "won't you please make a 'donation'." Sure, to a corporation, which was probably financed in a leveraged buyout through some hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds that were made whole in the recent bailout - get real. The newspaper business has only itself to blame for their inability to predict trends and stay current. This donation model is pure desperation. The new generation has no use for papers, broadcast TV, or any of the prior-generation cash-cow media products - are these mega-media CEOs just now realizing this?
Investors, place your bets on Apple, Google, and Amazon, not these old ink and reality-show jockeys.
Someone finally gets it - I'll frequent McDonalds instead of the Burger King across the street for this free access.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Why not follow England's lead and impose a one-time 50% tax on big obscene bankers' bonuses?
Saturday, December 05, 2009
The title may say 2009, but the contents have been updated to 2010.
Lulu has selected this title for distribution with an ISBN number, and it will thus also be available at Amazon.com or any bookstore.
"This content requires Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.45 or greater. Get Flash"
I hate it when people steal my images and use them without any thought of attribution.
"I have to strenuously object to your stealing my copyrighted image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2660291072/ and using it above with (c) 2009 admin overlayed on my image. I have no objection to your use of my Creative Commons Attribution images if you use attribution as I request at http://www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit
PLEASE CONFORM IMMEDIATELY
Monday, November 30, 2009
Hugo Chávez knows how to deal with greedy bankers who won't uphold their minimal social responsibilities!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Coast Guard rescues mariner, vessel sinks near Morro Bay Harbor
Nov 26th, 2009 by cgnews.
Coast Guard rescues mariner, vessel sinks near Morro Bay Harbor | Mexico Fishing
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software HP iPrint Photo Software - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software
check the hp website for latest - this is a copy and paste from 11/26/09
|HP Business Inkjet printers|
|HP Business Inkjet 1100d Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1100dtn Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1200dn Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1200dtn Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1200dtwn Printer|
|HP Color Inkjet printers|
|HP Color Inkjet cp1160 Printer|
|HP Color Inkjet cp1160tn Printer|
|HP Color Inkjet cp1700 Printer|
|HP Color Inkjet cp1700d Printer|
|HP Color Inkjet cp1700ps Printer|
|HP Deskjet printers|
|HP Deskjet 450cbi Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 450ci Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 460c Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 460cb Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 460wbt Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 460wf Mobile Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6940 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6940dt Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6943 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6980 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6980dt Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6983 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6988 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6988dt Printer|
|HP Deskjet 6988xi Printer|
|HP Deskjet D5545|
|HP Deskjet D5560|
|HP Deskjet D5563|
|HP Deskjet D5568|
|HP Deskjet F4580 Printer|
|HP Deskjet F4583 Printer|
|HP Officejet printers|
|HP Officejet 4500 Desktop All-in-One Printer - G510a||HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Printer - A909n|
|HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Desktop Printer - G510b||HP Officejet Pro K550dtn Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer - G510g||HP Officejet Pro K850 Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer - G510h||HP Officejet Pro K850dn Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - G510n||HP Officejet Pro K5400dn Printer|
|HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer - E709a||HP Officejet Pro K5400n Printer|
|HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - E709n||HP Officejet Pro K5400tn Printer|
|HP Officejet 7310 All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 7310xi All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 7313 All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro K550xi Color Printer|
|HP Officejet 7408 All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro K8600dn Printer|
|HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7550 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 7410xi All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7555 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 7413 All-in-One Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7590 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet H470b Mobile Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7650 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet H470wbt Mobile Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet H470wf Mobile Printer||HP Officejet Pro L7681 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer - A809a||HP Officejet Pro L7710 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Printer - A809n||HP Officejet Pro L7750 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro 8500 Printer - A909a||HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Printer - A909g|
|HP Photosmart printers|
|HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109a||HP Photosmart C4799 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109c||HP Photosmart C6154 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109d||HP Photosmart C6170 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109e||HP Photosmart C6175 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Special Edition All-in-One Printer - B109f||HP Photosmart C6180 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209a||HP Photosmart C6183 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209b||HP Photosmart C6185 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209c||HP Photosmart C6188 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer - C309g||HP Photosmart C6190 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer - C309h||HP Photosmart C6283 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309a||HP Photosmart C6285 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309c||HP Photosmart C6240 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart All-in-One Printer - C309n||HP Photosmart C6250 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109n||HP Photosmart C6270 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109q||HP Photosmart C6275 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109r||HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C6288 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 8450xi Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C7154 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7170 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4583 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7180 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4585 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7183 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4599 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7185 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4740 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7188 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4750 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7190 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7275 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4783 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4785 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C7283 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4788 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4793 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C8183 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4795 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart C8188 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4798 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet printers|
|HP Business Inkjet 1000 Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1200 Printer|
|HP Business Inkjet 1200d Printer|
|HP Deskjet printers|
|HP Deskjet 5145 Color inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet D2560 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5150 Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet D2563 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5150v Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet D2566 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5150w Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet D2568 Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5151 Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet F4210 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5160 Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet F4213 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 5168 Color Inkjet Printer||HP Deskjet F4230 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9650 Printer||HP Deskjet F4235 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9670 Printer||HP Deskjet F4272 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9680 Printer||HP Deskjet F4273 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9680gp Printer||HP Deskjet F4274 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9800 Printer||HP Deskjet F4275 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9800d Printer||HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9803 Printer||HP Deskjet F4283 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9803d Printer||HP Deskjet F4288 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9808 Printer||HP Deskjet F4292 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet 9808d Printer||HP Deskjet F4293 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet D2530 Printer||HP Deskjet F4294 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Deskjet D2545 Printer||HP Deskjet F4480 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet printers|
|HP Officejet 6105 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 6110 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 6110v All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 6110xi All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet 6150 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro K5300 Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro K5400 Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro K5456z Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro K8600 Printer|
|HP Officejet Pro L7380 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart printers|
|HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 329 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4483 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4472 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 338 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4342 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4343 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 385 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4344 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4345 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A310 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4348 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A320 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4380 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A432 Portable Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4383 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4385 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A525 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4388 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4390 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A528 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A616 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5240 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5250 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A627 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5270 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A628 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5273 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A630 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5275 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A716 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A717 Compact Photo Printer||HP Photosmart C5283 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center||HP Photosmart C5288 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A827 Home Photo Center||HP Photosmart C5290 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart A828 Home Photo Center||HP Photosmart C5293 All-in-One Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3125 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5063 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3175 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5069 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5145 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3183 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5155 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3188 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5156 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3190 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5160 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3193 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5160/D5163 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C3194 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5168 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4180 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5360 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4183 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5363 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4188 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5368 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4190 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5460 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4193 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5463 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4194 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D5468 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4205 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7155 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4210 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7160 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4235 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7163 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4240 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7168 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4250 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7260 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4270 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7263 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4272 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7268 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4273 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7360 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4275 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7363 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7368 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4283 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7460 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4285 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7463 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4288 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7468 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4293 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart D7560 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4294 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart Pro B8330 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4340 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart Pro B8338 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4435 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart Pro B8350 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4440 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart Pro B8353 Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4450 All-in-One Printer||HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer|
|HP Photosmart C4473 All-in-One Printer|
More on compatible HP printers for printing from the iPhone wirelessly.
HP iPrint Photo is a free downloadable software application that allows you to quickly and easily print 4" x 6" photos from your Symbian1 or Windows Mobile based smartphone. Images stored on your smartphone can print on most HP Inkjet printers connected to a local WiFi network. Wireless printing is a fun extension of your smartphone's easy photo capture and viewing experience.
I've been looking for a way to print screens from the iPhone (which Apple did not facilitate). The three options in this article pretty much summarize the available reasonable solutions. AirPhoto $2.99 looks good; the HP iPrint Photo App requires specific HP models to work (not mine); EuroSmartz has a suite of apps (~$5-$13) that seem to do it also.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
You say you want to print a letter or a photo to your Mom's PC, on the other side of the country, but you don't want to have to e-mail it to her (oh, and she doesn't even use e-mail!), and besides, she might not even have the application installed to open it? This free ad-based solution will work without you "digging" a Virtual private Network (VPN) and scoring a static IP from your ISPs, or diddling with freeDNS servers... if your relative or friend has a PC and a printer installed, this free solution will enable you to print remotely... gee, I guess "sleep" ought to be disabled on the receiving machine? Good use for a netbook low-power PC.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
B&H has a reasonably good " B&H 2009 Point-and-Shoot Buyer's Guide" at http://bit.ly/BH-PS-guide
Of course, these guides are only as good as they are current - this one is just in time for the 2009 holiday gifting season.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have another version of this product by Quicklook
Monday, November 09, 2009
If you are tired of the way certain keys on your system work, such as the Caps Lock key, you can re-map them to function as a different key by using a registry hack. But there should be an easier way, right?
This is where SharpKeys comes into the picture: It’s a small utility that will let you easily map one key to another key easily, or even turn the key off, without having to enter the registry at all.
For instance, I used the key mapping to just turn off my Caps Lock key, since I never use it."
Mike Baird says 09 Nov 2009 this is the best solution to turn off Caps Lock which was driving me nuts (on Vista the built-in function to disable is not part of Windows anymore).
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Flickr: The Help Forum: http://www.toyota.com/new4runner/ posting Flickr photos: "NIPSA"
Toyota used at least two of my surfing images in this advertisement...
Calanan said " Not sure if anyone from Toyota contacted you - I certainly was not - but I just found my photo and yours used on their new web campaign for the 4Runner. www.toyota.com/vehicles/minisite/4Runner/ - then click the Surfing tab" - re:
I choose this model for Stand-Up (SUP) Paddle boarding over the Stearn's Ultra 3000 because it was reported that in the Stearn's "The waist and back straps are less stiff than in the Mustang vest, making donning slightly more difficult, and our evaluators found that the back strap would ride around the waist strap necessitating a periodic readjustment." Available at Amazon.com
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Chet Williams used this software successfully to recover a hard drive that said "needs formatting"
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
RPT-Quitting commerce group over climate wonderful-Chu | Markets | Markets News | Reuters
So, why do we support the Chamber of Commerce with our local tax dollars.
COC might better follow Google's "Don't be evil" slogan.
In part says "U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he applauds companies that have quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreement with the business group's climate change policy. "I think it's wonderful," Chu told reporters at a solar energy event on the National Mall. He said other companies should quit the group because the Chamber does not fully recognize the business possibilities in taking aggressive action on climate. "I would encourage the Chamber of Commerce to realize the economic opportunity that the United States can lead in a new industrial revolution," said Chu, a steadfast supporter of alternative fuels and strong regulation of greenhouse gases. "... Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) resigned from the chamber while last month three big power utilities, Exelon Corp (EXC.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), PG&E Corp (PCG.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and PNM Resources Inc, said they were leaving the chamber."
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Recommendation for the Canon PowerShot S90IS.
For those looking for a very small but capable point-and-shoot which captures images in RAW, the only previous obvious choices were the Nikon P6000 or the Canon G10 and now the G11 cameras. Canon has come out with a smaller version of the G-series, the " Canon PowerShot S90IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD" $430 pre-order at Amazon at http://bit.ly/5CyCk . This does not have an external flash, but otherwise has everything I'd look for with the exception of Nikon's built-in GPS. " Canon’s storied S Series gets a revitalized new leader in the slimmer, lighter, new PowerShot S90, the perfect everyday camera for people who are serious about great photography. Image quality is superb thanks to the new High Sensitivity System and higher ISO speeds, plus an exceptionally bright f/2.0 lens that makes portraits and low-light shots come to life. Photography enthusiasts will love the new control ring at the base of the lens barrel, designed for intuitive, pro-style manual control." Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2-1.9 inches (100 x 58 x 31 mm) ; 6.2 ounces. Review at dpreview Announced 19 Aug 2009 " Next comes the PowerShot S90 digital compact, resurrecting Canon's S-series of compact 'photographers' cameras. It features a 28-105mm F2.0-4.9 stabilized lens with a control ring built around it that enables control of camera settings such as exposure compensation. It also offers a 3 inch LCD with 461k dot resolution in a slim, compact body. Like the G11, it includes the high sensitivity 10MP sensor and Digic 4 noise reduction to make up a 'Dual Anti-Noise System.' In keeping with the photographers' camera brief, the S90 includes manual control and RAW shooting."