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Wallpaper From Above

Or, better living through data mining satellite imagery. Seriously. I’m not a big fan of the goofy, “Web 2.0”, startup-app naming convention that drops vowels out of words to make domain names, but, in this case, I’m going to make an exception.  Mostly because it’s free, but also cool, in spite of the name.  Besides, […]

Secret Phone Menu

No, I’m not talking about ordering take-out. Have you ever wanted to get to the hidden parts of your phone?  You know, those secret commands that technicians use to get your phone to give up its deepest, darkest secrets?  Well, if you’re an iPhone user, you’re in luck!  Yahoo recently shared all those with the […]

An Easy Way to Share Your WIFI Password

I’m going to take a slight departure from my normal free stuff on Friday posts. Don’t worry, this is still free, but it’s not just a “click here and look at this thing” kind of post.  This week, you’ll need to actually do a couple of things to get the full benefit of this post.  […]

A “New” Way to Prevent Photo Theft

No, those quotation marks aren’t ironic. Last year, in August, I wrote about a free service called LensTag that would help you track your camera gear if any of it went missing.  Well, they’re back in the news for another service!  This one was discovered by accident by their president’s wife who mistakenly turned on […]

Create Ebooks from Webpages

Okay, this isn’t exactly a new idea, but it’s still worth sharing. I got this from Lifehacker back in 2012, but I’ve been behind in my link sharing, so I’m just getting to it now. The idea is simple.  Reading on-line is rarely the best, most comfortable, most convenient way to keep up with all […]

Let the writing begin!

NaNoWriMo starts today, but I won’t be participating this year. Maybe next year, after my life is just a little more settled and I’ve spent a year getting my writing chops back. Writing here, or any non-fiction, is relatively easy for me these days, but writing fiction is another kettle of fish.  I used to […]

Against Digital Sharecropping

I like being free and independent. I like the idea behind Instagram, but not the proprietary nature of it. I don’t like giving up my rights to work I create.   Even when it’s just a little photo of a little moment captured with my iPhone.  I dislike, as Nicholas Carr called it on his blog, […]

Low-Cost Media Sharing

I’m not one to push any products as a rule, but when something that I’ve come to love and rely on goes on sale, I kind of feel like I have to share it. Some time back, I lost all my photos that were on a network drive that I was using as a backup […]

Guess Who’s Coming To Town?

No, not Santa. Well, I suppose Santa is coming to town, soon enough, but I’m talking about something else entirely. No, I’m talking about your favorite bands.  This past weekend, my girl and I went to see one of her favorite musical acts, who were playing at a real, Texas dance all over in Winnie, […]

Last Minute Costume

So, here it is, almost time for Halloween Party weekend and you don’t have a costume? What to do, what to do, eh?  Well, if  you have a t-shirt that you’re willing to sacrifice and a modicum of creative ability, and an iPhone or iPad or Android device, then you may be in luck.  Gizmodo […]


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