Good Grief! UK being PC…

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gunTuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:15 A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for “doing his duty”. Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday […]

Google Translate Upgrade

Google Translate I happened to use Google Translate recently and realized they have changed its face since my last visit. If you don’t know about this service visit the link. When you visit a website in a language you can’t read just visit this site and put the link in the form. If you have […]

Springtime in Oregon

This is the most common view here in Oregon and I like it. But it’s causing some friction with my sun loving wife and friends who are ready for the California style spring. So we wait and watch things turn green and grow long and hope sometime we’ll be dry enough to go mow the […]

Splashup (beta) Image Editor

Splashup Splashup is a pretty obvious adaptation of the popular open source program, GIMP, as a WebWare application. I’m am very impressed by how well it has been done too. Let me add here that GIMP offers much more capability than Splashup does, Scriptfu addons and filters that make it an open source competitor of […]

Best SEO tips I’ve read for some time

15 Tips to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Those who know me know I consider most SEO (Search Engine Optimization) a waste of time. There is no substitute for real content on your website or blog to get you up in the rankings of the search engines. Period. But once you have some information or […]

Google Streetview oddities

Street View Gallery > Top If you haven’t looked at Google Streetview yet you likely at least have heard of it. Google is now using web cameras to display 360 degree views of streets and has them displayed for a number of major cities already. Yes it is likely coming to your home too soon. […]

Google Free 411

Google Launches Free 411 Service When I was young directory assistance was free, a human, and very good. I used it a lot and maybe folks like me are why Ma Bell dumped it. But there is a good reason to keep information flow free and apparently Google agrees with me. What they have done […]

Get out of Cell Phone contracts?

CellSwapper Solves A Very Annoying Problem What an idea! I *HATE* cell phone companies. The whole Reagan revolution meant the downfall of customer service and cell phones debut in the same period led the way in customer NO-service. A major part of the NO-service was the inclusion of terrible contracts for long time periods with […] Beta

Yugma : Web conferencing, Online Meetings, Free Web Conferencing, Free Online Meetings, Web Conferencing on MAC, Online Meetings for MAC I just came across this today and I am really thrilled! I posted recently about Virtual Networking (VNC) and a one to one ability to operate a remote machine over the Internet with but […] Revisited – FREE Anytime Collaboration and Live Conferencingâ„¢ From my PC Users Group to the church meetings I attend I am always looking for good “cheap” meeting software so that folks can attend online as well as in person. The best I have found is but it’s not cheap and for non-profit groups it’s […]