Time’s flown by…

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted on this domain. It’s on auto-renew so I can always be sure to have it under my portfolio, but for some reason there’s really nothing going on that’s worth posting across multiple sites. Hell, I barely post on krissy.nu. I have Twitter and Facebook to thank for this, Micro-blogging really has taken over the world. My last post made note about my disappointment with Apple based on the fact that they have removed the 17″ laptop from their line-up.  I am happy to report, however, that as a Valentines Day gift from Sean I am now the proud owner of one of the remaining 17″ macbooks in circulation. It came brand new from MacMall. This company has turned into our “Go To” for all things Apple. My only complaint…

The new HiPhone

I like coming across new and interesting products and I have to say the one that’s caught my interest is the new HiPhone. It’s an exact replica of the iPhone but it’s features greatly succeed it’s expectations. At a fraction of the iPhone’s cost it houses two SIM slots, triband GSM and is unlocked so it carries no contract with any cell providers. It also has two batteries and while at this point consumers are unsure of how much memory it has, there could somehow be a terabyte of flash memory. Or at least that’s what Doug Aamoth is hoping with the original news post found under his link. Check it out. Technorati: iPhone, HiPhone

ABT Electronics

Sean and I are really hoping that I can find a job where I’m bringing in about $30,000 a year (minimum) so we can work towards getting out of here. Unfortunately for Delaware that’s a bit on the high-end, but that doesn’t mean it’s not something to look forward to. We’ve been looking into a few different property types as well, just to figure out where we’re going to need to budget our money, and how much we’re going to need to budget for. A big thing about everything down here is the lack of appliances in the apartments and rental homes, even though there are hook-ups for just about everything. Naturally the rentals include a refrigerator and a range but what they do not include 99% of the time is a washing machine or a dryer, even though they…

New Toy

While I didn’t accomplish a lot today, I still managed to get quite a few things done.  As far as Christmas is concerned I’m about 80% completed as far as wrapping gifts are concerned.  Everything is already paid for and either here already or in the mail, so I know I’m done with the shopping aspect of things.  Sean is now the proud owner of an LCD-HDTV and rather content with it.  We picked it up from Best Buy on Monday.  It was on sale and the color quality was amazing so there was no real question about it.  It’s a 32″ Westinghouse.  Now, many people don’t even know who they are but they seriously are worth looking for when it comes to LCD’s.  Sean has a 20″ Westinghouse monitor on his computer and when you put it up next…

Looking for a Camcorder

While it seems to be nothing more than an unnecessary splurge, Sean has been looking into purchasing a camcorder.  He likes to video tape things, I honestly don’t see the point but I also don’t understand men and their toys either.  I know that he’d like to video tape the road trips we’re going to be taking in the future, he’s also interested in video taping the process of renovating the new house, and just the quirky things that him and his brother tend to do together.  It’s not like this will be plastered around YouTube or anything, it’s just for us to keep in our own personal digital archive. We’re just unsure of what route to take, he wants a DVD recorder and those aren’t cheap but I don’t want to pull out one of those big bulky VHS…

Drop It Like It’s Hot

What has a slick cherry-red paint job on the outside, a solid, powerful inside with lots of storage space, and some shiny chrome trim to round out the package with a touch of class?  No, I’m not talking about a 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille – it’s the new eGo portable hard drive from Iomega.  This 160GB, 2.5-inch USB-powered external hard drive delivers looks and functionality in a compact chassis.  Its included EMC Retrospect Express software allows for easy backups (on a schedule or on the fly), and this drive is protected by DropGuard technology, which keeps your drive save in collisions with the ground from as high as 51 inches. Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive; $159; www.iomega.com Technorati: Iomega, Portable Hard Drives

Retouch This

Forget about taking the time to enhance every photo using your PC.  The new HP Photosmart R937 lets you organize and touch up your photos right on the camera.  At 3.6 inches, this digicam’s touchscreen is the largest in the industry.  Use its virtual keyboard and Vista-compatible tagging feature to label your photos, or associate an image with an e-mail address to mark it for your Outbox – all before you upload your pics.  The eight-megapixel R937 also features HP’s in-camera pet-eye and red-eye fix, panoramic photo stitching, and a slimming feature that can subtract ten pounds from your subjects.  With so many ways to improve your photos, you can delete that image-editing program and make room on your hard drive for more better-looking images. Photosmart R937; $299; www.hp.com Technorati: HP Photosmart, Digital Cameras, Photo Editing

Nice View

What the world needs now is another GPS navigator. Actually, the Navigon 5100 brings something fresh to the table: Its Reality View feature provides computer-generated images of complex intersections on its 3.5-inch touchscreen that uses arrows to show you where to go. To boot, the device comes with a lifetime of free real-time traffic information to alert you to congestion and suggest alternative routes. Add in five million points of interest, many with accessible Zagat ratings, and you have a lot of reasons to make the 5100 your copilot. Navigon 5100; $499; www.navigon.com