My first job: landscaping

Well, if you're not going to count being born in a time when there were no child labor laws…

It was a summer job. I was an "assistant" groundskeeper for the community I lived in. Assistant meaning that I, and one other person, did the work while our supervisor rode around in an air conditioned truck. Mostly painting hot, concrete tunnels on paths, raking, & a little lawn mowing. May have lost 10-15 pounds that summer. Ahh, memories.

More goodies!(want list, part 2)

Keeping this one short, folks. Just follow the linky goodness & everything will be ok. There is a lot to keep up with from CES. The main things are: thinner, internet connected TV’s. That said, here are some of the other things:

Pogoplug – Make any external hard drive accessible from the web. I LIKE IT!

Acoustic Research Harmony Remote killers – If you ever used the multi device controlling goodness of a Logitech Harmony Remote, you will love these. Nuff Said.

Dish Network Terabyte HD-DVR – A DVR(think Tivo) is already Heaven on Earth. So how about adding a honking big hard drive & the ability to watch all of you DVR’d goodness when you are on the road Slingbox style. Your dreams (and mine) have now been fulfilled. Please buy me one when they are available this Spring. I will love you FOREVER!

Realview 3-D desktop scanner – Ok, I have no real use for this, but it is cool. A 3-D scanner, what can be cooler than that, outside of the stuff mentioned above?

Samsung MBP200 Pico Projector – I’ve mentioned a projector similar to this in the last post. I would love one of these to take on trips. It would fit right in with my Geek travel kit(a post for another time).

Samsung HT-BD1250 Home Theater Systems
– Yes, Home Theater Systems are nothing new, or are they. These babies are taking it to the next level by adding support for Internet connected services like Blu-ray DVD’s BD-Live, Netflix streaming video, & my personal favorite, Pandora Internet Radio(you all know how much I LOVE Pandora).

Wowwee’s 2009 product line – From the home of the sometimes lifelike, possibly potential killer animatronic toy makers, comes a bunch of goodies that you will have to check out for yourself. The ipod projector might be cool. The Koala is cute, but I wouldn’t turn my back on that summa beach for a millisecond. Yes, I love robotics as much as the next guys, but I am also on Ropocalypse watch. Zombie watch too, but that doesn’t fit for this post.

There you have it for now. Will bring you more later. I told you all this is a good one this year!

Geek Christmas comes again (want list starts now)

Happy New Year, all!

You all know what time it is. It’s a new year which means CES is here. The Consumer Electronics Show that happens every year around this time(this year Jan. 8th-11th). This also means that it’s time for Geek Christmas. And this year proposes not to suck like last year did, I’m happy to say. If fact, I have some picks of the show already, thanks to Engadget. The want list for this year is looking to be pretty good. Now if only the “can get” funds would work with me. Anyway, check these out & I’ll be back later with more.

Asus EEE PC T91 Tablet

Ok, I’ve been looking into Netbooks(more on that later) for months now. The only other thing I’ve been looking into are Tablet PC’s. Asus read my mind…Ok, it was a natural progression, but work with me. You basically have a laptop roughly the size of the Amazon Kindle. HELL YES! That’s exactly what i’ve been looking for. I think I’m in love…depending on price, memory, & battery issues, that is. Still love.

LG GD910 wrist phone

Not much to say. Get your Dick Tracy on with this watch. Yea you’ll look stupid talking to a watch, but compared to walking around with an earpiece talking to yourself like a fool(confession: I’ve done it. Don’t act like I’m the only one). And it’s not ugly, either.

Just about anything from BUG Labs

I’ve not talked about these folks before, I don’t think. The BUG Labs folks make mini modular kits that you can mix & match to do what ever is offered. It’s pretty cool. They now have a projector based on Texas Instruments’ Pico technology. May have talked about having projectors in cellphones before, the same tech is here. I need to look into this stuff even more.

That’s it for now. More later.

As always, i’m following these places:

CNET
Engadget
Gearlog/PC Mag
Gizmodo
(new this year) thegadget411 (Shout out to my girl, Lizmoney)
also (new this year) expecting a podcast from gdgt.com.

for coverage because I am not in Vegas, where this is held. I think that is on my list, though.