Judie Stanford

It never seems as if I have enough storage space for all of the
"stuff" that magically gravitates to the limited surface space of
my desk. I'm talking about the type things that I may not need
right now, but that I can't misplace; things like extra earpieces
or jack adapters for a set of headphones, a stick of lip balm,
loose memory cards, or a pair of earrings I just removed and don't
want to roll off the side of my desk and under the couch - or
worse, be eaten by my dog.. Since I have a desktop box that also
serves as the base for my monitor, it only seems natural that it
should also function as a catch-all for crap (errrr, things) that
need to be perched somewhere safe until needed. On any given day
there will be a small pile sitting there - the sight of which never
ceases to aggravate me because I really don't like clutter.

Posted in: Computer Gear
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It wasn't long ago that I took a look at one of the most entertaining Palm and Pocket PC games available, Astraware's Broken Sword. Alison Barclay has just sent me the latest: "THE MIDLANDS, UK - September 28th, 2006 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a special Broken Sword promotion to celebrate [...]

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I just got word that SCOTTeVEST is having a huge clearance sale. There are some pretty significant bargains to be had, so better start looking as soon as possible! Here's the information: ITEM REGULAR PRICE LAST BIG SALE OF 2006 PRICE SAVE SIZES AVAILABLE at beginning of sale Version 2.5 Blue $189.99 $47.49 75% XXXL [...]

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Saturday, after another fabulous breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, we settled in for what would prove to be an exciting day of brainstorming. Derek Brown one of the original founders of Mobius, gave us a quick overview of the coup that had just occurred in Bangkok before showing us a video about deploying computers and [...]

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Here's a scenario...You are outside working on something important,
and the traditional hanging shop light which is hooked to your
workspace gets dislodged. It falls, and the hot light bulb inside
the metal protective cage shatters into a million pieces - leaving
you and your project in total darkness. Or perhaps that light
doesn't get dislodged, but instead the bulb burns out at an
inconvenient time. Or okay, here's another: what if you need the
light while working on a project in the middle of nowhere, but
there is no outlet anywhere nearby - perhaps not for miles. If you
can picture yourself in any of those situations, then you'll
appreciate the product I'll be talking about today, the TerraLUX
WorkStar60 LED Work Light.

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This morning at 5:30, I was awakened by a call from Steve telling me that Sarah had shaved several seconds off her events at her just completed varsity swimming time trials! I hate that I missed them, but talking to Steve and then Sarah made it almost as good as being there. Yay Sarah, I [...]

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Well, I arrived in Phuket Thursday morning without any trouble; other than the handful of soldiers which I saw at the airport exit, there was no indication that anything out of the ordinary was happening in Thailand. After an hour's ride from the airport in a chauffeured Toyota Highlander, I arrived at the Mövenpick Resort [...]

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Unlike yesterday's aborted journey, today my trip to Phuket started without a hitch. I flew to Dallas, and as I ate lunch in an airport restaurant, I caught up on the email and text messages I'd missed during the previous hour's flight. As I read, a message from Julie caught my eye, "Hey I just [...]

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In just a little bit I will be heading to the airport to begin my ~40 hour journey to Phuket, Thailand for Mobius 2006. I'll be carrying a large bag loaded with everything I think I could possibly need - electronic books, movies, snacks, back medicine, a fresh shirt, and a small bag full of [...]

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One of my regularly watched television shows is the Discovery Channel's It Takes a Thief. The point of the show is to demonstrate how easy it is for a thief to break into someone's house and steal everything with any value; the show aims to educate people on better ways to protect themselves from being a victim. On one of last season's episodes, they featured a grandmother who had transferred all of her family photos and documents to her computer's hard drive. During the course of that particular show's staged robbery, the thief emptied the grandmother's silver drawer, jewelry box and medicine cabinet, and then he picked up her computer tower and casually carried it out the door. Had the robbery been real, all of her carefully collected family photos and documents would have been gone forever. Even though the "victim" knew she would be getting all of her possessions back at the end of the show, I still couldn't help but feel sorry for her as she agonized over the idea of losing her digital treasures.

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear
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This morning I had an email waiting from Mitchell Oke, saying that he "went down to my local Apple reseller yesterday to see if I could pickup one of the just-released nanos, but alas they were out of stock. I went back today and although they weren't making them available till tomorrow, the guy I [...]

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Once again, I have a few products that require a volunteer reviewer. As always, the requirements are: 1. That you have a digital camera 2. That you own any additional devices necessary to conduct the review (i.e. - if it is a case review, you have the proper device to fit the case) 3. That [...]

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RoboForm2Go USB Key

Anyone that uses the internet knows that passwords play a necessary
role in the online experience. On any given day a single person may
utilize dozens of passwords while accomplishing such mundane tasks
as making posts to a bulletin board, purchasing an item, or
checking their child's school grades. Over time, unless the same
exact password is always used, managing this large number of
passwords and the sites for which they work will become a
challenge.

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gear, Laptops and Gear, Miscellaneous
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Mmmmm....kidney pie! This entry is not gadget related, and it is highly personal. But if helps one person then I won't feel bad about having shared a bit "too much information". So here goes... A couple of months ago I noticed a small amount of blood in my urine. This occurred on two different occasions [...]

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Most of the time, I find that the i-mate JasJar's 1620mAh factory
original battery is sufficient to make it through a typical day.
However when I am using the built-in wireless extensively, when I
am traveling, or when I am not able to recharge at some point
during the day, I have noticed a definite need for a backup power
solution. That's why I was very interested to learn that Lion
Battery was carrying a 4800mAh Mugen Power Battery replacement for
the HTC Universal / i-mate JasJar.

Posted in: Windows Phone
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