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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Geeks and UFO's Go Hand in Hand!

It's widely known that geeks and scifi go hand in hand. I guess it has to do with all the math associated with science fiction. More probable is that geeks are gullable dreamers (myself included) and the site of a shiny new remote control Area-51 UFO makes our jaws drop, pupils dilate and exude girlish giggles while putting forth virtually no physical strain other than holding a remote control. Man it's good being a geek!

Well a coworker of mine sent me the link above because he was searching near and far high and low for the best price on the remote control Area-51 UFO and that's what he came up with. I'll not post his name in order that his family might be spared the embarassment that goes along with having a geek as a father and husband.

Finding a remote control UFO on the cheap isn't easy

Geeks and UFO's Go Hand in Hand! By Jason Dowdell at 03:29 PM
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Money Follows Trends: Look at This Trend!

It's amazing to see the number of new blogs popping up every day and the fact that we have companies like Technorati tracking them. The CEO of Technorati recently published some findings on his blog about this growth in blogging. Some interesting stats from his personal blog entry follow.

Number of WebLogs Technorati is monitoring.

*8,000-17,000 new weblogs created every single day.
*On an average weekday, they're seeing over 15,000 new weblogs created per day.
*45% of the weblogs they track have not had a post in over 3 months.
*275,000 individual posts every day
*Even with the 45% of folks not posting factor there are an average of 10.9 posts to the
3,000,000 blogs Technorati monitors on a daily basis.
*More than 3 blogs are updated every second.

Blogs recently added to the Technorati Index

Personally I believe we're in another special time of internet growth. Obviously marketers are going to find ways to continue to capitalize on blogs but that's all part of the maturing web. Since folks are watching less tv than ever before in order to surf the web and blog the marketers are going to follow those eyeballs.

An interesting quote from Doc Searls blog giving his perspective on how marketers view 'consumers'. "we're eating content and crapping cash" I'm not sure I'd go that far but it's a good point.

Money Follows Trends: Look at This Trend! By Jason Dowdell at 11:32 AM
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Long Range WiFi on The Cheap

I came across a wifi hardware manufacturer that produces some remarkable stuff at incredibly cheap prices. One of which is this wifi signal repeater. It plugs right into your existing wireless router and adds a range of up to 3.5 miles from the base. Beauty of it is that it's only $325 (antenna optional).

What this means to me is that I can set up one of these Sputnik AP 200's on my house and conduct a little business with Jimmy Buffet at the beach. On second thought, maybe I shouldn't buy one. I've heard stories about what goes on in Margaritaville and I'm not sure my boss would approve.

Wireless antenna reaches over 3 miles for under $350

Long Range WiFi on The Cheap By Jason Dowdell at 01:39 AM
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