Thursday, March 30, 2006

You can get the full patent text and images as a pdf all for free at including search capability.

Don't Own MS Word? No Sweat

Can't open a Microsoft Word doc because u don't have the latest version? Use this online version, by, which opens/edits
<ul><li>Microsoft Word</li><li>Microsoft Works</li><li>Word Perfect</li><li>OpenOffice</li><li>StarOffice</li></ul>
Google's upcoming one is:

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Text Search 4 Videos

Now you can find any spoken word in any video. For example, you can to view that piece of a soap opera when she said "Kill him!"

Get Your Web Storage Here

More online storage services are popping up. That means you can have unlimited storage of any file type for pennies, if not free.

Web's #2 Language: 国语

Just some advice which I hope to follow myself. Go to, search for Mandarin, and buy some tutorials. It is the world's most spoken language, and web's #2. It is growing really fast even here in the US. Read Wired's article The Mandarin Offensive.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Free Easy Google Maps Mashup

This Map Builder helps u create a mashup of your data w/ Google Maps. Just enter your multiple locations w/ descriptions, click "Add" for each one, view the source and add it to your website.

Free TV: Got to save $ somehow

Paying for cable or satellite is getting old. Some people are figuring out how to get free satellite channels. I'll have to try this. Let me know if u have any success.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Want to make a dishonest $1?

Some anonymous user disagrees with me about posting this story since this blog post will contribute to the problem. I think this person is absolutely right. In response I modified the story to not give any details. Thanks again for monitoring my posts as well.

Get paid $1 for every contact info you submit to [evil site]. It could be your co-workers, bosses, etc, even without their consent. That's evil. This company won't last too long without a major lawsuit. I hope this service goes away fast. Somebody give these people a lawsuit!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Riya: The Internet's Next Big App

Guaranteed that this app will be extremely popular. Upload your photos. Tag a few of them with people's name, places, etc. Riya then auto-tags all the remaining photos using recognition software. Now do a search and it globally searches all other people's photos as well.
Review at:
Developer's blog:

eSnips: 1GB Free Storage

English company offers 1GB of free storage. Competitor to and

Accoona: China's Google

Keep your eyes on this one. China-backed Accoona hopes to out-do Google.
Review at:

POW!!! Watch out!!!

Check out these frightened folks in England when they heard a loud POW!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ask SiteAdvisor About Any Website

Is that website safe? Does it force u to download unwanted files, try to fool u into signing up for spam, link to unsafe sites, etc. SiteAdvisor ranks any site as red, yellow, or green, even in search result sets.

Google Mars

Google Earth now has a brother. Take a look at Mars:
Google Earth is still at:

Create a Favicon Online

No need to download an app. Just submit your png file. Submitted by Fallout 75

Local SA Inventors

If u r in San Antonio, TX here is an inventor's group. The Big Idea Radio Show is a little talk show talking about Big Ideas! Every Sunday evening at 8:00 PM CST, on news-talk station KTSA 550 AM radio.

IKEA: My Family's Furniture Store

My wife and I finally went to IKEA on IH-10 entering Houston, Tx. Wow! We were totally in awe & overwhelmed. Very affordable, unique designs for every room. Save your $ and spend it at this mega store.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Church Sign Generator

Michele Garcia sent this one. It's cool how php can generate an image with dynamic text overlayed on top.

Become A Home-Based Phone Rep

Do u do telephone customer service for a living and love it? Now u can work from home. Think about this company as a home-based West Telemarketing.

Another Custom Prototype Shop

Need to make a prototype of something and can afford to pay someone? These folks can do it all for you.
The other shop is:

MP3 Players 2 Much $$$? Build One

Can't afford to buy an mp3 player? Don't sweat it. Now you can build one yourself, really cheap and getting cheaper.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Young Programmers: Do It Like This

Here is what young programmers advice aspiring entrepreneurs. These kids rock. Web programming is one area where thinking like a kid helps a whole lot.

Should u forward this email?

This is really funny!! If you have ever received a chain email or any kind you will really appreciate this! Sent to me by Yvette Martinez.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Mold Your Own Plastic Project

Stop cutting and glueing pieces of plastic to make your project. Now u can use hot water to mold plastic. Just in time for that American Inventor reality show.

Museum Of Modern Betas: Web App Inventions

Want a glimpse of what other people are planning to do on the web? Take a look at a list of beta apps and get inspired to do your own.

Cheap Ruby on Rails Hosting

$24/year for Ruby on Rails hosting. That's $2/month! 500 MB Space, 5000 MB/Month

Google Earth Wants Your House Pic

Sketch your house in 3D and add it to Google Earth so we can all see it.

New Web Programming is Powerful

A new paradigm shift in web programming is gaining momentum. Checkout what this 17 year old kid did that rivals I think he used Ruby on Rails.

Pleo: Amazing Life-like Dinosaur

For all u dinosaur enthusiasts, coming in Q3 2006 is a revolutionary, artificial-intelligent dinosaur that will sell for $200. Not intended for toddlers.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Service Will Identify Any File

Bit9, Inc.A new service is coming that will use a huge database of previously identified file information to identify any file you submit. So when u get a strange file in email, just submit it to them and they will tell u what type of file it is, even if the file tries to disguise itself as something else.

Free Word Processor to Kill MS Word

Google is getting ready to do to Microsoft Word what Microsoft's Internet Explorer did to Netscape. Bye, bye MS Word. With all this free stuff its getting fun to be on the web again.

Free 411 Directory Assistance

Stop paying for expensive 411 directory assistance, especially thru your cellular. Use these ad-supported, free services: 800-411-METRO and 800-FREE-411

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Preview My Kids Future PC

Sometime in the near future my kids will most probably have one of these Ultra-Mobile PCs. Of course, I will probably get one first.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Google's Upcoming Calendar

Here comes a new AJAX powered calendar called CL2, made by Google. U know it will be popular.

A Ton of Fresh AJAX apps

Here comes Microsoft's response to Google's use of AJAX. They are not holding back. If you are a programmer, get up to speed on AJAX asap.

What's it like to work at Google?

See pictures of Googlers at work.
Wow, u can do your laundry at work!

Monday, March 06, 2006

A Good Laugh: What's a web browser?

Watch out for those dumb people out there using the internet. Read about their stories at:

Friday, March 03, 2006

U Network Geeks Will Luv This

Network Calculators for the really technical (and hackers)

Free Images & Textures

Another source for free images and textures.

Disguise Your Caller ID

When you telephone people, don't let them know it's you calling. Alter the Caller ID they see, even the voice they hear. Plus record all your conversations.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Need a Free, Easy Setup VPN?

Virtual Private Network for all your computers anywhere in the world. Hamachi is fast, secure, simple, and free.

How to Find Your Own Purpose

This site is so cool. Here is just one article found there:
Plz comment on any other cool articles u find there.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Do u have an avatar yet?

Create a 3D one asap....before someone discovers your true identity!

Take Google's Advice for SEO

Here is what Google has to say about Search Engine Optimization, which has to do with improving the search ranking of your site.