Netscape Navigator – RIP


Wow, AOL purchased Netscape for 4+ billion dollars 7 years ago and it’s browser dev team has been reduced to skinning Firefox to *look* like Navigator today?

From the Netscap blogAOL Says Goodbye to Netscape Navigator, Feb 1 2008 will be the end.


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APEX USB Drink Warmer and Cooler

Calling all geeks!  Here is the second best USB device you can ever get for yourself – A fantastic USB powered device that you can set your drinks on, and with the flip of a rocker switch, you can heat up your tea or coffee, OR you can chill your soda or monster drinks frosty cold!  It’s a great little device that takes up very little space, and will keep you happy in your times of need :)  My only complaint, though very minor, is that the circular plate used to heat and chill is too small to set most of my coffee cups on.  An industrious person could manufacture a small metal riser plate to set a larger coffee cup or soda can on.  Who knows?  I might do that myself :)  Check the specs below -

apex_usb_chiller       122807_09321


  • USB interface
  • Compatible with USB 2.0/1.1/1.0
  • Black durable ABS plastic
  • Stainless steel heating pad
  • Beverage cup cooler and warmer
  • Cooler or warmer function switch
  • Built-in fan
  • No external power source required
  • Warmer – 10 minutes 13°C rise.
  • Cooler – 10 minutes 7°C decrease.
  • 120cm cable length (approximate)
  • Heating pad diameter : 65mm
  • Dimensions: 14.4 x 8.5 x 3.2cm
  • Weight: 382gm
  • Oh – if you were wondering what the “best” USB device is in my opinion, read back a couple of days for my review on another USB gift I received this year!  Comments!

    Gadgets / Devices

    Dr. Freud’s Therapy Ball

    Dr Freud

    I have a couple of Magic 8 Balls at work.

    But since I’m a manager and sometimes need to deal with issues not related to technology from time to time (like all manner of personal problems employees have at home or personality conflicts with other employees), I’m thinking one of these Dr. Freud Therapy Balls may come in handy in those 1:1 sessions.

    It provides twenty different responses such as "How did that make you feel?" and "Talk about your mother."

    Hmm, on second thought, there may be some questions there that are best left unasked :)


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    Animator vs. Animation

    Animator vs. Animation by Alan Becker on deviantART.

    An animator faces his own animation in deadly combat in this Flash video. The battlefield? The Flash interface itself.

    A stick figure is created by an animator with the intent to torture. The stick figure drawn by the animator will be using everything he can find – the brush tool, the eraser tool – to get back at his tormentor. It’s resourcefulness versus power. Who will win?

    Animation vs Animator

    Stumble of the Day

    Secret Messages From Starbucks

    Starbucks Treat (clicky)

    Looks like we should be looking at the bottom of our Starbucks cups.

    Here’s an informative message one lady discovered scrawled on the bottom of her coffee cup from a Chicago Starbucks recently. This might be a reason why Starbucks is one of the best companies to work for in the entire U.S.: underwear is optional, and the baristas have free time to write interesting messages on the bottom of my Venti drip. :)

    Over at Starbucks Gossip there’s a thread on this very topic, check out the comments from the baristas, very entertaining!


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