Where Is That??

Gamers unite!  Here is a spiffy new subject I’d like to add to GN for a tryout with you guys, and see if ya’ll like it.

“Where is what”, you say?  Your home away from home!  Video games are the virtual homes of many a geek, and I’m here to pick your brain, and see if you can identify those locales where you build your armies, slay your sworn enemy or frag your friends.  Each post, I will display a screenshot of someplace within a popular video game (Mostly PC) and you folks will try and guess where it is ;)

Simple enough you say?  Heh, I’m not gonna make it that easy for you!  So lets get this business going….

 Where Is That??

Stab the comments for your guesses, and show us your stuff!

Where Is That??

The History Of Microsoft Windows Start Up Sounds

This video takes us from Win 3.1 to Vista to relive all the startup sounds, that’s 1992-2007. I learned 2 things:

1. My preference was the NT 4 Workstation, until I heard it again here I had forgotten how much I liked it. So now I’m thinking of making it a ringtone on my Smartphone! :)

2. I don’t recall WinME and Win2K being the same though they came out about the same time. Hmm.

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A Killer Spreadsheet For The iPhone

iPhone charts

EditGrid does online spreadsheets and they now support an online version of a spreadsheet for the iPhone. They specialize in real time update and extensive collaboration features, concurrent users can view and edit your data in real time without conflict. If you’re interested in a comparison of their online service vs. Google vs. Zoho vs. Excel then check out a comparison matrix of features across all 4.

The benefit of this iPhone support by EditGrid is being able to receive a spreadsheet in mail on your Smartphone from your business partner and can open it via their online service. Cool! As opposed to what you’re doing today which is to e-mail the partner back and request they send you the raw data formatted for the mail client on your Smartphone. Uncool!

It’s about data access anytime from anywhere.

Watch a quick Scobleshow Podtech video on this or go straight to EditGrid’s iPhone page for more information and view useful sample templates.

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Software, Web

In-Car GOOG Search For Beamers

myTelus reports on the German luxury automotive manufacturer BMW installing Google search capability in their cars now. It’s called the ‘Google By Car’ function, is really just Google Local Search and is a service provided for free to new car owners depending on the service selected.

Question: Do the Ford or Fiat vehicles running Windows Automotive support Windows Local Live? ;)


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Gadgets / Devices

Confessions Of A Screenshot Addict

Bryan Eisenberg is a “screenshot addict”, in his blog post he comes clean by explaining why and what you can do with it today.

Now I don’t save full screens, but I do regularly take a full screenshot if I see something of interest on the screen, the rest of the page is noise to me. I’ll take a screen snap, ctrl+V into mspaint, wham bam thank you ma’am and I have a snippet of the thing that tickled me in the first place. Or if possible just drag a graphic into my pic folder.

Sometimes it winds up on Geeknews, usually it ends up in an archive on my PC at home or work ‘just in case’. Just in case I need it in the future, yeah I’m a pack rat like that, filling up my drive with graphics that looked like they may serve a purpose one day.

Like these fine examples chosen at random from my Pics folder, some are clickable. You can expect to see more random pics from my folder in the future, yeah I’m weird too:

ufo 4 

 TRS-80 at school


Military aircraft

AR girl

Digital money

Terrorist Takedown

Just geeky