Wowwee + WebSlinger = Spidersapien

I missed this one a few weeks ago. Wowwee is licensing the likeness of Spiderman to deliver Spidersapien. Want to see it in action? Watch the video on Youtube.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s the Homersapien further below as well. Want one? Try Gadgetshop, they also have much more detail on the ‘Spidey’ specs.



Gadgets / Devices

Upgrade Your Car to a Recreational Tank.


Feeling like your SUV blends into the crowd? In need of something to transport your groceries by day and a mobile party or arsenal by night? Meet the Badonkadonk, a one-of-a-kind “armored land cruiser/recreational tank”.

To look at it, one might think it’s a hovercraft, but in fact it runs on four off-road wheels, concealed by a unique industrial-strength rubberized flexible skirt that shields and protects the wheels to within an inch of the ground, while still allowing for enough flex to give clearance over bumpy and uneven terrain.

It looks like something out of Mad Max.



Wooden Memory Sticks

If you’re looking for a unique memory stick, look no further. On sale through or from one of their partner stores listed here. Get them in various flash sizes and different species of fine natural wood.
Wood - USB

Wood - USB 2

Gadgets / Devices

What’s the Deal With Adobe Reader on Vista?

I built out a new PC last weekend and promptly installed Vista Ultimate. The next night I needed Adobe Reader so i started making my way to to get the latest version. As i was loading their site I thought back to the RC build and the trouble i had installing Reader then, you had to hack it in because of several problems with its installer.

Lo and behold, Reader has the same problem with this Vista RTM build. What the heck? It’s not like Longhorn/Vista hasn’t been available for ISVs to actually *test* on at some point in the last couple of years and be prepared! What gives? :mad:

So I had to hack the sucker in again.
What I wound up doing was run the installer up to the point where the MSI failed. Before acknowledging the error and allowing it to rollback the setup, i quickly drilled down to the user folder: ‘C:\Users\Andy\AppData\LocalLow\Netopsystems\temp‘ , copied out the Adobe temp folder to the desktop, then acknowledged the error so it could clean up and remove the temp files in original temp folder path above.

Then i ran the MSI within the copied version of the Adobe folder now on my desktop and this time the installation worked fine. :smile:

Ah well, at least it had a happy ending and we have Reader goodness on the box now. It turned out that the installer couldn’t handle UAC being turned off on the box afterall.

Computers, Hacks n Tweaks

Drawball. World’s Greatest Shared Art Project?

If you haven’t seen Drawball yet, pardon me for being pushy but you should leave here immediately and partake.

It’s a huge social drawing site that allows anyone to draw whatever they want on a massive virtual canvas. Every user is only alloted a certain amount of ‘ink’ per day to prevent any one user from simply taking over, the amount limits you to about 1/10,000th of the surface per day.

However, some sites are getting people to all join in and partake on a campaign to collaboratively generate a logo or some other object of interest. This site also has an animated feature that shows you the site in 40 hour snapshots since it was started, it’s just amazing to watch things appear and get overwritten.

I’m addicted.


Entertainment, Just geeky