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As you can tell from the video I posted earlier yes I have heard of the new iPad. I have mixed feelings about this device. Continued inside... )
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As you can tell from the video I posted earlier yes I have heard of the new iPad. I have mixed feelings about this device. Continued inside... )
smoketetsuo: (captain jack)
As you can tell from the video I posted earlier yes I have heard of the new iPad. I have mixed feelings about this device. Continued inside... )
smoketetsuo: (leather jacket dollfie)

Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
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Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
smoketetsuo: (leather jacket dollfie)

Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
smoketetsuo: (starbucks)
I was watching TV tonight and I saw a commercial from Circuit City. They where advertising Lexmark's new WiFi Printers. I knew of wireless printers before but it seems now they are becoming more affordable and you can get ones that also have wireless image scanning as well. My old HP all-in-one's printing function has crapped out so I've been thinking of getting a new printer. My family hasn't been to keen on getting a wireless printer that only prints though so they may be more likely to buy one that also does scanning\copying\faxing.

The title of this comes from how I thought that all this stuff would have been even more useful 8 years ago when I was going to college and my sister also lived here and we where first getting into networking to share resources. Back then I had my printer set to share but it was in my room so when my sister would be printing stuff out in the morning she would have to come downstairs to my room while I'm sleeping and the printer is shaking my computer desk and generally making noise printing out her stuff.

Ever since then I had been fantasizing about having the printer be in a more central location but never had the right equipment to do it. I do now although I don't need that as much but I would still like to have a WiFi printer anyway. I bet my family would make use of it more than previously if it was in a location that isn't as out of the way to them as it is in my room. I wouldn't mind running upstairs to print and scan as I'm not all that lazy.

The brand I'm looking at for my printing needs is of course Lexmark. I was looking at the spec's of the printers and it looks like they are Mac compatible and include discs with Mac software. I'm thinking that perhaps that also means the wireless scanning function is also Mac compatible. Of course the scanning on my busted HP printer still works but it would be nice to be able to replace it completely with the new printer.

I'm going to want to talk to my family about this when they get home.

The only dissapointment so far is the printers don't seem to be 802.11n compatible. So I would have to turn on 802.11g in my router for them to work. I have it currently with only n since I just have one client hooked up to the router and it is an n client.
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I was watching TV tonight and I saw a commercial from Circuit City. They where advertising Lexmark's new WiFi Printers. I knew of wireless printers before but it seems now they are becoming more affordable and you can get ones that also have wireless image scanning as well. My old HP all-in-one's printing function has crapped out so I've been thinking of getting a new printer. My family hasn't been to keen on getting a wireless printer that only prints though so they may be more likely to buy one that also does scanning\copying\faxing.

The title of this comes from how I thought that all this stuff would have been even more useful 8 years ago when I was going to college and my sister also lived here and we where first getting into networking to share resources. Back then I had my printer set to share but it was in my room so when my sister would be printing stuff out in the morning she would have to come downstairs to my room while I'm sleeping and the printer is shaking my computer desk and generally making noise printing out her stuff.

Ever since then I had been fantasizing about having the printer be in a more central location but never had the right equipment to do it. I do now although I don't need that as much but I would still like to have a WiFi printer anyway. I bet my family would make use of it more than previously if it was in a location that isn't as out of the way to them as it is in my room. I wouldn't mind running upstairs to print and scan as I'm not all that lazy.

The brand I'm looking at for my printing needs is of course Lexmark. I was looking at the spec's of the printers and it looks like they are Mac compatible and include discs with Mac software. I'm thinking that perhaps that also means the wireless scanning function is also Mac compatible. Of course the scanning on my busted HP printer still works but it would be nice to be able to replace it completely with the new printer.

I'm going to want to talk to my family about this when they get home.

The only dissapointment so far is the printers don't seem to be 802.11n compatible. So I would have to turn on 802.11g in my router for them to work. I have it currently with only n since I just have one client hooked up to the router and it is an n client.
smoketetsuo: (starbucks)
I was watching TV tonight and I saw a commercial from Circuit City. They where advertising Lexmark's new WiFi Printers. I knew of wireless printers before but it seems now they are becoming more affordable and you can get ones that also have wireless image scanning as well. My old HP all-in-one's printing function has crapped out so I've been thinking of getting a new printer. My family hasn't been to keen on getting a wireless printer that only prints though so they may be more likely to buy one that also does scanning\copying\faxing.

The title of this comes from how I thought that all this stuff would have been even more useful 8 years ago when I was going to college and my sister also lived here and we where first getting into networking to share resources. Back then I had my printer set to share but it was in my room so when my sister would be printing stuff out in the morning she would have to come downstairs to my room while I'm sleeping and the printer is shaking my computer desk and generally making noise printing out her stuff.

Ever since then I had been fantasizing about having the printer be in a more central location but never had the right equipment to do it. I do now although I don't need that as much but I would still like to have a WiFi printer anyway. I bet my family would make use of it more than previously if it was in a location that isn't as out of the way to them as it is in my room. I wouldn't mind running upstairs to print and scan as I'm not all that lazy.

The brand I'm looking at for my printing needs is of course Lexmark. I was looking at the spec's of the printers and it looks like they are Mac compatible and include discs with Mac software. I'm thinking that perhaps that also means the wireless scanning function is also Mac compatible. Of course the scanning on my busted HP printer still works but it would be nice to be able to replace it completely with the new printer.

I'm going to want to talk to my family about this when they get home.

The only dissapointment so far is the printers don't seem to be 802.11n compatible. So I would have to turn on 802.11g in my router for them to work. I have it currently with only n since I just have one client hooked up to the router and it is an n client.
smoketetsuo: (driving panda)
Red Bull iPhone Shield - is a good way to make your iPhone look ghetto.

Fabrix iPhone 3G Sleeves - Make it look classy instead.. I like the black suit one myself.

Macbook Air Sleeping Bags - For those of you who want to pamper and treat your MacBook Air like a baby.. OK.. OK.. I admit.. if I was an owner I'd be guilty as charged. @_@;


Dogs head kept alive by machine.. - is too frakkin' creepy for words... blech.. and it can't be real either.. it must not be.. tell me it's not real!?

Dog with wheel legs - is also weird but not as creepy\gross.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Red Bull iPhone Shield - is a good way to make your iPhone look ghetto.

Fabrix iPhone 3G Sleeves - Make it look classy instead.. I like the black suit one myself.

Macbook Air Sleeping Bags - For those of you who want to pamper and treat your MacBook Air like a baby.. OK.. OK.. I admit.. if I was an owner I'd be guilty as charged. @_@;


Dogs head kept alive by machine.. - is too frakkin' creepy for words... blech.. and it can't be real either.. it must not be.. tell me it's not real!?

Dog with wheel legs - is also weird but not as creepy\gross.
smoketetsuo: (driving panda)
Red Bull iPhone Shield - is a good way to make your iPhone look ghetto.

Fabrix iPhone 3G Sleeves - Make it look classy instead.. I like the black suit one myself.

Macbook Air Sleeping Bags - For those of you who want to pamper and treat your MacBook Air like a baby.. OK.. OK.. I admit.. if I was an owner I'd be guilty as charged. @_@;


Dogs head kept alive by machine.. - is too frakkin' creepy for words... blech.. and it can't be real either.. it must not be.. tell me it's not real!?

Dog with wheel legs - is also weird but not as creepy\gross.
smoketetsuo: (Martha Jones)
This page says that more and more girls are getting into things such as, "Some activities, such as using a DVR to record a TV show, or streaming movies or games, are more popular amongst women than men". They ask their male readers if that has "happened" to them. OK first of all just because women are using stuff like that more that doesn't automatically mean it should affect men in any way. Let's say more gadgets came out with the female aesthetic sense in mind. Does that mean less gadgets "for males"? That makes me think of the childish zero sum reasoning thing again. "If little Johnny gets a fire truck that means one less fire truck for me!"

Just because someone is doing something that doesn't mean it's, "happening to you".

Why should females have to be afraid of all that stuff anyway? Is technology a He-man Woman Haters club? Some people are also under the mistaken impression that Apple's products are meant for women because they look nice. This makes me think of the whole thing where people think all men have bad taste, shouldn't be the least big concerned with their appearance and women are all the complete opposite. I find that reality is a mixed bag and it should be that way.

Also does this actually say more about women or about technology's increasing pervasiveness in the home\workplace?

*icon chosen* Martha Jones, because I don't think she's afraid of any gadget\technology.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
This page says that more and more girls are getting into things such as, "Some activities, such as using a DVR to record a TV show, or streaming movies or games, are more popular amongst women than men". They ask their male readers if that has "happened" to them. OK first of all just because women are using stuff like that more that doesn't automatically mean it should affect men in any way. Let's say more gadgets came out with the female aesthetic sense in mind. Does that mean less gadgets "for males"? That makes me think of the childish zero sum reasoning thing again. "If little Johnny gets a fire truck that means one less fire truck for me!"

Just because someone is doing something that doesn't mean it's, "happening to you".

Why should females have to be afraid of all that stuff anyway? Is technology a He-man Woman Haters club? Some people are also under the mistaken impression that Apple's products are meant for women because they look nice. This makes me think of the whole thing where people think all men have bad taste, shouldn't be the least big concerned with their appearance and women are all the complete opposite. I find that reality is a mixed bag and it should be that way.

Also does this actually say more about women or about technology's increasing pervasiveness in the home\workplace?

*icon chosen* Martha Jones, because I don't think she's afraid of any gadget\technology.
smoketetsuo: (Martha Jones)
This page says that more and more girls are getting into things such as, "Some activities, such as using a DVR to record a TV show, or streaming movies or games, are more popular amongst women than men". They ask their male readers if that has "happened" to them. OK first of all just because women are using stuff like that more that doesn't automatically mean it should affect men in any way. Let's say more gadgets came out with the female aesthetic sense in mind. Does that mean less gadgets "for males"? That makes me think of the childish zero sum reasoning thing again. "If little Johnny gets a fire truck that means one less fire truck for me!"

Just because someone is doing something that doesn't mean it's, "happening to you".

Why should females have to be afraid of all that stuff anyway? Is technology a He-man Woman Haters club? Some people are also under the mistaken impression that Apple's products are meant for women because they look nice. This makes me think of the whole thing where people think all men have bad taste, shouldn't be the least big concerned with their appearance and women are all the complete opposite. I find that reality is a mixed bag and it should be that way.

Also does this actually say more about women or about technology's increasing pervasiveness in the home\workplace?

*icon chosen* Martha Jones, because I don't think she's afraid of any gadget\technology.
smoketetsuo: (Martha Jones)
I have been thinking of TV on a computer for quite a while. With a TV tuner card you can have DVR and not have to pay extra a month for it. Well there's a TV tuner in particular that I'm interested in and that's this one. There's only one thing though.. hauppage seems to have licensed the same technology for their new USB TV Tuner card and it costs less and uses the same application on the Mac as the other one uses. The elgato is 149 dollars and the hauppage is 119 dollars. The only other thing is my computer isn't powerul enough to recieve the HD 720 or 1080 resolution channels I need a newer core duo computer to watch those channels. But add that to my list of things I want. ;)
smoketetsuo: (Default)
I have been thinking of TV on a computer for quite a while. With a TV tuner card you can have DVR and not have to pay extra a month for it. Well there's a TV tuner in particular that I'm interested in and that's this one. There's only one thing though.. hauppage seems to have licensed the same technology for their new USB TV Tuner card and it costs less and uses the same application on the Mac as the other one uses. The elgato is 149 dollars and the hauppage is 119 dollars. The only other thing is my computer isn't powerul enough to recieve the HD 720 or 1080 resolution channels I need a newer core duo computer to watch those channels. But add that to my list of things I want. ;)
smoketetsuo: (Martha Jones)
I have been thinking of TV on a computer for quite a while. With a TV tuner card you can have DVR and not have to pay extra a month for it. Well there's a TV tuner in particular that I'm interested in and that's this one. There's only one thing though.. hauppage seems to have licensed the same technology for their new USB TV Tuner card and it costs less and uses the same application on the Mac as the other one uses. The elgato is 149 dollars and the hauppage is 119 dollars. The only other thing is my computer isn't powerul enough to recieve the HD 720 or 1080 resolution channels I need a newer core duo computer to watch those channels. But add that to my list of things I want. ;)
smoketetsuo: (osaka worm)
I was looking at the macthemes workstation photo thread and I saw this photo. And someone asked the person about the speakers and he said they are these ones. I knew of the matching Mac Mini external hard drives they sell but not those speakers. They are pretty interesting not only because of their unique looks but because they connect to the firewire port which they also draw their power through so you don't need a seperate power supply\cable to connect it to the computer's sound card. The only question is I wonder how good they sound and I wonder if they are better than my JBL Creature Speakers II. Although I read that connecting the speakers to the computer via the firewire port has advantages like: "The signal passed from your Mac is data that's only decoded when it gets to the speaker, which should result in a better sound".

I'd also like a razor thin display to go with my razor thin keyboard. ;) That's a 32 inch 0.74 inch thick HDTV. My only complaint is the stand looks too tall I hope it's adjustable.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
I was looking at the macthemes workstation photo thread and I saw this photo. And someone asked the person about the speakers and he said they are these ones. I knew of the matching Mac Mini external hard drives they sell but not those speakers. They are pretty interesting not only because of their unique looks but because they connect to the firewire port which they also draw their power through so you don't need a seperate power supply\cable to connect it to the computer's sound card. The only question is I wonder how good they sound and I wonder if they are better than my JBL Creature Speakers II. Although I read that connecting the speakers to the computer via the firewire port has advantages like: "The signal passed from your Mac is data that's only decoded when it gets to the speaker, which should result in a better sound".

I'd also like a razor thin display to go with my razor thin keyboard. ;) That's a 32 inch 0.74 inch thick HDTV. My only complaint is the stand looks too tall I hope it's adjustable.

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