Combo: Geek Software AND Website of the Week:!

So, as you know, I like the FREE! But, sometimes, very rarely… I find something that is so worth the money, I STILL recommend it! offers a LOT of great software, and they have a deal going on that REALLY makes it worthwhile! If you but buy ONE unlimited license of ONE of their software packages, you get a license to use ALL of their software! Very cool! I bought an unlimited license to their audio file converter, then I downloaded and tried their Video Editor. NICE! This editor has features found in very expensive, high end packages, and works great!

Very nice, folks! Check it out!

Did You Hear the One About the Internet Time Traveler?

Time TravelerStop me if you’ve heard this… OK, don’t! Anyway, somebody was watching a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film (already I’m suspicious!) And, lo and behold, they see a lady (in 1928) walking down the street talking on a cell phone! Uh huh. Well, you be the judge. Is it a time traveler? If so, how was her reception in 1928? My son, the Gamemaster, says “No big deal, she was using one of Dr. Who’s cell phones that work across space and time.” Makes sense, I guess!

Internet Finds Time Traveler With Cell Phone in 1928 Charlie Chaplin Film

“An interesting clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film, The Circus, is making the rounds on YouTube, showing what appears to be a woman talking on a mobile phone. GawkerTV slowed it down so you can get a good look at the woman, and you would be absolutely convinced she was talking on a cell phone if they had been invented back then. So, how can we explain this mysterious footage? The prevailing Internet conspiracy theory is that the woman is a time traveler, making a call through time. I would debunk this by saying it would’ve been awfully hard to get reception before cell towers were ever invented, but I figure anybody who believes this woman broke the rules of spacetime to visit 1928 isn’t going to be convinced by silly old historical facts. Oh, and for anyone who think it’s a walkie-talkie, those weren’t invented yet, either. They didn’t pop up until 1937, and even then, they required a bulky backpack transceiver powered by vacuum tubes.”

Space fuzz, I say. But, then I would.

Imagine Firing Up Your Printer, and Printing Yourself a Car!

UrbeeOK, I am not sure if I believe this one. If it was April, I am sure I wouldn’t! This claims to be a car that was made by printing it on 3D printers, then gets 200 mpg highway/ 100 mpg city. Ummmm… you guys wouldn’t be pulling the ol’ Doctor’s leg, would ya?

Meet the Urbee Hybrid, The World’s First 3-D Printed Car

“Hybrid cars usually feature snazzy, high-tech designs, but few can compare with the Urbee — the first car to be manufactured entirely by 3-D printing. Developed by Kor Ecologic and Stratasys, the Urbee was created with an additive manufacturing process, whereby engineers add layers of printed material until finally arriving with a finished product — in this case, a whole car. As Fast Company explains, the car’s entire exterior (including the glass) was created from 3-D prints, with the help of Stratasys’s Dimension 3-D printers and a Fortus 3-D Production System.”

Okaaay! Sounds a little TOO wierd!

New Search Engine – Blekko – Works Like a Wiki

Kinda. Users can “approve” or “bundle” web site hits from’s searches. The site, “launched” on Monday, is kinda like a new version of the old DMOZ. In fact, it is done by the same group. Interesting. Will it replace Google? Doubtful.

Blekko Aims to Slash Away Shady Search Results

“Blekko, a new search engine that launched in beta Monday, uses a wiki-like model to deliver results. Volunteers work to categorize the Web by creating slashtags for topics and weeding out malware and spam sites. For searches that don’t fall within a slashtag category, Blekko uses its proprietary ranking algorithms to deliver relevant results from its Web crawl, which covers 3 billion pages.”

Older Employees Use Social Networking More Than Younger Ones

According to Baseline Magazine, “Younger employees’ use of social and collaborative technology actually lags behind that of older workers, according to a new survey from Citrix Online.” Interesting! So, us “Baby Boomer” geeks are more sociable than our younger “Gen Y” counterparts! Wow. Guess they are anti-social! Maybe it is because we remember social interaction with other humans before we were linked only by machines. Though some of us (like the Doctor) are more comfortable with machines (computers) than hooo-mons!

Surprising Trends in Social Media

“Younger employees’ use of social and collaborative technology actually lags behind that of older workers, according to a new survey from Citrix Online. The most enthusiastic adopters of social tools are older Baby Boomers, defined in the survey as those 55 years or older. These workers are texting and networking online in far greater numbers than their younger counterparts. The survey also focuses on generational attitudes about meetings and other workplace topics, and measures American attitudes against those held in other nations. ‘The workforce is more dispersed and mobile than ever,’ says Bernardo de Albergaria, vice president and general manager of global marketing and ecommerce at Citrix Online. ‘There is some tension with the findings between the way people actually work and the communication methods they think are most effective. Things are in flux.’ Forrester Consulting conducted the survey for Citrix, overseeing an online survey of nearly 800 information workers evenly split among the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia.”

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