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This Just In – The Internet Is Popular

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The Internet has now surpassed all media except television as a news source, according to consumers surveyed in December 2008 by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

In December 2008, 40% of respondents said they got most of their news about national and international issues from the Internet, up from just 24% in September 2007.

Pew said it was the first time since it started surveying that consumers relied more on the Internet for news than on newspapers.

Television was still the main source for national and international news, at 70%.


For young people, however, the Internet now rivals TV as a news source. Nearly six out of 10 Americans younger than 30 said they got most of their national and international news online; the exact same percentage said TV was the main way they got their news.

What to Get Your Geek for Christmas 2008

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Yep it’s that time of the year again, time to go shopping for that special geek you love. Here are a handful of gifts any geek is sure to love.

ATI Radeon HD 4870-X2 DDR5 2GB PCI-Express x16

ATI Radeon 4870 x2

This video card is smoking fast. Right now it’s the fastest card on the market. Pick up one of these, or two in crossfire mode and play Call of Duty 4 and feel like you’re right there in the action! I have one on my new rig and oh man does it make CoD4 look great!

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

For starters it’s Valve. Not enough? Well you get to kill Zombies! That’s always fun. Lots and lots of zombies. And you can play in co-op mode with 3 of your buddies. Setting out to do for co-op gaming what Counter-Strike did for team combat, Left 4 Dead is an ambitious survival horror game. Running on the Source engine, Left 4 Dead leaves four armed survivors of a world overrun with zombies, and they must fight their way out to escape the outbreak. It’s a blast. It’s like I’m Will Smith in I am Legend.

Captain Kirk’s Replica Chair

Captains Chair

“Kirk to bridge, someone………has…….stolen my……..chair.” And for the right price, that person can be you. Trekkies across the globe practically drowned in their own geekdom when it was first reported that Diamond Select, a popular sci-fi and comic toy store, was planning on releasing a life-sized Original Series captain’s chair for purchase.

Sony Photo Frame

Now you can display your digital photo collection in breathtakingly vivid color–on a Sony Digital Photo Frame. Choose from a variety of slide show options, and watch your photo memories come to life on this stylish frame. And when not displaying images, you can set it to one of its clock or calendar modes–making it a great addition to any home or office.

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

Good intel and proper gear are the keys to victory. With the Logitech G15 keyboard, you get both. Now you can easily discover on which server your friends are playing Battlefield 2142, be notified when your World of Warcraft battleground becomes available and know exactly who’s talking in Ventrilo with the Logitech G15 keyboard’s exclusive GamePanel LCD. You can also create useful macros on the fly that play back with a single press of one of the six G keys. As every key features illuminated characters, with three levels of brightness, you can keep playing late into the night.

Iron Man (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition Blu-ray)

While I don’t have a blu-ray player yet. If I did this would be the first movie that I pick up. This movie was so fun to watch and the effects were just perfect. I would love to watch this on a nice 1080p screen. Hint hint Santa…

Any word of The Avengers movie?

Band of Brothers (Blu-ray)

This is a movie series that everyone should own. It should be required viewing material for all. It leaves you humbled and grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we have.

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Quad-Core Processor

Conquer the world of extreme gaming with the fastest performing processor on the planet: the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition: 3.20 GHz core speed, 8 processing threads with Intel HT technology, 8 MB of Cache and 3 Channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory. This is the fastest processor that money can buy. It’s not cheap, but with great power comes… a really big price tag.

iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 962i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 6GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

I just purchased a new computer from ibuypower and am loving it. They don’t have the best customer service, but they do build great computers and for great prices. The computer I got is smoking and for about half the price you would pay on Dell. If you’re in the market for a new gaming rig and you don’t feel like building it yourself, the take a look at ibuypower and see what you think.

The Star Spangled Banner – Marvin Gaye

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

If you’re like me you’ve been staying up way too late the last week watching the Olympics. Specifically Michael Phelps, or Aquaman as I like to call him, break just about every swimming record known to man. Phelps has so far acquired seven eight gold medals, that ties surpasses Mark Spitz who won seven gold medals in 1972.

It’s very rare that you get the opportunity to watch the best person in the world do their craft and so I am in awe of him. So in Phelp’s honor goes this post and I have included for your listening pleasure the Marvin Gaye version of The Star Spangled Banner. You likely have heard it recently in the Nike Basketball commercial.

Must See Videos

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Over the years there have been some internet videos that have made us laugh and even some that have inspired us. You know them: the Stars Wars kid that made you spit out your double shot skinny latte as you burst out with laughter. Or the inspirational 2005 Stanford commencement speech by Steve Jobs. And the name “Leroy Jenkins” became a house hold name amongst gamers.

I figured I would share a dozen of my favorite ones with you. So without further adieu, get yourself some popcorn, sit back and enjoy:


Web Developer Crossword Puzzle

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

A crossword puzzle for Web developers!

crossword puzzle

This crossword puzzle’s questions cover such topics as: search engines, CSS, C#, JavaScript, Browsers, Programming and just about anything else Web-related, just like Search-This does.

So get yourself a cup of coffee and download the PDF file or view the image and print it out. Good luck geeks!

There are 25 questions. The answers will be posted next week.

pdf_icon.gifDownload Web Developer Crossword Puzzle

You can also click here to view an image of the crossword puzzle and print it should you want to.

Inspiration Point

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Need a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing?

Bob Greenber’s R/GA is Madison Avenue’s most creative interactive advertising agency, working with clients such as Nike, Nokia, and Verizon. Here’s a video tour of some of the firm’s best work.

Favorite Things 2007

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Each year Oprah does a “favorite things” show where she shares with the audience some of her favorite things of the year. It’s the loudest, most insane crowd Oprah gets each year. I’m looking for that same reaction here 🙂

These are some of my favorite things of 2007. Keep in mind I have an 18 month old so I don’t get out much. And yes I live a simple life (some may say pathetic) but good coffee and a burger are things I really do enjoy…

So, without further adieu:


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