November 2009

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Whats on Your Christmas List?

Since the last post about the Nikon D3000 contest I came across another CrunchGear post that reviews the Eye-Fi Pro 4GB wireless SD memory card.  I did a blog post about a video review of the 2GB Eye-Fi Media Card almost 2 years ago.

Wow, that was a blast from the past. At the time of that blog post, I was unable to embed videos, so I just took a screen shot and linked to the Viddler page for the video which I might as well embed now.

So it’s almost two years later, and I still don’t have one of these chips. Now they have a 4G chip, and it is now going on my Christmas list.

Since Black Friday is rapidly approaching, I don’t feel too bad about writing a post that talks a little bit about the commercialization of Christmas. I better stop ranting..sorry. How to reduce the Commercialization of Christmas will just have to be an upcoming post.

The list of STUFF on my Christmas List

  1. 4GB Eye-Fi card
  2. A new compact digital camera for restaurant pics for thegrubhound.
  3. A new air compressor.
  4. A gas or cordless  bush trimmer( I cut too many electric cords with my old corded trimmer)
  5. a new 5 gallon gas can that doesn’t leak
  6. new dress shirts
  7. new undies
  8. new jeans
  9. a gas or cordless blower
  10. solar panels for house
  11. wind turbine
  12. new laptop
  13. a 4 wheel drive
  14. Xbox 360
  15. PS3
  16. A dozen of whatever is the must have present for this year?
  17. YakTrax for climbing my driveway.
  18. I just saw an infomercial for Back Joy and just have to add it to my list.

What’s on your Christmas List?

Got a Christmas list blog post, why not drop the link to it here.

Written by Pixelhead on November 24th, 2009 with 58 comments.
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Win a Nikon D3000 From CrunchGear and Photojojo

Just a quick little post to let you know about a Thanksgiving contest(American Thanksgiving) that will be ending on the 23rd of November. Stop on over to the Crunchgear post about the Nikon D3000 Thanksgiving contest and leave a comment about your upcoming Thanksgiving plans and you will be entered into the contest.

You can also head over to the Nikon D3000 Contest post on Photojojo, where you can find 6 different ways to enter the Nikon D3000 Thanksgiving contest…I should have quite a few..I just did most of them.

If you win, please let me know, and good luck, and have a safe festive holiday.

Written by Pixelhead on November 20th, 2009 with 31 comments.
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I am Using an IPhone Camera

Since writing the post “How Do I Get Out of My T-Mobile Contract?“, we have gotten out of our contract and switched to AT&T. It has been only several days, but all of our calls have come through and we have not dropped any either. But it is still too early to for me to say if AT&T is better than T-Mobile all together.

Other than the lack of coverage, we were very satisfied with the T-mobile customer support, at least it seemed like they tried to meet all of our needs when possible.

Anyway, I have been getting myself acquainted to the iPhone(not sure I am keeping it though) and I took several pictures of one of our Russell D’Alessio’s  to compare.  The left pic was taken with my Canon S5 IS and the right pic was taken with the iPhone camera.

Notice that the wall color is white on the iPhone camera picture and the Canon displays as the actual green color. But other than that, the picture taken with the 2.0 mega pixel camera of the iPhone looks good enough for the web.

I will have to take a pic with my wife’s Blackberry to compare to the IPod.

I would like to thank the Minnesota Attorney, Aaron Hall for his comment on the T-Mobile post, which encouraged me to keep making phone calls. The right thing to say when talking to T-mobile, was to tell them I wanted out of my contract, and then they asked me why. The customer service agent then asked for my address so that he could verify on their map that they indeed did not service our area. We then had to go into a T-Mobile store with an ID that had our address on it to verify the location. Our account was put on a tentative closure for the end of the month.

The same day we canceled our T-mobile contract, we visited the AT&T Store in Pottstown, PA to get info about cost of services and available phones, but delayed signing up with their services until my wife did her due diligence. The next day after she did some research, and after we decided that I would get an IPhone and she would get another Blackberry, we stopped in and signed the family up for new cell phones.

If you have a smart phone, how do you like it? Have you had an IPhone? Got any iPhone tips for me? What are the must have iPhone apps? What iPhone photo editing apps do you use?

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Written by Pixelhead on November 17th, 2009 with 43 comments.
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Tag Clouds: What are Tag Clouds?

Tag Clouds, what the heck are tag clouds you might ask?  Well if you look over in the sidebar you will see the tag cloud for this site.

Tag clouds are generally alphabetically ordered lists of tags that make a  visual representation of the overall content on a a website. Words or tags that are represented more often on a site are listed with darker and larger text. Since many of my posts are about SEO, the SEO tag is the biggest and darkest.

When writing posts, each post is “tagged” with representative keywords.  And the more often a tag is used, the bigger and darker that tag will become in the tag cloud.

Yea,  Why Do I care about Tag Clouds?

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Written by Pixelhead on November 12th, 2009 with 34 comments.
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New from Twitter:Twitter Lists

What are Twitter Lists?

If you have not been on your Twitter account lately, you should be aware of Twitter Lists, which is the new feature that Twitter just released last week. This is the feature that allows the Twitter user to create groups.Twitter Logo

Lists enable the user to group users according to any variable that they choose. Some Examples:

  1. Geographic locations(Philly Bloggers)
  2. Occupations (Web Developers)
  3. Family(My family and friends Twitter accounts)
  4. Work(business contacts)
  5. Hobbies(mountain biking)

The uses are limitless.

Lists can be both public and private.  You don’t need to follow someone to add them to a list. Adding profiles to a private list does not let them know that they are on the list, but adding a profile to a public allows the profile to see that they are included on a list. Twitter takes the word privacy serious.

When would I want to use a private list?

  1. keep track of my competition.
  2. Using Twitter for research that you may want to keep private.
  3. Keep all your amorous profiles secret.
  4. Keep your family profiles secret.
  5. If you are ghost Tweeting, you can create a list of the profiles that you tweet on to have easy access to the stats.

In short, Twitter Lists are here, stop in and check them out.

Some Other Twitter List Tips:

  1. Got an idea for a list, then create your list and then add profiles.
  2. Check Out the Twitter Blog post announcing the Twitter List Feature.
  3. Check out my first blog post on Twitter Lists on Socialtivity.net.
  4. If you get added to a list, follow the list.
  5. When you are added to a list, your Tweets will show up on the Twitter list stream.
  6. If someone adds you to a cool list, not a list of “jerks”, then you might want to consider not only following the list, but also consider following the person.
  7. If you go to http://twitter.com/goodies/widgets you can get widgets that allow you to show lists as well as the standard Twitter stuff.

If you would like to be added to the Pixelhead_Peeps list, leave a related comment below, and include your Twitter profile in the comment.

So what do you think of Twitter Lists?

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Written by Pixelhead on November 4th, 2009 with 43 comments.
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