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Website of the Day: TotSpot

Posted By Tech on Jul 10, 2008 at 10:00AM

Last week I was spending some time with my friend and her baby and went crazy with "capturing the moment" — it was photos and videos galore! After uploading all my cutesy wootsey images, I couldn't help but wonder what options there are for parents who want to create an online space dedicated to their bundle of joy, but yet don't want their kids faces plastered all over sites like Flickr or YouTube.

And with that I bring you TotSpot, a secure and safe user-friendly site that allows parents to create a private page about their kids. With this page you can post videos, photos, and journal entries to share "privately" with family and friends. How great is that?!

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Website of the Day: The Ones We Love

Posted By Tech on Jul 9, 2008 at 1:00PM

I love a good website that helps me do something geeky even better, but sometimes I've got to feature a new website that's more on the sweet and artful side. The Ones We Love was begun as a project by young photographer, Lindley Warren, who asked people to submit six photographs of the most important person in their life.

The result is a compilation of startlingly intimate shots by assorted photographers that are breathtaking and lovely, regardless of skill or technique (though it's paramount on this site). To get to all the shots, simply navigate to "photographers," click on any of the names, and first read the introduction the artist gives the subject. Sigh. . . where's my camera?


Website of the Day: Flipswap

Posted By Tech on Jul 8, 2008 at 1:00PM

If you are toying with the idea of snatching up a new iPhone this Friday, you aren't alone. But what do you do with that old cell phone you are happily giving up for some long-awaited 3G goodness? I've given you some tips previously, but now there is a new way to get some cash back for your handheld and not have to go searching for a cell phone charity drop-off location or dealing with swindlers on Craigslist. It's called Flipswap, and it might just help you make a dent in those early termination fees.

Not only can you get fast cash and in-store credits for your cell, but Flipswap will pony up some change for your unused, unwanted, or old iPods, too. What's more, you can even donate your phones and iPods to charity to really make a difference in someone's electronically-challenged life. How does Flipswap work? Find out when you read more

Website of the Day: Plurk

Posted By Tech on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:00PM

No, Plurking is nothing like Twerking. Plurk is like the less popular, slightly reserved cousin of Twitter. The creators claim they have "taken the time, the complexity, and the deep introspection required out of blogging," which translates into a platform designed for one liners and random updates.

A plurk is a small message or link (it has to be less than 140 characters) that you can broadcast to your friends or the whole world (a la Twitter). You update your Plurk on the site, through instant messaging or by text messaging. Images, Youtube videos, and other media are shared through links and tiny thumbnails instead of in their full form and your plurks are displayed on a cool timeline. I like the site because of its simplicity and it has an indie, not-everyone-knows-about-it vibe, but it's still functional. Who knows — maybe we'll all be plurking in a year!

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Website of the Day: Button Hero

Posted By Tech on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:00PM

Guitar Hero and Rock Band are fun party games when you are surrounded by friends and a kit, but what's a geek to do when you're at your computer and supposed to be working, but feel the need to rock out? Put on your headphones and test your Button Hero skills and you'll have the answer.

The online game (I use the term game lightly) features a Last FM player and a single button you are supposed to rhythmically click along to the music. You just start up the tunes and then tap along with the space bar. As you click you'll be treated to encouraging messages. It's silly and pointless, but it's supposed to be.

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Website of the Day: Dumpr

Posted By Tech on Jul 2, 2008 at 1:00PM

Whether you've taken the time to be a pro at Photoshop, or you just want to make your photos goofy in a jiffy, you'll love Dumpr. Upload a photo to Dumpr, choose an effect like Paparazzi style, museum display, Rubik's cube, or reflection, and watch your images become rad vignettes.

A pro (read: paid) account gets you a few more effects, but I'm perfectly pleased with the current range of offerings, and I like that you can upload directly from your flickr account.

I especially like seeing my friend Jakey here on display at the Museum of Modern Art!

Website of the Day: Foodpairing

Posted By Tech on Jul 1, 2008 at 2:00PM

Not only can specialized websites help you get your drink on, but they can help you get your cook on, too! Foodpairing takes the guesswork out of pairing your side dishes and ingredients to your main course so you can serve a well-rounded and oh-so-refined meal. Just select one of the many dishes or ingredients you want to use, (for me it's all about the artichokes) and Foodpairing will spit out a chart for you to sink your teeth into. My mouth is watering already!

Make Funny Photos and Graphics With Says-It

Posted By Tech on Jul 1, 2008 at 7:00AM

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Says-It! When I first came across this rad site, I had no idea that you could choose from a variety of objects, signs, seals and badges to create hilarious graphics for! Says-It is just as addictive as MagMyPic because the options are endless with what you can design. Here I selected a lovely VHS tape to have some fun with and there's even an old school cassette tape to customize — fun fun! Just enter some text in the lines provided, choose colors and font, and click the "Go" button. A picture of a tape will be generated for you, which you can then email to friends or put them on your own blog or social networking site!

Website of the Day: One Post Wonder

Posted By Tech on Jun 30, 2008 at 1:00PM

I remember the days when starting your own blog was a rarity, and for the few people that were early adopters, they gave their new "website" all the TLC it deserved. Nowadays, starting a blog is like signing up for another email account or social network, been there, done that. Why have one, when you can have four, right? Well the website One Post Wonder realized that there are a bajillion blogs that got started, and by started I literally mean one-post started, and practically end with that same post. Have a peek at some of the sites, there's a lot with existential talk, bitterness, NSFW content, and plain randomness. Do you have any blogs like this?

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Website of the Day: Random Kitten Generator

Posted By Tech on Jun 27, 2008 at 2:45PM

So you've had your daily dose of Lolcats, overloaded on CuteOverload, and have seen all there is to see on Ultra Kawaii?

Then get tuned in to the seemingly endless supply of kittens with the Random Kitten Generator!

Rather than having to wait a day or even a few hours for the site to update and give you a new kitten to purr at, all you have to do is click on the kitten on the RKG's page to see a new kitty.

I've been clicking like an obsessive weirdo, and so far I haven't seen the same baby cat yet! I think I'm in love.