February 9th, 2004

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Social Networks... some random thoughts [w] [g]

So, in part because they're the "in thing" right now, and in part because we're pondering their usefulness for our business at work (see aforementioned reason as to why), I've spent a reasonable amount of time actually thinking about social networks recently. (I know, scary.) That, plus I'm procrastinating on finishing the actual work I'm supposed to be doing.
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  • Current Mood: tired tired
  • Current Music: Stevie Wonder - 04 - Pastime Paradise
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Thunderbird and Fire....fox?! [g]

The Mozilla Foundation just released the latest version of their standalone mail client (Thunderbird 0.5) and web browser (Firefox 0.8). As part of their continuing efforts to not be sued, they renamed the browser from Firebird to Firefox.

I think the new name is cheesy, but if it keeps the project alive, ok, I can deal.

Get them here:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/

And note: despite their 0.x version numbers, these products are more stable and powerful than a lot of companies "finished" releases. If you haven't tried them, now's a good time.
  • Current Music: Norah Jones - 14 - The Nearness Of You
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*drool* - Canon S1 IS [g]

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0402/04020907canons1is.asp

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 9 February, 2004. Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today releases the hybrid PowerShot S1 IS compact digital camera. A fully featured and well specified 3.2 Megapixel digital still camera with a 10x optical zoom, the PowerShot S1 IS is also a quality digital video camcorder, with capacity to shoot clear and natural video clips with 30 frames per second VGA resolution and high quality sound. An optical Image Stabilizer is featured, limiting blur in digital stills and keeping video footage steady. The 3.2 Megapixel sensor and Canon's image processing algorithms allow enlargements without image degradation up to A4 in size.

$499 suggested price in the US. 10x optical zoom. 3.2 megapixels. Video recording length only limited by available storage. Automatic and manual focus and multiple metering types. Shutter priority from 15 to 1/2000. Total weight including battery: 1 pound. Mommy! I think I'm getting light-headed...

Hands-on preview here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/canons1is/
  • Current Mood: lusty