GRIMT3CH Technology, Geekery, & General Nerdiness

7Jan/120

Apps: Bar-Code By Roberto Sonzogni

I know this might not be the most exciting app out there but if you're looking for a barcode scanning app this is it: Bar-Code . I've tried several others and this is the best one to date.

I love its simplicity and the ability to scan continually.  You can set the delimiter and store the barcode as an image.  When you're done you can send it off as an email.  For me its perfect I use it to scan serial numbers, MAC addresses, tracking numbers, and just about anything with a barcode.

Barcodes are everywhere so having the ability to grab it quickly and search, store, or email is simply indispensable.

It supports a ton of barcode formats:

EAN-8, UPC-E, ISBN-10, UPC-A, EAN-13, ISBN-13, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, QR Code, Code 128, Code 93, Farmacode, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 2-digit add-on, GS1 5-digit add-on, EAN/UPC composite.

I hope you find it as useful as I have!

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6Jan/120

THE HOBBIT!!!

After seeing the trailer, I CANNOT WAIT, but I have to...

It already looks like they are including some interesting things, like the white council??? I am really interested to see them recreate Beorn. With LOTRs they basically forgot Tom Bombadil and left it to Treebeard to revive his character in the Fellowship. I am glad that Peter Jackson is directing as well. I think it will give the films the same feel. Have I mentioned I want to go to New Zealand!!!

December 2012 can't come soon enough!

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5Jan/120

If you own an iPad two must have Apps – Reeder and Evernote

If you use Google Reader to follow your feeds Reeder is an absolute must. I cannot say enough good things about this app, especially on the iPad. If you have an iPad you owe it to yourself to get this app. And if you want to keep track of all the cool things you find from the feeds, download Evernote right now!!! You can grab sites, clippings, make audio and video notes, or just about anything and organize it away for later.  Best of all they all sync between your devices; make a note on your iPhone and it's on your Mac, SWEET!!!

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5Jan/120

2012 It is time to start this up again!!!

It's been a long time since my last post. I want to get back to reflecting on all the geek happenings and technology trends out there. So here it goes...

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7Jul/100

Amazing Wall-Painted Animation by Artist BLU: BIG BANG BIG BOOM

BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

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30Mar/100

Apple versus Google???

With the iPad just days away, I just read and interesting post over at engadget.  It looks like the Apple/Google break may be closer then we think.  If you haven't been following Apple's mobile platform you might have missed the lack of flash on the iPhone and the upcoming iPad.  I believe in part flash is a pig of a plugin and Apple is in the business of selling content on a closed platform.  Google on the other hand is an open platform selling an experience and a different gateway to the web.  Google has announced that it will build in the Flash platform as a component of its Chrome OS.  There are a lot of similarities between the two companies.  They are both innovators and have built their market share by making the best product.

The conflict that will divide the two will be the overlap into the same sectors of technology.  As Google has branched out into the hardware sector it has begun stepping on Apple's toes.  Apple has been an end-to-end company from its inception, building the hardware and writing the software to run on it.  Google has always been up in the cloud.  Providing a service via software running on off the shelf hardware.  Now that Google has stepped out of the box it will get more interesting as more components of there hardware platform emerge.  Lets hope this won't turn into another Apple/Microsoft implosion.

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22Mar/100

Smashing Pumpkins – Rocket

Haven't posted in a while figured I should rock the blog...  Hopefully I'll get off my ass and post something worth while :-)

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9Feb/100

Some big tech journalists talk iPad…

I think I am going to hold out until the first or second revision of the device.  I'd like to see where they end up taking the hardware.

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3Feb/100

Interesting New Scientist Article – Digital doomsday: the end of knowledge

Societies come and go over time and with them their history and people.  Ancient societies recorded their history in rock preserving the language and leaving a glimpse into their story for a millennia.  With the advent of paper and printing press books became the standard lasting for centuries.  With the advent of the digital age we have become dependent on magnetic and flash based media to contain ours hopefully lasting a decade.

Perhaps the most crucial loss will occur after half a century or so, as any surviving engineers, scientists and doctors start to succumb to old age. Their skills and know-how would make a huge difference when it comes to finding important information and getting key machinery working again. The NASA tape drives, for instance, were restored with the help of a retired engineer who had worked on similar systems. Without expert help like this, retrieving data from the tapes would have taken a lot longer, Cowing says.

A century or so after a major catastrophe, little of the digital age will remain beyond what's written on paper. "Even the worst kind of paper can last more than 100 years," says Season Tse, who works on paper conservation at the Canadian Conservation Institute. The oldest surviving "book" printed on paper dates from AD 868, he says. It was found in a cave in north-west China in 1907.

It will be interesting to see what types of initiatives will be taken to preserve our societies history, into the uncertain future...

[Via NewScientist]

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2Feb/100

Captain Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) digs the iPhone!!!

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