2012 in review

Those of you who use WordPress got this visual report.  It’s just interesting to me, that’s why I’m sharing it.  As far as stats goes, it sucks.  It’s still a cool package. Thanks wordpress!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wearable Computer by Google

This is via Wired’s Gagdet Lab.

It’s not Augmented Reality, yet. The creators were’nt buying it. It can capture imiages and video, and play them back. As of now it has wifi and blutooth, and GPS. It also has plenty of onboard storage. It will also have a trackpad you can interact with.  Basically they’re shooting for a wearable computer. Doing things a phone or a tablet can do. It’s no where near they want it for retail, but it’s getting closer to ship to developers.

Next up, hover boards. [Finally!]

Elite Gadgets

If you like gadgets you’ll like Wired’s Gadget Lab. It’s a must read for me in my Reader. Check out this Post by The Lab on gadgets for the filthy rich. Facinating. READ HERE >> 

USB Outlet

I got a new battery for this prodigal MacBook.  It got many awards from several Mac forums/communities so I bit. I got it from FastMac BTW.

In the box I saw something really cool I’d like to pass on. They have wall outlets with USB ports in them so you can plug in devices straight into the socket and not take up a spot for other things like a lamp or your Xbox.  If you’re out of room, or have 2 powerstrips connected to every outlet you may consider these.

Happy charging.


If you like Google apps, are  Chrome user, and need a net book you should consider the Chromebook 5 by Samsung and Google.

Here’s a review from Engadget.  Here’s its page on Amazon.

If you’re in the market for that kind of tech, I’d give it a read.

iPhone Back Pack

Have you heard of Proporta?  I got an iPod case/cover from there several years ago.  I’m convinced that’s why I’ve only bought one iPod so far.  For what I can see quality and inovation at a good price.

Here’s a recent find for those of you that have iPhones.  If you find yourself ever running low on juice at the end of the day this might be a solution for you.  Its a back up battery that the iPhone fits into. You don’t loose any functionality of the phone, and it still charges.  Check out the TurboCharger Back Pack from Proporta.

analog to digital

Do you still have cassettes in the basement? I do of course. Since we’re downsizing we’re going through all of our stuff. {Anyone want any paintball gear?} When I got to my tapes I just stopped. I’ve thined them out before, so I’m really down to the essentials of that time of my life.

Now to the point of this post. If you’re facing the same delema as I am, have no fear. Enter the Ion Tape Express. Its just like your old Walkman, but this bad boy plugs into your computer via USB. It has a headphone jack too, so if space isn’t an issue for you you can copy them to your iTunes library and go on early morning runs with The Thompson Twins.

Hope that was helpful.  Remember, you don’t give up on listening to The Top Gun Soundtrack again.  Happy listening.


UPDATE:  Found it a lot cheaper on Amazon…  LINK