Wow, talk about a cool links week. I got so much stuff to share it’s going to take me all night to write this post! First off let’s start with my picture of the week.
So it was a really busy week for links I added a new tool to assist me in collecting everything I want to share. Hopefully someone is reading this and finding something worthwhile, other then my wife Kelly (hi sweetie).
They have found what was killing off honey bees! Very cool that they have found the cause and the cure for the honey bee population, this is a very big deal. Bees might scare people but they are very important to our lives and the ecosystem. I haven’t used this yet since I haven’t gone on a trip recently but if you need help packing you might want to check out Packwhiz, which helps you figure out what to take for the type and length of trip.
If you use Netflix to get your movie fix like we do then check out FeedFlix which will aggregate all your NetFlix data and tell you how much you really are paying for that 3 movie subscription that you only use 2-3 times a month! Just check out mine, we slacked for a number of months because of our move so now it’s time to play catch up. I found out about Feedflix via Leo Leporte at TWiT.
If you are into Twitter, then check out Tweeting Too Hard, a website all about people that appear to be trying to hard on their Twittering (hopefully I’m not on there!), I suggest you check out the All-time Top. I found this link courtesy of Net@Night one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.
Let’s check out some sports stuff from around the internet. The tennis community is all a buzz about a girl that might end up being the next Anna Kournikova, her name is Simona Halep and you can be the judge if she might be the next big bust in tennis. As my close friends can tell you I’ve never really thought Anna was all that the majority of the sports community (read: men) tried to push. There are two new baseball games to check out from the internet, first one is the Massive Multiplayer Online – MMobsaeball, you can play it right through your browser and basically all you do is train your player and the website does the rest. It’s gone through some major growing pains since it’s beta launch 2 days ago, so expect more until they work those out. The next baseball game is Perfect Game 2009, brought to you from the home of text baseball Germany! I don’t know what it is but those Germans love to make baseball simulation games. Lastly if you didn’t get the press release the Lingerie Football League is a GO and kickoff is slated for 09.04.09! Now to just figure out what team I like the most…
A couple tech things I read this week. Windows 7 will have a Virtual Windows XP mode, there was some talk that users would have to have a copy of XP for it to work but that has been denied. This will be a big push to get companies to move up to 7 I think, looking forward to the release (although I have been a big fan of Vista, haven’t had any issues). Talking about Windows, ReactOS which is a operating system built from the ground up to be like Windows but also be open source has reached a milestone with the .3.9 release.
I also have a question to anyone that is still out there reading this, what recent PC game should I buy? I see that Steam has Left 4 Dead priced at only $24 bucks this week and I’m wondering if I should get that or something else like Demigod (the Maximum PC guys have been talking about that on their podcast).
And lastly, videos of the week! I have three to share but only one I will actually post here on the site. The Hunt for Gollum is a Tolkien fan production that looks like it might be pretty good once completed. Check out how huge memory was back in the 50′s with this video of Mercury Delay Line Memory. And lastly I leave you with the funniest thing I’ve watched all week from the Fine Brothers it’s a Lost parody that they make with action figures!
Have a great weekend! I’m on vacation next week so I’m not sure if I will have much to share, but I’ll see what I come up with!