Amazon's new PayPhrase technology promises to speed up the buying process on Amazon. But it isn't only for Amazon. It also works for Amazon partner sites DKNY, Jockey, Patagonia, Buy.com, and J&R Electronics. I already had One-Click buying enabled on Amazon, and using PayPhrase on Amazon isn't much different. Instead of buying with the One-Click button, you buy with the PayPhrase button, and then enter a PIN to go with the PayPhrase.
When I agreed to be a room parent for my son’s Kindergarten class, I knew full well that my work schedule didn’t accommodate a lot of hanging around on the sidewalk talking to fellow parents about the upcoming class parties. After speaking with the Kindergarten teacher, I learned that much of the class party planning could be accomplished through email and phone calls between me and the parents. Nice. Wait, did I say nice?...more
From Nan Hickman's blog:
The Japanese are living our future. At CEATEC, the annual Japan high tech show, they tease us with it. Take a look at the Fujitsu concept phone from CEATEC 2009: the Ameboa.
It looks like a piece of crystal and changes its display to a keyboard to an internet browser to controls. There are buttons on four sides of the phone to change modes.
It's pretty safe to say I spend 12 hours or so a day on my Mac — or a Mac. So I thought I'd document, if not the what of the check I'm doing, then the how. Here they are. I tried to break them down by category, because nobody can really use a laundry list of 20 or 50 or 100 things presented in a blog post, just laid out there as if it were helpful.
Excuse me for a side rant:
“God, you're not going to ask me what my zodiac sign is, are you?” he asked.
Actually, I was going to ask his Myers-Briggs type, which is a common mode of personality typing and what I consider a very useful tool in relating to individuals, but his reaction to the possibility of being asked what his sign was struck me.
If anybody knows me they know I'm a junkie for apps. My Blackberry and PC are full of applications to make things easier. I usually stray away from web applications. However, there are websites that offer services I just can't ignore. I have place for them in my bookmarks. Some of them I use often while others are scarcely used. They are still very helpful and very friendly for the tech-savvy. For me, they're really good for blogging, writing, and designing. Others are just for pure fun. The rest are to fulfill my complex of needing to be organized at all times.