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Haven’t you taken enough of my money already WOOT?

bucho @ 9:21 pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Oh well, time to rack up my credit cards again and get on the
Woot-Off train


Major Blow to Internet Radio

bucho @ 7:21 pm Monday, April 16th, 2007

MicI got an email from Pandora (excellent internet radio site… listen while you can) with some potentially devastating news effecting all internet radio stations. Instead of rewriting what I read I will simply post the email I received after the jump.


Even Robots Need Lovin’

bucho @ 6:14 pm Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Much funnier when watched with audio.

Wooty WOOT!!!

bucho @ 10:18 pm Wednesday, December 6th, 2006


And again… we have ourselves a money stealing Woot-Off!

Last time was November 16th… under a month ago, not bad.

… and I am going to steal Cory’s link since he stole my picture last time. :)

Handy Woot Off Checker

… and if you want to know what you have missed.

Woot Forums

… or (it looks like it is coming alive, and you don’t have to worry about the Woot servers going down)

Woot Wiki

It is that time again, everyone WOOT OFF.

Cory Maddox @ 12:05 am Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Woot Off Oct 2006
I am too tired to post my own image, thus I have stolen Bucho’s. ;)

Handy Woot-off Checker.

Xbox Live

Amadana VP110 - Pretty… Stupid

bucho @ 12:58 pm Wednesday, November 1st, 2006


So, a new new portable DVD player is coming out that looks very attractive and has some excellent features. On the looks side it has a bamboo encrusted lid…


… and an attractive leather carrying case. Functionally, it has a 10-inch wide LCD and touch panel controls. Overall very nice. The price tag however is absurd. In the words of Gizmodo

If you’re going to spend $1200 on such a device, why not just get a notebook that can do the same thing and lots more, and probably have a bigger screen and cost less?

A few blogs wrote about this DVD player, but what bothers me the most is that none commented on the following image:


Click on image for larger view.

What the hell?

Woot-Me-Off Before I Explode!!!

bucho @ 7:38 am Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Holy Crap!!! Here we go again. Break out your credit cards ’cause the Woot-Off train is here again!

Woot Off Oct 2006

Here is is best Woot-Off Checker I have found so far:

Semideaf’s Woot-off Checker v1.0B

Jump to see some more useful links…


Here Comes the WOOT-OFF Train!!!

bucho @ 9:07 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Well, most know what this means now… if you don’t then run!

Woot Off

… and for those that want to follow this woot-off…

Woot Checker

As I was refreshing I clicked on the woot! logo and it took me here…

Wine Woot

Thats new (new to me… it has been going since May 22, 2006) and quite random… oh well, whatever.

One Day, One DealOne Week, One Wine.

Electric Sheep Screensaver

bucho @ 12:08 pm Sunday, July 30th, 2006


I can’t explain this as well as the creators can:

Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers “sleep”, the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as “sheep”. The result is a collective “android dream”, an homage to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.


Samorost 2

bucho @ 11:40 am Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Samorost 2 Title

If you haven’t played Samorost or Samorost 2 then you are missing out on a very great, although short, puzzle game.


Windows Genuine Advantage Spyware Removal

bucho @ 11:23 am Sunday, July 30th, 2006


Some of you might be as familiar with Microsoft’s latest piracy warrior… the Windows Genuine Advantage spyware program. If not then here is what it is (on the surface):

Windows Genuine Advantage includes two main tools - Windows Genuine Advantage Validation and Windows Genuine Advantage Notification. The WGA Validation tool checks that an instance of Windows XP is properly licensed, and is required for some Windows updates. If the copy doesn’t check out, WGA Notification repeatedly reminds the user to upgrade to a properly licensed version of Windows.



Ahhhhhhhhhh… Here Comes the Woot Train!

bucho @ 9:59 pm Thursday, June 8th, 2006


Yet another Woot Off is here… and once again I am broke. I am not even going to tease myself and follow this one.

06/06/06 - The Mark of the Beast

bucho @ 11:31 am Tuesday, June 6th, 2006


The end is near… again. Here is a good short read on people’s unwaranted fear of the number 666.

The last time the 666 combination occurred was in 1666, the year of the Great Fire of London.

However, it also marked the year in which Sir Isaac Newton published his Law of Gravity, leading it to be dubbed the Annus mirabilis.

Open Source Movie

bucho @ 6:22 pm Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

This is an interesting concept and proof that open source whatever is gaining momentum. Elephant’s Dream is the first open source movie that I have come across. The website is currently down due to traffic however they have a bland temp page setup. On thier website they have links to download the full short film in various formats, soundtrack, as well as the production files.

The movie is most definately worth checking out. It has a very “Tim Burton” feel to it. In other words it’s strange.

And You Thought Talking on a Cell Phone While Driving is Bad

bucho @ 2:27 pm Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Upgrading our memory is a matter of improving our recording and retrieving abilities.


(A) Camera components could be made tiny enough to fit in a contact lens.
(B) A high-precision microphone could fit in your ear.
(C) The data could be downloaded to a searchable handheld gadget.

In 2021 You’ll Enjoy Total Recall
Software will allow you to easily carry years’ worth of searchable memories—in your pocket

Humans naturally have the power to remember almost two bits of information per second, or a few hundred megabytes over a lifetime. Compared with a DVD movie, which holds up to 17 gigabytes, that’s nothing. Worse, you might easily recall the 40-year-old dialogue from Hogan’s Heroes yet forget your mom’s birthday. Or memorize reams of sports stats while spacing out on work you completed just last week.