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Is Register.com About To Die

The Register.com website has been down far to long [over 3 hours].  I’ve got customers from California, to New York to Israel who don’t have a site running – anyone know what is going on? Is this another story of a big boy falling in these uncertain times or we just talking about some serious technical support issues?

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GetUSB.info On Facebook

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GetUSB.info now has a page on Facebook. Become a fan and you’ll get bennies.  First off, you can get our daily articles streamed to your Facebook page [if you have one].  Second, you may comment on the bits of technology news we through out each day.  Lets us know if you like it, hate it, or it’s just BS. By choice, GetUSB.info has keep our comments Off for years.  To much spam.  To many link baiters.  However, with GetUSB.info on Facebook everything changes.  It gives you the ability to post notes on articles and let your voice be heard.  Finally. If you subscribed to our RSS feed, or get our our news in your email InBox, please click the link [or picture] and become a Facebook Fan. Kindest Regards, Gmo – GetUSB.info Editor Continue Reading

35MM Slide Lamp Is Photo Nerds Dream

This is not your ordinary lamp with bulb, switch and lamp shade, oh no.  It’s an ultra niche lamp specifically designed to show off your 35MM slide film.  Yes, we go with the assumption you are too poor to develop your slides, yet have enough in your nest egg to spring for this contemporary design.

35mm slide lamp

The lamp slide holds up to 36 slides and comes in three different sizes [lengths] of 2, 4 and 6 feet.  Prices start at $140 and end just above $200.

slide lamp for film

It’s definitely a conversation piece as the design is very unique.  However, we feel the conversation will be more along the lines of Continue Reading

Off Topic: Birth Announcements

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GetUSB has mentioned before about a fellow blogger and friend who’s started a baby birth announcements company which specializes in poster style movie trailer themes. It’s a very creative way to let the world know about your new born. Well, he’s twisted the product offering once again, with DVD birth announcements. Business has gone very well and with Movie Trailer Birth Announcements as the next big thing, everyone will want a movie trailer of their new born. To kick things off – and since June and July are the most popular months for baby births – he decided to offer up a coupon for those in need. You can get DVD birth announcements for less with the GetUSBinfo discount coupon. The coupon is a 20% discount for a movie trailer styled video. The video production, layout and delivery is just amazing – actually riveting. Click the screen shot I took below to view a demo: Gotta admit – it’s great looking stuff and a mind-blower for the grandparents, friends and family. It’s a keepsake everyone will cherish. Besides, a snap shot of your baby stuffed inside a Hallmark card is so 80’s. Get a DVD or you can sign up for the video to be hosted on their server.Get with the times, get a Movie Trailer Birth Announcement. Get it for 20% less. Simply type in “GETUSBINFO20” upon checkout to receive the 20% off discount [all caps please]. The coupon expires Oct 31, 2008. Continue Reading

FilterMyRSS – Mosaic – Contest – You Win

So exactly what IS going on here? Well, today I found my FilterMyRSS logo on an internet mosaic image [yes I run that site]. There must be a thousand websites which make up the mosaic. I think they found me through this site. Anyway, I spent a good 40 minutes trying to find my logo somewhere in the mosaic page. The FilterMyRSS logo looks like this: ..and somewhere in the crazy looking web mosaic is my logo. Here is a smaller pic of the mosaic: mosaic So the question becomes. Can you find the logo? I’m sure you have better things to do with your time, but I’ll reward you with a 2GB Flash Drive if you find it. Just send me the image with a circle around the location. If there happens to be more than one entry, I’ll do a random draw. I’ll keep this live for two weeks [July 10th] before updating the image with location. Good Luck! Continue Reading

RSS Filter With Keyword Exclusion Function

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FilterMyRSS is another website I run. This website is an RSS Filter utility to help people manage the amount of information flowing through their reader. Today I’ve added a new feature: exclusion via keyword. This new feature allows you to filter out articles based off keywords. A simple example would be filtering out content with profanity. The RSS exclusion function is very easy to use. Simply place a negative sign in front of the keyword for exclusion. Example: Lets say you are sick-and-tired of hearing about the iPhone. You could filter out articles based on that keyword by typing “-iphone” into the filter field. Check it out: www.filtermyrss.com So who cares about RSS filters anyway? Well, just about anyone who reads their information via a RSS feed reader. Lets say you are Paul from Technabob who wants to only post articles about “gadgets” Using FilterMyRSS he can subscribe to 100s of RSS feeds, from a variety of genres, and only read information related to “gadgets.” Or maybe Max from SiteHoppin loves to read up on blogging and social networking, but can’t stand to hear another word about “Stumbleupon.” Using FilterMyRSS, Max can subscribe to any feed he wants and filter OUT anything related to “Stumbleupon.” If you haven’t started using RSS readers to get your daily dose of information, you should start. It’s a lot easier than visiting dozens of sites each day. It’s a lot easier than managing your email inbox too. Spice things up with a RSS filter and get EXACTLY what you want. Don’t know how to get a RSS link? It’s easy, look on any homepage for the RSS logo (or text) and click the link. When the new webpage is displayed copy the link and paste into FilterMyRSS, enter some keywords and begin getting your filtered RSS feed. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s fun…and best of all, it’s free! Still confused – check out my explanation of RSS feeds and how you can use them. Continue Reading

Get It In Espanol – USB Powered Gadgets In Espanol

spanish getusb.infoGetUSB.info has been translating our posts into Spanish for quite some time now.  Our Spanish site isn’t an automated translation engine either – it’s the real deal.  Carlos is my Editor in Chief for GetUSB.info Espanol and is relentless in his punctual translations.  Located in Panama, Carlos not only does the edits for spanish.getusb.info but also runs Panama Live, an online travel and tourism magazine for Panama, and Adarte Studio, an online community for designers, webmasters and SEO professionals. Carlos just reported some interesting statistics about his visitor base and I wanted to take some time to A) say “thanks” to Carlos for being a great editor and B) share the visitor statistics.  So here we are:

visitor statistics

Our next step is changing over the old GetUSB design to the new, fresh look of the English site.  We feel the English version is easier to read, quick to navigate and less intrusive advertising. So, if you like what you see at GetUSB but would rather read it in Spanish hop over to spanish.getusb.info.  You can also grab our Spanish RSS feed here.  (Need an RSS Filter for those keywords?) Once again, Thanks Carlos for a wonderful job! Greg GetUSB.info Editor in Chief Continue Reading

Cell Phone Signal Booster – Extender

Having poor cell phone reception is a frustrating thing and it seems there’s always a zone you can’t get a call, regardless of courier. I’m lucky enough to get 4 bars of reception at my location, but my neighbor who works less than 1 mile away, gets only one lousy bar. Southern California has rolling hills which plays havoc for cell phone providers. Until now that is. If your home or office is in a dead zone, or an area with low quality reception consider this cell phone signal booster, or signal extender.

cell phone extender, booster

This bad boy will boost your weak signal into full bar reception. All you need is at least one bar to let the cell phone extender do it’s boosting. The mobile phone signal booster will add 2,500 square feet of pristine clear reception to where ever the installation is…that’s about 3 additional rooms or offices. So what does something like this cost you? Just slightly more than cancelling your cell phone contract, about $250 bucks. Jump over to ThinkGeek to get the details and different models available. You need to select the correct model for your courier service. It’s one of ThinkGeek’s hottest sellers, so it’s obviously worth the investment. Continue Reading

GetUSB Is Naked – CSS Naked Day

css iconToday, April 9th 2008 is the official CSS Naked Day.  This is why GetUSB looks simple and plain. On April 9th, 2008, hundreds, possibly thousands, of blogs and websites will go naked in honor of CSS Naked Day. This is the third year of the annual CSS Naked Day which honors web design and designers around the world who help make our websites and blogs look “pretty” to the eye while still being totally functional under the hood. Dustin Diaz wanted to give the web world an opportunity to remind everyone of the benefits of CSS web page design. By removing the stylesheet for the day, the world would see naked web pages, giving a little more appreciation for the skills of web page designers. I think you’ll agree – CSS is an invaluable toolGetUSB looks so much better in my slick, customized CSS style sheet. Today is also an opportunity to showcase how usable and accessible my web page structure is even without the pretty, reminding the world that it is the law that your website must accessible by everyone using any method to access your blog. Continue Reading

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