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June 8th, 2009

Well I'll Be Dipped in Dogshit!

it seems Twitter is good for something...I had seen on Facebook that Evernote was giving away 5 eye-Fi cards. So I followed the rules. (such a rare thing for me *grins*). And. Since I never win anything, I forgot about it.

Got a DM from them on twitter this AM saying I'd won! How cool is that? I'm sure there's a catch...There always is...

Still can't see the FB video because I am here at work. ATT security... So that will have to wait.

It gets worse...I haven't used my evernote account in quite some time. *blush* I'll have to re-learn it again. It seems to be a very useful tool...Or I thought so at the time.

Screenshot from twitterific on my iPhone:
I Win!


For My Brethren and Sistren in the USA

When you retire....

You can live in Phoenix, Arizona where.....

1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that " dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

You can Live in California where...

1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought

You can Live in New York City where...

1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature,"
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn.
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You can Live in Maine where...

1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.
You can Live in the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean,

You can live in Colorado where...

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
You can live in the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

AND You can live in Florida where..

1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people.

No Understand - My Techno Babble Post??

So I hadn’t realized just how much tech I was speaking earlier today. At any rate, Evernote was giving away Eye-Fi cards. But you had to follow them on twitter. As well as the Eye-Fi folks. And basically say something along the lines of, “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH! I want one! Pick me!” Of course in 140 character or less.

The basic premise of twitter being say what you have to say, but say it in 140 characters or less. You can DM folks on twitter. DM means Direct Message. This is kind of like a private message on LJ or any forum on the web.

So here’s how they chose the winners:

Ron @ Evernote really mangled my name....But hey, at least I won.

Ron - Man, that is TexasT’s - Pronounced like: Texas Tease...


So I got a Direct Message from Evernote saying I had won one of the Eye-Fi cards...

What is Evernote? Basically Evernote is like a web based notebook. Text, pictures, web clipping, voice, even handwriting recognition Here’s a Youtube clip that explains Evernote much more eloquently than I can:

I really should use this more. It is visual, like I am.

So what is an Eye-Fi Card? It is basically an SD memory card for your digital camera. Or video camera.

But get this...It has WiFi built in. With the base model, if your camera is in range of your computer and turned on, the EyeFi card automatically sends the pictures in your camera to your computer. The higher end cards will send to flickr, or photo-bucket or any of several other sharing sites from WiFi Hotspots

Eye-Fi ~ How it works ~ Overview

There are a couple of different models ~ depending what your application might be.

FB = Face-book

ATT Security = AT and T run the intarwebz for the company I work for. A lot of stuff I could access when we were the last iteration of Internet explorer has now been blocked. Face-book, BoingBoing. The list is really endless. And absurd.

Twitterific is a piece of software for PC, Macs and Mobiles that acts as a front end for Twitter.

And this:

I Win!

Is just a screenshot from the phone that I emailed from the phone to my flickr photostream...

So anything else I can explain while I’m here?



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