Geeks Gotta Have It

lightchargerAn amazing multi-charger cum light – imagine a world free of chargers, where cables are neatly stored away, out of sight. And, in its place, a wonderous ambient light source. This is the item that a whole planet of geeks’ girlfriends have been waiting for.

43 – The Magic Number

43thingslogoWell there’s 43 Things which I’m a huge fan of – a community based around ambitions and things we’d like to do, genius. And really nicely done. Then there’s 43 Places – a community rooted in the places that we’ve visited (or would like to visit). And now there’s 43 People – a community based around the people we’d like to meet.

All the sites are incredibly smartly put together using all the latest Web 2.0 must haves. Robot Co-op I salute your brilliance.

Backstreet Mime-a-long

video previewWho? Why? 2 Chinese dudes, sing along to the Backstreet Boys. It’s funny. It gets funnier as you watch it for longer. The guy in the background appears to be just going about his business, unperturbed by the maniacs freaking out to boy-pop behind him.

Via BoingBoing via the Today Show via – yoiks that’s a lot of via-ing.

Collaborative writing online

Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Well that’s what they say! It really is a lovely little collaborative app – great if you’re trying to do the old ‘to and fro’ with a bit of copy.

Those 37 signals chaps really do produce some cracking stuff. Check Backpack and Ta-da lists too.

Powerpoint Tip

MS Office Tip: Black out your Powerpoint Slideshow this really is a top tip. If you’re doing a PowerPoint presentation (I know that it’s pretty much like handling the wand of satan, but lots of us have to do it), and you want people to stop staring at the screen like ritalin-laced teenagers whacked out on MTV. Just hit B, the screen goes blank. hit B again, the pres comes back. Simple, but useful. Like the site I pinched the tip from – Lifehacker

PC Magazine: Top 101 Web Sites

PC Magazine: Top 101 Web Sites – really annoying laid out. But a good reminder of some of the best sites out there, and you might even discover one or two new ones. I did. logoAfter running around excitedly telling everyone how much I love BugMeNot, someone told me I’m way behind the curve on this one. I was slightly crestfallen for about a nanosecond, then I remembered that I’d just found one of the most useful and brilliant things ever. – is a user generated database of logins and passwords for registration websites.

OK, so it’s morally reprehensible, and if I use your site more than once I promise I will still register properly, so they you can get my demographics, opt-in permissions, etc. But for that one little article that I want to read once, it’s a huge timesaver. Comes into its own when you install the bookmarklet.