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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good evening folks! On today’s edition of Tech Thursday we look at a few gifts for your geeky and tech savvy dad. This Sunday is Father’s Day and if you’re like me you want drool at the sight of awesome and completely dorky tech stuff. I would actually be happy with a 22 ounce porterhouse steak but tech gifts are right up there. So what is your dad like? Is he all about cameras? Is he a coffee drinker? Well I have a few items that you’re dad will dig. Mashable.com and The Huffington Post have several gifts for this Father’s Day.
The first gift is for the coffee drinking, sweet snacking, photography enthusiast dad in your life. Now, I don’t take a lot of pictures but I would buy this because it looks awesome! The item is a coffee mug but it’s not just a regular mug. This one looks exactly like a DSLR camera lens. The lid can be used to keep your drink warm or hold your snacks. The mug is as realistic as it gets and Mashable.com shows the KJB Security Camera Lens Cup is available from Amazon for the price of $12.99.
The next gift, also from Amazon, is the Kikkerland Putter Cup Golf Mug. This is the perfect gift for your golf-addicted father. The mug comes equipped with a hole at the bottom of the cup, a miniature golf ball, and a club that is also a pen. You’re dad will be able to practice his shots at a business meeting, or while working in his office. It’s a dorky yet fun gift for dad or any avid golfer.
Next we have the Video Memo from Sharper Image. This little gadget is for the dad with a crappy memory. I say this because I’m one of those dads with a crappy memory. I have an iPhone so I can use it to help me remember a lot of things but I might just buy this gadget. The Video Memo is shaped like a thought bubble and does just what the title says. It allows a three-minute video message and is even date-stamped. Now your dad will have no excuse for his bad memory.
Finally we have a gift for your geeky yet landscaping happy father. The Huffington Post has found a lawnmower from earthtechling.com that looks cool enough that I would buy it and I hate cutting grass. Most normal lawnmowers are noisy and spew exhaust but this one is quiet and clean. The Ultrapower Recharge Mower runs for about $679 and is all out electric. According to The Huffington Post the mower’s battery pack promises 45 minutes worth of cutting time. It can also take 600 charge cycles without losing power. If your dad loves cutting grass, and has a smaller lawn, then this lawnmower is for him.
Make sure to check out all the geeky/tech gifts from the following sites. Cheers and Happy Father’s Day!Post Views: 19
By Ricardo — 4 years ago
Within the Trenches is back with episode 27! This episode was recorded at the National NENA Conference and Expo at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin of 9-1-1 Cares/PSTC. We shared stories from the trenches and how Kevin went from working for “AAA” to a 9-1-1 dispatch center. He also went into the history of 9-1-1 cares and how the organization does everything they can to support those behind the mic.
This is a must listen episode and to learn more about the organization please follow the links below. As always you can email the show at email@example.com.
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- History of 9-1-1 Cares
- How Kevin fell into dispatching
- Haunting 9-1-1 calls
- Text to 9-1-1
By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Good afternoon everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written out of post that didn’t have to do with school or the JCast. I promise to get back to my roots and with that said I have a funny article for you today. This morning I made breakfast for my son and I. We were trying to figure out what to watch and decided to go with Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, the version with Gene Wilder. This movie has to be one of my all time favorites and watching my eight year old get a kick out of it makes me smile.
As we watched and laughed at the sarcasm of Wonka, I tweeted a few items of curiosity on the movie over Twitter. For example,
@rmIIvisions: Curiosity: if Charlie’s mom can sing like an angel then why the hell are they poor? #willywonkaandthechocolatefactory
My tweets go from Twitter to my wall on Facebook. It started there and as you can see from the picture below it went a bit further. So…what if social media, YouTube and funny meme’s were around during this time?
With Willy Wonka’s sarcasm it would make for an excellent day of tweets from the tour. What about right before he walked out to greet the public or when everyone got on the boat?
@TheRealWillyWonka: Phew, about to walk out to greet these people, pretend I’m stroking out, fall and jump up. #beingcheeky
@TheRealWillyWonka: Just dropped some acid and now to freak them out on my boat. Maybe sing and scream. #freakout
@TheRealWillyWonka: Just showed them #WonkaVision & this kid Mike just shrunk himself. Oh well… #ontothetaffyroom
You have to admit that it would be very funny! The entire cast would have excellent tweets! They would be recording video’s and posting them to YouTube and as my friend Matt mentioned, Charlie’s mom would have gone viral with her “Cheer Up Charlie” song and they would be rich! It would be awesome and what I would like from you are some comments with more mock Twitter or Facebook status messages from the cast. Use your imagination folks and lets have some fun! The best comments will be featured on the next episode of the JCast! Cheers!Post Views: 28