Friday Fun: Nuggets of Cool Stuff

Friday is a day when I try to steer off my usual tech ramblings and look at some fun things. I am going highlight a few things that caught my attention this week and hopefully of some interest to you.

Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks for AT&T Customers

AT&T is partnering with Startbucks to offer free Wi-Fi to their DSL customers at any of the zillion err.. about 7000 Starbucks locations in the US. Being a AT&T DSL subscriber, this is sweet news for me! I think it’s planned to be in effect sometime this spring. Ashley of CyberNet News reports that Starbucks ditched a 6-year partnership with T-Mobile to go with AT&T. Does iPhone wielding coffee drinkers flocking Starbucks have anything to do with it?

Get Digsby Private Beta Invite Code

Digsby is a multi-system instant messaging client for Windows and is making the rounds in the blogosphere this past week. Webware is offering a private beta download with the code CNET here. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet but I am already having fun with the SamePlace Firefox Extension. Darth Vader Hot air Balloon

Find out how much Uncle Sam is sending you this May (and a free e-book)

JD of Get Rich Slowly, an awesome personal finance blog, talks about and links to a calculator to find out how much of a tax rebate we can expect from Uncle Sam this May. I started making plans for that money even when the bill hadn’t been signed into law. 😉

While we are talking finance, you can grab a free e-book, Women & Money by Suze Orman for free at Oprah’s site. The link doesn’t seem to have been pulled but you can still download it from here. My wife says this is much more interesting though.

Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon

Wow.. Start Wars fans have done it again and have one-upped their previous achievements. Check out this awesome hot air balloon and read the details of it at /Film. There is even a video of it in action. Check it out.

World Press Photo Award Winners of 2007

Photographs can capture time and emotions so vividly and WorldPress Photo Awards have announced their winners for 2007. Check out the awesome pictures taken from around the world here. The images at that site are small and are much better here at Google Blogoscoped if you just want to look at the pictures.

I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with a couple of home projects to get done.

Have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to “Friday Fun: Nuggets of Cool Stuff”

  1. Mark February 17, 2008 at 4:56 am #

    Whoa, that balloon is impressive! 🙂

    Mark’s last blog post..Rescue Your Team With Evac

  2. K February 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    Sorry buddy.. somehow missed your comment here! That’s what I said when I looked at it.. 😉