“While we are blinded by carnal desires, the commands of God will appear rigorous; and we shall labour more to explain them away, than to obey them: but if once we adopt them as the rule of our conduct, their beauty and excellence will manifestly appear; and we shall be convinced that, to obey them is, to be truly happy?”
Simeon, C. (1832-63). Horae Homileticae Vol. 15: Romans (474). London.



Google Wave

Google is aiming to totally redesign email and how we communicate on the Internet with Google Wave. Click here to check out the video and comment here to let me know what you think.


Our New Old-School TV

Yes, we finally purchased our first T.V. at the Lombardi household. Our previous television was a hand-me-down from my parents. It was a Mitsubishi 28inch tube television from the 80’s—-that’s over 20 years of use! Occasionally it would show strange colors and then minutes later return to normal. It was about time that T.V. was retired.

Our new T.V. is actually used; a 5-year old Sony tube television. I know what you are thinking—-a tube television! Why would I go out and buy another tube television?! Well, firstly, it was cheap; and secondly, it is one of the best and last tube televisions every made by Sony—-34 inches of HDTV capable of high resolution 1080i with an HDMI input. I found it for $300 through Craigslist from a man who originally paid $2,200; and perhaps we’ll get a good 15 years of use out of it! wink

The color is incredibly rich and vibrant and unlike LCD’s the viewing angle is a true 180 degrees; you can sit on any side of the room and see the screen clearly without any image wash. The darks are pitch black and the brights seem to be bursting out of the screen; a video of ships on the dark sea, with the stern light seeming to explode with light on the screen—-truly incredible. Come on over and watch some old technology with us!



3-D Light Shows on Buildings

Light-shows like this are breaking creative barriers and bringing fantasy into life. Very creative and fun to watch.

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo.

Click Here to see the homepage for the people doing these light shows.



Ugobe Pleo Baby Dinosaur

At my workplace, Toshiba, they introduced a very cool robotic dinosaur as something every employee should buy. Why? Because each dinosaur has 8 Toshiba microprocessor inside that give it it’s artificial intelligence and lifelike movement and interaction with the world. At $350 it’s not a cheap toy, but it is definitely not your average robot. Probably the most lifelike robotic creature to date. Check out the Ugobe website to learn more about this robot. They are also being sold at places like Sharper Image, Amazon.com, Best Buy, etc. With all the Toshiba microprocessor’s inside it will actually help pay the bills at the Lombardi household if the worldwide sales are big smile

There are lots of videos and pictures on the following website so you can get a good idea what it does.
Click her to see Ugobe the Baby Dinosaur

Hammacher Schlemmer is selling it with a lifetime gaurantee, claiming you can get a refund if you are ever disatisfied in your entire life! They also have discount code you can enter to get $30 off. Coupon code is HOLAFS2
Click Here to see it at Hammacher Schlemmer


Back Seat Boredom

Want some tips on caring for kids during those long car rides?

Backseat boredom among children could be a new driver for the worldwide electronics industry. Computer games, I-Spy and MP3 players are among the best products to prevent children from getting board in the back seat of a car, according to a new report. Click Here

the best games for keeping children entertained are: 1. I-Spy; 2. MP3/iPod/music systems; 3. computer game and consoles; 4. car-eoke; 5. built-in car DVD systems; 6. car bingo; 7. the number plate game/TLA (three letter acronyms); 8. I went to the market; 9. consequences; and 10. connections/word association.


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