Inherit the Wind, in Texas 

The Gulf Coast's wind is being captured using old oil platforms. This is good, very good.


Microsoft Photo Info and Sync Toy 

I stumbled across Microsoft Photo Info (that was just released last week) available as a free download on Microsoft's site. It's very handy if you (like me) have thousands of digital photos to keep track of and want to edit photo meta information, such as location, author and other comments. Windows XP Explorer has had limited functionality to do this for years but this little tool enhances it. It stores the meta-data in the image file (typically a JPEG file), to well-defined standards (as I prefer), rather than in some proprietary database.
BTW: Microsoft have both a basic photography and a professional photography site - I've found them both handy over the years.
Another tool I've been increasingly using over the last few months is SyncToy, a specialised PowerToy for synchronising files between machines. I use it mainly to backup many of our documents between our home machines and copying new photos from our camera flash cards. I also used it, with limited success (due to its restrictions managing very long path names) when synchronising some servers at work. It's useful because it not only determines all the differences between 2 directory structures but it also assembles a list of operations to perform to resynchronise those structures. The list can be previewed and edited before it is actually run.


Water Cooling Computers With A Swimming Pool 

The title says it all really: water cool your computer(s) with a swimming pool. Of course, reading the comments suggest that this may be a bad idea.

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