Staff SGT Donald Wayne West, Jr., enlisted in the United States Army National Guard on September 11, 2001. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Company A of the 150th Combat Engineers served active duty Aug 29, 2004, until Dec 30, 2005. SSGT West returned to college in January, 2006. He married Lauren Ritchie June 9, 2006, at Seaside, Fla., and they have three children. SSGT West completed military service at Camp Minden, LA on Aug 23, 2009.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Minus 146 Days - The Best Hook-Ups

(First, a follow-up to yesterday's post about cell phone records for sale: Here's the
CBS News report aired last night.)

Before Wayne deployed to Iraq, we became pseudo geeks. We learned about GPS, web cams, Voice Over Internet Protocol, etc.

To save time, I looked to real gurus for advice and expertise. My bookmarks now include CNET, Boing Boing and Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools.

One list I missed first time around was
10 Greatest Gadget Ideas of the Year, published December 31 by the New York Times, and billed as 10 of 2005's best small,
sweet improvements in our electronic lives.

The list includes:
1. Voice Mail VCR
2. Folding Memory Card
3. Front Side TV Connector
4. Bigger Than TV Movie Camera
5. Downloadable TV Show Archives
6. Outer Button Flip Phone
7. Free Domain Name
8. Modular DVD Screen
9. Family Portrait Burst Mode
10. Hybrid High-Definition VCR Tape
Click here for the full story with links.
(Short free registration required, but worth it.)