One of my favorite sites for buying hardware, software and other tech related goodies is Newegg.com. Sometimes, especially for big ticket items, you want to be sure to catch a deal when it comes up. With a feed from Newegg and a little tinkering with Yahoo! Pipes I was able to create my Newegg Deals Filter.
All you do is enter the item you are searching for, sdram in this example, and then click run pipe. There may not be results right now if there are none of your items in the current list of deals. But the best thing is, you can subscribe to the results and be notified anytime in the future when your item appears on the list. I like subscribing to the Results by Email so I don’t miss deals on things I am really interested in buying.
Sites that I found interesting for November 24th 2008 through November 26th 2008:
The top 10 Vista sidebar gadgets – Not everyone is a fan of Vista gadgets, but Deb Shinder has a large collection of them that she finds extremely useful. Here are the ones that top her list of favorites.
The Unofficial Guide to Friendfeed Part 1: What Makes Friendfeed Special – Friendfeed is a site that primarily focuses on aggregating all your online activities and using them to create your own personal lifestream. What many people don’t realise is how much more there is to the site and why it has caused such stir and devotion amongst those who frequently use it.
“Capture It” Grabs BlackBerry Screen Shots on Device – CaptureIt is a simple utility that allows people to capture a screen shots straight from their Blackberry devices. The image will either be saved to a memory card, or if none is available it will be saved to the device memory.
I love maps. I find it really cool when real time information can be put on a map. Yahoo! Pipes has an interesting location extractor module that will search an RSS feed for location information and present it as a pin on the map. Tonight I was experimenting with USGS Earthquake RSS feeds. Below is a map filtered to present only quakes in California. This is based on the feed so anytime you visit this page it will pull the latest updates from USGS.
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