Monthly Archives: December 2008
Dec 25 2008
San Francisco Walking Tour

12/26: Burn Off the Holiday Fat on a Comedy/History Walking Tour (downtown)

Burn off the sweets with FOOT! Comedy Walking Tours and their flagship award-winning history tour: The Whole Shebang. This three-hour romp shows off three neighborhoods (Nob Hill, Chinatown, and North Beach) and how the City’s history created such diverse areas as well as her world-famous quirky personality. Learn about the Big 4, cable cars, the Silver Rush and visit a fortune cookie factory (and lots more) on this comedy history walking tour.

Usually $45 per person, just $35 when mentioning code CL08. Group discounts available, too.

One day only: Friday, December 26, from 1-3 PM. Please call 800.979.3370 or visit for for more information and tickets.

Learn as you burn, and get around the old fashioned way–on FOOT!

Dec 25 2008
Twones – Social Music Feed beta

Twones – Social Music Feed beta

Currently in private beta, TechCrunch readers enter the code “tc_inv08? here can register an get in on the private beta.

Take a look at this video:

Twones Video Demo from Twones on Vimeo.

Client Contact

Tim Heineke, co-founder of Twones
Vijzelstraat 68-78, suite 2.21, 1017 HL
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
m: +31 (0)6 xxxxxxxx
e: [email protected]
skype: timmyksadam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 10th, 2008.

Dutch startup Twones is going into private beta today. The Amsterdam based company connects fans, bands and music services by tracking the music and sites they enjoy. Twones tracks more than twenty services from MySpace to Last.FM to Hypemachine. Twones is a new way to store, organize, ?nd & share music, both online and of?ine. Twones gathers your real-time music activity stream, lets your share it in real time with your buddies and store it like you own it.

Twones wants to make playing music on the web more organized, easy and enjoyable. “Let real people, relevant to you, collectively ?lter and recommend music and music services”, says Tim Heineke, with Diederik Martens and Johannes La Poutre founder of Twones. “Our goal is letting users find great music and sites and services through relevant people on cool music sites. We work together with the other services, we don’t compete.”

Twones received seed funding from a group of European Live Nation informals, the world’s largest concert and music promoter. Twones went in private beta today with only few limited invites in preparation for the official release in the months to come.

Twones went in private beta today with only few limited invites in preparation for the official release in the months to come.

More about online at

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About Twones
Twones is a music service and a new way to store, organize, find & share music played all over the web (i.e. YouTube, Myspace,, Hypemachine, Favtape and many more) or on your computer (i.e. iTunes) to one single point of access. Twones ties all music together and let’s you share your taste with others in its most direct way.

Dec 24 2008

Dear victor caballero

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The fotonauts team.

Dec 23 2008
Man Dropoff

New service in Europe, drop off your man while you go shopping.

Dec 23 2008
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Dec 22 2008
ROCA FIRME LIVE at Hothouse Studios

12-22-2008 16:00 at LIVE WEBCAST

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Dec 22 2008
HP Introduces Free Photo Printing Application On Apple App Store

HP Introduces Free Photo Printing Application on Apple App Store

Dec 22, 2008 13:00:02 (ET)
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — HP (HPQ, Trade ) today announced HP iPrint Photo, a free application available on the Apple App store that gives iPhone and iPod touch customers the ability to easily print photos anytime, anywhere.

HP iPrint Photo is the first photo printing application of its kind(1) and allows for quick and easy wireless printing of 4 x 6-inch photos from an iPhone or iPod touch to most HP inkjet printers connected to a local Wi-Fi network.(2) The application is fully compatible with Apple’s Bonjour technology and uses the innovative Multi-Touch interface for the easiest and fastest wireless iPhone or iPod touch print experience.(3)

“Today’s news demonstrates how HP is enabling customers to turn special moments captured on the go into high-quality photos,” said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “More than any other company in the world, HP has re-imagined, re-engineered and re-invented the power of printing with exciting new technologies that address real customer needs.”

The HP iPrint Photo application provides customers the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly print the millions of photos that have been captured on iPhone or iPod touch devices. It will be showcased for the first time at the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo and the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“There’s a major shift happening in the mobile domain today,” said Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst, Enderle Group. “Annual camera phone device shipments are exploding on a worldwide basis, and mobile photo printing is quickly growing. Until now, customers had no easy way to print the special moments captured on their iPhone or stored on their iPod touch.”

HP iPrint Photo is available at no charge from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at .

Dec 22 2008
Eco Sphere Webcam

The Victor Caballero Eco Sphere webcam is now live. You can also view the intro video.
Jennifer bought this as my Christmas present for 2008.

It is a very unique gift that needs very minimal care, but is also very educational. A close environment that only light and temperature can influence.

Check it out:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Dec 22 2008
Why We Love Music

The current issue of the Economist has a great article on music and the origins and how it has evolved and our desire to sing and dance to tunes.

A good read:

Dec 21 2008
scam involving traffic collisions seniors

Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

The Long Beach Police Department is warning residents, specifically senior residents, about a scam involving traffic collisions that results in the loss of cash and credit cards.

In the five reported incidents, the suspect either “bumps” or pretends to bump his vehicle into an elderly driver’s vehicle, and then motions them to pull over. When the suspect and victim proceed to exchange information, the suspect offers to assist the victim by taking their wallet to locate their information for them. The suspect then, without the victim knowing, removes cash and/or credit cards.

The suspect is described as a male African-American, 40-50 years-old, approximately 6 feet and 180-200 pounds, and drives a white 4-door sedan. In some instances, the suspect has been accompanied by one or two female African-Americans.

All five reported incidents have occurred in the East Division, during daytime hours. There have also been similar reported incidents in several nearby cities.

Residents are being provided this information to make them aware of potential risks during a “traffic collision,” and cautioned to only provide their driver’s license and insurance card information, and NEVER their entire wallet. If you become suspicious of the other driver or believe you are being scammed, you should call for police right away so that an officer can respond to the scene and assist. If in Long Beach you should call the Long Beach Police Communications Center at (562) 435-6711, which should be programmed in all resident’s cell phones.

The investigations are ongoing and anyone who may any information related to these incidents should contact Forgery/Fraud Detective Jesse Macias at (562) 570-7330.

Visit some of the 5th District websites!

Fifth Council District
Councilwoman Schipske’s Blog
LB Talk Back
Good Neighbor Network
Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce
Solar Energy Taskforce

Dec 21 2008
Underwater Hotel

In 2009 the world’s first underwater hotel will open for business.

Complete with transparent walls. Located off the coast of Fiji. The undersea seafloor resort as it is termed offers tours and you can signup to be notified when the resort opens.

Source: The Economist

Built and operated by Poseidon Resorts the underwater hotel construction was started back in 2006 and was expected to be completed in 2008, now as 2009 the resort is opening.
The Official Site:

Dec 21 2008
Decapitated bodies found near Acapulco

Reuters is reporting: Mexican police found nine decapitated bodies on Sunday in a city near the tourist resort of Acapulco. The bodies are believe to be those of soldiers involved in fighting drug gangs.

more details

Apparently drug gangs are involved in the voilence and more action is threatened byt the drug gangs if they don’t get their way.

Dec 20 2008
New Restaurant Pasadena: Stone Fire Grill
From Drop Box

There’s a new restaurant opening soon in the Hasting’s Ranch area of Pasadena.  Located on 437 N. Rosemead Blvd. , next door to the Trader Joe’s in East Pasadena.

Here’s a picture of the sign that is up behind the mesh fence. Looks like some progress is being made. For many months if not several years the location had been empty after a Baker’s Square had moved out. Apparently many Baker’s Square restaurant locations closed.

We look forward to the opening of the StoneFire Grill in East Pasadena, CA.

Their slogan: “A Fresh Approach to Family Dining!”

The website:

Dec 20 2008

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Dec 19 2008
Backstreet Boy’s young son hospitalized

Backstreet Boy’s young son hospitalized
Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell is asking fans to pray for his 6-year-old, Baylee Litrell.

More info on the site

Dec 19 2008
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Dec 19 2008 new travel site

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Dec 18 2008
Los Angeles Comic Conference

Saturday December 20 , 2008

Los Angeles Comic Conference

Comic book and pop culture convention at the Claremont Packing House Complex
532 W. First St.
10am – 6pm
Free Admission
Event includes comic book publishers, private collectors, artists, and live music.
[email protected]

Official Site:



Claremont Packing House is getting ready for the LOS ANGELES COMIC CON   in DECEMBER 20 .. Live Music by DJ sir , and local bands . the event will start 9 am and will go through till 9 pm  . Comic books of all genres , latest toys and collectibles , the latest work of jen rosen… Come enjoy the music , enjoy the packing house , grab your unique gifts .. see you DECEMBER 20 @ THE CLAREMONT PACKING HOUSE

Dec 18 2008


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Dec 18 2008
Two Strong Earthquakes Shake Chile

More details on Chile Earthquake


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