Virtual Gifts for your Geek in 2007

December 19, 2007

Buying for a geek? Stumped? Try this list of virtual gifts you can buy right up to the last seconds of the buying season!

Subscriptions:

  • Flickr Pro US$25
    • Flickr is one of the most commonly held photo sites and the subscription just keeps coming around
  • eMusic Gift Subscriptions range from US$30/3 mths to US$96/12 mths
    • eMusic offers 30 downloads of high quality DRM-free MP3s per month. Instant winner. Will play in any MP3 player, iPod, computer or just about anything else your geek has that makes noises.
  • SimpleSavings AU$47/yr
    • Site full of tips for reducing your daily expenditure – just tell them it is about hacking your finances and they’ll love it

Backups – even the geek is not immune to computer disasters, and everyone can use a little extra help in the backup department. Here are some choice services :

  • Jungle Disk – US$20 – Mac, Linux, Windows
  • Carbonite – US$49.95/yr – Windows only
  • Mozy – US$4.95/mth – Mac, Windows
  • BackJack – US$17.50/mth – Gold Standard for Mac

Others:

  • WordPress.com Custom Domain – US$10/yr
    • For the blogger of a WordPress.com blog – give them the ability to apply their own domain name to the blog
  • World of Warcraft subscription card
    • This one you will have to buy in the Real World – a scary place for the W0W geek to go, so brave the world on their behalf.
  • GoToMyPC – 11.99 pounds/mth – Windows
    • For emergency use to access your Windows PC from any web browser – be the hero to your geek with this service.
  • Sharpcast Photos – US$5.99/mth or US$64.99/yr
    • Sure this could be either a subscription or backup service, but I needed to flesh the others out. Sharpcast allows easy uploading and archiving of digital photos.
  • Moo
    • Moo is a wonderful printing service (so not completely virtual) that takes images from just about anywhere and creates a range of excellent formats for your prints. There’s no gift or subscription here, but Moo is all the rage this year so spring for an order and show you know what’s cool this year

Addendum: [last updated 00:19 21 Dec 07]

  • Luminosity subscription – US$24.95/3 mths, US$79.95/1 yr
    • Luminosity is a website of scientific brain games and exercises designed to improve processing speed, attention and, umm, oh yes – memory.

Today’s Tweets

December 19, 2007
  • 07:57 goode moaning all – glad yr back twitter, do you feel better in the new digs? #
  • 10:41 Ajay working his magic: x98.us/zg #
  • 10:41 Sydney Thunderstorm – 3: x98.us/1g #
  • 10:41 Sydney Thunderstorm – 2: x98.us/2g #
  • 10:41 Sydney Thunderstorm – 1: x98.us/3g #
  • 10:41 loveyuBreakie: x98.us/4g #
  • 10:41 There’s a BLANK coming.: x98.us/5g #
  • 10:41 Bronwen of Norg: x98.us/6g #
  • 10:41 Blue Beanie Me: x98.us/7g #
  • 10:41 sign of the times: x98.us/8g #
  • 10:41 Thredbo in spring: x98.us/9g #
  • 10:41 Cyclists outside Cooma: x98.us/0g #
  • 10:41 Voting in Goulburn: x98.us/ah #
  • 10:41 on morning rainbow: x98.us/bh #
  • 10:41 Team Mango!: x98.us/ch #
  • 10:41 queues for WWE: x98.us/dh #
  • 10:41 Dance Spectacular pic: x98.us/eh #
  • 10:41 fun things in warehouses: x98.us/fh #
  • 10:41 best bonbonierie ever: x98.us/gh #
  • 10:41 In yr QVB, unda yr tree: x98.us/hh #
  • 10:41 In yr QVB, unda yr tree: x98.us/ih #
  • 11:47 whoa sorry about the link spam – seems to be old twittergram pics resurfacing 😦 #
  • 12:11 me: x98.us/hr #
  • 12:31 Junior me: x98.us/jr #
  • 12:47 turned off twittergram.com/flickrtotwitter for now, seems like @davewiner is monkeying w/his code and still diggin’. Best not to have it on. #
  • 12:51 @andrewsayer oohh nice pic … so what would you tell past you? (and inventing the ‘Tension Sheet’ is not an option) #
  • 12:53 @d2kagw I haven’t done much with PHP but I’m definitely a heavy-weight dude 🙂 #
  • 16:02 @jodiem Be sure to update us on all the eee pc goodness when you get it! #
  • 16:30 @lu_lu buy them online and save $$$ ?? Glassesonline.com.au if you’re not adventurous – HK/SG shop if you are (pay < $70 in .au, < … #
  • 16:30 @andrewsayer Number 5 fix Stephanie! #
  • 16:51 why are aussie banks so stingy with exportable transaction histories? #
  • 22:05 wassssssup. Dried most of @headwellred’s washing up and pointed her at thinkquit.com.au – that’s the biz we need to get into. Hypno podcast? #
  • 22:46 I’m up on @twittories #1 after @funkycoda – guessing he will complete tonight and I’ll be up tomorrow. Night tweeps! #

Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter