Spiffy $.99 Domain Deal with Godaddy

So I just picked up ErikPersson.org for $.99 thanks to this pretty sweet GoDaddy.com promo. Check out the copy below

A 1-year domain name registration for only 99 cents with coupon code BUYCOM99. This is valid for new domain registrations and transfers from other registars only, and not renewals of domains already at GoDaddy.

Register or transfer any available .COM, .US, .MOBI, .BIZ, .NET, .ORG, .CA, .CO.UK and .IN domain for just $0.99!*
Applies to the first year only of new or transfer registrations. This offer may not be used for renewals, bulk registrations, premium domains or Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations. Limited to one order per customer, expiring after 7,500 redemptions or on December 29, 2009 (whichever comes first).

So get cracking since at best theres only 7499 left.

And yes technically it was a buck seventeen with tax.

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How To: Stop Facebook From Using Your Photos For Advertising

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Here’s something about Facebook I bet you didn’t know.
Apparently all of your uploaded photos are fair game for use by their advertisers, by default. So that image of you where you sorta drank to much at that party last week? Totally fair game to be used for those “Hot Local Singles” or “Clearasil” ads.
Totally awesome, right?
Luckily you can opt out of this “service”, though you’ll have to navigate through a treacherous maze of submenus before you can get a glimpse of the opt out page. Luckily for you I’m here to make your life easier.
Here’s the relevant asshattery quoted from the Facebook page as well as a quick tutorial to opt out of their advertising service.

Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user’s friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends’ Facebook Ads below.

How To Disable Facebook Ads for your images

…and Bobs your uncle.

Via Photo Business News

Buy Stuff From Me On eBay!

I’m liquidating my collection of Game Boy Advance Games, maybe there’s something here you’ve always wanted to try?
Plus this gives me an excuse to try out ebays ToGo widget.

The stuff currently for sale

GoTime For iPhone & Free Tickets To Seattle International Beerfest 2009

GoTime

I’ve been using GoTime’s iPhone App “Happy Hours” for the last month and a half or so and so far I’m liking it. Basically Happy Hours uses the GPS location of your iPhone to tell you where the nearest happy hours at the nearest restaurants & bars are happening. So how well does it work?

So far pretty good. I’ve been able to find good places to eat & drink around downtown Seattle &  Bellevue so far. I never would have thought about checking out the Lucky Strike in Bellevue, but Gotime said they had half-price pizza & beer for happy hour so I had to check it out. Let me tell you it is really good pizza, and so far all their bartenders have known how to pour a mean pint of Guiness.

On the negative, sometimes their info on the exact happy hour specials can be lacking occasionally. But this can only improve.

(Note: So far GoTime is only deployed in the Seattle and Portland,OR regions, so if you aren’t in either areas it’ll probably be of limited value to you in the near future. Though I have heard that they are getting ready to expand into more regions on the west coast)

So besides having a pretty awesome iPhone app, GoTime is also holding a contest to win free tickets to the Seattle International Beerfestival. Who doesn’t like free beer? Full details can be found on their blog here. Basically entry requirements are that you have to pimp them on twitter and your blog (Cough, Sellout, Cough). But like I said uptop, their iPhone app has helped me find some good places to eat a couple times which gives them some brownie points in my book.

Xbox 360's New Avatars: Because Everbody Else Jumped Off The Bridge Already…

Rockin the Pompadour
Before you stands my new Xbox Live Avatar. Not really sure what his purpose is, but he stands here none the less. I was sorta disappointed in the eye and hair choices so my little man is rockin the pompadour and a pair of shades. Anywho you can grab an image of your own Xbox live avatar by going to either

http://live.xbox.com/member/Your Gamer Tag

or just cut out the middle man and go to

http://avatar.xboxlive.com/avatar/Your Gamer Tag/avatar-body.png

Mac Tip: Change Screen Capture Format With Terminal

Remember how easy it is to screen capture on a Mac?

Cmd + Shift + 3

to take a picture of your Entire active screen.

While

cmd + Shift + 4

gives you some crosshairs that allow you to select what you want to copy.

Only problem is, the files are always saved as .png files. This is annoying if you want them in another format like .jpg. Normally you’d have to open your image editor of choice and then re-save it.

Turns out there is an easier way though!

All you have to do is run this Terminal Command

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg

then restart your computer. Now every time you take a screenshot it will be in .jpg format.

If you want your screenshots in other formats like gif, png, or even pdf just change it in the terminal.

Via TUAW

Mac and Linux Tip: Bulk Rename File Extensions With Terminal and/or Shell

How To: Bulk Rename File Extensions With Terminal/Shell

Lets say you have a bunch of .jpg files that you know are actually .rar files.

What would be the simplest way to rename them all?

First you’d navigate to the directory that contains the .jpg files with the “cd” command

For brevity lets assume the only .jpg files in this directory are .jpg files that you want to change

All you have to do is run this command

mv *.jpg *.rar

And all the .jpg files will have been renamed to .rar

If you want to learn more about the “mv” command just type in

man mv