If the World were Your Oyster...
If you don't ask for what you want, how
is anyone to know what to gift you for the holidays? While I've been through my
cycles of "no shopping allowed (with an exclamation mark)," this year I'm
forging ahead in my wish list development with complete disregard to budgetary
constraints. And, when talking about new purchases and electronic merchandise,
you may as well throw sustainability out the window as well.
So, the following list is, for the most
part, untenable for the green geek or for the majority of designers and
developers, thanks to cost and/or environmental factors. But, I've thrown a few
cool items in the mix to spark your imagination and to learn more about what's
available (or what is merely a dream), no matter if you're a geek mama or papa.
Tickets to Gadget Show Live 2011
If you want to experience it, play it,
test it, buy it or simply be part of "it," then you might want to attend Gadget Show Live 2011. This show is
the UK's ultimate consumer electronics event and returns for its third year at
the NEC, Birmingham next April 12-17. While the tickets are reasonable, you
would need to add plane tickets and a hotel room to my itinerary for this
Book that Hotel
If you don't know my preferences for
hotels, simply go to Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Boutique & Luxury Hotel Specialists. You don't need to register
to book a room, and you might be delighted to know that some of these rooms do
not cost and arm and a leg. Plus, thanks to exhaustive research, anonymous
hotel reviews, and the guarantee that the room rates they get you are the best
available, your special stay is in safe hands. Simply click 'hotel search' and let
them send YOU on a perfect trip. I have electrical adapters...just make sure I
have connectivity when you book that room for me.
CNC Plasma Cutter
If you're thinking about building
something large from metal (yo, sculptors!), then you might want a plasma
cutter to get the job done precisely. If you don't know how plasma cutters
work, then read up at How
Stuff Works or Wikipedia.
If you want to learn more about the best machines out there, sign into the CNC Zone forums to ask
questions or to provide your own knowledge. Then, purchase the best machine for
me. I want the entire works, please.