My (fresh)waterproof Iomega thumb drive

My 1GB Iomega (micro mini) USB2.0 thumb drive is small enough that it has a permanent place in my wallet’s coin compartment. Twice since I bought in Dec 2005, it was carelessly slipped into my pocket and went MIA. In both instances it ended up in the washing machine for a wash, spin and rinse.

And survived, heh-heh.

When I bought this in 2005, it was about $90. Now you can get a 1GB flash drive for little over $10. I have not seen Iomega thumbdrives around for a couple of years though. My recent acquisitions were 8GB Imations which cost about $50. Not planing to put those through the washing machine anytime soon, of course.

Podcast by email (Posterous)

I’ve been giving Posterous a whirl at I am doing this mainly to suggest this tool to tech-challenged users but its proving to be a definite challenge this WordPress account. After coming back from Pulau Tioman, I conducted a workshop for some of the Sungei Buloh staff. In the midst of demonstrating emailing (posting) multiple photos, I discovered that while I had been away, a new feature had been introduced – one click to download the entire photo album. Very useful!

And those Posterous cats still aren’t snoozing. The lads have just introduced podcast by email – see their latest post. Posterous is getting better by the day and its fun to be on this journey.

Meanwhile since, Buloh staff are trying it for SWAP and Cheng Puay’s students are trying it for
their Callophylum ferrugineum project.