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Dope Daddy is the administrator of Dopetastic.com.

Poetry and girl power in the age of you tube…

These here two videos are proof positive that we live in times like none other before us. Video killed the radio star, indeed, but it also smashed so many other pre conceptions built on what I sometimes called the “old world order.” Here, two young women use a camera, a rhythm, the turn of a word, and brains to create poetry in motion. Moving pictures that paint a picture larger than the images, words, and sounds we watch, somewhere, on a cloud.

Before I ruin it with some bad poetry or whimsical lyrics of my own, I leave you with one great hope for girls everywhere, that in the future, beautiful girls will continue to make poetry with pictures, as they stand strong, and illuminate the way, for generations to come…

ZOMGitsChris asks us all to make a reflection:

and Rhaina Cohen asks us to walk on her shoes…

Dope!

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WorldCard Mobile: iPhone App Saves You Time & Money

Dope Daddy has an iPhone, and he is happy for the thing. It makes calls, works great as an email and social networking tool (LinkedIn, Facebook apps are sweet), and is probably the gadget that has single-handedly shown the way to make money of the mobile space. But a business phone, it never was. Until now.

Leave it to a bunch of guys in China, with poor copy-writing skills and with a sense of graphic design more fit to the time when IBM ruled the world to alter this reviewer’s image of the iPhone.

It is now officially a tool for grown ups. With the awfully named WorldCard Contacts, and WorldCard Mobile Apps, Chinese innovator Penpower Technology Ltd. has turned the iPhone into a sleek business card scanner which not only recognizes the names, addresses, and other data on business cards, World Card Contacts allows you to sort through them on a visual wall, manipulate them at a flick of a finger, and matches the data to a number of iPhone’s native services, such as maps, the telephone, etc.

To anyone that has ever attended an event of any size and has collected business cards gallore, it is nothing short of a miracle. Dope Daddy spent a couple an hours last night with his iPhone and managed to capture and sort out over 200 business cards at the same time as he watched some CSI with the misses. While the truth is that neither of the apps are perfect, fact is that for the price NOTHING beats the iPhone and these two for capturing and organizing your business contacts. Nothing, and that is a tall order, considering that the cheapest business card scanner with OCR will set you up, at a minimum close to 60€ (and that is for a black and white model), whereas the industry’s leader CardScan from Dymo sets you up close to 200€.

Dope!

Skitch: the Dopest way to grab anything (v review)

Making “screen grabs” or simple captures/ downloads of pictures from your desktop or from the web, is something that is almost as natural as breathing these days, that’s why I am glad to review Skitch, a softeware package and online servce that make this oh-so-mundane function a breeze. Dope!

Watch the review:

or the video introduction at www.skitch.com

A Word About Word Press, and This Site

If you are enjoying this site, I want to thank you for visiting, but first, give the “devil” it’s due. This site, as you may have noticed,  is built using Word Press, which is a powerful (and free!) software platform to manage on-line publishing. It is a great tool that can have anyone publishing on-line in no time at all, and worth a look if you want to have a site, blog, or even a mere great-looking on-line address to gather your thoughts, post your pictures, etc.

Now, great as WP is, it would not be nearly as powerful or impressive, were it not for the legion of fans that toil daily on improving the software and what, and how it does what it does. The WP community is vibrant, energetic, and inspiring– heck, the idea for this site was borne after spending a few hours digging through the pages of illustrators, programmers, stay at home publishers, students, and many others that use this wonderful tool. If you happen to be a WP user and have ever posted at least one tip, sample, free theme, script, plug in, etc. I thank you and salute you! Again, this post couldn’t be made with out you.

Special thanks got to Evan Eckard, who created the theme upon which this site is built upon. You sir, rock!

A camera to last (and record) a lifetime…

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This tiny flash memory camera can help people ailing from Alsheimer's

According to  this article from,  Vicon, a UK based tech

company is about to launch a camera, worn as a pendant to capture every second of your life, shot from your chest’s POV.

Despite the fact that the quality of the pictures that the device takes resembles those taken by cell phones some 6 years, back, the  idea is intriguing and can lead to many revolutionary changes in the way we live our lives. Dope!