Read on (text file, sorry) to read
what I think of this tool, and why you should not use it, and why
people should be more careful in spreading news about new products.
OK, the first four are mostly for Israelies:
- Israeli proxy:
I use it for YNet,
but if you know of other israeli sites that require a proxy let me know
and I'll add them.
Set your automatic proxy to
and restart your browser.
- Hummus / Hoomoos / Humus / Food:
Hoomoos Asli, 100 Kenmare street (it's actually the corner of
Lafayette and Spring) to get the Jaffa feeling. And if you agree with my taste,
don't believe the things they say on Rainbow, 26E 17th street - it may
be good, but not really good.
Hummus Place, on St. Marks street between Ave A to Ave B.
- Israeli (and general) music:
http://radio.walla.co.il - dozens of fresh good albums streaming to your computer.
Anyway you're online all the time, aren't you?
Of course, you can go directly to
- E.T. call home: An excellent voice quality, and cheap
prices. The funny-named Halo Polska cards (search for it
on the search box) will give you > 540 minutes of calltime to Israel for $9.50.
PIN arrives by email seconds after order. First use requires authorization, better
do it during business hours and call them immediately to authorize.
- Palm Tungsten E:
Do you own it? Isn't it a cool one? Did you know it charges from the USB cable,
so you actually don't need the charger?
Palm Zire 72:
Now that I broke the T|E.. it also charges from the USB cable, but does anyone have a decent,
comfortable and small screen cover/carry case?
- Internet shopping:
Lean back and let Ben
do the hard work.
- Image viewer/convertor: Use IrfanView
and live better.
Anyone knows of a good freeware image editor of the same quality?
- Adobe Acrobat reader speedup:
Acrobat 3 was a bit useful, 4 was good, 5 became too big, and 6 is a monster that takes forever
to load, loads at startup zillions of stupid plugins that I don't need, never really gives
me back the 20+ MB of RAM it needs (WHY??) and makes me actually hate
pdf documents. The Adobe Reader SpeedUp
slightly improves the plugin load time issue.
A simpler "DIY" solution is
Still, I don't like acrobat reader.
Basically, I would say the situation in New York is pretty bad. but...
There are two local branches of the superb Tel-Aviv-based espresso-bar Sicaffe,
that offer some hope and amazing latte art. I have yet to check on their
location on 29 John st., but here are some
pictures from what I had
at 964 Lexington Ave. (between 70 and 71 st.)
Another excellent place
(but only for latte! for some reason,
they insist that capuccinos must be bad) is
Joe cafe, located at
141 Waverly Pl.