As I've mentioned before, I get the occasional handy tip from you lovely readers. This particular item, however, was brought to my attention by a cat-loving friend who does not follow the tech blogs (sacrilege, I know). Behold: the CatCam, a modified digital camera with a time-sequence controller and a furry mode of transportation. The Web site features the adventures of one such furball, a tomcat named Mr. Lee. This typically curious kitty treks around the great outdoors, and then his owner posts pics from his "trips" online. The images aren't exactly crystal clear, but that adds to the charm--you gotta love the furry chin partially obstructing the view in many of the photos. And the one of Mr. Lee taking a drink is awfully cute, despite the blur. (The captions are rather amusing, too.).
The site also offers the CatCam for purchase, and I thought momentarily that I'd like to strap one on to my precious little girl, but seeing as how she's only allowed to wander a city-sized apartment, the photos would be less "oh, how cute!" and more "good Lord, I need to clean my floors." This led me to the conclusion that this gadget is really only useful for outdoor cats. And by "useful" I mean "entertaining"--the CatCam is really just a fun toy, right? If you can think of any other uses, please post 'em in the comments.