- Lotus Notes Sucks. An extensive, well-reasoned walkthrough of all the ways Lotus Notes sucks. But you know your management will buy it anyway.
- Boing Boing: Gummi roadkill offends the humor impaired. I thought they were funny as hell. What I don't get is why it's ok to have kids biting the heads of gummi animals, but it's not ok for kids to eat roadkill gummi?
- Boing Boing: Transparent toaster "celebrates toasting". The next step up from toasters with windows in them. Very cool..err..funky.
- Boing Boing: Hilarious romance-novel cover remixes. Too damn funny.
footpath to skyline, old and new - the demolition site in the mall (where the cinema used to be, near the information booth) and the latest sky-scraper creeping upwards in the background.
...you flick throught he latest issue of fiend magazine and find:
- an article on a band your own two-gig-wonder group once shared a gig with (dead inside the chrysalis). it wasn't hard to tell they'd go further than us, considering our band more or less self-destructed after that ;)
- a feature on a band that swaps remixes with the band you run a website for (real life). talks about the gig that kicked off their tour... i posted photos of that gig at the time.
- a pic of a band you met after a gig a few weeks back (angelspit). scary thing is they look just as good in real life as the do in photos. *nobody* should be allowed to do that.
- a guy you buy cds from reviewing an artist you were about to ask him to order in (jarod/gup and klinik). i guess he won't think i'm odd for being interested in their old stuff :)
none of it is big stuff, but at the same time it's different to the usual magazine experience (people you've never met and bands you'll probably never hear). it's not remote or theoretical. i guess it goes with the territory after something like nine years on the scene. odd but nice, i guess :)
- Google book plan angers the French. Doesn't everything anger the French? ;) I guess they have a point. But they are clearly not pushing for a global viewpoint, they're pushing for a French viewpoint. That said: everyone should read Camus! (btw, it's pronounced ca-moo')
- Boing Boing: Microphone museum. This one is very cool: Neumann Model KU 100.
- Boing Boing: HOWTO turn a hard drive into wind-chimes
- Would an Infinitely Rational Pirate Play Soccer? || kuro5hin.org. Geek your way into an athletic scholarship - it's easier to get into University that way. Sad but true.
- gizmag Article: genX concept car has an inbuilt pop-up bed. Now if it could sleep two as well as seat two, that'd really rock :)
- Apple to buy TiVo? - Engadget - www.engadget.com. Coming soon, the iTivo Shuffle: it just plays whatever tv show it feels like.
- Canon Digital Rebel 300D Hack - The Digital Photography Weblog - digitalphotography.weblogsinc.com. Interesting... apparently the only difference between a 200D and a 20D is the firmware.
- 3M Security Glass Ad (Signal vs. Noise):
3M puts its money where its mouth is.... well actually, 3M put a small amount of real money on top of a bunch of fake money. Plus they apparently had a security guard there and only let people use their hands and feet - you know, becuase thieves never carry hammers. Still a good promotion though.
- bow powered super pogo stick - hack a day - www.hackaday.com
- ISPs forced to join child porn crackdown - Breaking - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/:
Under the new laws, an ISP or ICH will face penalties of $11,000 for the individual and $55,000 for body corporates if they are made aware that their service can be used to access material that they have reasonable grounds to believe is child pornography or child abuse material and they do not refer details of that material to the AFP within a reasonable time.I hope the actual requirements are worded far more specifically than that - otherwise every single ISP must immediately notify the AFP that their service gives access to the internet. I am hoping the reality and intention of the law is that if ISPs discover that sort of material hosted on their servers their servers they would act immediately.
- Apple unveils new mini iPods - Breaking - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/ I would have given the shuffle a bit longer without opposition, personally. Unless they're sacrificing sales of the 1gig shuffle to the new-price 4gig mini. About AU$50 more for 3 gigs more...? Hmm.
- Warning: artistic aliens at work - National - www.smh.com.au. Grass art. It would have to be tsunami-related.
- ABC Sport - Rugby League - Newcastle Knightmare now a police matter. Even if you were such a fucking rock ape that you thought that sort of behavious was acceptable, wouldn't you at least restrain yourself to save your own arse? Ultimately people have to stop blaming the club, because that implies that the players are excused - which is bullshit. They are adults responsible for their own choices and actions; and they should be treated that way... which means criminal charges, loss of contracts, club-based fines, league-based bans from playing. The NRL clearly wants this shit to stop and - trust me - the fans want it to stop. I do find it interesting that people blame the sport though - if these guys were brickies, accountants or chefs would people be up in arms for their employers to control their bahaviour at 3am? Did these guys really turn into morons the moment they got a football contract, or did their attitudes get formed years earlier? The guys who do this stuff remind me of the jocks at high school - literally. They don't seem to change and the only thing that professional sport adds is money and a bigger audience.
- Understanding Color and Accessibility : evolt.org, IA/Usability. Gives a nice and neat overview, with links.
- Unlock SWF by Manitu Group. Defeats the SWF formats 'lock' option, so you can extract whatever you want from a flash file. Everything gets hacked eventually.
- Pencil Carving. Can't decide whether to be impressed, or just think they must have spent too long with pencils.
- microsoft | A parent's primer to computer slang ... can't decide if this is so-lame-it's-hilarious, or just lame.
- Top News Article | Reuters.com | UPDATE 2-Ubisoft, EA hold preliminary talks. Bahhh, hands off Ubisoft you bastards!
- Dilbert.com - 2005.02.20 -
Why does success make me hate humanity?
- Pocket ashtray campaign targets butt hazard. 21/02/2005. ABC News Online. Interesting I guess. I don't buy the whole 'woe, woe, some cars don't have ashtrays' line though. If a smoker is too fucking stupid to buy a car with an ashtray, it doesn't excuse flicking the butt out the window.
- Sci-Fi Eye for the Geek Guy || kuro5hin.org: the William Gibson section includes the note
You're online more than you sleep every day....work time doesn't count, right? :)
- NBC 4: To Catch A Thief. Just one reason I am not comfortable with valet parking and probably won't be doing it again (I recently had my first experience with it). Let's face it, the valet parking experience is this: you drive into a carpark, some guy in a uniform takes your keys and you walk away. You have no verification of the guy's identity, you have no way of knowing if they're ransacking your car or stealing it outright, you have no way to stop them cutting their own copy of your keys and rifling the glove box looking for your home address. On top of all that, the guy knows you're not going to find out about anything for at least a couple of hours.
- Thinking Machine 4: Play the Game and further information on the Thinking Machine Series. A flash-based chess game; where the computer's 'thought process' is visually displayed while it cogitates. Hard to describe but amazing to watch.
- Ctrl Alt Del - 2005.02.21 - /lazy, the only reasonable response to evercrack's addition of an in-game pizza ordering system.
- Process Type Foundry | Klavika. straight-sided sans-serifs are the new black.
- Start late? Check, although someone should tell them Axl Rose isn't in this band.
- Row of rock god poses, guitars slung so low they're nearly on the floor? Check.
- Singer flanked by two guitars, major posing on feedback wedge? Check.
- Guitar played behind the head? Check.
- Dual-neck guitar? Check.
- Huge banner behind band, "Rock'N'Fuckin'Roll"? Check.
- At appropriate moment, banner drops to reveal band's name up in lights? Check.
- Singer wanders off in the middle of a song for no reason, band covers for him? Check.
- Slash came out for the encore in The Hat? Check.
- Slash is a bitch for not then playing cheesy Gunners smash hit? Check. Bitch.
The rock and roll classics have been observed :)
Google Search: dancing hamsters dressed as police officers turns up the Team Random page. I couldn't make this shit up, people!
- Following up... Boing Boing: Coop Sticker fiasco -- case dismissed. It appears sanity has prevailed at least in the short term.
- Boing Boing: MDMA for US soldiers. Apparently there is some potential for ecstacy to break down the emotional walls built up by post-traumatic stress sufferers. A government-approved use of illegal drugs... first step towards Huxley soma? Well, probably not. Realistically this is a drastic therapy for people with a terribly strong mental illness brought on by combat stress. The fact that a drug has potential benefits in that situation does not mean it might be a 'safe' drug for unmonitored use. The underlying problem is nobody really knows since research in the area seems to be frowned upon.
- Boing Boing: Fawlty Towers hotel bought by fans of the show. Nothing about what they plan to do with it, though.
- Boing Boing: Black & Decker jar-opener. 'Boyfriends the world over now one step closer to redundency, decide to form union.'
- Boing Boing: Crick's first sketch of DNA. Nifty. These days the way DNA 'looks' is pretty well recognised, but it started off this way...
- Boing Boing: Rock and Roll fonts. Many of these are only slightly modified (if at all) from original typefaces... but still, it's a cool resource.
- Boing Boing: Robin Williams' anti-Disney, pro-Pixar "Song of Freedom".
Don't have to work for da mouse no more....
* note that despite this post title, i am not a trekkie. not all geeks are trekkies, ok?
- Consortiumnews.com | The Bush Rule of Journalism
- How To Start Your Very Own Blog In Fifty-One Easy Steps! || kuro5hin.org
- The Rorschach Test
- Barry Boys Gold:
You fucked up your car
- PCTHiker.com: Pepsi-G Stove Assembly Instructions
- SkyscraperCity Forums - Brisbane - Austcorp's Future Skyline Pics (not modem friendly)
- Urbrisbane - Urban Brisbane
- Multiple flaws found in Linux kernel - Breaking - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/:
A number of vulnerabilities have been found in the Linux kernel, according to the advisory service Secunia.
contrast between old and new, city/kangaroo point.
IEBlog | IE7:
[Microsoft is] committing to deliver a new version of Internet Explorer for Windows XP customers. Some immediate thoughts:
- This is only for Win XP SP2, so MS is still trying to force users to upgrade their OS just to get a better browser. To put it another way: MS is still saying 'fuck you' to anyone who hasn't upgraded to their latest, greatest and soon-to-be-replaced OS.
- It's unlikely that they would have bothered with this unless Firefox had started gaining marketshare. Firefox, Opera, hell even Netscape 7 are all far superior browsers and have been for some time.
- It's also unlikely that they would have bothered if Longhorn's release date hadn't slipped.
- MS will no doubt claim they are wonderful for adding features which long ago became 'standard' in other browsers... eg. popup blocking, tabbed browsing, easy plugin controls.
- I hear that this IE7 release uses a new/modified rendering engine so I guess we'll have to figure out all the new bugs.
- That said, the press release etc all focus on this being an 'improvement for security' so this could all just be a massive security patch with added marketing.
So... overall... I guess it's better for MS to at least roll out a new browser for XP, even if they're not making it available to existing customers with other products. That said, there's no indication yet as to whether IE7 will support web standards or isolate itself from the OS a little better.
It's just MS scrambling to stem the flow of users moving away from IE... MS doesn't like that because they want their users to remain docile. The do not want people to think for themselves, or - worst of all - consider and switch to non-MS alternatives. Once people switch from IE to Firefox they're that much more likely to switch to OpenOffice or an email client like Eudora or Thunderbird. MS is the AOL of software - as far as they are concerned the less their users have to think, the better.
- Govt accused of breaking family election promises. 15/02/2005. ABC News Online:
The Northern Territory's Labor senator says Australian families have been cheated by the Howard Government's pre-election promises on family benefits.Wow. There's a surprising development. Johnny didn't mean it, really? Say it ain't so.
- Australia urged to press US on torture claims. 15/02/2005. ABC News Online:
Amnesty International says the Federal Government is obligated to question the United States further on allegations Australian detainees have been tortured.
- Doing time for cyber crime - Icon - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/. Not a bad writeup actually - discusses the sorts of crimes landing hackers/crackers in jail and also touches on the hysterical things people are willing to believe:
During one of his prison sentences, [Kevin Mitnick] was thrown in solitary confinement for eight months because the prosecutor convinced the court he could start a nuclear war by whistling into a telephone.The article also gets into the vastly different sentences which are being handed down - some too hard, some too soft, some totally wrong. Imagine spending 16 months in prison for trying to get a security flaw fixed in your own company...!
- Telstra takes another look at Lifeline - National - www.smh.com.au I guess even Telstra realises when they'll look like utter arseholes. What really shits me is the tiny amount they're talking about - $1m is petty cash to Telstra - and the way they keep talking about 'paying' for free calls. Telstra is the fucking phone provider. The only way they 'pay' for calls is by maintaining the fucking network, which is their job in the first place. So the dollar value of supplying 'free calls' is questionable at best.
- More on this... Australian IT - Telstra ponderous over Lifeline (Correspondents in Canberra, FEBRUARY 15, 2005):
Telstra, which last week posted a $2.3 billion profit, told Lifeline three years ago that it would pull its $1 million in annual funding on June the 30th this year.This one quote sums up the two big issues. Telstra acts like it somehow can't afford $1m after posting a $2.3 billion profit; but yes, Lifeline was told three years ago. There are many other corporations that could have coughed up $1m.
UNF-UNF item 763... but why doesn't she jump in? :)
- Australian IT - Telstra hangs up on Lifeline (Correspondents in Sydney, FEBRUARY 14, 2005):
TELSTRA?s decision to stop providing free phone calls for people in distress could close a well known emergency counselling service.Why the hell isn't this on the front page?
- Howard keeps in touch with everyday reality - National - www.smh.com.au. The basis of that headline? Johnny said so.... I guess it must be true. Sure.
- Towering inferno drama - World - www.smh.com.au (amazing photo, too).
- Ruddock downplays Habib's allegations. 14/02/2005. ABC News Online. The worst thing about this is that it's barely 'news'. Nobody would have expected Ruddock to do otherwise. It's clear that something is up at Guantanamo Bay; it's also clear that America is not going to change the situation and the rest of the world is just letting it happen. The US has become a rogue state, truly a power answerable to no other. The UN has become irrelevant and it's only a matter of time before it's disbanded, or at least the US resigns from it (or other countries resign in protest).
- Iraq vote means Shiites must bargain. 14/02/2005. ABC News Online. It seems like a good thing that some compromise will be involved - but then, I really don't know the political landscape. After all, the nation has spent years being ruled by a dictator-led minority class.
[eagle street pier carpark] this must have shaken the driver's teeth out. the imprint of the tyre is at about chest height - clearly someone backed their 4WD into this pole; and the spare tyre slammed into it with enough force to leave an imprint of the text written into the rubber. they're using Bridgestone Desert Duellers, from the look of it.
- Boing Boing: FidoNET Web-interface. Ahhhh FidoNET.
- Boing Boing: Supposed tsunami charity hacker charged. Boing is reporting that this guy simply used a text-only browser to access the site... no details have been released by mainstream media. Seems a bit odd.
- Boing Boing: Buy a COOP sticker, go to jail:
Officials have charged 31-year-old Dean Young, the owner of a yellow Ford Focus displaying the images, with distribution of sexually oriented materials to minors. The charge is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of 364 days in jail and $1,000 fine.It's no more explicit than Video Hits... and they distribute far more harmful shit ;)
- Boing Boing: MPAA shuts down Lokitorrent, obtains server logs. I really don't see why the MPAA is being allowed to take over the domains - getting it shut down is one thing, getting ownership of it... quite another. What if they start advertising music retailers using those domains? They'll have used a court order as part of their business plan. Surely that's not on.
- Boing Boing: 5-star underwater hotel coming to Bahamas. James Bond villains eat your heart out.
- Boing Boing: Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" to become TV series. Give me paw!!
- Boing Boing: Turn beloved t-shirts into pillows
- Boing Boing: Shoplifting is safer than downloading
best. calvin. and. hobbes. ever. well actually equal best with the one which ends with 'sometimes i think the surest sign that intelligent live exists out there is that none of it has tried to contact us'.
- TheStar.com - Nuclear siren plan debated:
In Pickering, local opposition to the 27 planned [nuclear emergency alert] sirens has been strong in the Bay Ridges and West Shore communities, where residents feel the sirens would lower property values and possibly create panic if they ever sounded.They want an emergency alert system which won't bother anyone. Really.
- Energy Drinks | an R.BIRD Patterns report
- AppleTalk - Mac mini in a PC Case. Pointless hacks I have seen.
- Please, sweat the small stuff ~ Authentic Boredom. The joy of Unsharp Mask. But please, people, apply it AFTER you resize.
- royal.gov.uk > Press releases > Marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales. We are not amused, but we have also mastered brevity! :)
- New cameras turn night into day. 10/02/2005. ABC News Online. Nifty.
- Unions seek 'menstrual leave' for Toyota workers. 11/02/2005. ABC News Online. Will people get 'migraine leave'? Will insomniacs get 12 days a year to call in and say 'sorry, but i didn't sleep a wink last night - see you tomorrow'? This is a really short-sighted proposal. It'd be better to push for additional sick leave for a range of chronic/recurring illnesses, including extreme period pain.
- Netcraft: Non-Microsoft Browsers Have Spoofing Flaw, although I think you can defeat it by just typing the URL in yourself.
Story Bridge, taken from Riverside.
Eagle Street Pier carpark. [Update: I pulled some courage together and entered this over at lj:photochallenge]
Both taken earlier tonight... I love digital :)
Also posted at lj:aussie_photos.
Update (2005.02.17): came Photochallenge">8th out of 39 for the photo challenge... rather chuffed at that actually, particularly since i got more votes than the shots i voted for :)
wildgrass at kangaroo point, brisbane.
PHWOAR, I say. Car and Driver Magazine : The Mother of all GT-Rs, the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Z-tune. This quote sums it up:
Why did they make it? Simple. To show what's possible.
Why is it that I always like the most expensive possible version of everything? :)
- Rather than grabbing half of these links, I'll just link to linkfrenzy 2005-02-06.
- Actually, I will give a separate link to Doogle, for making me laugh my arse off.
- Is it time to let the Pope die? || kuro5hin.org. in addition to discussion of the pope's terrible health, this includes an interesting wrap of key figures in current world politics and what their deaths (or other key events) might trigger.
- The Effect of New Media Distribution on Body Image and Self Esteem || kuro5hin.org
- Google Blog | those clever polar bears
- erasing.org / I Ate iPod Shuffle . This is rather brilliant.
- IOL: Science & Tech. Hi boss, sorry I'm late - my Lexus clicked on an attachment...
- Seventies Design. I often wonder how we'll see the present day in a few years.
Why Does Windows Still Suck? / Why do PC users put up with so many viruses and worms? Why isn't everyone on a Mac? OK, great question: why do people put up with their computers fucking up? Then it turns into Mac zealotism. Shit man, you started out so well.
This go me thinking about the whole Mac vs. PC thing (again) and I think I've finally worked out what's going on: this whole Mac thing... it's a conspiracy.
I have to say, I've always wondered what MacHeads were getting out of Macs that I'm missing. Sure, they might look pretty (the Macs that is) but I've never found the ones that these people clearly use - you know, it directly stimulates the pleasure centres of the brain, makes you a coffee and gives you a blowjob (alter this to your relevant beverage/body parts, work with me people).
See, I hear people talk about how their Mac has never crashed and never needed any maintenance. Ever. Plus they knew how to use it instantly and never once screamed at it in frustration. Then they say how it's so cool that there's an update to the OS every other week which they've just installed, you know the one with the feline name? OSX Kitty or something. Doesn't matter that they dump on Windows for having an OS update every other week, their updates are Good Updates. Plus they're now claiming that Macs are 'cheap'.
None of this matches my own experience. The Macs I've used crashed just as much as any other computer. They all cost substantially more than any comparable PC (unless you're fucking stupid enough to buy a Dell or whatever name brand). I once spent an hour trawling the help files looking for the answer to a simple question... only to discover its help files assumed I already knew where to find Panel X. I assume Panel X existed somewhere on the machine, but I'll never know since I reefed the power cable out of the wall and asked a MacHead to test the damn website on their laptop (why do so many MacHeads drag their personal laptop into work, only to run it next to their work-supplied G5-from-hell?).
I've tried, really. I've used Macs. Only once as a workstation - *twitch* the G3 crash-o-matic *twitch*twitch*. But we have Macs at work for testing purposes. I've used a G3, G4, G4 dual-chip, PowerBook and an iMac (first generation). I've used OS 8, 9, 10. Maybe 7, not sure. I have not found any iteration to be 'intuitive' - ever since my first Mac experience, I've found them annoying. The power button was placed on the keyboard (I call it the 'cat key') and marked with a left-pointing triangle. WTF? The floppy drive had no eject button. WTF? I have to drag my disk WHERE on the desktop? WTF? Are you fucking crazy? On my Amiga that meant FORMAT.
My overall position is this: Macs are no more reliable than anything else. They are no more intuitive than anything else (that's probably the key point actually). I *hate* the Mac 'floating window' paradigm. I hate the way Mac OS comes up with radically different interface features in every new release (where did that weird little pop-out configuration bar thing go?). I definitely hate the way everything on a Mac is bloody *round*. Apparently corners scare Mac people. Games... need I say more? A lot of the software I like doesn't have a Mac port (the major stuff, yes; but not the various utilities). Most file compatibility issues I've come across were related to going between Mac and PC. Sure, there aren't many Mac viruses out there... but that isn't going to make me switch. I do, however, want an iPod. Please also note that I'm not saying Windows is good or doesn't crash or any crap like that. I think Windows sucks, but I don't have the time/energy to learn Linux and I don't have the money or inclination to buy a Mac.
I've just watched a workmate go through the joy of getting a brand new iMac G5. Sure, it may have taken several attempts to get his files off the G4. Sure it might have taken hours even over the apparently-magical firewire. But hey, it's nifty and one piece and runs nice and fast! Two days later he was logging a support job to replace the monitor since it had fucked pixels (some dead, some 'dark'). Massive runaround ensues since not even the people who sold the machine to our organisation know what the tech support deal is. He's told he'll have to ship the damn thing off site for at least a week - hang on, it's an iMac so doesn't that mean he will have NO COMPUTER? You can't just borrow a monitor off someone. Eventually they are forced to come out and replace the monitor on site. The new monitor only has one fucked pixel.
Of course, he still defends his Mac. It has not actually wronged him, he still feels the love. Although not a tattood iSoldier in the OS frontlines, he remains a Mac advocate.
Then it hits me - the people who sold this Mac didn't know who was getting it. They didn't know they were going to harm a Brother. They shipped.... an evil Mac.
You see, finally realisation has dawned. There are two kinds of Macintosh. There's the kind I've come across... then there's the kind that they sell to people who go to Mac showrooms with their Mac t-shirts, Mac tattoos and the blue iPod which is the Work iPod (nothing in this sentence is a joke). These people get ushered out the back, to the room with hundreds of Mac Ninja training for.... well, who knows? Even Mac Ninja are Ninja. So anyway, in this secret room they find rows of............... the Other Macs.
My guess is these Other Macs have the fuckup chip removed. These Macs actually have a Panel X, a screensaver and an eject button on the CD drive. All games run on this Mac. Even Microsoft applications run perfectly on this Mac (or maybe not, if you read the article...). This is.... The Mac.
The Zealot is then initated into the next level of the cult, sworn to secrecy and sent home with their cheap, perfect Mac. They are given DVD manuals on how to annoy the piss out of everyone by talking about their Mac all the fucking time. They actually earn money for defending the price of their own Mac, thus coming out with a profit over time.
The rest of us get Evil Macs.
- Accessible Information Solutions - Colour Contrast Analyser. Similar to Juicy Studio: Colour Contrast Analyser.
- Forgotten Element Types @ The Autistic Cuckoo
- Dan Says :: Geocities surfers, rejoice!:
enjoy a new world wide web, free of Comic Sans.
- Stopdesign | MSN goes CSS. Still looks like shit. I'm still using Google for searching. Next!
- Le blog personnel de Joe Clark: September 2003 | The International Compliant Style (IC-Style). It's all true.
- slayeroffice | code | fancy menu
- Navigation Study on Current University Websites
- Mayne sells Crikey site for $1m - Business - www.smh.com.au :
Online publisher and shareholder activist Stephen Mayne has sold his five-year-old Crikey site for $1 million to former Sydney Morning Herald editor Eric Beecher.(probably would have put this in a news bits post, but i've been too busy to do those lately)
- The New York Times | Spirits of The Times: A Humble Old Label Ices Its Rivals. A blind taste test of premium vodkas, with a cheap bottle of Smirnoff thrown in for fun...... the Smirnoff won. As an aside, vodkas do taste different; but you generally have to whack them in the freezer beforehand to be able to appreciate it (the alcohol burn at room temperature is too distracting).
- Veer: Ideas: Lightboxing. kind of like photoshop tennis.
- Wired News: Hide Your IPod, Here Comes Bill:
To the growing frustration and annoyance of Microsoft's management, Apple Computer's iPod is wildly popular among Microsoft's workers. ... 'About 80 percent of Microsoft employees who have a portable music player have an iPod,' said one source. It's beautiful. I wonder - as does the author of this article - how many Microsoft employees own Sony PlayStations?
- Computer Languages History (preview)
- weaselwords. bastard words that fuck our lives up.
- Mac Hall Comics | 2005.01.31. I don't know if this says more about MacHeads or art teachers...
- Honda Worldwide | HDTV | ASIMO (Research Model) - Running at 3km/h
- neat hacks and inventions
- The Morning News Gallery - The Bear by Witold Riedel
more on gmail's sudden storm of invites... one person i know has 50 invites, two others have just a couple. from what they've told me about the invites they've sent, it doesn't seem to correspond with successful invites. maybe it's based on total number sent regardless of result; or perhaps it's based on regularity of login. but it's not obvious.
Yep, it seems I have 50 Gmail invites all of a sudden. Five-zero. That's a lot of love to spread around.
I wonder if everyone's got that many?
someone carefully stacked these broken bricks into a kind of informal lantern shape. i saw it several mornings in a row, then decided to stop and take some photos. that afternoon, it was gone.