Monday, January 29, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The world's strangest persons

The title is somewhat deceptive (e.g. no Carrot Top?), but odd and deserving of a stupid blog post

Hippies, ruining America

The New Yorker has a crazy history of vegetarianism. Warning: long and odd. Also, the second and last page in the article is about 1/10 the size of the first page. Why? I have no idea.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

Google enters the real world

Google will rule the world one day. This is only a patent for a potential form of advertising, but it is just so cool on so many levels.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How to steer a tugboat

Not as boring as it sounds.

Never choose again...

I don't plug products all that often, but if you hate installing instant messaging clients, check out meebo. You can use all kinds of networks separately or at once, and you can even add a little widget to your blog (this blog! our blog!) so readers can IM you in real time. Of course, now that I have unlimited IM on my phone, I can't pull myself away from its oh-so-accessible glow. This is really helpful in libraries, at work, and on friends' computers.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Two side of the same coin

Is easy accessibility in architecture an advantage or disadvantage?

National (Drinking) Anthem

Have you ever heard that the tune in "The Star-Spangled Banner" is taken from some old British drinking song? Many people know that little bit of trivia, but have never heard the original (RealAudio streaming - Sorry, it isn't my favorite format either).

If you can hack a spork...

you can hack anything. Now, can someone turn my Betamax machine to a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player?

Monday, January 1, 2007

2007: The year of MSPaint and the Google that could have been

I still use MSPaint graphics editing, and it's never let me down. Also, here are some discontinued Google services.

New-found Firefox extension

I just discovered this Firefox extension: it allows you to highlight text in a web page and treat that text as a URL for opening in a tab or window. That in itself is nice, so I don't have to go through the old "Ctrl-C Ctrl-T Ctrl-V Enter" routine to open these links, but the best part is the fact that you can set up custom URL generators. For instance, I added one for "*" where the * is replaced by whatever I highlight. So if I see a word or phrase and want to look it up in Wikipedia, all I have to do is highlight it and right-click.