Archives for: September 2008

Cardboard duvet

09/28/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
There's something strangely appealing about this duvet and pillow set silkscreened to look like cardboard boxes. (Via BoingBoing) more »

"Hamlet" through the prism that is Facebook

09/26/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Another fine McSweeney's outing. Oh, here's the New Facebook graphical representation of the same. (Via Ezra Klein) more »

Redecorating a basement with a Sharpie

09/25/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
This has to be the ultimate in graffiti. (Via ihb) more »

Escape from reality

09/24/08 | by Adam | Categories: Games
World Of Warcraft: Nothing eases the tension after a long day of putting up with other people's bullshit while running around completing repetitive tasks like logging on to Warcraft to put up with other people's bullshit while running around completing… more »

Somehow, it's still going...

09/23/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Link is to a nice review on the latest iteration of the Amiga operating system. It sounds as if the developers have put a lot of work into making it current and useful but I doubt that I'll ever move back to it. more »

OSX's "Safety Net"

09/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
For a lot of people, changing operating systems is a significant step. You lose all of your applications, most of your data and a large amount of proficiency (and time!) while you relearn the basics. It's mostly true even within generations of the same… more »

60's oilfield technology

09/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
In the 1960's, the cutting edge of technology in Alberta's gas and oil sector included bows and flaming arrows. Seriously. (Via BoingBoing) more »

Application focus under OSX

09/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: Whining, Macintosh
For the most part I've been very happy with OSX compared to its competition. This isn't a long standing Mac fanatic thing: I couldn't stand OS9 and the prior System releases; the Mac only became an acceptable option to me after the "classic" MacOS was… more »

Monolingual strikes again

09/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Regular readers of this blog will remember a run in a few months ago with a tool called Monolingual that carefully destroyed a fair number of software installs on my Mac. I thought I'd fixed all of the problems. Not quite; I just found another case.… more »

Radio Adam foobared

09/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Macintosh
Yesterday I updated Radio Adam to use the newest iTunes since it had been working appropriately on my other systems. Part of the install requires a reboot of the system which I didn't think much of at the time. When everything came back up, I restarted… more »

Time Magazine's Worst Cars List

09/07/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Potpourri
Time's list of lousy cars is remarkably even-handed: it doesn't go just for the most ugly or unreliable but also for those which started unfortunate trends. (Via Wired) more »


09/06/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Another fine Joy Of Tech. more »

The Register reviews Nokia's best business phone to date

09/02/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Fun little article from the UK's Register which reviews the best of the Nokia phones currently on the market. I have one of them! more »

Rules for going to the cinema

09/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Seconded, although the popcorn should go too. (Via Kottke) more »
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