Archives for: March 2009

Why I dislike rebates #60

03/20/09 | by Adam | Categories: Whining
In the post from a few weeks ago, I commented on why I dislike mail-in rebates. The cheque for the rebate that sparked the comment arrived in the other day, two and a half months after sending in the form. Now I have another item to add to the list:… more »

No triskaidekaphobia here!

03/15/09 | by dena | Categories: Announcements, Raves
It was a happy, happy Friday the 13th for us! more »

Making music out of YouTube

03/12/09 | by Adam | Categories: Music, YouTube
This is quite impressive. Someone with a significant amount of free time has trawled YouTube, picking up videos of people jamming in their basements, instructional segments, practice sessions, music recitals and miscellaneous audio hackery, and has… more »

How about them apples?

03/10/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
There's a distinct logic -- and irony -- in a comment from a British IT outsourcer: “In the IT industry women earn a massive 23 per cent less than male counterparts, despite being equally capable,” says Craig-Wood. “IT companies should conduct a quick… more »

Man Cold

03/08/09 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
I wonder quite how unsympathetic EMS would be with me right now if I gave them a call. (Via Warren Kinsella) more »

The effect of sub-oceanic terrain on sea level

03/07/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
I realised that the gravity of the moon causes sea level to change (y'know, tides and all that) but I didn't know that underwater geography would have a similar effect. Nifty. (Via Kottke) more »

The hazard of filing based on keywords

03/01/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
Take a look at the photo below. Try to make sense of the category written on the front cover. It took me a bit longer to figure out than I care to admit. more »