Categories: "Technology" or "Copyright" or "Games" or "iPhone" or "Macintosh" or "PalmT3" or "YouTube"


03/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Rands has an interesting thesis: unduly complex films, books and TV shows are not a case of a creator misunderstanding the audience, but rather understanding it all too well. (Via Daring Fireball) more »

The problem with time travel

03/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Yup: causality. Here's a brief primer from the physicists over at Irregular Webcomic. more »

"Can We Get A Napkin, Please"

03/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Unlike most of the Improv Anywhere performances which seem to be annoying -- funny, to be sure, but still at someone's expense -- their food court musical number is a classic. (Via BoingBoing) more »

Simon's Cat Wants In

03/11/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube
Cool little animation about a cat wanting in. An earlier one about trying to wake up the owner is also pretty darn amazing. more »

Screen cleaner

03/10/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Words fail me. more »

Extraterritoriality, the internet and the US

03/09/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, American
Interesting article from the NYT: if a US government department takes a scunner to you, and you have your domain registered with a US-based registrar, they can and will shut it down. The purpose of the site, the readership, the server location all make… more »

The most complex webcomic annotation ever?

03/08/08 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
As regular readers know, I love my "Irregular Webcomic" which is probably the smartest use of Lego out there, including building large Millennium Falcons. In the linked-to episode above, he explains Godel's incompleteness theorem. You need to read this… more »

Laptop catches fire at airport

03/06/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube
It's another in the sequence of the Sony-battery-goes-critical videos. No idea as to when it was taken so it may be quite old. (Via Gizmodo) more »

Ross Rubin on the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray wars

03/04/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Interesting article on why although Blu-Ray may have outlasted HD-DVD, it hasn't necessarily succeeded. more »

Self-destructing wind turbine

03/03/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube
Impressive video of what happens when the wind over powers a wind turbine tower. (Via BoingBoing) more »

Top "greenest" cars in North America

03/02/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Wired has a small article on what are the twelve cleanest-running production cars in North America, as well as the twelve worst. What's nice is that there are a number of the cleaner cars I'd be happy to drive when my current (not-so-envirofriendly)… more »

NewsFire RSS Reader is free

03/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
David Watanabe, author of my favourite OSX-based news/RSS reader, "NewsFire", has made it freeware today. I highly recommend it so give it a whirl. more »

Palm emulator for the iPhone

03/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: iPhone, PalmT3
Wired asks: The question is, Why? The answer is: there are a lot of good PalmOS applications that simply don't exist on the iPhone. more »

Indoors composter

02/29/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
It's probably an expensive way to dispose of vegetative material, but given Calgary's climate, I like the idea of a composter that you don't need to go outside into the severe cold to feed. more »

The apostrophe: victim of poor programming practices

02/27/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Interesting article on how poorly constructed code makes a hash of legitimate names. On the other hand, xkcd has a nice example of when you really should filter your input data... more »

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