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

Creative's given me another reason not to buy their gear

07/09/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Creative, makers of the Audigy, SoundBlaster cards as well as my unloved wireless media player, have decided to start charging for the Vista versions of their drivers. I'm very much opposed to vendors doing this; one would expect that the software and… more »
 

#1! #1!

07/09/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
While looking at the referred searches, I noticed a lot of hits from people looking for entries on "googlestreets"; it looks like we've got the #1 hit on Google for the term. What's interesting is that GoogleStreets is not even a Google approved name;… more »
 

Private enterprise versus personal photography

07/08/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
When's a public street not a public street? The answer is "When it's a diguised shopping mall". There's a case at the moment where a development partially funded with public money using a public street is now covered by faux-anti-photography laws… more »
 

ǝpoɔıun ƃuısn ʇxǝʇ pǝsɹǝʌǝɹ

07/07/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
(ƃuıoqƃuıoq ɐıʌ) (¡ɥɔnɯ ʇı ƃuısn ǝq ll,ı ʇɐɥʇ ʇou) ʇı ǝʌol ı ˙ʎɹǝʞɔɐɥ ɟo… more »
 

CatCam

06/23/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
An enterprising German figured out how to attach a small camera to his pet cat that would take photos automatically throughout the cat's daily wanderings. It's really quite clever. (Via BoingBoing) more »
 

Voice channels in online gaming

06/19/07 | by Adam | Categories: Games
There's a good article from Wired about the effect of voice chat within online gaming. Personally, while I'm more than happy to use it while gaming -- it's pretty much a requirement when participating in a WoW raid -- I never speak unless participating… more »
 

Rejected Wii Games

06/18/07 | by Adam | Categories: Games, YouTube
I may have to create a Wii section on the blog at this rate... Anyway, link is to a video of a few "rejected" Wii games! (Via Kottke) more »
 

The Wiimote bravely goes where theremin has gone before

06/16/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
More YouTube silliness: the original Star Trek theme as played on a Wiimote. (Via Gizmodo) more »
 

YouTube Oddity of the day: Bikini Computer Smashing

06/16/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly, YouTube
I'm at a total loss to explain the audience for this one, other than people looking for bizarre videos. Still, at least she's following basic safety procedure by donning protective eye-wear prior to destroying the PowerBook. (Via Gizmodo) more »
 

Fun with GoogleStreets

06/15/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Google recently added full photographic views of some parts of some cities to GoogleMaps. Much like with GoogleEarth, people have been spotting a few interesting events on camera. Here's Wired's take on it. BoingBoing also has an interesting discussion… more »
 

New Boot Camp feature

06/12/07 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
While Parallels is the way I prefer to run XP on my MacBook these days, DF notes that Apple's Boot Camp windows environment now has a new feature that suspends OSX and BootCamp launch. Thus when you return, you can pick up where you left off rather than… more »
 

The fall of the captcha

06/12/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Neat article from the NYT on the rise and fall of the captcha ("Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart") authentication process. (From TalkingPointsMemo) more »
 

"Fallout" returns

06/07/07 | by Adam | Categories: Games, YouTube
Oooh! One of my favourite game franchises is back. I can't wait to see what they do with it this time around. (Via Nodwick) more »
 

Air conditioning for dummies

06/06/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Basic physics with an attitude. (Via OptimusCrime) more »
 

Bad Macworld

06/05/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Macintosh
This subscription card appeared in a recent Macworld issue. Spot the mistake. more »
 

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