Monday, August 28, 2006

Three New 'Get A Mac' Ads

Apple has added three new TV ads to their 'Get A Mac' ads: 'Accident', 'Angle/Devil', and 'Trust Mac'

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Dwell magazine profiled on

Dwell is one of my favorite magazines. They even produce their television show on the Mac.

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Simple hack lets you view all comments on a PRIVATE Myspace profile

Thought your "private" myspace comments were really private? Well think again! This simple code lets ANYONE view all the comments on ANY private profile. With a simple variation you can also view "private" pictures. It's so simple, i dont know why someone didn't figure it out sooner.

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Friday, August 25, 2006

How to create a successful start-up

This panel of five Silicon Valley entrepreneurs discussed the challenges and critical success factors necessary to create a successful start-up.

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Thanks for the typo CNN

Five Habits of Highly Profitable Software Developers

"Software developers who have the ability to create and maintain quality software in a team environment are in high demand in today's technology-driven economy. The number one challenge facing developers working in a team environment is reading and understanding software written by another developer. "

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Open Source: Designing a book with LyX

If you've ever considered writing a book, you may have looked at the layout capabilities of Writer, AbiWord, KWrite, or other word processing programs. While these tools can produce adequate results for many types of documents, it's also worth considering LyX, an open source (GPL) desktop publishing application.

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A Flying Segway? The Personal Helicopter

Unlike traditional helicopters the GEN H-4 has 2 sets of coaxial, contra-rotating rotors (like a KA-52 Hokum) which eliminates the need of a tail rotor for balancing. It is powered by 4 lightweight 125cc 2 cylinder engines which use standard gasoline. It can fly to an altitude of 1000 meters at a top speed of 59 mph for up to 30 minutes.


how cool is this? now i can literally "drop in" on my friends and parents.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006's twin sister

You can get a sampler pack from Method if you blog about them. I always love free stuff. Free stuff that helps you clean is even better!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Survey: People only call an average of four people on their cell phones

Cell phone users spend lots of time talking into their devices, but they generally communicate with very few people. Just how few? Would you believe four?

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Diagnoses at the click of a mouse

VisualDx, a computer software system used in 350 hospitals in the USA and 10 other countries, along with the U.S. military and several state and local health departments. The system, made by Logical Images of Rochester, N.Y., provides instant access to nearly 13,000 medical photos that can help doctors diagnose more than 700 diseases.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

web 2.0 overload

here are some of the sites that i use:

search: google [but looking for a companion to google; how about]

Laws of Game Programming

#1 Real game programmers aren't afraid of mathematics.
#2 Real game programmers use C++.
#3 Real game programmers aren't afraid of learning new things.
etc. etc.

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More Photos from Apple WWDC 2006

check the link. Here are some more photos of what you can see today from outside of the moscone center.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

BusinessWeek DIGGS Cover Boy Kevin Rose - Millionaire! Valley Boy!

August 14 BusinessWeek. The cover blurb reads: How This Kid Made $60 Million In 18 Months.'s KEVIN ROSE leads a new brat pack of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs. -- The writers grant Kevin rock star status. Oh, yes, they talk about other young web luminaries as well.

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The Astounding Magnetic Photo Rope

The simple and beautiful 43" cable comes with 8 magnets you can use to attach photos, postcards, birthday cards, dental checkup reminders...

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"Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds" story misleading.

The wireless hack described in this popular story turns out to not actually apply to Macbooks as it relies on 3rd-party wireless hardware rather than the wireless cards supplied by Apple.
FTA: "Maynor said the MacBook used in the demonstration was not using the wireless gear that shipped with the computer."

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Are the Chinese fucking stupid?

Read this news article about

Chinese county culls 50,000 dogs

I think it would take less time to go around offering free vaccinations for rabies than it would going around killing random dogs. Remind me never to live in rural China.

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MIT's Fab Tree Hab - growing houses instead of building them

The basic framework of the house would be created using a gardening method known as pleaching, in which young trees are woven together into a shape such as an archway, lattice, or screen and then maintain that form over the years. As the framework matured, the home grower would weave a dense layer of protective vines onto the exterior walls.

talk about an organic form factor. i much prefer angles and straight lines.

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Exploded F1 Car

I bet John would love this. Except for the fact that it's a Honda!

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