Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I love you more

It's the Pepsi Girl again!


Google makes another acquisition

Google's efforts to offer hosted applications, such as word processors and spreadsheets, mesh with JotSpot's strategy to build online productivity applications, Kraus wrote.

Google buys JotSpot, dips into wiki world | CNET News.com

Monday, October 30, 2006

Wallstrip: Google Buys YouTube


The best freeware Mac apps

This is the real list, no shareware... very high quality and some open source. I don't want to be called a spammer but I created this and am hosting it on a cheap ad-less tripod site.

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Haunted Mansion Fireworks Display

mentos + pepsi + red-headed girl


Sunday, October 29, 2006

In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year

"Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it. But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates at Falls Church High School say they're over MySpace. "I think it's definitely going down -- a lot of my friends have deleted their MySpaces and are more into Facebook now," said Birnbaum."

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Google Factory Tour

Google Factory Tour event on 5/19/05 at Google's Mountain View headquarters.

Friday, October 27, 2006


We tend to define “power users” differently in the PC and Mac camps. In the Mac world, we consider power users to be the people who do a lot of Photoshop or video editing, and sometimes the serious gamers with tweaked out systems. We define power users by their applications more than their hardware.In the PC world, power users run fast Pentium and Athlon processors, which are overclocked more often than not. They choose their hard drives, video cards, and other components based on performance. The goal seems to be having the best hardware, not productivity.Using cars as an analogy, PC hardware users build tricked out hot rods while Mac users buy production cars and trucks to get the job done.

  Defining the Apple “Power User” by Apple Gazette

Taking Wi-Fi power to the people

The Spanish start-up FON wants you to help it unwire San Francisco and other cities around the globe by providing ubiquitous Wi-Fi access.

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It almost looks edible.

Bits & Pieces: Big Mac pumpkin

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

scotch egg

scotch egg
Originally uploaded by chotda.
hmm... all the cholesterol you could ever want, all rolled up in one nice round package.

How To Make a Great Cup of Coffee

Think you know how to make a great cup of coffee? Think again. It's all about the best beans, a careful roast and optimal brewing.

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cool but useless?

i can't imagine this would be more utilitarian than a handfree headset.
the only reason to use this is just to make people laugh around the office.

ThinkGeek :: ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

will you use the zzzTimbo Search Engine?

Richard Dawkins: Why There Almost Certainly Is No God

Not only do we need no God to explain the universe and life. God stands out in the universe as the most glaring of all superfluous sore thumbs. We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can't disprove, we can say that God is ...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Secrets of Greatness - What it takes to be great

Research now shows that the lack of natural talent is irrelevant to great success. The secret? Painful and demanding practice and hard work.
take home message: Lazy people will never achieve "greatness."

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Advanced Quicksilver Tutorial Screencast

Learn advanced Quicksilver actions including setup and usage of the shelf and clipboard modules, and setup and usage of triggers (with helpful examples). Also, a helpful quicktip at the end!

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Rubik's Cube Solver

Just input the faces of your cude and this application will take you by the hand on how to solve it.

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Make a Battle Star Galactica 'Cylon' Jack-o-Lantern (Back & Forth Eyes!!)

Cylons are great. They're evil, menacing, and shiny. They have glowing red lights, computer-monotone voices. For halloween, we made Cylon Jack-o-lanterns. The design consists of two parts, a pumpkin-carving part and an electronics part. The big idea, of course, is to make the Cylon's red eye scan back and forth.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

The guys from 37 signals on Apple.com

37signals are the guys behind Ruby on Rails, Basecamp, and many other Web 2.0 innovations. They're die-hard Mac users. Apple has posted a video profiling their Mac usage. - via TUAW.

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Analysts say, 'Buy Apple Shares' before January's Macworld Expo

Analysts for UBS Investment Research are thrilled with what their seeing from Apple Computer in recent quarters and are urging investors to buy shares of the company ahead of January's insanity-induced Macworld trade show in San Francisco

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if i could afford this i would get it


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

google video

this is kinda long. 21:50.

do these things ever blow up?

Robot Swarm Works Together to Shift Heavy Objects (with video)

A "swarm" of simple-minded robots that teams up to move an object too heavy for them to manage individually has been demonstrated by robotics researchers.

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phones for seniors

Crave: The CNET Gadget Blog

seniors get a similar user interface to what we give small children. children require a simple interface because they are new to this world. the elderly require simplicity because they are too stubborn to learn technology?

where is the backup powersource?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A giant hop for robot-kind

As Nasa's Martian robot, Opportunity, wheels its way around the edge of the Victoria crater, a new breed of automaton is being developed that could provide a great leap forward, literally, in robotic exploration.

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Human species 'may split in two'

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.
an interesting read. i posit that some of this has already happened.

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ipod you pod we all pod

"Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like," Jobs told the Times. "That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

Wired News: Straight Dope on the IPod's Birth

what the...

NeXTSTEP Release 3 Demo

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wil Shipley tears apart Larry Bodine's Essay on why he doesn't like the mac

Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster, as an early birthday present to himself, exposes all the inaccuracies and contradictions in an article criticizing the Mac. A hilarious read.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

If humans disappeared from the earth today - what would happen? (pic)

A timeline of how the earth would be affected if humans suddenly disappeared. Eerily detailed, it's scary because the effects sound kind of good - until you realize we'd all be dead.

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YouTube's Karim: "Wardrobe Malfunction" Gave Me The Idea of Video Sharing

Karim grew up in West Germany, and his family immigrated to Minnesota when Karim started high school. His Bangladeshi father is a chemist at 3M, and his German mother is a biochemistry research professor at the University of Minnesota. Karim got his bachelor's in computer science and engineering in 2004 at the University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

really stoned professor video

CoRD - Cocoa Remote Desktop

"CoRD is a remote desktop client for Mac OS X ported from the UNIX program rdesktop. It is a Universal Binary, and allows you to connect to multiple servers concurrently."

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PhantomPark Parks Your Ride Underground

the narrator is creepy

A Molecular Gastronome Presents His Culinary Innovations to Montreal Foodies

Seed: On Location: Eat This!

The politics of science will Change

For too long scientists have approached politics with one hand tied behind their backs. This November, all that's going to change.

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Extra Pounds May Drain Brain

Add another hazard to the pitfalls of being overweight -- a few extra pounds might reduce your brainpower. According to a new French study, heftier people score lower on cognitive tests, even when factors such as education level are taken into account.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Safari, Firefox Shares of Browser Market Highest of Year

Safari maintained its ongoing third place position with 3.53 percent of the browser market, while Firefox, still in second place, climbed up to 12.46 percent. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, dipped down to 82.10 percent, according to statistics from Market Share.
Dear Microsoft, you suck!

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Best in Breed Show Dog Stolen from Right Under Owner's Nose

Monday, October 09, 2006

'Manorexia' on the Rise: Experts Estimate 1 Million Men Affected

Medical researchers are discovering that anorexia is not limited to women and that the idea of starving yourself in order to achieve the perfect body is crossing gender lines.

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Three new "Get A Mac Ads"

Apple continues their 'get a mac' ad campaign with three new ads today. Self Pity, Counselor, and Better Results...check 'em out!

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Yahoo editor fired - not enough porn, too much programming at work

Fred Munk yesterday lost his job for excessive perl programming. Munk was hired for categorization and review of links to pornographic websites for Yahoo's Erotica department. He allegedly spent more time programming perl-scripts than looking for porn.
this is actually kinda funny.

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Steve Jobs - Next Computers - Part 1 of 2

wow. he looks so young.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Too much Digg? Get more work done with Blossom for OS X!

Ever wonder where all the hours go? Blossom tracks how much time you spend on each app, web site, or document, and visualizes the data as a beautiful blossoming plant. Meet your goals and see your virtual plant blossom! Vote for the Blossom concept at http://mydreamapp.com/vote/ and see your productivity blossom!

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shabu shabu every night?

mmm.. tea

Drinking tea soothes stress, researchers say | COSMOS magazine

I drink the stuff at work: cheap green tea.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Maxtor Quality Issues

aww.. i miss seeing them on tv.
Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion

Cha-Ching: New OS X Quicken Killer

There's a new app for OS X called Cha-Ching, and even at version 0.2, it's looking like a promising alternative to the horrendous mac version of Quicken. Here's hoping development goes strong on this one!

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Cutting-Edge Chefs

Foie gras cotton candy? Beef tongue with fried mayo? Today's boldest chefs combine the previously uncombinable and still make it taste great

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Top 10 Headphones Reviewed

Here is a list I have compiled of headphones that I have used over the past two years. I have owned at one point or another all of these headphones at one time. As most web designers know it is very very important to have good headphones seeing as more often than not it's just you and your laptop plugging away...

read the digg comments instead.

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guess what he's doing

Monday, October 02, 2006

get paid to digg?

Digg Black Market

parking ticket

i received a parking ticket yesterday. now i have the priviledge of paying $36 to the city of laguna beach just because i forgot to put that extra quarter in the meter. true, we both could have kept track of time better.

we were parked right outside this cute nursery in laguna beach:

Fusano's Laguna Nursery - Laguna Beach, Ca - Landscape Design - Gardening Classes - 949.497.4880