Archive for December, 2003

Tiny Grow

December 31st, 2003 by Jeff | 0

It’s Tiny Grow.

New NYC Subway Routes Hard to Explain

December 31st, 2003 by Jeff | 0

The Brighton line, currently the Q, formerly the D, and soon to be the B, will now go up Sixth Avenue. Well you try and explain the new service over NYC’s Manhattan Bridge. It’s pretty convoluted.

Is It Time to Sell MSFT?

December 29th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Great arguments explaining how and why Microsoft is heading for the dustbin of IT history.

A lot of you were jerks

December 29th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Canadian nerd Andrew Ironside gets elected valedictorian and has the last laugh.

The First U.S. President was John Hanson?

December 26th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Nope, it wasn’t George Washington. John Hanson of Maryland was chosen unanimously by Congress on November 5, 1781 as its first full term President. Apparently early American Federalists are responsible for the great American myth that George Washington was our first president.

Zip Map

December 23rd, 2003 by Jeff | 0

MIT Media Lab doctoral student Ben Fry has come up with a fun little zip code visualizer that narrows down postal areas with each number of a zip code you type. Also checkout his efforts in genetic cartography, his main area of research.

What a Crappy Present Dot Com

December 22nd, 2003 by Jeff | 0

This is totally fifth grader music. God, you’re such a loser. CDs are bad gifts for kids apparently. Whatacrappypresent.com tells it like it is.

The Futuro House

December 22nd, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed an all-plastic UFO-shaped house in 1968. Meant to be an affordable mass-produced home that could be flown into place by helicopter, only 20 were actually built.

Back in the Day…

December 19th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

I used a cassette tape for storage instead of a hard drive. It was 1981 and I’d type run and then press play to load a program. (Usually a Defender knock-off game) My first computer was the Commodore VIC 20. Gather ’round now children and I tell you more… Check it out at Old-Computer.com.

I’d pay 11 cents not to shop at Wal-Mart

December 19th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

The world’s largest retail is entering the music download biz. They plan to sell their Crappy Crap Crap for 88 cents per song, 11 cents cheaper than the Apple’s itunes.

FUH2

December 18th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Not a big fan of the Hummer H2? Well now you don’t have to feel alone in your disdain for the 8,000lb. gas guzzling glutton. Share your feelings with others.

Tiki Robots

December 18th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Checkout the great stuff from mixed media artist Flounder, aka Scott Scheidly. Heyheyhey, don’t miss the seven deadly sins.

I Guess It’ll Help in Prison

December 18th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

I wanna see Michael Jackson wearing one of those little bow ties and a pressed dark suit now that he has joined the Nation of Islam.

They’ll Pay You to use This Phone

December 17th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

When you add up the rebates from T-Mobile and Amazon, it turns out you’ll get paid $30 to sign up and use a T-Mobile Color Sidekick Phone.

Everything you wanted to know about Japan…

December 16th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Why are most Japanese reluctant to whistle at night? How do Japanese people look words up in the dictionary? What is the sound of one hand clapping? (seriously, there’s an answer to that.) Find the answers in the JAPAN SAQ (Seldom Asked Questions).

Carteles Mejicanos Cl

December 15th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Mexican movie poster for your enjoyment.

Just woke up one day and there it was

December 15th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

It was just floating over my house like a shoebox on stilts. Ontario College of Art & Design classroom by English architect Will Alsop.

Knit-wit Coffee Klatch

December 14th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

The latest value-added feature for your local java purveyor: knitting supplies. Apparently buzzing with knitters in its first week, Knit New York offers knitting classes and java to thirsty thread-bare Manhattanites and probably another goofy trend to the rest of the world.

Anti-insurgents rally in Iraq

December 12th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

Not quite a pro-American demonstration, but definitely not pro-Ba’athist either. A large anti-insurgent rally took place in Baghdad this week and the Healing Iraq blog was there. Checkout the photos of the march: one, two, three.

Don’t run out of gas in Antarctica

December 12th, 2003 by Jeff | 0

So you’re flying your plane across Antarctica and you run out of gas. You ask the neighbors for gas and all they can say is they don’t run a gas station in Antarctica. You’re just S.O.L.