- Patent Room is a very neat site showcasing drawings submitted with patent applications of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
- I really need very little reason to post a link about Daniel Quinn’s novel Ishmael Jason’s post/mini review of it seems like reason enough. I have been thinking more and more about these issues lately. These things go in cycles.
- Flash + Evangelical Christianity + Kirk Cameron = A maddening desire to kill
- If you saw any of the following: Hollow Man, Vertical Limit, A Knight’s Tale, The Animal, or The Patriot in a theater you may be entitled to your money back (pdf). Looks as though Sony used a made-up film critic named: David Manning to hype those films. God, if I could just get the same deal for: American Psycho, Blade, Congo, The Haunting, Malibu’s Most Wanted, and Mr. Deeds.
- Snopes’ list of unanswerable questions they have received that have a sense of urgency to them. Some favorites include mention of: Cat’s eating a dead person’s face off, hickies, penguin eggs, bananas, witches, and Corona among many other bizarre requests. Some of the requests however really give Snopes a lot of credit. Here is my favorite:
if anyone understands what im (sic). saying please e-mail me at this e-mail adress (sic). does anyone here bilieve (sic) that there are aliens in other planets? who really made us is there really a god? im not saying there isnt (sic). but who made god? seriously please answer back at me
- Ever wanted to compare Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth side-by-side?
Atheist. Agnostic. Thanks to the writings of Kurt Vonnegut, I now have a new label to use when describing my views: Humanist
- Secret memo written by John Reid, the UK defence secretary, claims that U.S. and U.K. forces in Iraq are to be drastically reduced by early next year. US will reduce its forces in Iraq from about 176,000 today to 66,000 by early next year.
- Apple’s switch to Intel chips more to do with iPod than Mac?
- I love the new Frank Gehry designs for the area around the proposed Brooklyn Nets arena. – I love that he didn’t do anything with wavy metal facades again and I really just love the way the buildings look like they are organically sprouting from the ground.
- Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries – as chosen by a group of conservative “thinkers”.
- Somewhat addictive, very difficult planarity flash game.
- 2/3 of World’s Resources Used Up
- Tom Cruise’s antics leading to increased interest in scientology.com site
A friend of a friend pointed out the redesigned KPMG site. (my wife used to work at this company too) and called it an example of “flashturbation” (defined as the – The practice of using Macromedia Flash on Web sites for nothing more than demonstrating its cool “whiz-bang” features.)
I do not disagree with this assessment but wonder what really is the difference between using flash in the manner that KPMG does and a TV commercial or presentation? It is simply reinforcing their other marketing efforts and trying to send a message. Plus they set a cookie so you only get the Flash into once.
I have seen far more flagrant cases of flashturbation.
I really like the KPMG site. It has a very clean design and its sorta fresh – meaning I haven’t seen a ton of sites like it. It uses DHTML and it is well coded. The real question is what’s with the small, serif font for the main body copy? Is that the new trend Razorfish?
The PowerMac G4 Cube is really damn cool. Its like a 1/4 the size of the regular G4 needs no fan and is easy to add components to. Just when I start thinking it would be cool to own, I think of that OS I would have to use and shudder. But I *hear* OS X is supposed to be out real soon. Haha.