Archive for February, 2008

links for 2008-02-29

Bacon Cups. (tags: bacon food fun) Cathay Pacific 777 low-level flypast: Watch the withdrawn video Pilot did an unauthorized low-altitude flyby after taking off from the Boeing plant — with a Cathay chairman on board. Fired. (tags: aviation video) AirMail: Manila envelope laptop sleeve for MacBook Air (tags: apple mac macbook macbookair paper wtf tech […]

Clouds, Anonymous, Nader

Back in my old apartment I would often leave my webcam on the window ledge, pointed up at the sky to record passing clouds as timelapse sequences, the best of which I compiled into a single video: I uploaded the video to Google, left it open to saving and embedding for anyone who might want […]

links for 2008-02-28

File List 1.2 does file renaming for free – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Batch file renamer for OS X. (tags: free mac osx software) Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad Angry critiques of bad webcomics. (tags: comics webcomics fun weblogs) Wikipedia ruled by ‘Lord of the Universe’ | The Register Cade […]

USA 193 Intercept

Popular in the sensational space news spotlight last week was the Navy’s shootdown of satellite USA 193, internally known as NROL-21, an experimental reconnaissance satellite which suffered post-launch computer failure so it was trapped in a rapidly decaying low earth orbit, and could have crashed with many large parts intact. Carrying a full tank of […]

links for 2008-02-27

High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace On the work of ship salvage operators who rescue a listing freighter. (tags: sea ships wired interesting) Pew Forum marches on (post No. 3,000) GetReligion on the Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. (tags: religion usa demographics faith news media pew) […]

links for 2008-02-26

On why I am not running (Lessig Blog) Lessig decides not to run for congress after all. (tags: lessig congress politics tech) Subtraction: Blue in the Interface. Too many icons are blue. (tags: design ui icons color blue) Mbedr – Embedded Flickr Notes Lets you post a Flickr photo externally along with user notes. (tags: […]

Bye, Jay

I just learned that Jay Tan, an old friend from college who’s been having kidney trouble and got a transplant just two months ago, passed away yesterday. He was 32. Jay was in my carpool and we had a close set of mutual friends, but I’ve only seen him once or twice since college, and […]

links for 2008-02-25

Amazing Instant Ascii Cam Converts live video from your webcam into ASCII art. (tags: webcams flash ascii fun graphics video) TimesMachine – New York Times Graphically browse NYT printed archives from 1851 to 1922. (tags: news nyc nytimes media history archiving) Charisma Men? : Japan Probe On a comic about the phenomenon of socially awkward […]

links for 2008-02-23

End of Support for Netscape web browsers – The Netscape Blog Netscape will no longer be supported, and there will be no more new versions. The last version will recommend users switch to Firefox or Flock. Bye, Netscape. :( (tags: browsers netscape aol timewarner death net history) Neatorama – The Evolution of Tech Companies’ Logos […]

links for 2008-02-22

Tentacle Arm. An awesome octopus-like tentacle attachment you slide over your normal human arm. (tags: fun costumes gifts clothing fashion wtf tentacle) Dolphin Olympics 2. Be a playful dolphin for two minutes, earn points. An improvement over Dolphin Olympics 1, DO2 features planets! (tags: fun games flash dolphin animals space planets moon) Grab and convert […]