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April 17 asides

The R2-D2 Conspiracy, by Keith Martin, explains the pivotal parts played by two of the Rebel Alliance’s most skilled spies. Michael Bailey-Gates Pretty impressive work from an 18-year-old photographer who started professionally when he was 16. The ARPANET Dialogues From 1975, a transcription of a typed conversation (one of the first chats!) between then-California Governor […]

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Xylophone

A rad commercial for a Japanese cell phone, using a little wooden ball and a Rube Goldberg-like xylophone in a forest. Yes, I am still trying to bring back the term “rad.”

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William Shatner explains the microprocessor

Circa 1980. This is actually pretty cool.

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February 28 asides

Engadget: What’s coming in Mac OS X Lion Inhabitat: Study finds LED light bulbs contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins NY Times: The dirty little secrets of search A very good article about how JC Penney apparently successfully gamed the Google algorithm for several months. Harvard Business Review: The four phases of design thinking “Having […]

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Google and Apple show us what HTML5 has in store for our everyday web experiences

The Google Chrome team has released “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web,” a “book” fashioned entirely in HTML5 which shows off some of the things you can do with the latest tags and technologies behind the new standard. The book itself is a pretty good primer for anyone who doesn’t know much […]

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October 28 asides

AeroPress Velma’s dad David bought an AeroPress coffee press while he was out here and it’s pretty cool. I’m considering buying one myself. Scientists at University of Manchester have perfected facial recognition on mobile phones As one of the researchers, Dr. Philip A. Tresadern, wrote, “A video of your face contains useful information such as […]

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October 12 asides

The last 3 years The story of how ex-NFL player Drew Strojny became a successful WordPress theme developer. Scientific American: Why broadband service in the U.S. is so awful The Stranger: What it feels like for a Teabagger: Two pollsters try to legitimize an illegitimate “movement,” with an assist from their leader Glenn Beck Fora.tv: […]

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October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better? I hate shared calendars (at work) I have to say I […]

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September 23 asides

11 unusual things you can compost LED bulbs in the home: So far, so good Verizon cell tower on Apple’s campus? Hmmm… Speculation grows about the possibility of a Verizon iPhone coming possibly in January 2011. Fitness tracker Fitbit gains another $8 million Adobe resumes efforts on Packager for iPhone Case study: Griping about signal […]

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August 30 asides

The Encyclopedia of Business Cliches JQuery Mobile Framework Gesturcons A visual language to represent emerging gesture-based user interactions. Think “tap” or “two-finger pinch” on an iPhone or iPad — how do you represent that in a non-animated form like a wireframe or mockup? These icons can help. A Costa Rica hotel room made out of […]

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