Thursday, July 29, 2004

Bluetooth Telescope

A Bluetooth controlled Dobsian Telescope.
Way cool.

See it in action here.

Segway Polo

I love it!

UPDATE: Bay Area Segway users have posted some video of a Segway Polo match here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

SONY Remote

For $700 there's one this remote remote better do besides run Linux! :-)
but it's another awesome rig from SONY.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Segway Golf

Currently in service with the US Postal Service and the US Army... and now this!

Way to go Segway :-)

Friday, July 23, 2004

Legacy of Aldus Manutius

OK, this link really freaked me out (thanks MetaFilter).

Aside from the amazing legacy Aldus Manutius bestowed on the world of print publishing I had the great priviledge of working for the company inspired by his name (see bottom of my blog bio).

I also had the honor of leading a great team of very talented people (in my corner of the world) into battle during the digital Desktop Publishing Revolution of the late 80's / early 90's.

Way to go Aldus!

Pro Sports Photo Tips from Cory Rich

Some interesting advice and very cool tips on photyography from Cory Rich via quicktime video streams.

Two parts of his presentation are accessible from the same page.

Three basic elements to successful photography:
1) have some talent.
2) be passionate.
3) don't be an asshole.

For the sleeping bag photo I'm pretty sure he used a trampoline.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Awesome Apollo 11 photos

Via SlashDot:
Some awesome Apollo 11 photos recently unfrozen, digitized and released by NASA.

Here's a few choice snaps:
1, 2, 3.

#2 Earth rise is amazing!

Danger's SideKick II

Looks like T-Mobile will be marketing these soon in the US:

Cell phone
AIM chat
WAP Browser
Camera (even though it's low rez)

yup, I want one.

and it also looks like Danger, Inc. is setting itself up to kick some ass in the marketplace based on their business model.

and this just in:

Danger announced a deal with Sharp electronics to manufacture a device that should be in stores by the end of '04.

Jet Powered Go-Kart

Feel the Need for Speed on this New Zealand designed contraption...

but can it cook a hot dog?


Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Wired on Birth of the iPod

Wired just posted a great article on the story behind the birth of the iPod.

I've had a 10GB 2nd generation iPod since they first shipped and am saving my shekels for a 40GB 4th generation version.

The idea of having roughly 20GB's of music and 20GB's of firewire hard disk space, say... for a Final Cut Pro project, on my hip or in my back pocket still blows my mind.


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Bottle Top Camera Mount

A very cool pocket tripod from Japan -- very handy when you need one in a pinch. Just fill up a water bottle to provide stability and voila! Looks the screw head gimbels so you can point the camers in various directions. Link.

Monday, July 19, 2004

High Speed for Hosers

This Canadian ANIK-F2 is now in orbit after an Arianespace popped it up Friday from it's spaceport in French Guiana.

It's designed to bring high speed internet access to remote parts of Canada (but will probably cover all of North America). The receiving gear is $500 and monthly fee is around $60 (cdn).

"Previously, you'd have to spend at least a couple hundred dollars a month to get high-speed access to your cottage or rural business. Bush estimates Telesat's consumer high-speed Internet service, which will be sold through a distribution network yet to be announced (but likely to include Bell Canada), will cost only 5 to 10 per cent more than what Torontonians pay for high-speed services from Sympatico and Rogers.

This single bird, fixed in space, will let Ottawa attain its goal of bringing broadband Internet access to every community in Canada. But let's not kid ourselves. When the service is officially switched on this fall, the biggest group to benefit from Anik F2's ubiquitous broadband coverage will be baby boomers who are fleeing our cities en masse and cocooning themselves in rural homes and upscale cottages" Link.

and CBC has a story here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Hulk Blog


Sunday, July 04, 2004
Hulk saw movie about bug-man and it was good but needed more smashing.

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Check this out before Marvel Comics lawyers make this guy take the site down. Hysterical.

Link via Kottke and BoingBoing

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Record industry executives deluded over DRM?

Princeton Law Professor Edward Felton thinks so. You be the judge.

The sorry state of computing

On this issue, I happen to agree with Alan Kay.


This rig looks cool.


NY Times: How to Make a Guerrilla Documentary:
''Outfoxed'' was made in an unusually collaborative fashion. In January, Greenwald rigged up a dozen DVD recorders and programmed them to record Fox News 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for about six months. After scrutinizing the initial footage, Greenwald and a team of researchers compiled a list of what they saw as Fox's telltale themes and techniques: stories questioning the patriotism of liberals; relentlessly upbeat reports on Iraq; belligerent hosts who scream at noncompliant guests. Greenwald planned for the list's categories eventually to become organizing sections of the film. As he envisioned it, the film clips grouped by theme, together with voice-overs and commentary, would lay bare Fox's tactics, frame by frame.

Dan Gillmor comments.

Official movie site with previews / trailers.

UPDATE-1: Fox gets nasty in response to the NYTimes article.

UPDATE-2: Professor Lawrence Lessig points to a related editorial in Variey here.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Spidy senses tingling?

I can'be belive it's almost mid July and I haven't yet to see the inside of a theatre.

Best thing I've seen so far is an absolutely amazing short rendition of Spiderman 2 -- rendered entirely in Lego stop motion animation.
Check it out.

via Cory @ BoingBoing

Oops, I did it again...

Check out the new spokesperson for the "Cheetos & Red Bull" diet.

Monday, July 05, 2004

More Awesome SpaceShip One Pics

(WhiteKnight lifting vehicle)

(SpaceShip One cockpit)

More outstanding SpaceShip One photos -- in fact they appear to be official Scaled Composites / Burt Rutan's -- via SlashDot here.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Canada Day on the Moon River!

These snaps cost me dearly... in Mosquito bites! :-)

oh, and

"Happy 4th of July" to my American friends and family!