Saturday, April 29, 2006

Neil's protest album debuts on the Net

Way to go Neil...

Link to Yahoo! News piece.
Link to Neil's Garage (

UPDATE: Link to a review of the new album by rock critic Ken Tucker.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

iPod "Domino Effect" TV Ad

Cool TV ad for what looks like an Apple dealer.


TV in Japan

"Domo arigato" to Xeni at BoingBoing for the pointer to this great blog featuring whacky crap on TV in Japan. Very cool!


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Map Visualizations

Worldmapper is a set of maps that distort the size of countries to make them proportional to those countries' child populations, predicted population in 2500, immigrants, net incoming tourism, passenger cars, dairy exports, and more.
Very cool.

Link via Nat at O'Reilly Radar.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Oh Canada! videos

Everything I know about the Caribou I learned from "Hinterland Who's Who".

Links via MeFi.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Clean Vrooooommm!

The Vespa goes Hybrid!
Wonder if it'll sound the same?

Link to Gizmodo.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Apple Boot Camp

I've been giving this lots of thought to this since Apple launched this free software that let's you boot WindowsXP on their Intel based MacBookPro. At $2,500+ the MacBookPro is at the high end of the notebook market but tha fact you can run both OS'es (and probably Linux and Windows Vista too) makes this rig a "double-plus-good" no-brainer, totally awesome rig.

Some more thoughts on Boot Camp via digg.


A pretty cool GoogleMaps / local photo mashup.

Link via MetaFilter

Cabs and GPS

"CabSpotting traces San Francisco's taxi cabs as they travel throughout the Bay Area. The patterns traced by each cab create a living and always-changing map of city life. This map hints at economic, social, and cultural trends that are otherwise invisible."

Link via MetaFilter.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Expo '67: "Man and His World"

I'm not exactly sure where the feminists were in 1967 to protest the theme of the this world Expo in Montreal but I attended with my parents and my dear Aunt Norni (Elanor) and had a total blast. Here are some links to some wonderful scanned images of Expo '67 courtesy of the folks at MetaFilter.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots on Steriods

This video clip from a Japanese competition is strangely fascinating... at least for geeks like me.

Link via digg.