Thursday, September 28, 2006

When will the peanuts start to float?

Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo interior designs...
Link to BoingBoing

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Human Cell Animation

Well, if any of you out there know a better way to exchange long protein strings, I'd sure like to see it ;-)
Link to animation video.
Link to BoingBoing post.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Clinton on Fox News

Via the "Lost Remote" blog:
"President Bill Clinton’s interview on Fox News Sunday is spreading like wildfire around the internet. (If you haven’t seen it yet, Clinton became upset when asked about bin Laden. “So you did Fox’s bidding on this show,” he told host Chris Wallace. “You did your nice little conservative hit job on me.”) Clearly, this is a viral video if there ever was one, yet the relaunched dropped the ball. Yes, it’s displaying the story and video prominently. But there’s no way to email, link or embed the video. So what did Drudge and a fair share of blogs do? Linked YouTube’s clips of the interview, not So far, the first YouTube clip of the bunch as been viewed 988,000 times. A couple others are in the 200,000 range and counting. (And this is as of Sunday night.) You can bet’s clip of the video isn’t even close. And they can’t blame YouTube — just themselves for the lost opportunity."
Link to video.

UPDATE: Like I didn't see this one coming ;-)

Adobe Updater Updater Updater

Gotta love this Adobe dialogue box :-)
Link via BoingBoing.

Steve Jobs goes "Boom"

Via Wired "Cult of Mac" and "All ABout Steve"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Voting Machines

Yeah, but what do those Princeton guys know about computers? ;-)
Way to Go Professor Ed!
(via Kevin Burton's FeedBlog)
UPDATE: Prof. Felton responds to Diebold's response here.
UPDATE: Rolling Stone has a related article here (via Engadget).

Monday, September 18, 2006

"White and Nerdy"

Here's a little Wierd Al diddy that attempts to answer the musical question:
"Kirk or Picard" ;-)
(via Merlin @ 43Folders)

First in my class here at MIT
Got skills, I’m a champion at D&D
MC Escher - that’s my favorite MC
Keep your 40, I’ll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin, to the contrary
You’ll find that they’re quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Steven Hawking’s in my library

Link to full lyrics here.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Gordon Lightfoot

If you don't know Bob Lefsetz of "The Leftsetz Letter: First in Music Analysis" you should. It's a great blog and here's one of his Podcasts featuring the music of Gordon Lightfoot (with some interesting back stories) but hey, even before hearing it knew that the rights to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" are almost impossible to secure because Lightfoot donated all royalties to the surviving families of the Fitzgerald crew...
Link to the Lefsetz Letter blog.
Link to MP3 Podcast file (explicit language).


Download YouTube videos to your iPod. Way cool.


Monday, September 04, 2006


I watched "Sideways" again last night. What a brilliant film and screenplay, especially with lines like this, where Miles uses metaphor to subconciously describe himself to Mia:

"Pinot is thin skinned, temperamental, ripens early, not a survivor, you know... like a cabernet, which can grow anywhere and thrive even when it's neglected. No, pinot needs constant care and attention. In fact it can only grow in these really specific tucked away corners of the world and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it really... only someone who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into it's fullest expression... and then it's flavors are the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and ancient on the planet."