The 90s are back. A few examples that came up yesterday in an office Slack channel: AOL and Yahoo are in the news. Pokemon is a new fad. People are wearing digital watches. New Blink 182 and new-ish The Prodigy. People are preordering Harry Potter. The Hi-C Ecto-Cooler is available in stores. And finally: Clinton is running for president. Posted … Continue reading Don’t look now, but the 90s are back
The mystery of the sidewalk discs
Those metal discs epoxied to urban sidewalks every few meters — what are they?
In which I become Godfather for a day
In which I become Godfather for a day…
Are my apps ready for OS X Lion?
OS X Lion drops support for PowerPC applications, but how do you know which app is which?
A fine wire [sic] with a deeply winy smell
“Solatio has got a strong ruby red, an harmonious taste and a smell deeply winy. An ideal wire that goes well with roast-meats, barbecues and mature cheeses.” Posted in:
Use The Best Available Snowman
Sometimes people get a little wacky about fonts — and by wacky, I mean obsessive. Something that recently bubbled up into my online reading is a particular obsession with the ampersand. Typographers do not get to use the ampersand all that much and most fonts have incredibly boring ampersands, so when the time comes to use an ampersand, … Continue reading Use The Best Available Snowman
Hot chicks with objectification
In lieu of an intelligent post about the iPad, which will inevitably be a rehash of opinions found elsewhere on the internet, I present to you, dear reader, two shallow links. First there was Hot Chicks at Art Openings, and now there is Hot Chicks with Stormtroopers. You’re welcome.
Podcast vs Netcast and LG Electronics
A few years ago, Apple started cracking down on companies that used the term “Pod” in their name. This occurred just as podcasting was catching on to the mainstream. Because of this, many podcasters started using the term “netcast” to describe their shows. Off the top of my head, these include shows from the This … Continue reading Podcast vs Netcast and LG Electronics
Windows 7 Launch Party, Service Pack 1
A couple of weeks ago, a friend invited me to a Windows 7 Launch Party, and included a nerdy picture with the email. Last night, I Photoshopped it a bit. My plan is to staple the updated “Service Pack 1” picture to a paper bag, and use that to carry in some beer and snacks. … Continue reading Windows 7 Launch Party, Service Pack 1
BSOD Easter Egg
This morning, a coworker noticed something about the Blue Screen of Death xscreensaver. Specifically: F0AD:42494C4C Using acronyms and hex-to-ASCII, this translates to “F— off and die, Bill.” Posted in: