2016 Apr 8, 4:52 2015 Dec 13, 2:34
Imagine a world where FBI director Comey talked about guns the way he talks about cryptography
2015 Mar 30, 1:19 2015 Mar 26, 9:13 2015 Mar 18, 12:02
it is so much faster to find things on the internet than it is to
find things on my local computer. Has been for years
2015 Feb 18, 6:40 2015 Feb 11, 12:38 2013 Jan 7, 11:44
How To Screen Capture on the Microsoft Surface RT - Surface Geeks Surface Geeks
tl;dr: hold windows logo on the surface (not keyboard) and press volume down button on the surface
2011 Aug 31, 10:03
Awesome shirt of Tesla/Edison in the style of the AC/DC logo.
2009 Oct 5, 9:51
"What if the logos we’re used to seeing in Helvetica were redone in Arial? Would you even notice if the next time you saw the American Airlines logo it was redone in Arial?" Quiz of 20 logos
presented in their original Helvetica along side Arial and you must determine which is which. I got them correct but only due to the Arial and Helvetica overlay poster from last week.
2009 Aug 31, 4:41
time." Is this the Skylined that I know? That's some hardcore ASCII animation.
2009 Aug 31, 4:12
"If you search Google for ascii art, the Google logo itself will turn into... ASCII art."
2009 Jul 1, 6:06
Its an RSS logo pillow: looks good! But it does not help you get to sleep by reading New York Times RSS feeds to you...
2009 Jun 1, 11:07
When I heard that Live Search is now Bing
one of my initial thoughts was how'd they get that domain
name given the unavailability of pronouncable four letter .COM domain names
. Well, the names been used in the past.
Here now, via the Wayback Machine
is a brief, somewhat speculative, and ultimately anticlimactic history
2003 July: The first archived version of bing.com features "bing! is a small device (e.g., possibly even a small
Band-Aid(R)-like sticker!) that vibrates when a person's cell phone rings." I can't recall 2003 cell phones, were they big enough to require this device?
2004 August: Site for the same device is rewritten and looks much better, IMHO.
2006 June: The domain is now parked by easyDNS. I guess the "bing!" device didn't work out?
2006 November: Its now "BING*" and they won't say what they're working on ("we're still in stealth mode") but they are
hiring C#/.NET developers.
2007 January: And they're gone. Without even exiting stealth mode. Too bad, I liked their logo. Their domain is now for
2007 February: Looks like EasyMail buys the domain and offers a physical mailing service in Australia: "By simply clicking
a button on your computer, mail is beamed electronically to a bing post office. Your mail is automatically printed, folded, enveloped and dispatched into the Australia Post network the very same
Present: Now its the new home for Live Search of course.
The new name reminds me of the show Friends. Also, I hope they get a new favicon - I don't enjoy the stretched 'b' nor its color scheme.
2009 Mar 12, 2:17
I've made an extension for Internet Explorer 8, FormToAccelerator which turns HTML forms on a web page into either an accelerator or a search
provider. In the design of the accelerators format we intentionally had HTML forms in mind so that it would be easy to create accelerators for existing web services. Consequently, creating an
accelerator from an HTML form is a natural concept and an extension I've been meaning to finish for many months now.
This is similar in concept to the Opera feature that lets you add a form as a search provider. The user experience is very rough and requires some knowledge of accelerator variables. If I can come
up with a better interaction model I may update this in the future, but at the moment all the designs I can come up with require way too much effort. Install IE8 RC1 and then try out FormToAccelerator.
2008 Dec 29, 2:37
"When the Hype Machine finds new songs in the blogosphere, Taggedhype looks up each track's tags on Last.fm and stores the result in Delicious. It's an elegant and useful mashup, that somehow has
managed to remain relatively undiscovered."
2008 Aug 29, 10:44
Cool 30's Soviet Union tourist brochure logos and designs. "Intourist was renowned as the official state travel agency of the Soviet Union. It was founded in 1929 by Joseph Stalin and was responsible
for managing the great majority of foreigners' access to, and travel within, the Soviet Union. It grew into one of the largest tourism organizations in the world, with a network embracing banks,
hotels, and money exchanges. Some of the best Intourist labels and brochures produced during the 1930's were designed by A. Selensky. Some of the labels in this set are signed by him, including a
rare constructivist style travel brochure I have included as well."
2008 Aug 14, 4:52
"French street artist ZEVS ... now also has a home in the art world and had his first exhibition in Asia: Postcapitalism Kidnapping at Hong Kong-based gallery Art Statements, documenting how ZEVS
cleverly distorts the logos of big brands. For PingMag, he explains their visual power."
2008 Jul 29, 12:58
The logos places from all over use to denote Metro stations.
2008 Jun 19, 2:49
Sarah received her Wii Fit a few weeks ago. The Wii Fit is a game for the Wii and a
balance board accessory that can tell how you're standing on it: leaning forward, standing on one foot, leaning backward and mostly on your left foot, etc. The game puts you through various
exercises grouped into the categories of aerobic, balance, strength, and yoga. It also lets you set goals and keeps track of how well you do, how long you play, and a graph of your weight.
The portion I didn't expect were the mind games. Sarah turned it on after not using it for a day and it said something to the effect of 'Oh, didn't have time to exercise yesterday? Huh.
Interesting....' I'm paraphrasing of course but the Wii Fit was definitely trying to lay down some guilt. In another instance when starting up the Wii Fit Sarah was asked 'Did you know that Dave
has been using Wii Fit?' She selected yes and it then asked her how she thought I was progressing giving her four options. She selected the worst one, that I was getting worse (jokingly I hope) and
it told her to tell me that, but not to use those words. In conversation Sarah should mention to me that I've been "living large". Now I'm not paraphrasing. It reminded me a bit of this xkcd comic 'Zealous Autoconfig'. Hopefully this is the extent of the manipulation and mind games that the Wii Fit will perform.