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The Most Anticipated Shoe of All Time: Q+A With Someone Who Won A Pair of Marty McFly's Futuristic Kicks | Motherboard

2011 Sep 20, 9:27Interview with someone who bought the limited edition Back to the Future shoes: "[Interviewer] Have you watched the Back to the Future movies? [Respondent] Yeah, some of em. The hoverboards and shit. That was cool." ARGH! Not worthy!PermalinkCommentshumor bttf nike shoes

New Home

2009 May 23, 4:28

New House ExteriorNew House Looking Out At DrivewaySarah and I have a new place in Redmond and we'll be moving there in a few weeks. Exciting! Incidentally, when researching the place on the Internet I found that the nearby park used to be a radar site for the Project Nike missile system in the fifties. Fun!

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Xbox Achievements for Everyday Life

2008 Sep 16, 7:54

I just upgraded to the Zune 3.0 software which includes games and purchasing music on the Zune via WiFi and once again I'm thrilled that the new firmware is available for old Zunes like mine. Rooting around looking at the new features I noticed Zune Badges for the first time. They're like Xbox Achievements, for example I have a Pixies Silver Artist Power Listener award for listening to the Pixies over 1000 times. I know its ridiculous but I like it, and now I want achievements for everything.

Achievements everywhere would require more developments in self-tracking. Self-trackers, folks who keep statistics on exactly when and what they eat, when and how much they exercise, anything one may track about one's self, were the topic of a Kevin Kelly Quantified Self blog post (also check out Cory Doctorow's SF short story The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away featuring a colony of self-trackers). For someone like me with a medium length attention span the data collection needs to be completely automatic or I will lose interest and stop collecting within a week. For instance, Nike iPod shoes that keep track of how many steps the wearer takes. I'll also need software to analyze, display, and share this data on a website like Mycrocosm. I don't want to have to spend extreme amounts of time to create something as wonderful as the Feltron Report (check out his statistic on how many daily measurements he takes for the report). Once we have the data we can give out achievements for everything!

Achievements for Everyday Life
Carnivore
Eat at least ten different kinds of animals.
Make Friends
Meet at least 10% of the residents in your home town.
Globetrotter
Visit a city in every country.
You're Old
Survive at least 80 years of life.

Of course none of the above is practical yet, but how about Delicious achievements based on the public Delicious feeds? That should be doable...

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The official website of the McFLY 2015 project ! Le site officiel du projet McFLY 2015 !

2008 Jul 3, 1:27"...get Nike to make available to consumers the futuristic-looking sneakers seen in the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part 2". Flying cars etc.PermalinkCommentsvia:incredulous bttf movie humor shoes

IEBlog: URI Comparison Functions

2007 Oct 24, 6:20I have a new post on the IE Blog on the topic of Win32 URI Comparison Functions.
I've blogged there previously on the topics of IPv6 URIs in IE7, International Mailto URIs in IE7, File URIs in Windows, and CreateURLMoniker Considered Harmful. Hooray for URIs!PermalinkCommentsmicrosoft technical blog url win32 ie windows uri

IEBlog : CreateURLMoniker Considered Harmful

2006 Sep 14, 12:19This is the blog post I wrote about CreateURLMoniker. Windows application developers take note: Don't use CreateURLMoniker!PermalinkCommentsie microsoft blog uri urlmon createurlmoniker api programming me ie7
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