Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Confucius

"It is better to play than do nothing."



Wise words - especially in light of the recent release of PES 6.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mac OS X Freeware

http://www.freewareosx.com/

Lots of Linux ports in there but nice to have them all in one place.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Rockonomics

More so that I try to remember to read it.



Rockonomics paper (BEWARE - .pdf download)



Abstract

This paper considers economic issues and trends in the rock and roll industry, broadly defined. The analysis focuses on concert revenues, the main source of performers’ income. Issues considered include: price measurement; concert price acceleration in the 1990s; the increased concentration of revenue among performers; reasons for the secondary ticket market; methods for ranking performers; copyright protection; and technological change.



Source: James Kent

Lovely ilustration/animation

And guess where:

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Never lose anything again

Just tag it with Loc8tor and when misplaced it will guide you to it.

Multi-directional (up/down, left/right).







Wonder if it really works?

Can someone buy one please?

Spam!

Good news. Ah, no wait: Bad news.

More of this at the 2006 foot-in-mouth awards over at Wired

Xmas Singstar Feast


View the photo set
Originally uploaded by hobart65.

See the flickr photoset of the evening....

The EIG digital team celebrated xmas by cooking dinner at Mike's house. The menu was Pumpkin soup (conner), Pear salaad (Shadi), Tarte (Daniel), Chicken in cinzano (Mike), Curry selection (Paul) and raspberry cheesecake (Stefan).

Instant Snow





Just add water.

Source: Think Geek

Friday, December 08, 2006

Using a Wii remote on a MacBook running Windows

Half-Life2 with a Wii-mote on Youtube



Hackers have already made drivers for the Wii-mote on MacOSX, Windows and Linux.



Replacing your mouse with a Wii-mote might be a fun project while you wait to get your hands on the console.

Swivel

www.swivel.com

"The YouTube of data" ... but the presentation is not quite intuitive to me for some reason. I'd really like to see tables of raw data and then pull that into different templates.



Hopefully it doesn't become overloaded with graphs such as "Beers I drank this week vs. How many curries I've eaten"

Cool AJAX RSS Feed Aggregator

http://www.osxcode.com/feedsearch/

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Last.fm / YouTube mashup

For those too lazy to remember who their favourite artists are and look them up on youtube: http://www.ilovemusicvideo.net

Gliffy - Collaborative diagrams

Gliffy is like a collaborative online version of Visio.



You can create and share masterpieces like this:



http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/1120190/M.jpg





Mother auction creative review cover on ebay

I'm guessing it gets to £4823.43.

iSight camera as barcode scanner

Delicious Library is very cool on a number of levels. You can scan the barcodes of products you own and keep a library of them.



Found on a site listing MacOSX apps created by independent developers for charity.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Phone with wax

This must be the ulimate voip phone from Hulgar . A mere £2K, perhaps it's one for the xmas list.











powered by performancing firefox

Wieden + Kennedy Agency Video
Nice example of using video to explain a company. This one from blogging aficionados wieden + kennedy.

Monday, December 04, 2006

CAPTCHA but with symbols

Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart is usually done with wiggly numbers and letters.

Here's a new one from Shozu:







Very easy.

How to send 50 MB files quickly (and for free)

Box.net is nice, but there is a limit of 10 MB for files uploaded via the free account.

Creativebits reviews different sites that will allow you to upload and transfer files greater than 50 MB.

Friday, December 01, 2006

How to hide files in JPG's

Fascinating tutorial on a technique to emdeb files in jpgs. Look at '[ebook] raymond chandler - the big sleep.jpg' in K:\Design A-J\Digital. This is a jpg of the cover of the book, but embedded is the e-book. Cool idea to hide ‘easter eggs’ in images. Also very much like the style of the tutorial, maybe we could use this to show how to use delicious? How to hide files in JPG's

Giant Firefox logo on Google maps

Along with KFC, giant corporate graffiti continues to spread: Firefox crop circle

Air-punchingly horrific U2 bastardisation

One Bank "Bank of America's Jim DuBois performs a stunningly misguided rendition of a U2 classic at a corporate event. Unbelievable." Source: ifilm