Thursday, September 21, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Bye Bye Blogger
Apparently I am. Spurred by a post about Pyrcast, which rips Pandora streams, over at Rod's place, I've been on a jag of researching the various Pandora unboxers. Pandora's Jar is especially nice, as it sports band info, last.fm integration and of course, MP3 saving. With java source.
So how am I predictable? I like the band Cake... and I've happily listened to the Cake channel for a few hours now. Guess I'm a sucker for subtle use of vocal harmony and major key tonality. Mmm, major key tonality. Bishop Allen and Rusty Truck were bands worth noting. Hopping nodes on the cobweb spun of the long tail.. or something like that.
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Thursday, June 22, 2006
PyZine goes Free
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Amazing Ikea Commercial
Use mouse to move around in bullet-time kitchen pics.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Drawing tools for sleepy people
Droom Zaacht - an elegant fun drawing environment.
Do Looks Matter?
Presentation Zen compares Apple/Jobs' and Microsoft/Gates' presentation styles, how they impact the viewer on an emotional level.
Which image communicates better?
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Details on One Laptop Per Child
Ethan Zuckerman posts some details on the laptop:
- The screen is hinged to be used as an ebook or turned around. Amazing that this is strong enough for kids
- NIMH batteries were used because they accept a wide range of voltages
- The bunny ears are the WIFI antenna and fold down to shield the ports.
- Will be sold in lots of a million to governments.
- The WIFI chip can forward packets in a mesh network with the CPU turned off, using only .5 watts of power.
- EBook mode: screen is in black and white, CPU is off.
- Has 512MB of flash and 128MB RAM. Code is compressed; jffs2 filesystem spreads swap around the disk.
- Comes with mic jack and recording software.
- Subversive - chat app, wiki, collaborative content. Kids will learn better than teachers..it's theirs to bring home and learn.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Everybody's getting into the Shangrila Diet
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Camera Toss Pictures
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Chris Brogan - http://chrisbrogan.com/
Funny - http://feeds.feedburner.com/Dontbethatguyfilms GrasshopperFactory - goal: be a matchmaker, aggregate by interests. Idea - fill Nano with podcasts, interstitial ads, podsafe music.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The Nose Knows
Titus has written a nice intro to nose with examples. I emphatically agree:
the most important part of having unit tests is that they can be run quickly, easily, and without any thought
Pinocchio is an extension to filter out long-running tests so tests may be run quickly. This leads me to believe his test suite was too big to run automatically.
(What is it about nose that inspires bad puns? This blog title, nosy, pinocchio...well, what do expect in a language named after comedy troupe :)
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Olive Oil (ELOO) - one of the World's Healthiest Foods?
Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant:
"It turns out that people who use olive oil regularly, especially in place of other fats, have much lower rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and asthma."
This is a pretty technical article. The most interesting and relevant bit concerns storage: it should be in a dark place, away from heat. Most olive oil is in glass bottles, so that means I shouldn't store mine by the stove but in a closed cupboard :)
Monday, May 29, 2006
8 Dollar Steak Dinner for Two
I'm finally making good on my promise to do more cooking. Part of this involves signing up the the Cooks Illustrated site, and having an EVDO connection to surf with the laptop.
Following the recipe from Cooks Illustrated - Great Cheap Steaks-Sept/2005, we got a pound of Top Sirloin steak, $5.95 a pound, and a couple pounds of Yukon Gold potatos for Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes.
The potatoes were fluffy and sweet, and the steak tasty and tender. We also whipped up a pan sauce with green onions, port and mustard. Three tablespoons of Grey Poupon was far too vinegary. I assume mustard is used for the sauce because it's a good emulsifier...next time we should use a sweeter brown mustard.
This is an great value, and ready in a half hour- with leftover potatoes to nosh on for the rest of the week. This is a recipe to learn and get good at.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Bruce Springsteen did a live concert for the BBC in support of his new Seeger album.
We got the CD/DVD a couple weekends ago, and enjoyed it on Mother's Day.
To capture it, I downloaded an eval version of NetTransport. It downloaded the 15 Meg, hour concert in a mere 3 minutes.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Seth Roberts ShangriLa Diet Mp3 Interview
Interview with the book author - in MP3. The interview seems a little disjointed, but good content. The name "ShangriLa" and simplicity (tablespoon of oil) seem too simple and alluring, but it's clear from the interview Roberts is a serious, thoughtful scientist building on previous research.
Kudos to MSNBC for posting MP3, not some annoying streaming DRM'd format.