Archive for the 'computers' Category

July 26, 2006

95 Theses of Geek activism. I agree with most of these, but it’s the spirit that’s important.


June 26, 2006

Real life in pixels. These guys have converted NYC into navigatible isometric pixel images. I tried the isometric pixel image thing a while back, but damn, it’s hard.

June 26, 2006

On using AIM to keep track of your todo list.

Onward Christianists

June 23, 2006

It’s too easy to pick in loony creation scientists most of the time, but this site, showcasing the winners of a “creation” science fair, deserves it if only because they’re warping young impressionable minds the same way us secularists are supposedly doing with our mtv and talk of (gasp!) sex. Best entry:

1st Place: “My Uncle Is A Man Named Steve (Not A Monkey)”

Cassidy Turnbull (grade 5) presented her uncle, Steve. She also showed photographs of monkeys and invited fairgoers to note the differences between her uncle and the monkeys. She tried to feed her uncle bananas, but he declined to eat them. Cassidy has conclusively shown that her uncle is no monkey.

I like bananas. I must be someone’s monkey uncle. (via seed)

Not to bash the Christianists too much in one sitting, but I also happened upon this gem: makers of the new, reportedly grossly violent Left Behind video game are including spyware in order to make more money off of in-game advertisements. As the article author points out, the money-changers are firmly in charge of the temple.

UPDATE: As the llama project author pointed out to me, they’re so tolerant that they allowed Muslims to participate – but they couldn’t win because of “Biblical inconsistencies.” So that’s how they do diversity – a nod toward inclusion to make themselves look better.

June 23, 2006

Sometimes I must embrace my inner nerd: Time Breakdown of modern web design

June 6, 2006

Whole bunch of plugins for Firefox, broken down by category.

June 5, 2006

PC in a wall socket. Now we just need to make that distributed or wireless. Or come with a wall-mounted LCD.