Dec 31 '07
Magic Highway USA - Watch this clip. It's a riot. It's Walt Disney's prediction of the future of transportation. Some of the items have actually made it, like the rear-view-mirror camera... and others... like the nuclear powered car... have not. I love these clips though. But now, where is our sense of wonder of the future? The clip even features a cameo by his house of the future. I want to go back to EPCOT.
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Ajax IM - A cool Google-chat-like library that you can integrate into any project. I kinda wish I would have known about this earlier, for work.
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Dec 30 '07
Google Knol - Google's response to About.com, but hopefully not as shitty. Coming in some undetermined time.
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Dec 29 '07
Tokyu Hands - A 6-story-tall store in Japan of just... random shit. Aisles upon aisles of wheels and wires and dodads and whatamacallits. If I ever make it to Japan, that is one of my first stops.
listed in: do-it-yourself, japan | ∞
Dec 23 '07
Dec 22 '07
Jacket for the Homeless - Taxi, a marketing agency in Canada, instead of giving their clients gifts this year, decided to produce 3,000 ultra-warm jacket that are effective up to -15 degrees, and give them to the homeless. How cool is that?
listed in: inventions, philanthropy | ∞
I Am Legend
Again, a movie I went into not knowing much. I didn't read the book, I didn't see the 1971 version, and I only saw the 1st trailer (the one only showed Will Smith, not what he was up against).
Um. I reeaalllyyy don't like cheap scare tactics. And I think they could have done without them had they worked a little on the character development (the movie was only and hour and a half!)
I really enjoyed the first half. I would have liked to see more of a back story. More on how the disease spread, more on how Robert setup his safe house, more on how he survived all this time. I really enjoyed how they abandon-ified New York. That was great CGI work. I would have liked to see more of that.
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At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star - It's cool that these large universities are sharing their knowledge (for free) with the world. And this professor is so good he could fix our problems in Iraq:
A fan who said he was a physics teacher from Iraq gushed: “You are now my Scientific Father. In spite of the bad occupation and war against my lovely IRAQ, you made me love USA because you are there and MIT is there.”
listed in: education, internet | ∞
Dec 19 '07
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Dec 13 '07
Erik's Ski Resort! Finally Done!
This final project kept me up the last two nights, but now I can finally rest :) Yay!
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Dec 11 '07
Sufjan's Chicago, A capella - University of Michigan's "Dicks and Janes" a capella group opened for the Madhatters this past weekend. They sang Sufjan's Chicago, and it sent chills all through my body. I finally found a clip on YouTube... obviously the quality isn't as good as it was live, but still amazing.
listed in: music, school, youtube | ∞
Dec 8 '07
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