Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Vista on Intel Mac With Parallels: Not Quite There
So the obvious question to all you OSX fanboys out there is... "Why the heck would you want to run Vista on OSX?" :)
Current podcast/blog entry is on the topic of 'the Zone system' which is a way of thinking about scenes in terms of exposure and how the light sensor in your camera works. Very educational and useful.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Which, coincidentally, is the exact same price as Apple Aperture is RRP'ing for.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
LOL. To be fair, I actually like Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads. But these are classic and probably more honest.
um, any of you mac dudes got a unicycle ?
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Australia Day 2007 on Google Maps and Look Up and Smile
The "Brief Safe" is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you're traveling.
Items can be hidden right under their noses with these specially-designed briefs which contain a fly-accessed 4" x 10" secret compartment with Velcro® closure and "special markings" on the lower rear portion.
Leave the "Brief Safe" in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room — even the most hardened burglar or most curious snoop will "skid" to a screeching halt as soon as they see them — wouldn't you?
Made in USA.
Color: White (and Brown).
Buhahahahah! White! (And Brown!) :)
Skid Mark Brief Safe [via Boing Boing]
Hrmmm... I think Transformers are coming back in fashion, but even I think this is a bit ridiculous... :)
Convoy & Megatron Nike Free 7.0 - Set of 2 [via Gizmodo]
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Print, Punch, Cut, Glue, String, and Enjoy! Repeat! :)
I wonder if they do a cool Megatron one as well?
Transforming Optimus Prime papercraft [via Boing Boing]
So here are the new ones, with like a choose your own adventure type ending on the website...
Sony Bravia TV ads [via Gizmodo]
Oh, and there is a followup to "Balls" called "Paint" [high def version here]
How-To: Make a Wii laptop (part 1)
P.S. Worth a look if you're interested in seeing the guts of a Wii...
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
So some private company is developing a rocket engine fuelled by liquid methane and liquid oxygen (LOX) for the space programme funded by NASA...
Just thought it looked like a Bad-Ass Rocket WMD for the next big FPS game... :)
Private space firm tests futuristic rocket engine [via Gizmodo]
The next time you find yourself on a plane, sitting next to someone who cannot resist chattering to you endlessly, I urge you to quietly pull your laptop out of your bag, carefully open the screen (ensuring the irritating person next to you can see it), and then click on this link.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
kinda like trooper, but with a much biggerer budget.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Some guy extracted it from the keynote, cleared up the static, then made it available...
iPhone Ringtone [via Gizmodo]
P.S. Gizmodo reckons it sounds like "Holy Angels Tinkling"
Thursday, January 18, 2007
This is a tool that lets you take two shots of the same group - perhaps one shot has Sam blinking - and take the best parts from each shot and paint them into one photo. Apparently it is pretty cool. Although I've only seen screenshots. There's video of it on youtube.
I should mention that it is FREE... or I think it is. Oh, there's no such thing as a free lunch? Well I'll be honest... the cost is that you have to run windows to use it.
I feel better now.
Since I don't develop using AJAX, I can't comment on the content, but thought others might be interested in the potential threats and the Slashdot article make mention of a possible Web Worm that "lives in the very fabric of Web 2.0 and could kill the Web as we know it."... Oh no... keep a look out for the 4 web horsemen riding on the back of this web worm...
Subverting Ajax [via /.]
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Ooops... I suppose we'll be expecting a nice letter from Apple's lawyers soon? :)
iPhone skins irk Apple [via /.]
SMS Widget [via Gizmodo]
Note: Apparantly the messages are public... SMS Peeping
Note 2: Found the website the widget uses... Callwave Free Text Messages
Came across it whilst doing some research about trying to turn my old Pentium 200 laptop from 1998 (my first major computer purchase when I started working) into a DIY digital photoframe...
Slickr [via Popular Science]
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Adult Film Industry Chooses HD-DVD
Thursday, January 11, 2007
In a long-awaited announcement, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg revealed today that the fourth installment of Indiana Jones will begin production in June 2007. Harrison Ford returns in his role as the daring Dr. Jones for the new adventure. The film will be produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Steven Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures throughout the world in May 2008.
http://iphonecountdown.com/ has a print-out version of the iPhone so you can pretend you have one (its quite small!) as well as a countdown until its release.
How Apple kept its iPhone secrets [via Engadget]
This is a video from the Nightline show where they have Jobs, Pogue, and consumer responses, as well as some footage of the device itself that looks good.
Suit Filed to Protect Cisco's iPhone® Trademark
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2007 - Cisco® today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco's registered iPhone trademark.
Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates to March 20, 1996. Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year. On Dec. 18, Linksys expanded the iPhone® family with additional products.
"Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco's iPhone name," said Mark Chandler, senior vice president and general counsel, Cisco. "There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission.
"Today's iPhone is not tomorrow's iPhone. The potential for convergence of the home phone, cell phone, work phone and PC is limitless, which is why it is so important for us to protect our brand," Chandler concluded.
With its lawsuit, Cisco is seeking injunctive relief to prevent Apple from copying Cisco's iPhone trademark. For more information on the Cisco iPhone product line, please visit www.linksys.com/iphone.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
iPhone is defining a new consumer category
they at least agree with me that v2.0 will be worth getting excited about.
The evolution of iPods has been awesome - the price came down and features and design went up. The iPhone probably won't appeal to anywhere as many people as a video iPod does, but still, if Apple can evolve the iPhone as fast as they did the iPod it will sell well.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
must be missing it more than I realise. I'm salivating just looking at these gorgeous latte artworks. some new ones. site in Russia, a bit slow.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
OK, only for those stuck in the real world who use Windows. Further only really for those using a LCD monitor or laptop (although my CRT has a new lease on life too).
Microsoft have implemented sub pixel rendering for LCDs and made ClearType fonts that look gorgeous. It feels like I've just put my lost glasses on. I can't believe that I never knew this was in XP all along (I'm only 5 years late).
I started to wonder what was going on when IE7 was rendering pages beautifully and Opera was kinda splodgy.
So I turned on ClearType rendering and voila the laptop looks gorgeous and the CRT is perty too.
The official example.
Amaze your friends, win contracts, enlarge your loins -ok it won't enlarge your loins.
Heaps more info here ;
Friday, January 05, 2007
so people are staring to find the biscuit crumbs that are nerdlink. Thanks to the sitemeter link (new Nick ?) here are the links that have found our little garden.http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&rls=SUNA,SUNA:2006-02,SUNA:de&q=pimp%20the%20bizhub
german search for "pimp the bizhub"http://www.google.bg/search?hl=bg&q=sony%20%20mdr-r10%20king&btnG=%D0%A2%D1%8A%D1%80%D1%81%D0%B8&meta=
Bulgarian search for "sony mdr-r10 king"http://www.google.es/search?num=20&hl=es&safe=off&q=asus%20r2h%20%22sticky%20keys%22&meta=
Spanish Search for "asus r2h "sticky keys""http://www.google.com/search?q=GotchaBox&hl=en&lr=&start=10&sa=N
Search for "GotchaBox" although I can't seem to get this one to work.
And, of course, the rumor being that it is built into Mac OSX Leopard as an optional filesystem (mostly useless for laptops IMO).
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
neato looking possible transformer prototypes