Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Ten gadgets to get you sacked

I seem to recall attitude serving me as well as any gadget in the bad old days before freelancing. Ten gadgets to get you sacked | Reg Hardware

Nice to see even El reg has to do silly season stories. Like the Cyberman helmet though...

Saturday, 22 July 2006

D-Cinema actually here this time?

Cinema Tech quotes from a Christie press release that the company is Gearing Up to Crank Out 400 Digital Cinema Projectors Per Month. Which is a) a lot considering that a couple of years ago there weren't that many digitally equipped cinemas in the world, b) represents a 400% increase in production in a year, and c) means the company can now double its installed base of units in two and a half months.

Ladies and gentlemen, the blue touchpaper is lit.

Friday, 21 July 2006

Map of quietitude

Artist Simon Elvins has produced this, a map of the quiet spots of London. Darker colours = quieter areas and, no surprise really, tend to occur right in the middle of the capital's big parks. Not a technique that works quite as well, or indeed as interestingly, in rural areas...

Sunday, 16 July 2006

Formative Experiences

Totally, but totally, gratuitous. I'll find something intellectual to blog about to make up for it later, or insert some knowing commentary on geek iconography and the scarcity of feminine role models. Ahem.

Wired News: The Cult of Leia's Metal Bikini

Did I mention the photo of Sabrina the Teenage Witch at a fancy dress party wearing the outfit? Thought not...

Monday, 3 July 2006

Doonesbury vs The Creationists

Excellent Donnesbury strip that poses the question every doctor should ask of a Creationist: do you want the old style antibiotics, or do you want the new ones that can deal with all those pesky 'evolved' virii.

Doonesbury@Slate - Daily Dose

Via the ever-marvellous Boing Boing.