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Relief From Old Building Syndrome: USB Gloves

11.08.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

If your office building is old (like mine), and you are nowhere near those old-school radiator heaters that line the walls (like me), and the windows are not exactly “double-paned” to keep the heat in (you know it), there’s a good chance you will be f-f-f-freezing come Winter. So what can you do, other than […]

Gore: Electrifying redemption, thanks to the Web

11.08.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Former Vice President Al Gore onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit. (Credit: Dan Farber/CNET News) SAN FRANCISCO–The central theme of former Vice President Al Gore’s speech, concluding the Web 2.0 Summit on Friday afternoon, was electricity. He spoke of “the electrifying redemption of America’s revolutionary declaration that all human beings are created equal,” as emphasized […]

The sad lie of mediocrity

11.07.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Alex I’ve always thought this way about rush. 4% less means not closing the deal with the pledges, or not postering quite enough, or not having the brothers awake to make every single event go smoothly. Every house has so much competition during rush that being mediocre just doesn’t cut it. Knowing that […]

Election maps

11.06.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Moah I saw these sets of maps after 04 election. They did it again for 2008. 04 and 08 side by side comparison would be interesting to see as well. Thanks, Jim Storer for the tweet with the link. Here are the 2008 presidential election results on a population cartogramof this type: Published […]

Sprint Dashboard to the Universe – Plug Into Now

11.06.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Moah one crazy dashboard. This is what I call information overload. Still, is it really the future? Sprint, in a promotion to their mobile Internet service, created this amusing futuristic dashboard. “All aboard the now machine,” the computer says. “How about a big bowl of now?… Please keep your hands inside the moment…your […]

Last Night's CNN Hologram Technology: Freaky and Amazing

11.05.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Moah Matrix-ish? I don’t know my sci fi movies that well. Off to look for the youtube clip of this. During last night’s election coverage, I found myself bouncing around from high-def channel to high-def channel, seeing what ABC, CNN, Fox, and MSNBC had to offer. I already knew that CNN correspondent John […]

HCI Remixed

11.03.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Moah This book is going into my reading list. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of ‘The Mother of All Demos’. It also makes me feel like I am not crazy when I cook up seemingly impossible product features and interfaces. 40 years later, people will be using them. 🙂 HCI Remixed covers […]

content from google reader shared items

11.03.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

I just pulled in content from my google reader shared items RSS feed to this blog using xFruits. I am not sure if I should keep that set up as it is. It makes the shared items look like I stole content and just reposted their entire posts. Please note that if you see published […] Help > Shipping & Delivery > Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging FAQs

11.03.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

Shared by Moah Amazon is Finally getting rid of excessive and frustrating packaging style. Not sure when it came out but this is awesome. Good for earth, good for my hands. The Frustration-Free Package (on the left) is recyclable and comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, and wire […]

Patent Court: You Can No Longer Patent Thin Air

11.03.08 Posted in Uncategorized by

In what could be seen as a victory for doers, and a bit of a setback for thinkers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has made a rather significant ruling on what is and isn’t patentable. The court ruled against a man who was attempting to patent “a method for hedging against […]