Monthly Archives: September 2006

Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter – The Combustion Chamber rejoices. 🙂


So yesterday, Microsoft did something I’ve been guilty of doing in the past, they couldn’t contain themselves and had to tell everyone about their cool idea before everything was done by sorta-kinda releasing the Zune MP3 player. Now I’m not going to go off on a MS-bashing rant, but I have a general question regarding […]

Flash, XPath and RIA’s

Flash & XPath – it looks like I’m a bit late on this, but XPath looks a hundred times easier to use than my old-school way of looping through millions of ChildNodes in Flash. update: my co-worker has tipped me off to XMLSA …claims it makes XPath look like dookie … hmmm The Coming RIA […]

Thanks Rupert

“…Rupert Murdoch moves back up to the top of the heap of Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list…” – I’m sure the aquisition of MySpace helped him get up there. How about some props to the guys who built MySpace? Maybe they should be up there? Like Murdoch, I am also a good shopper, and I […]

Interaction Design

Some great reading: So You Want to Be an Interaction Designer 2006 – I’ve never read an article that describes what I do, my skillset and personality type like this. Kinda creepy at first (Found via StyleGala). So You Want To Be An Interaction Designer – the article from which the above was built on.

Position is a Function of Time

Most Influential Flash Site Of The Decade – 2Advanced wins at theFWA. I agree with this win 100%. Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the Eric Jordan style – probably because I have seen hundreds of sites that imitate the techie-futuristic-slick style that he established. Being the most […]

You Appear in Art

Well the folks over at are doing some crazy stuff with the Flash player webcam functionality. From With the launch of You Appear in Art (webcam required), we are putting out a call for submissions. We want to see photographs of what people are creating using You Appear in Art. Simply taking a […]

Video Here, There and Everywhere – like a good chunk of new internet companies (Digg,, YouTube), this one started as the one-guy-who-wanted-to-organize-his-[fill in the blank]. People should keep this mentality in mind when they’re trying to think of the next big thing. Just think of what YOU need. Oh, and WorldTV has a great blog too.

Perspectives on the Web 2.0

Why I Hate Digg – an interesting perspective (and discussion) on the social technology news site. The Next Net 25 – I appreciate the level-headedness of this article. It’s forward looking but also realistic, acknowledging the fact that not all the companies on its list will survive.