Monthly Archives: October 2007


In Manhattan, the price of a slice of plain pizza and a subway fare always cost the same (+-25 cents). If you see subway fares going up, be prepared to pay more for pizza too (and vice versa).

Links For Today 10.29.2007

Flash 9 and Video on the Web (via) Reminds me of the move to Flash 6, when we could finally load dynamic JPGs: You can load and play .mp4,.m4v,.m4a,.mov and .3gp files using the same NetStream API you use to load FLV files now… …The Flash Player itself does not care about file extensions, you […]

penguins on the plane

I flew to LA recently, and as we were waiting to take off, I noticed some interesting bootup screens on the monitors. Apparently Delta uses Linux:

I Can Showwww You What It’s Like!!!

If you’re looking for good vino, you have to try The Show 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (and it’s only $16 friggin’ dollars). Related: Cork’d review of The Show 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bring Da Ruckus

Where Hip-Hop, Martial Arts and Chess Meet – I love the photo for this article. Hip-hop, martial arts, chess. An odd trio? Not at all, according to RZA, a founder of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan. “Hip-hop is a battle game,” he said. “Chess is a battle. Martial arts is a battle.” The three disciplines […]

PC Without the PC Part

Imagine you work hard developing and then selling your own product. Not only does it work great, but it looks beautiful too. You have Designed all aspects of it – inside and out. Now lets say there’s one big component of it that you must integrate that’s made from another company, which doesn’t work well […]

When this baby reaches 88…

The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory “Ultimately, this drive is a math calculation,” Roy says. Maher looks blank. Roy points to a series of cells in the spreadsheet. Maher scans it, then turns the page, searching. “See,” Roy says, “that’s the average we’re looking to hit: 90.” “I know this average,” Maher says […]

Design = Improving Your Life

Head’s up to Bryan Larrick for pointing out this great article in the NY Times regarding Surface Navigation Help for Subway Riders. Ever wonder what the true meaning of design is? This is a prime example. Design, in the broadest sense, is a solution to a problem. To be more specific, design is anything that […]

Open to Anything

Last month, Nokia kicked off an advertising campaign attempting to talk smack about the iPhone’s closed system. That campaign will be irrelevant very soon with Apple bringing a software development kit (SDK) to developers for the iPhone. That’s how Nokia rolls people. See, they draw attention away from themselves and on to their competitor’s product, […]

Unified Communications

Bill Gates Presents the One (Really Big) Ringy Dingy Microsoft never ceases to amaze me: That day, Bill Gates plans to introduce Microsoft’s invasion into their business, with a new line of software for what the company calls “unified communications.” That means it is meant to integrate all the ways that people talk to each […]

Links For Today 10.16.2007

Its been a long time, been a long time, Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. – I’m excited about this, not so much for myself (because like any decent person, I have all my Zeppelin), but for younger generations who need to get the Led out.

Great Advice

Seth Godin nails it once again with his entry on How to create a great website. My favorite principle: 4. What works, works. Theory is irrelevant.