E-Paper: Photonic Crystals = Flexible Displays.

E-Paper: Photonic Crystals = Flexible Displays.
Toronto: that’s not the first city you would think of when discussing E-paper, but this city is leading the way in the use of photonic crystals for improved flexible device displays: (From technologyreview.com) Crystal light: Photonic crystals made out of silica beads (shown as gray balls) measuring 200 nanometers across are embedded in a spongy ...

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes
Yahoo Pipes let’s you build your own mashups by dragging modules. The Yahoo Pipes project makes it easy for you to easily direct data through a series of loosely connected applications. Tony Patton offers a really great tutorial. This video introduces the mashup concept. There are a few cool Pipes currently running: (note, you may ...

Not Enough People use T.P.? (??)

Not Enough People use T.P.? (??)
Need a gentle reminder that your bum is not as clean as you think? Yikes! There I sat, innocently browsing Gizmodo’s post on the super-secret reveal of the nano iPhone. To the right of the text, I was jolted upright from my slump: bare bums. arses. Excuse my language, bare arses staring at me, SMILING ...

One Laptop Per Child Project Continues to Inspire

One Laptop Per Child Project Continues to Inspire
This project that offers laptops, the XO, to the underdeveloped countries of the world is truly astounding on both a humanitarian and a technological level. A surprisingly well-written and insightful review by a 12-year old appeared in August of this year. How It CONNECTS This box connects wirelessly to the ‘net and other XO users ...

Beautifully Designed “5” Gum

Beautifully Designed
I love gum: a Haiku I LOVE gum all day, Bad habit I can’t escape, Model I’ll never be. I just bought three packets of beautifully designed gum. Admittedly, this was an impulse buy. I just had to get my hands on that beautifully-designed packaging. Opening the box is a delight, flip the lid and ...

Not Enough People Love Typography

Not Enough People Love Typography
ILoveTypography.com: This site makes me fall in love with typography with every visit. In my daily toil using Microsoft Turd Word, Excel or just working in code-view all day, I forget about the power of typographic design. In my college days, I remember not being very fond (understatement of the year) of having to trace ...

iPhone for the Ubuntu Crowd

iPhone for the Ubuntu Crowd
This Open Moko Neo 1973 Linux handset is probably what the iPhone SHOULD be: a gadget to freely tweak and customize. the Open Moko software is in very early ‘pre-alpha’. It’s about the size of a Treo 700, with a significantly longer screen ( not wider) VGA display supports 640 x 480 (better than the ...

Sin City or King City?

Sin City or King City?
Okay, so I’m being very “dramatical, as John Leguiziamo would say… Actually, I think I’m done drywalling for a long time. The king has been working on getting our office set up on our second floor. In fact, since the only air-conditioned space in our home is the area shared by our bedroom/office, we have ...

EDU Web Conference: Lindsay and Britney Out of Rehab, Seen Partying in Baltimore!

EDU Web Conference: Lindsay and Britney Out of Rehab, Seen Partying in Baltimore!
Okay, not really Lindsay and Britney…. Microformats actually. But, now that I have your attention: I want to take the opportunity to mention some very cool and unique people I met and conversations I had of note while at the eduWeb Conference. First, i got to meet an ellusive uwebd-list guru: Jay Collier,  web comm. ...

EDU Web Conference: Plan to attend in 2008!

EDU Web Conference: Plan to attend in 2008!
Just returned from a really good few days in Baltimore, Maryland, site of the edu Web Conference. Kudos to the organizer, Shelley Wentzel, for a job well done. Needless to say, I was inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of the presenters and the attendees. There is something very special about my colleagues who work ...