Month: November 2010

  • The Modern Adult Life of Barbie

    Jan Edwards has an interesting post over at McSweeney’s about what Barbie’s life would be like. It was fun to read.

  • Post-Black Friday Blues: Did You Get Your Shopping Done?

    It’s Cyber Monday, and a lot of us are returning back to work after a nice time off over the last few days. It has been quite relaxing, unless you spent most of your Friday battling the crowds to get your Christmas shopping done during Black Friday. Did you manage to get everything done or […]

  • The Workstation of a Freelance Journalist: iMacs & iPads

    Compared to some users who need a lot of processing power to get their jobs done, freelance journalists, bloggers, and anyone who writes to pay the bills have slightly different needs. They don’t need something that’s blindingly fast. It’s all about integrating different technologies, especially when you are on the go. This is the workstation […]

  • Twitter and Facebook Shoes: Tweet With Your Feet?

    Would you ever buy Twitter or Facebook shoes? With the amount of people using these services, I’m sure that there is a market for these. Read more @ Technabob

  • Disposable Touch Paper Interface: the Way of the Future?

    If you ever got a chance to watch the short-lived Caprica, they had a technology just like this. Now, it looks like smart paper could soon be upon us, as the Japanese have come up with some interesting research using paper as a touchscreen. Yes, that’s right, run of the mill paper can serve as […]

  • La pluralité des mondes

    This is a great story by Justin E. Smith. I recently read Transition by Iain M. Banks, and it made me think of this. {via 3QD}

  • The Insane Clown Posse & Their Juggalos

    James McGirk takes a look at the juggalo phenomenon, the cult-fan base of the Insane Clown Posse. Insane Clown Posse are a band of forty-somethings who sing threatening lyrics set to menacing music, all while wearing full circus makeup. …, but juggalos are so spectacularly unappealing to mainstream tastes that in the eighteen years the […]

  • My Daily Tweets 11-28-2010

    03:03:11: From Twitter 11-27-2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4Ra 14:48:33: Nice NSFW work by Dylan Forsberg AMY&PINK http://t.co/Qk6IL1W 14:54:00: RT @voyonsvoir Elisa Sednaoui par Ellen von Unwerth p.. http://bit.ly/eZTuyT #Elisa #Sednaoui #ellen #von #unwerth #vogue 14:54:44: Anna Selezneva by Maciek Kobielski – http://t.co/0rsfFOi 15:05:14: RT @claytoncubitt: Absinthe was the Victorian Four Loko. 15:05:21: RT @ConanOBrien: As if the TSA […]

  • Terminal World By Alastair Reynolds

    I finally managed to get my hands on Alastair Reynolds’ last book, Terminal World. One of the reasons why I had waited for a while is that the story was very steampunk-ish, and I don’t think that Alastair Reynolds should write steampunk. He should write hard science-fiction. Actually, I don’t really like reading about steampunk. […]

  • Southern Vampire Mysteries: The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

    A few weeks ago, I finally made it to a bookstore and perused the Charlaine Harris books on which True Blood was based upon. I was torn between getting them all or getting just a few. In the end, I decided to get them all. I got a healthy rebate as well, as I spent […]