Monday, March 26, 2007

$27 million anti-evolution museum to open soon

Well, this pretty much explains what's wrong with our country and its leadership. Aren't these the same people who voted for our dunderhead-in-chief?

When the Gallup Poll asked people about their views on the subject last March, 47 percent of Americans polled said that God created humans pretty much in their present form some time in the last 10,000 years. That belief was strongest among those with less education, regular churchgoers, people 65 and older, and Republicans.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Does it suck?

When you enter a search term, sucks/rocks searches the web for several positive and negative phrases using that term. The score is the fraction of positive results to the sum of positive and negative results, normalized to 10.

sucks/rocks definitely, er, rocks. Try a few of the examples, then make your own list. Like this one: schools, or this one: readers


Monday, March 19, 2007

K-Fed Launches His Own Search Engine; Internet Loses Yet More Dignity

Yes, the guy who somehow escaped his marriage with Britney Spears looking like the sane one now has his own branded search engine that offers you chances to win prizes (going to Kevin's birthday party, OMG!) every time you search.

Hmm, they use Yahoo's search engine, but their contact email is at gmail.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Notice how the men's gaze lingered on the crotch of this tree

There are some interesting findings for Web news page designers in the Online Journalism Review's recap of a recent eyetracking study, but the one everyone will remember is that if there's a crotch anywhere on the page, men will look at it.

Oh, this was just too good to pass up.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Not Getting Things Done

Watch this video! NGTD is a great method I use everyday.


DST fix for older Mac OS X releases posted

This free fix updates your Mac running Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 so that it will properly recognize the daylight savings time switch, which takes place March 11 as of this year.
Schools everywhere rejoice. Or not.


Hints From iTunes 7.1 (International Movies and AppleTV Games )

More than two dozen text strings hidden in iTunes 7.1 related to game management with the Apple TV have been found and reported by various sites. The strings, such as "Are you sure you want to sync games? All existing games on the Apple TV XXX will be replaced with games from this iTunes library." and "Some of the games in your iTunes library were not copied to the Apple TV XXX because they cannot be played on this Apple TV." are further confirmation of comments by PopCap VP Greg Canessa indicating that the Apple TV would indeed support games.
Buy a media player, get a game player free.

additional coverage: Apple TV to dual as casual gaming device?


Tuesday, March 6, 2007

"How Not To" Dive Into Mark -- "Can't"

Mark Pilgrim has this website, his personal blog, called dive into mark, which catalogs his personal musings. Recently, he cataloged "a small sampling of the search queries that led users to my site last month. The only unifying theme is the word 'can’t'."

I'm not sure which is funnier -- the queries that led to his blog or his comments about them. I am sure, though, that it led to a great follow-up list of "how to" queries, or, rather, "how not to," which is even funnier.


The Boring Store: A photo tour of 826CHI’s new Chicago spy shop

What a great concept.


The Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items

Or "The Insider's Guide to Working the Restaurant."


QuickerTek intros 802.11n upgrade for MacBooks and iMacs

$149 gets you in the game. Very tempting.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Lifepop Stereo Pet Carrier: iPods for Dogs - no, Really

Pity the pets? It has *gold* speakers, yo.