Amazon’s OLPC Program – Just in time to get your Holiday Geek-on

Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has launched their OLPC Program today enabling the world to get an XO if they Give One.These are actually pretty sweet little lappys if you are in the mood to shell out $400 bucks to get your $200 laptop. I've seen a couple in action, and they seem … Read more

How to fix your ailing Sony DVD player

The wife and I went to play a rented DVD the other night, and if you have rented movies lately you probably can understand why I hate doing this. The discs are just about always scratched up by some ignorant sod buster with pugil sticks for hands. Well, luckily this one was not, yet my … Read more

The Great Cthulhu too!

First Annual Great Cthulhu Giveaway Okay, here's the deal. I happen to have another Great Cthulhu – and according to some archaic law, this Cthulhu must be housed in a new dwelling lest there be a battle amongst Cthulhu's in my home (does not want!). The first bloke to post I want my Cthulhu! in … Read more

The Great Cthulhu lives!

This has been a running joke in our house for a while now, in fact ever since the Lamantooie Massacre in fact, that my wee son Dylan is the Cthulhu of the Legoverse. So when my wife saw this pattern she had to make one… erm… actually, 3? Well it was supposed to be for … Read more

QR Codes: bringing a second dimension to the mobile web

I recently struck up a conversation with our Ad Agency at work about using QR Codes in our coming campaigns, and it got me all excited about them again. In 1994, Denso-Wave created a two dimensional code called QR codes (QR for Quick Response), which are currently the leading type of 2D code used in … Read more

iHologram puts 3D animation on your iPhone

This is another reason why I think the iPhone is a better mobile device than any other available by the collective knuckleheadery of the industry, it does a ton of cool; albeit useless, things. iHologram works by assuming a constant viewing angle (35-45 degrees), typical for when the device is placed on a tabletop. The … Read more

Tiger Woods responds to YouTube clip | Genius Marketing

This next clip from EA Games and Tiger Woods is pure genius! That clips illustrates exactly how companies should market to communities at the social network level – especially if they want get the results of their efforts to go viral. It's so easy to get it wrong, come off looking like you're trolling (because, … Read more

Amazing project from the University of Washington & Microsoft

Let's face it, Flickr has brought photography to the front lines again with its friendly and accessible interface providing a visual platform for more than 1 million users and some 30 million photographs*. Even with the UI's celebrity for being one of the easiest to use on the web, it's a daunting task to be … Read more

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony Drummers: Total Coolness

This has to be the coolest thing I have seen in a really long time. The Opening Ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics (or the Beijing Olympic site if you prefer) are underway in Beijing, and they had 2008 drummers on the stadium floor with custom Fou Drums with lights around the top surface that responded … Read more

Transformers Animated invade the kids room

Since Litsa and the boys took off the other week to go galavanting along the left coast leaving me here to enjoy the bliss of working, I decided on a whim to paint a mural in their bedroom of the Transformers Animated poster. When it's completed, it will be almost 3 feet in diameter. It … Read more

5 days and a headache later: Cuil doesn’t make the grade

I was willing to give Cuil the benefit of the doubt, but I have to say that after using it heavily for the last 5 days – this isn't a competitor for Google: not at this stage of the game. I know I said I would use it as my default search for a week, … Read more

Perubique.com: The new design is finished!

At long last I have finally finished the design and Flash work for my new portfolio/freelance site – Perubique.com. I started working on it about 2 months ago (june 8th or so actually) now, so it has been a long time coming. So now I sit here, enjoying my IBC Black Cherry soda, basking in … Read more

DIY TV Repair: Fixing screen flicker on a Sony HD WEGA

The wife and I bought or swankin’ huge, beastly heavy TV about 7 or 8 years ago now and have really liked it. A Sony WEGA 32″ HD Flat Screen which costs us about $1,500 at the time and took me and my brother to move it – as it weighs in at almost 200 … Read more

Enhanced indexing for Flash – is it just what the Doctor ordered?

I have, in the past, written at some length about SEO tactics for Flash development, which now thanks to Adobe, Yahoo and Google has just gotten quite a bit more in-depth and practical. On the first of July Adobe released technology to Google and Yahoo to help them along with their crawlers to be able … Read more

Resident apps suck the life out of Vista

For the last 3 or 4 weeks, since my PC died, I have been running Vista Home Premium strictly and I still have to say – even with SP 1, there are a lot of reasons why a normal user would get bent, and even more reasons why someone like me could get fed up … Read more

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