“…five of the six largest publishers of trade books have said they would price most digital editions of new fiction and nonfiction books from $12.99 to $14.99 on the forthcoming iPad tablet — significantly lower than the average $26 price for a hardcover book.”—Making the Case for iPad E-Book Prices - NYTimes.com
“Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning users not to press the F1 key in Windows XP, owing to an unpatched bug in VBScript discovered by Polish researcher Maurycy Prodeus. The security advisory says that the vulnerability relates to the way VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer, and could be triggered by a user pressing the F1 key after visiting a malicious Web site using a specially crafted dialog box.”—
“The particles resemble sand, water, salt, and oil in color. Along with these four, additional elements can be placed on the screen with the mouse, some that are solid and stationary instead of flowing. By mixing the different elements together, many colorful designs, complex structures, and systems can be created.”—Falling Sand Game - hosted by Chirag Mehta @ chir.ag
“Vancouver poet laureate Brad Cran has announced he will not participate in the Cultural Olympiad accompanying the 2010 Games because of rules that he claims muzzle artists. Cran is referring to the contract that artists must sign before participating in the cultural celebrations commissioned by the 2010 Olympic organizing committee (VANOC). The contract includes the clause: “The artist shall at all times refrain from making any negative or derogatory remarks respecting VANOC, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic movement generally, Bell and/or other sponsors associated with VANOC.”—CBC News - British Columbia - Vancouver poet denounces VANOC ‘muzzle’ clause
“If you stop for gas, sometimes navigation suspends, but doesn’t resume when you start driving again (or just disappears without notifying you), so you miss the upcoming turn and think you’re already on I-95, and by the time you discover your mistake and turn around you’ve lost enough time that you totally get to the conference too late to catch Richard Stallman doing his acapella Bad Romance cover which is the whole reason you paid the entry fee in the first place.”—Android Bug Reports, Songs, Rovers « xkcd
On a sun dappled summer day a science expedition propels two children toward an enigmatic encounter at the edge of their known world. Arriving on an isolated beach, they stumble upon the shipwreck of a robotic squid submarine. The secret it holds within changes their lives forever.
This is my friend Matthew’s short film’s website. Another friend did the graphic design and layout. I put it together for him this week (which is why I’ve been tumbling so little lately).
VANCOUVER — Everything from strollers to Frisbees, umbrellas, laser pointers and flags from non-participating countries are banned from Olympic venues, Vancouver 2010 officials announced this week. Officials told a Monday news conference that spectators should expect airport-style security, complete with x-ray machines and magnetometer screenings, when the Games begin on Feb. 12.
They’re banning umbrellas in the rainiest city in Canada? And what about strollers? They might as well say, “Don’t bring babies either: you could have stuffed a bomb in the diaper.”
The list of banned items also includes
Leaflets, pamphlets, non-approved publications and promotional material
Banners containing religious, political, provocative or obscene content and or visible branding and trademarks of sponsor and non-sponsor companies
Tumblr catch up tells me I've missed your birthday! I hope it was a great one!
It actually was a pretty great birthday. None of it turned out the way I thought it would, mostly because of the Winter Olympics. But I still had a few beers with some good friends at the end of the night.