Archive for December, 2005

Tech links

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Playlimit. My worst nightmare as a child seems like a brilliant idea now. And if they’ve been up too late on the PS3, get them up with the sonic hand-grenade Neat technique for finding MP3’s Got to love material science. Soft helmet hardens on impact. Robot with an iPod heart. Not this robot. HDTV formats: […]

Movie physics

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Friends will know how disappointed and angry I was at the movie ‘Spiderman’. I hated it. It sickened me. I despised the coincidences that happened only to maintain the momentum of the story; I loathed the flag-waving U-S-A, U-S-A! post 9-11 people-power. But most of all I hated the impossibility of the physics. I know, […]

Life in the Undergrowth

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Lara and I generally don’t share the sofa on an evening, but roughly once a year a tv show will come along that we both really enjoy. This year it’s Life in the Undergrowth, David Attenborough’s macro-lensed take on life at the insect scale, and I love it. It’s the first TV I’ve actually looked […]

Commercial break

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

I’ll be right back after these words from our sponsors: Big ad (quicktime) Spike Jonze ad for Gap (flash) The power of dreams (flash). Choose ‘skip intro’, then ‘watch the tv ad’. Sheer genius. Have you heard about it? (flash)