Archive for September, 2006


Monday, September 25th, 2006

Joel rips apart (metaphorically) his freebie Sprint phone, Warp records’ online music store, has started selling FLAC encoded music files. Laudable, but they’re charging £1.49 per track instead of 99p for their standard, a 320kbps encoded mp3. How on earth do they think they can get away with that? Who’s going to buy an […]


Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Tangram shelving system. Me likee, and I have a taste for nice shelving Elvis trooper Wow, looks like I need to get myself down to Gloucester Rd. tube. Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima, part of the Superflat movement founded by Robotperson fave Takashi Murakami, has painted an enormous series of murals in the arches. Fantastic I’ve […]


Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Send your future self an email at Fantastic idea. Great for reminders. I’ve just sent an insult to my future self. He’s so bloody stuck-up and arrogant. Compare mobile phone tarifs at Reestit Mutton. Some great looking rebate deals if you’re looking for a new contract Citroën’s C-Métisse ‘concept’ car is looking wild. And […]

Ongoing cluster bomb deaths in Lebanon

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The Independent reports that every day, cluster bombs used indescrimitely by the Israelis on Lebanese border villages kill 4 and injure many more. Some Israeli officers are protesting at the use of cluster bombs, each containing 644 small but lethal bomblets, against civilian targets in Lebanon. A commander in the MLRS (multiple launch rocket systems) […]


Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

A.K.A. Rubuskinde, Rubes, Littlekins, Rubycakes. Now 10 weeks old, here trying to stay awake in her seemingly unstimulating new chair.

Sandwich tools

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

People often say to me “Dang! how comes yo sandwiches are so good?”. Well, here’s my secret: three knives. It takes three knives to make the perfect sandwich, no more, no less. A bread knife, a butter knife, and a knife for slicing the cheese. Obviously the bread knife is essential. You’ve bought a freshly […]


Friday, September 15th, 2006

A browse through this week’s history folder yields more of the good stuff: Official seal generator. Mine below Ultimate Ears custom ‘personal monitor’ headphones. They take a cast of your inner ear and mould the driver housing for a perfect fit. $900. Colourplayer media player. Train it to associate musical styles with colour, then pick […]


Saturday, September 9th, 2006

One for Pete: the Rock cursor Atomic ballroom. Nice. Snackonomies. Sort of an IA joke Infographics pool on Flickr (with submissions of variable quality) highlights a nice NY Times graphic on the political pushes and pulls in the Middle East Stef promises Robotperson an authentic set of stormtrooper armour if he wins the lottery. Although […]


Friday, September 8th, 2006

How come Uhura had a red uniform? She obviously wasn’t one of the science types on the Enterprise, like Spock or Bones, so blue wouldn’t have been right. But all the other bridge crew – Sulu, Chekov, even Kirk – had yellow tops. So why red for Uhura? Scotty had a red top, so red […]

Pet hates III

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Men who dress all in black under the mistaken belief that they are Johnny Cash Drizabone full-length wax jackets. A matching outback style hat wins special hate multiplier points Bluetooth headsets. Every single person who sees you will think you’re a dobber. Although on rare occassions they can be acceptable People who read out phone […]