Real good software for real cheap!

panic_saleI shoulda posted this the moment i found it…  Great deals on some great software.  Transmit is the ultimate FTP client and one of my fave mac apps (although, truth be told, Expandrive does a lot of what i used to do in Transmit, but right […]

Don’t panic: It’s towel day!

towelday_42Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.

So grab a towel […]

In defense of distraction: the yang to your type-A yin

attentionThe irony of a 7-page article on our collective attention-span going down the tubes with our meds and artificial sweeteners is not lost on me.  Nevertheless.  I honestly and truly read this whole article, straight through, without ever […]

People that make me jealous: A2/SW/HK

a2_sw_hkI super-enjoyed perusing the online portfolio of A2/SW/HK just now!  Despite their name being a bit hard to say/type, their work is phenomenal.  Their treatment of type is very much in the style of the best Swiss poster […]

Hi: A REAL human interface

Who didn’t / doesn’t still think that machines work because of the tiny gnomes inside them?

I love the creativity and papercraft involved here.

[via Aza Raskin]

Mac users take note: Disable Java in your browsers

A friendly public service announcement to the droves of Mac-toting netizens out there who browse the webs with an inflated sense of security:  Your system is weak.  Whether or not you decided to ignore the warning signs and upgrade to the latest OS X 10.5.7 recently, you are all equally susceptible to an exploit that […]

Temporarily “pause” all Firefox processes

ff-stopIf you browse the web like i browse the web then that means you probably have at least a dozen tabs open at any given time, and twice as many add-ons.  Now i <3 the Firefox web browser.  Hard!  But my main complaint about it is […]

This just keeps getting better: Danger Mouse to release blank CD

dark night of the soulI can’t help but remain optimistic and joyful when i read stories like this one.  Already released in it’s entirety online (NPR)—boasting such collaborators as Sparklehorse, Iggy Pop, members of The Pixies and The Stroke, with appropriately spooky […]

DIY licensing is the future?

Cory Doctorow has a thought-provoking piece out there about intellectual property rights and the clusterf*ck that is digital licensing today.

If you’re running an enlightened company, you might have a Creative Commons license hanging out there for non-commercial, “fannish” uses….

But somewhere between Creative Commons and full-blown, lawyerly license negotiation is a rich, untapped source of income […]

A thing i like

iamakey_angleHere is a thing that i like.  It’s a USB drive not much bigger than a key.  It holds 8GBs!

Why i like this thing:  well, it holds 8GBs!  And it’s not much bigger than a key.  Also it’s […]

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