Thursday, September 30, 2004

Engadget HOW-TO: Upgrade your organic dog

"Over the course of a day or so, we had the dog take photos. Most of them were pretty good, for a dog."

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Cures before cash

New Scientist has a very interesting interview with Victoria Hale, who has set up a non-profit pharmaceutical company to address diseases the big companies are ignoring:

"The problem is the [pharmaceutical] industry is so profitable, so these diseases don't make it onto the radar"

Eric's Archived Thoughts: They Got It Fixed Right On

Interesting comments on an "age of innocence" (pop songs in this case) that certainly never existed.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

How to handle media attention...

...According to the West Coast Brownlow medal winner, Chris Judd:

"If there is a microphone, I try and talk, and if there is a camera, I'll try and look pretty"

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

New Scientist: Traffic deaths rise after terror attacks

I knew that you're more likely to die in a car accident than a terrorist attack, but terrorist attacks causing car accidents makes the whole thing a lot more complicated!

Where'd I leave my boat?

The NASA Earth observatory has an amazing before and after photo of Pensacola, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan hit.

Monday, September 20, 2004

My New Favourite Language

I think I've jumped on the Python bandwagon after reading Dive into Python

Update: I'm a bit slow off the mark though.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The weirdness of crowds

This is a very interesting idea. Would make a really good high-school maths class project. Also see the follow-up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Dear diary, you make me sick | New Scientist

"We decided to test the idea that writing is cathartic"

Kite Aerial Photography

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The Age of the Essay

Yet another excellent Paul Graham essay, this time on essays!

Monday, September 06, 2004

Hey, Hold my Beer and Watch this...

Toxic tatties | New Scientist Lastword

This is a bit scary. May have to think again about how I prepare potatoes! Hacking Perl in Nightclubs

Creating music using a little "band" of programs all edited and controlled in real-time.

Changing the System

From The Big Issue. Interesting point that there is nothing in the Australian Constitution to prevent our Government going to war against our wishes.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004