Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Aptera Video, I'm Impressed

Yay! I finally figured out how to embed this video! This might just be my next car. Could it be yours, too?

Update: It doesn't fit! Oh well. Just click down here.__
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Beam Me The Freak Up!

This is cool and all, but I won't be satisfied until we have the holodeck! You know what I'm talking about. You don't have to have a Trek costume in your closet to appreciate a room's worth of virtual reality.

I'd never thought of or heard of this concept before. Johnny displays it well. Someone hire that man!

[via Engadget]

[props to Wikipedia for how to spell "holodeck"]

Chair Buddies

I'm about to go to Borders to hopefully conclude my Christmas shopping. I wish they had these.

[via MAKE]

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Embed A Map

I didn't realize Google had a way to embed maps easily, but - surprise, surprise - they do. In the upper right hand corner, just a above the map, there's a link called "link to this page". Click on that and there's the html ready to be pasted. It'll look like the map below, because that's just what I did. If you want to go see The Golden Compass tomorrow and you live in my neck of the woods, you've now got a map to get you to the theater. Google, you're da shizzle.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The President's Song

This has been around a while, but ever since I first heard it, I've wanted to post it here. It's apparently a conglomeration of the President's words taken from various public speeches. There may be a youtube video about how it came together. I think there were a couple of words in the lyrics that Mr. Bush didn't actually say in any of the speeches available, so there was some mashing of syllables to make up for it. I like it. I took the intro or John Lennon saying some strong words. I like it better with just the song. It's more ambiguous that way - bipartisan, maybe - but I think that makes it more interesting. If you want the full version, complete with John's expletives, there's a link below. I had trouble downloading it, though, so you may need to download the full album .zip file to get the song.

Imagine This - The original version. May not download fully.

Mediacracy .zip - The full album.

Wax Audio - Site that put the song together.

[via iLounge]

[image via here]

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The High Line

I hadn't heard of this before.