Thursday, June 29, 2006

“c’est nes pas un macbook”

Dan's laser etched powerbook, originally uploaded by Steve Rhodes.

[casemod, magritte, macbook]

Today is now officially casemod day here at CAB-central, where I again say, "I wish I had thought of that!"

I feel like the kid in the back of the class who eats paste, la regular Ralph Wiggum.

If Only...

whoa02, originally uploaded by fritzgutten.

[casemod, Bloom County, Mac, Banana Jr]

So this shows up on Flickr today, wekks after I recycle all the old Macintoshs I had in storage.

OK, who am I kidding I could never make a casemod this cool even *with* instructions and all the parts.

Tip o' the hat to fritzgutten!

Friday, June 23, 2006

OK, *Now* I Really Need to Reactivate Cable TV

[TV, Futurama]

'FUTURAMA" is officially back from the dead.

The quirky animated show from "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening was
canceled by Fox about two years ago, but will return with at least 13
new episodes on Comedy Central by 2008.

Happy 41st Birthday Enchanted Tiki Room!

[disneyland, tiki room]

In honour of the Enchanted Tiki Room's (ahem) 43rd birthday, Tiki Talk is hosting an MP3 of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room song from Toyko Disneyland.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Wages of Gin

[Pixar, pencil test]

YouTube and the internet will alway amaze me, case in point: The Lady and the Lamp, a long-lost (?) short by John Lasseter (made when he was at CalArts in 1979).

Poster said he found this on an old Beta(!) tape – makes me want to go through all my old tapes and see what gems I accidentally taped!

SPAM subject line of the day

[SPAM, eMail]

"This is most modern and safe way not to cover with shame"

Friday, June 16, 2006

Movie Quiz

[russia, art, movie, quiz]

As if anyone needed to know why I love the internet, here is yet another example. Not sure if this is supposed to *be* a quick but given my lack of ability to read anything on the page, I guess it makes it one!

(I am stumped on 1, 5, 9, 10, 12.)

Friday, June 09, 2006

A Valley In Flux

[photography, silicon valley]

San José and the Silicon Valley at large is a study in contrasts:
orchards next to high-tech, a downtown that became a mall that went
server-farm, a car dealer that became a mall *and* a down-town.

Angela Buenning is a photographer who keeps a well-trained eye on all
of these things and more.

*For me Silicon Valley is at the same time both an intensely personal
and iconic place, my home as well as a strange and foreign land. Made
over the past four years of boom and bust, together these photographs
tell the story of a specific moment in the history of this region.
They are, in part, an attempt to grab a fleeting instant, a
disappearing geography. But they are not made out of a longing for
what used to be. Instead, these images are created with an eye to the
future, to a landscape that might be. They are meant neither to
glorify Silicon Valley’s innovations, nor to condemn its excesses,
but simply to point out the choices we made along the way. Some
believe Silicon Valley is a model to be replicated. Others think that
it is a warning we must heed. Above all, it shows us the future, and
in doing so gives each of us a chance to decide.*

Friday, June 02, 2006

OS X Mail Makeover

[MacOS, Mail, icons]

Bryan Veloso over at Avalonstar wrote up a nice step by step guide to
making Mail unique to you.

Word of the Day


Brandish v.

1. trans. To flourish, wave about (a sword, spear, dart, club, or
other manual weapon) by way of threat or display, or in preparation
for action.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hope Floats

[Anna Nicole, Sugar-pie]

Anna speaks! From a pool!

From the POV of a passed-out pool boy, everybody's favourite E! reality TV star issues a video press-release announcing she's pregnant – all while she floats (ahem) on a raft. Meanwhile Sugar-Pie the dog (I assume she still has the same dog from TV) barks in the background.

It looks like this is the first entry of what will become a for-pay subscription video-blog.

Yes, it's exactly the train-wreck you would expect from her. I wonder if she and Ms. Spears will be in the same Lamaze class?

Mars v. Venus

[tech, anthropology]

So a co-worker brought in his new mobile phone (an orange Motorola PEBL for those keeping score) and within minutes every nerd (all male) within 30 feet was 'oohing' and 'awing' over it.

Reminded me of the scene when a new mom brings her baby to work for the first couple of visits.

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