Thursday, December 29, 2005

Amazon Credits You

Here's a site to help youget money from Amazon. Clever. Me, I don't begrudge Amazon it's money, but it's still a clever idea.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Google Maps meets Craig's List

Here's an AJAX app that lets you look through classifieds for stuff near you.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Better than Pick-up Lines?

Benjamin Franklin wrote to Joseph Priestley (discoverer of oxygen), advocating the idea of making a two-column list, of Pros and Cons, to help make difficult decisions.

Now, Joel A. Friesen moves this into the computer age, with Why you should continue to date me; a series of charts and graphs. by Joel A. Friesen

Makes you wonder what Franklin's success rate was.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Real bookmarks.

Cute printer tricks. Note the Open Source License.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Multiracialism vs. Multiculturalism

My Great Uncle, Pat Garrett, was married to Apoloniaria Gutierrez.

In the 50's, Lucille Ball's husband, Desi Arnaz, was a Hollywood star with a funny accent. Not "funny, odd" but "funny, ha ha." Everyone watched "I Love Lucy."

My nephew's surname is "Chavez."

Less than 50 years later, the woman I was dating was getting grief from her leftist, academic, multiculturalist friends because I wasn't a "person of color."

She was Ivy-League-educated, born and reared in America, and had a Spanish surname.

If you want to explain to me why I should consider this "progress," it'll be a tough sell.

Democracy, immigration, multiculturalism. Pick any two.

Learning to Boil Water

I wish that, back when I was a student, I'd hadthis and this.

Simple, but Nice Idea

I really like the idea on this site. Too bad it's in Ireland.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ja, sure, you betcha.

The world's smartest stuff, in blue and yellow.

Google Continues to Innovate.

Now there's an API for the personalized Google Home Pages.

Me, I've added the weather-map extension to mine already.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Glassware for the Holidays

At least you don't have to wash them after the Christmas party.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Devil's Workshop

Some people have too much time on their hands.

Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds

I'm posting this before Tim Green or David Rolin find it.

How to Talk to a Human

How to get customer service from a live human. A list of recipes, by vendor.

HT David Aitken

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Google Transit

Jo, Tim, Nan, and their friends in Portland can all use this. For the rest of us, it'll be a while.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I Will Knot!

Wanted to get around to it but been tied up?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Waiting For The Camera Sutra

Activities for Pen Pals.

Googlel Apps

Some new google-based apps can be found at this site. Nothing earth-shattering, but food for thought.

AJAX Advances

The examples at this site are extremely cool.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Riches Beyond Belief

Why aren't King Midas and King Croseus on The this list? Because they're not fictional!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Heifer, International meets the Milblogs

Now that I'm Christmas shopping, what I keep wanting to see is a charitable organization that lets me give the gift of ordnance.

If only there were a web site where I could buy a few grenades for a needy Marine in Iraq, or a share of armor plating for a soldier's humvee, or even just a good GPS for an artillery spotter.

Next time I see someone wearing a "Support the Troops" button, I could tell him, "Knowing how much you support the troops, I've bought them a machine gun in your name."

Durable objects could have a plaque: "This sniper rifle is a gift in the name of The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center." Less durable ones could come with a little certificate: "This white phosphorus round donated in memory of Casey Sheehan."

Seems like it'd kill several birds with one stone.

It wouldn't stop me from also giving to Heifer, International.