MapMemo

September 29, 2004

MapMemo (http://www.mapmemo.com/) is a kick ass new program for Mac OS X that breaks new ground (as far as I can tell, anyway.) It is free (as in beer) and it allows you to drag and drop items from the Finder (basically any file) onto a picture (he has maps in mind, to start with.) The idea is that MapMemo builds a relationship between the file and the location you dropped it on. These can then have notes attached, be colour coded and sorted into layers and such. It is difficult to describe because no-one has done anything quite like it before. Worth a look, and a think about new uses.


DIY

September 29, 2004

David Merrill has decided to start collecting links to good quality DIY project sites, examples, suppliers and so on. Check out the list for everything from Marble Machines to Gestural control of music … the list -
http://web.media.mit.edu/~dmerrill/other.html


Virgin Galactic

September 29, 2004

http://www.virgingalactic.com/
Need I say more?


Nuclear batteries

September 29, 2004

IEEE Spectrum is talking about Nuclear batteries[Update: Since that article seems to be hidden, I've updated the link to the Archive version] … although perhaps we should call them Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators instead? See Wikipedia for background info …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini-Huygens#Plutonium_power_source_and_controversy


Truth in advertising … or something like that

September 22, 2004

This product reminds me strongly on the movie Crazy People – where ads were written in an asylum (it is a comedy) – like “Metamucil: It helps you go to the toilet. If you don’t use it, you’ll get cancer and die.”

So on that note, let me introduce your new toilet paper (well, if you happen to live in New York that is…)

http://www.shitbegone.com/

You know, they’ll sell anything on the internet these days :-)

P.S. It is a real product, not a novelty item

P.P.S. Maybe I can get back to sleep now – it is 1:25am …


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