Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Nike introduces its Considered line of shoes, manufactured with more sustainable practices.

No shame. Absolutely none.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Smalls is back!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Oh yea. William Shatner and Joe Jackson doing "Common People."

Ha ha ha!

Runshing quickly, zippy to the street,
meeting over, hungry, I must eat.
Have no time, another meeting soon,
need fast food, plastic spoon.
Where to eat, what to nosh?
Simple takeout, nothing posh.
Hale and Hearty! Filling soup!
Brainstorm! Brilliant! What a coup!

Wait on line, make selection,
Just soup; not expecting perfection.
Imagine my dismay, imagine my shock
after opening the bag, popping the top.
After digging, hunting with my spoon,
soupy vapors filling the room,
from the minestrone depths did come
this giant carrot, the size of my thumb.

VUNet: Broadband To Kill DVD

Freaky. I was talking with a colleague about this very thing yesterday.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing in it to steal.

Ryokan returned and caught him. "You may have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler, "and you shoud not return emptyhanded. Please take my clothes as a gift."

The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.

Ryokan sat naked, watching the moon. "Poor fellow, " he mused, "I wish I could give him this beautiful moon."


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Via Slashdot, ZDNet reports that Linus Torvalds is trying out an Apple Macintosh, albeit running Linux, as his main desktop.

That is cool, because Ben Herrenschmidt's heroic efforts aside, PowerPC support still lags quite a bit behind x86.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


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I call this: Ulltra (negative space).

I am, of course, kidding. I don't call it anything.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

When Apple revised its PowerBooks (Donna) a few months ago, one interesting thing added was a motion sensor. Apple uses the sensor's data to park hard drive heads in case the laptop is dropped. As expected people are hacking together other things [requires QuickTime]. More at KernelThread.