Swimming with the Razorfishes

Friday, February 24, 2006


Curtis Curtsey
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This week: things that make me smile. Curtsey certainly makes me smile.

Jurassic Beaver

Toronto Star: Jurassic Beaver Once Ruled the Riverbank

There is no way someone wrote "Jurassic Beaver" into a headline without giggling.


Something is wrong here.

The Apple computer company has decided to reward the user downloading the 1000th file with numerous gifts.

A company announcement reported Alex Ostrovsky, a user from Michigan, will be rewarded with a $10,000 gift certificate to download songs, a 20-inch screen iMac computer, and 1069 GB iPod MP3 player. Mr. Ostrovsky will also receive an educational scholarship at the Juilliard Music Academy in New York.

I am assuming this is computer-generated. Or very badly translated. Twice.

Apple has the correct details.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


DPReview posted a lengthy look at Nikon's new D200. I'd really like one of these.


Wooster Collective points to a clip from a David Choe documentary. Good stuff. I like his painting.


You may or may not know that I dislike real estate agents, particularly those in the New York area. A bunch of assholes. I'm sure there are nice, ethical ones, but none that I knew were.

Curbed pointed to America's most overvalued real estate markets, a funny blog following the bursting bubble. In it, they mention this listing for a $650,000 bungalow (real estate agent talk for "shack") in Noyac, NY. Apparently somewhere in the Hamptons.

The $650,000 price tag isn't what got me. It was the claim that they were offering the property "co-exclusively."


Bunch of liars.


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This week: things that make me smile.


I would like to restate my theory that Japan == weird.

Warning: weird, exposed breasts, and transgenic breast feeding.


"By placing our photon in a quantum superposition of running and not running the search algorithm, we obtained information about the answer even when the photon did not run the search algorithm," said graduate student Onur Hosten, lead author of the Nature paper. "We also showed theoretically how to obtain the answer without ever running the algorithm, by using a 'chained Zeno' effect."

Cold fusion, anyone?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


People Suck
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This week: things that make me smile.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Yawn. And I'm glad I didn't buy one of these last week.


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This week: things that make me smile.

Monday, February 20, 2006


See Something
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This week: things that make me smile.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


'"Well," she said, "we have a bit of a situation. You see, my nine year old son found your camera, and we wanted to show him to do the right thing, so we called, but now he's been using it for a week and he really loves it and we can't bear to take it from him.'